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SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends January 11th, 2018

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the following months. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 11th, 2018

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, January 11th, 2018
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)



This week's auction is filled with new material we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Kay Robertson, Francesco Bedogné, and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody! Enjoy!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Beautiful pink and green TOURMALINE on matrix from the Pederneira Mine, Brazil
2. Rarities include HYDROXYLELLESTADITE, PENTLANDITE, MORENOSITE and SURASSITE
3. FINE QUALITY, gemmy green crystals of EPIDOTE on matrix from Afghanistan
4. Lovely, gemmy golden-green colored crystals of SIDERITE with PYRITE and STANNITE from Bolivia
5. RARE specimen of KOSNARITE from the collection of Richard A. Kosnar
6. Classic QUARTZ with CALCITE from the Camp Bird Mine in Colorado (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
7. Assorted specimens from Brazil from the collection of Rolando Gioia
8. PAGE 2 features assorted minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end January 11th, 2018

Specimens Available: 0

Ends January 11, 2018
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix this week to start the New Year with plenty of pieces from classic and contemporary worldwide localities. Look for gem crystals, rare species, old classics, and many good things hard to find at any price, let alone at auction!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. ANDRADITE GARNETS from the Malenco Valley
2. Old Brazil AQUAMARINE
3. Large Pakistan SPESSARTINE GARNET
4. Rarities and classics from the Kay Robertson Collection
5. OLD New Mexico WULFENITE
6. Classic old and rare MIMETITE var. CAMYLITE combination
7. Large FLUORITE from China
8. Rare style South Africa AMETHYST & CITRINE
9. Classic GROSSULAR GARNET & DIOPSIDE from Eden Mills
10. Large rare AMETHYST scepter from Brazil

NEW YEAR'S FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 4th, 2018

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, January 4th, 2018
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION: This auction will run longer than the normal period of time, so as not to interfere with Christmas and New Year's. Please note the closing date is January 4th, 2018. This auction will be combined with the auction that closed on December 21st into one billing cycle, and will start to ship after January 4th.

This week's auction is filled with new material we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Kay Robertson, Francesco Bedogné, and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody! Enjoy!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Beautiful rare, purple and yellow bicolor GEM crystal of Ametrine with a rare "c" {0001} face from Bolivia
2. Excellent and attractive "bent" crystals of bubble gum pink TOURMALINE on QUARTZ from the Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California
3. Classic, gemmy, rich orange colored DOUBLY-TERMINATED IMPERIAL TOPAZ crystal from Brazil
4. Rarities include species such as TONDIITE, SPHAEROCOBALTITE and BOULANGERITE
5. SUPERB quality, GEMMY cubic crystals of FLUORITE with GALENA from the Stotfield Burn Mine, Weardale, England
6. An aesthetic CALCITE specimen from the Camp Bird Mine, Ouray Co., Colorado (ex Dave Bergman Collection) 7. Assorted specimens from Brazil from the collection of Rolando Gioia
8. PAGE 2 features assorted minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

HOLIDAY SPECIAL MIXED RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends January 4, 2018

Specimens Available: 0

Ends January 4th, 2018 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

For the holidays, we have created a combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($100, $50, and $25 respectively).
In addition, we will have our normal $10 reserve auction as well, so there are 2 gem auctions that will close on this cycle.

Unique and attractive items as always - check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

NEW YEAR'S FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 4, 2018

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, January 4, 2018
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION: Please note that this auction will run for a longer period of time than normal as we didn't want it to interfere with Christmas or New Year's. This auction will be combined with the auction that closed on December 21st into one billing cycle, and will start to ship after January 4th.

This set is filled with special pieces from old and rare localities, new gem finds, and old collections all mixed together as we process and liquidate at auction many fine mineral collections. Enjoy! Look for incredibly rare old pieces from the Kay Robertson collection each week, mixed with other old classics and new mineral discoveries!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Superb Jonas Mine RUBELLITE TOURMALINE
2. Fine old Morenci AZURITE
3. Large POWELLITE
4. Classic and rarities from the Kay Robertson Collection
5. Old large classic MANGANITE from Ilfeld
6. Selection of TOURMALINES from the S. Schwarzinger Collection
7. Rich old NAGYAGITE from the Type Locality
8. EMERALD from a NEW FIND
9. Excellent RHODOCHROSITES

HOLIDAY SPECIAL $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends December 21st, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

This week's gem auction features stones with $50 reserve bids, while the auction (which will run into early January) will have $10 reserves.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 21st, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 21st, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

This week's auction is filled with new material we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Kay Robertson, Francesco Bedogné, and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody! Enjoy!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Classic rich orange colored GROSSULAR on matrix from the Jeffrey Mine, Quebec, Canada
2. An attractive RHODOCHROSITE specimen from the Champion Mine, near Lake City, Colorado (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
3. Beautiful green colored FLUORAPATITE crystals included ACTINOLITE ("BYSSOLITE") from Pakistan
4. Rarities include species such as UMANGITE and KOCHSANDORITE
5. Fine quality, matched pair of rich, beautiful green colored VARISCITE from Lucin, Utah
6. Assorted specimens from Brazil from the collection of Rolando Gioia
7. PAGE 2 features assorted minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 21, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 21, 2017
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A large auction set with special pieces from old and rare localities, new gem finds, and old collections all mixed together as we process and liquidate at auction many fine mineral collections. Enjoy! Look for incredibly rare old pieces from the Kay Robertson collection each week, mixed with other old classics and new mineral discoveries!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. RHODOCHROSITE from the Sweet Home Mine
2. Large botryoidal grape AMETHYST from Indonesia
3. Rarities and classics from the Kay Robertson Collection
4. AQUAMARINE GEM CRYSTAL with movable BUBBLE!
5. Rare Colorado TOPAZ
6. Fantastic FLUORITE ball on large QUARTZ stalactite
7. Rare old Brazil red gem TOURMALINE
8. Large Spanish FLUORITE & BARITE

SPECIAL BRAZILIAN MINERAL AUCTION - The Collection of Rolando Gioia - ends Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 14th, 2017
at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the Brazilian mineral collection of Rolando Gioia (a contributor to new definitive book on Brazilian minerals: "Minerais e Pedras Preciosas do Brasil"). The collection is full of attractive, colorful, rare and unusual specimens from major localities to small occurrences throughout this mineral-rich country. We did an introductory auction from this collection a few weeks back, and this special set 30 piece set will formally announce the addition of specimens into the regular weekly liquidation auctions, over the coming weeks and months.

$10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends December 14, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends December 17th, 2017 at 7:15 PM (Central Time)

This week features a page of $10 reserve gems including well known colored stones such as Tourmaline, Sapphire and Garnet, ranging to rarities like Aventurine, Andalusite and even a Scorzalite from Brazil!
Unique and attractive items as always - check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 14th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 14th, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

This week's auction is filled with new material we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Kay Robertson, Francesco Bedogné, and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody! Enjoy!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Large doubly-terminated, multi-crystal specimen of KUNZITE from Afghanistan (541 grams)
2. A rarely seen matrix specimen of gemmy CALCITE on SIDERITE from Billy Creek, Ouray, Colorado (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
3. An unusual specimen of newly mined ANDRADITE GARNET from Peru showing a banded "geode" form (nicknamed a "coconut")
4. Interesting bicolored (blue and yellow) BERYL crystal from Vietnam
5. Beautiful twinned crystals of green TITANITE on matrix from the Swiss Alps (ex Francesco Bedogné Collection)
6. Rare CATAPLEIITE pseudomorph after SODALITE from Mont Saint-Hilaire (ex Van Tichelen Collection)
7. PAGE 2 features assorted minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 14, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 14, 2017
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A large auction set with special pieces from old and rare localities, new gem finds, and old collections all mixed together as we process and liquidate at auction many fine mineral collections. Enjoy! Look for incredibly rare old pieces from the Kay Robertson collection, each week, mixed with other old classics and pieces from new mineral discoveries!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Fine Swiss SMOKY QUARTZ from a famous 1966 find
2. Selection of RHODOCHROSITE, TOURMALINE & CALCITE specimens
3. NEW crystallized GOLD from a rare Colombia locale
4. Classics and rarities from the Paul Zerfass and Kay Robertson Collections
5. Rare and rich old Czech PHARMACOLITE

HOLIDAY SPECIAL $100 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends December 7th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

For the next few weeks, we will be offering special themed auctions focusing on a specific reserve bid. This week will have $100 reserves, while next week will have $10 reserves, and the following week will feature $50 reserve gems.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING PIECES FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday Dec 7th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, Dec 7th, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TTWO PAGES OF AUCTIONS: Up for auction is a very broad mix of minerals including specimens worth over $1000 - all starting at $10 bids, from the last 200 years and from many countries and places...the results of our large collection purchases over the last few years! Look for featured specimens from the Kay Robertson collection. Her collection is loaded with old classics and esoteric pieces from all over that you cannot find on the market today!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Large classic English BARITE
2. Rarities and classics from the Kay Robertson Collection
3. Superb Mexican FLUORITE & CELESTINE
4. Selection of GEM crystals and LIDDICOATITE SLICES
5. Old English TORBERNITE from the Dr. Miguel Romero Collection
6. Excellent Chinese FLUORITES
7. European CLASSICS!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 7th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, December 7th, 2017
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

This week's auction is filled with new material we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Kay Robertson, Francesco Bedogné, and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody! Enjoy!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Unusual, attractive purple QUARTZ / CHALCEDONY / "GRAPE CHALCEDONY" from Indonesia
2. GOLD on QUARTZ from the Timmins area of Ontario, Canada
3. GEMMY Polished slice of purple and yellow AMETRINE from Bolivia
4. Rare specimen of REALGAR on matrix from the Royal Reward Mine in King County, Washington (Ex Francesco Bedogné Collection)
5. Unusual orange CORUNDUM crystal from India
6. Rare ANALCIME pseudomorph after HACKMANITE from Mont Saint-Hilaire (ex Van Tichelen Collection)
7. PAGE 2 features assorted minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends November 30, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends November 30th, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always - check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday November 30th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 30th, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

Back after Thanksgiving with two pages of classic, contemporary, rare and unique worldwide minerals. We have plenty of offering from the Kay Robertson collection along with pieces from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Francesco Bedogné, Paul Zerfass, along with Herb Obodda dealer stock. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Doubly-terminated GEMMY twinned CALCITE from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee
2. GOLD on QUARTZ from the Timmins area of Ontario, Canada
3. Rare crystals of POTOSIITE on FRANCKEITE and another specimen featuring ANDORITE on ZINKENITE from the San Jose Mine, Bolivia
4. A rarely seen AQUAMARINE crystal from the Rossing Mountains of Namibia
5. Bright orange CLINOHUMITE crystal from Tajikistan
6. An interesting and historic SYNTHETIC QUARTZ specimen from Motorola Laboratories
7. PAGE 2 features minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - FEATURING PIECES FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday November 30th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 30th, 2017
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

This week's auction is filled with new material we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Kay Robertson, Francesco Bedogné, and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody! Enjoy!!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. A RARE 200 YEAR OLD specimen of APATITE from Woolley Farm, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England
2. Butterfly twinned crystals of PHOSPHOPHYLLITE on matrix from Boliva
3. A wonderful gemmy, multicolored FLUORITE specimen from Erongo, Namibia
4. Gemmy cranberry-red and purplish-silver colored bicolor TOURMALINE from Brazil
5. An attractive butterfly twinned crystal of FERBERITE from the Tasna Mine, Bolivia
6. An interesting and rare fluorescent gemmy OPAL specimen from Oregon
7. PAGE 2 features assorted minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY JEWELRY AUCTION - Ends SATURDAY November 25, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Saturday, November 25th, 2015 at 7:15 PM (Central Time)
With the upcoming holidays, it’s time for another one of our popular assortments of jewelry items. Plenty of great, one-of-a-kind pieces with fair and reasonable starting reserve bids. Buy these items now and take care of your holiday shopping early! We have a great selection of earrings, pendants and bracelets, and even multi-piece sets, so be sure to look at everything.
Questions about Gems or Jewelry?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends SATURDAY November 25th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends SATURDAY, November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the following months. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING GERMAN CLASSICS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end SATURDAY November 25th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends SATURDAY, November 25th, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

We're changing things up for the next couple weeks regarding the second mineral auction. We still have our usual mix of rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens, but the second page of the auction will feature many German classics and other pieces from the Kay Robertson collection. We're putting together this special set to coincide with the Munich Show along with the large 50+ page spread featuring Kay's German classics in the German Mineral Magazine "Mineralien Velt"! Look for well-known classics from historic localities along with rarities and esoteric / oddball pieces from all over.

In addition to Kay's classics, you will still find specimens from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Francesco Bedogné, Paul Zerfass, along with Herb Obodda dealer stock. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Classic AZURITE with MALACHITE from Tsumeb
2. A new specimen of unusual and attractive pink MANGANOAN CALCITE from Bulgaria
3. Rare CARBONATE-RICH HYDROXYLAPATITE with MAGNETITE from Bolivia
4. A really cool CUPRITE with NATIVE SILVER and NATIVE COPPER from the Ray Mine in Arizona
5. Newly Mine rare "BLOOD VESSEL" HYALITE OPAL from Mexico
6. A hard to find piece of the La Lande METEORITE from New Mexico (ex Miguel Romero Collection)
7. PAGE 2 features GERMAN CLASSICS and other minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

FINE MINERAL SPECIMEN AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends SATURDAY, November 25th

Specimens Available: 0

FINE MINERAL SPECIMEN AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends SATURDAY, November 25th Ends SATURDAY, November 25th, after our TG Holiday
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO PAGES OF AUCTIONS: Up for auction is a very broad mix of minerals including specimens worth over $1000 - all starting at $10 bids, from the last 200 years and from many countries and places...the results of our large collection purchases over the last few years! Look for featured specimens from the Kay Robertson collection. Her collection is loaded with old classics and esoteric pieces from all over that you cannot find on the market today!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Fine large Riemasvaak AFRICAN GREEN FLUORITE
2. Selection of TSUMEB minerals
3. GARNETS from the Bill Larson Collection
4. Unusual and fine large Brazil QUARTZ crystals from the Paul Zerfass Collection
5. RHODOCHROSITE from the W.S. Logan Collection
6. Classic and rarities from the Kay Robertson Collection

SPECIAL HOLIDAY LARGE CABINET MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends Tuesday November 21, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends TUESDAY, November 21st, 2017 , at 6:30 PM (Central Time)

A special auction that we put together for the holidays featuring LARGE CABINET display specimens. Over the years we like to do themed auctions, especially during the holiday season, and this was a great opportunity for us to put together a selection of big showy pieces that we’ve culled from the inventory and collections that we’ve purchased recently. Plenty of good quality specimens that will probably end up being great bargains for you bidders.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size and weight of each individual specimen, there will be an ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE per piece, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends November 16, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the following months. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING GERMAN CLASSICS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end November 16th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 16th, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

We're changing things up for the next couple weeks regarding the second mineral auction. We still have our usual mix of rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens, but the second page of the auction will feature many German classics and other pieces from the Kay Robertson collection. We're putting together this special set to coincide with the Munich Show along with the large 50+ page spread featuring Kay's German classics in the German Mineral Magazine "Mineralien Velt"! Look for well-known classics from historic localities along with rarities and esoteric / oddball pieces from all over.

In addition to Kay's classics, you will still find specimens from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Francesco Bedogné, Paul Zerfass, along with Herb Obodda dealer stock. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody!


Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. A superb cabinet matrix specimen of green FLUORITE from the Huanzala Mine in Peru
2. Excellent HAMBERGITE on matrix from Pakistan (ex Obodda)
3. GOLD on QUARTZ from the Timmins area, Ontario, Canada
4. Classic twinned red CINNABAR crystals on matrix from the Nikitovka Hg Deposit, Ukraine (ex Kay Robertson)
5. One of the new and interesting PURPLE QUARTZ ("Grape" Chalcedony / Agate) specimens from Indonesia
6. Beautiful reddish-orange SCHEELITE with GOSEHNITE ("floater" specimen) from Xuebaoding, China
7. PAGE 2 features GERMAN CLASSICS and other minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

FINE MINERAL SPECIMEN AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - end Nov 16, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 16th, 2017
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Up for auction is a very broad mix of minerals including specimens worth over $1000 - all starting at $10 bids, from the last 200 years and from many countries and places...the results of our large collection purchases over the last few years! Look for featured specimens from the Kay Robertson collection. Her collection is loaded with old classics and esoteric pieces from all over that you cannot find on the market today!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Classics and rarities from the Kay Robertson & Paul Zerfass Collections
2. EMERALD NEW FIND from Ethiopia
3. Superb, rare SWISS GEM TITANITE TWIN and a RUSSIAN PHENAKITE (*ex. Robertson)
4. Large Bisbee MALACHITE circa 1900 - over 100 years old!
5. Rare ANGLESITE from the Bunker Hill Mine
6. Classic RHODOCHROSITE from the Sunnyside Mine
7. Gem BERYL from Brazil

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING GERMAN CLASSICS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end November 9th, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 9th, 2017
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

We're changing things up for the next couple weeks regarding the second mineral auction. We still have our usual mix of rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens, but the second page of the auction will feature many German classics and other pieces from the Kay Robertson collection. We're putting together this special set to coincide with the Munich Show along with the large 50+ page spread featuring Kay's German classics in the German Mineral Magazine "Mineralien Velt"! Look for well-known classics from historic localities along with rarities and esoteric / oddball pieces from all over.

In addition to Kay's classics, you will still find specimens from various collections we've obtained including Willard Wulff, Francesco Bedogné, Paul Zerfass, along with Herb Obodda dealer stock. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A trio of RHODOCHROSITE specimens from the Sweet Home Mine collected in the late 1970s by Rich Kosnar
2. Unusual "caterpillar"-esque SMITHSONITE from Berg Aukus, Namibia (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
3. Rare AQUAMARINE / MORGANITE (rare bicolor crystal) with twinned ALBITE from Pakistan
4. A superb old classic pseudomorph of TENNANTITE after AZURITE from Tsumeb (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
5. Classic red VANADINITE from the Apache Mine in Arizona (ex Les Presmyk and Tony Potucek Collections)
6. Excellent, sharp, brilliant cyclic twinned CASSITERITE on matrix from Panasqueira (ex Francesco Bedogné Collection)
7. Attractive and interesting replacement of MIMETITE after CERUSSITE from Tsumeb (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
8. PAGE 2 features 15 GERMAN CLASSICS and other minerals from the Kay Robertson Collection!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end Nov 9, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends Thursday, November 9 2017
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

We try to provide the widest mix of fine mineral specimens, rarities and gems! Look for pieces mixed in from various collections we've obtained including the massive mineral collections of Kay Robertson and Paul Zerfass, along with dealers' inventories. Keep an out for DOZENS OF RARE OLD CLASSICS ACQUIRED IN THE 1960s-1980s FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION this week and in the coming weeks! These massive collections will not be built again, and this is a unique window to acquire things not on the market so often.


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. Rare gem AQUAMARINE from Madagascar
2. Large gemmy INDICOLITE TOURMALINE from Brazil
3. Rare Utah FLUORITE and OPAL - Tiffany Stone
4. EMERALD from South Africa
5. Selection of TOURMALINES
6. Old large rare Bolivia CASSITERITE stream tin
7. Fine suite of DIAMONDS

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends November 2, 2017

Specimens Available: 0

Ends November 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always - check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

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