$249 Special Reserve 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!

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Vanadinite (large and fine)
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.0 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $875
Adamite (Copper-bearing) (new find)
Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
10.4 x 5.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $291
Pyrite (old classic from Colorado)
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Leigh Price
4.6 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Fluorite (''phantom'' crystal)
Fluorite Mine, Valzergues, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Sulfur (fine classic crystals)
Cianciana Sulphur Mines, Cianciana, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
7.0 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $3,850
Aquamarine (GEM quality) on Albite
Shengus, Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.8 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $430
Quartz (doubly-terminated) with Hydrocarbon inclusions
Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga mining district, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Raul Orellana
10.3 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm, 297.6 grams
Winning Bid: $249
Prehnite (large gemmy crystals) with Tanzanite
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
6.4 x 6.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $529
Smithsonite (beautiful green color)
79 Mine, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona, USA
9.02 mm x 7.31 mm, 2.77 ct
Winning Bid: $249
Petrified Wood (rare blue color)
Petrified Forest, Gokwe South, Midlands, Zimbabwe
13.6 x 9.7 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $269
Lavender Chalcedony (fluorescent) (NEW FIND)
Green Fire Prospect, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
9.1 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm
Aquamarine on Muscovite
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Bob Reynolds
9.3 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $355
Celestine (fine rare locality specimen)
Route 13 Roadcut, Chittenango Falls, Fenner Township, Madison Co., New York, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
10.0 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Mimetite with Wulfenite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
12.6 x 8.9 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $800
Amber with MULTIPLE insect inclusions
Sabana de la Mar (Sabana), Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic
Ex. Brian Kosnar
9.7 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,003
Emerald (RARE Brazilian Locality)
Emerald Mines, Campos Verdes, Santa Terezinha de Goiás district, Goiás, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.2 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Cassiterite (excellent twins) on Muscovite
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
8.7 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Calcite (rare locality specimen)
Taff's Well Quarry, Pentyrch, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.9 x 6.0 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Topaz (var: Imperial) (classic material)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Rich Kosnar
2.3 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Vesuvianite (very large crystal!)
Portola, Plumas County, California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
10.7 x 8.4 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $299
Galena (skeletal cubes)
Septemvri Mine (Deveti Septemvri Mine), Madan ore field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria
Ex. Dr. Barratt Phillips
12.5 x 9.7 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $880