$249 Reserve - Special Mineral Auction

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end minerals this week with $249 reserve bids. This is a great opportunity to pick up excellent pieces for bargain prices! You'll find a great mix of fine quality specimens from new and contemporary discoveries plus classics and showy display pieces from worldwide localities and various collections!
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Andradite Garnet (var: Topazolite) (recent find)
Cerro De La Concordia, Piedra Parada, Tatatila Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico
9.0 x 8.2 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $349
Fossilized Ear Bone of Sperm Whale
Apalachee Bay, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA
Ex. Jack Arbiser
9.7 x 5.6 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Fluorapophyllite-(K) (rare rough and cut set)
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
7.0 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm (specimen), 8.58 ct ; 13.02 mm (stone)
Winning Bid: $249
Beryl var: Aquamarine with Albite (''floater'' specimen)
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $335
Beryl var: Emerald (not from Colombia)
Bahia, Brazil
9.04 mm x 7.67 mm, 1.72 ct
Winning Bid: $430
Calcite (GEM crystals)
Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
8.3 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $264
Cuprite (fine gemmy crystals)
Mashamba West Mine, Sicomines copper-cobalt project, Mutshatsha, Lualaba, DR Congo
6.1 x 5.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $650
Cornetite (rare)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo (Type Locality)
8.6 x 8.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $406
Topaz (gemmy crystal) (rare locality)
Xuan Le, Thường Xuân District, Thanh Hóa Province, Vietnam
4.7 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm, 20.8 grams
Winning Bid: $249
Jouravskite (very rare and fine)
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
3.3 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $638
Quartz (''Faden'') with Chlorite
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prov., Pakistan
Ex. Herb Obodda
11.3 x 8.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Fluorite (pink and green) on Muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Hunza District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.6 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $459
Hübnerite on Quartz (classic material)
Adams Mine, Cement Creek, Silverton District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
7.3 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Indicolite Tourmaline (doubly-terminated with a purple ''cap'')
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.9 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm, 12.81 grams
Winning Bid: $448
Childrenite (superb crystals)
Poço d'Antas claim, Piauí Valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
11.1 x 7.9 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Stilbite-Ca on Blue Chalcedony
Nashik District, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India
13.3 x 7.8 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Pyromorphite (classic material)
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Ex. Paul Zerfass
11.7 x 11.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $859
Baryte (GEMMY crystals)
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap Dist., Elko Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.3 x 7.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $300
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals) with Muscovite and Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
8.9 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $649
Fluorite (RARE ''cross''-shaped modified crystal)
El Hammam Mine, Ait Mimoune Caïdat, Khémisset Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.9 x 6.5 x 6.1 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Azurite (fine crystals)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
7.3 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $805
Spodumene (doubly-terminated ''floater'' crystal)
Kunar, Afghanistan
8.8 x 4.6 x 2.0 cm, 185.3 grams
Winning Bid: $249
Vanadinite (excellent ''floater'' thumbnail)
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
2.7 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Quartz (large near ''floater'' group)
Ron Coleman Mine, Blue Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
13.8 x 12.1 x 7.7 cm
Prehnite on Epidote
Djouga diggings, Bendougou village, Arrondissement of Diakon, Bafoulabé Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
7.1 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Topaz with Fluorite
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Herb Obodda
9.0 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $899
Silver on Copper (classic material)
Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
9.7 x 9.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $553
Fluorite on Fluorite
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
8.3 x 7.7 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $279
Anglesite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $289
Cerussite (RARE locality specimen) with Malachite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.8 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $430