FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and Mineral Specimen LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends May 6, 2021

This week we hoped to give you a completely random mix of species, locations, and historic oddities, mostly from the lifelong collections of: Dr. Bob Reynolds, long the curator at the San Bernardino County Museum; and Chet Lemanski (Lemanskiite and MINDAT fame). So many items in these collections we simply never see on the market today – and yet here they are, up for auction! Nobody has picked over our stock during COVID, and these are NOT show leftovers, but are being released FIRST to the internet.  
Highlights:
1. Rare RUBY after SPINEL from Tanzania
2. HIMALAYA TOURMALINE and SIGNIFICANT ORANGE SPESSARTINE GARNET CRYSTAL
3. Classic old Illinois FLUORITE LOTS
4. Rare green ARAGONITE , old style, from Italy
5. Franklin and worldwide FLUORESCENTS
Colemanite ps. Inyoite (Bob Reynolds Coll.)
Corkscrew Canyon Mine, Ryan, Furnace Creek Mining Dist., Inyo Co. , California, USA
13.5x 10.6 x 6.4 cm
Winning Bid: $116
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Large Gemmy Spessartine Garnet (146 grams - old finds)
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro dist., Arusha Region, Tanzania
4.7 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyromorphite (uncommon locale) Bob Reynolds Coll.
Pyromorphite Mine, Mt. Shoobridge, Northern Territory, Australia
8.3 x 5.7 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Floater Pyrite nodule (Texas!) James Carter Coll.
Martin Marietta Materials Cement quarry, Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas, USA
8.3 x 7.3 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $266
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Aragonite helectite (RARE CALIF find circa 1940s)
Titus Canyon, Leadfield, Inyo Co., California, USA
7.6 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $303
Winning Bidder: archwire2
Malachite w/ Azurite (old classic)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
8.6 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Winning Bidder: pack_llama
Opal in Petrified Wood (RARE - Thailand) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
13.3 x 8.9 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Magnesite matrix cluster (classic locale) ex Lemanski Coll.
Pedra Preta pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
22.0 x 9.6 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bid: $325
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
gem Fluorite xls w/ phantoms ex Lemanski Coll.
Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
9.1 x 7.0 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $151
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Crandallite, Wardite, etc. (old classic) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Little Green Monster Variscite Mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, USA
10.2 x 8.1 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $26
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (fluorescent) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Jaimina Mine, Carrales, Caravia mining district, Asturias, Spain
12.7 x 9.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $142
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Yellow Fluorite, Sphalerite & Calcite w/ hydrocarbons (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
11.4 x 8.4 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $361
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite w/ Calcite & Bitumen (old - rare) Eugene Sensel Coll.
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
12.8 x 9.9 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $190
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Ruby ps. after Spinel (NEW FIND - fluorescent)
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
3.6 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Baryte on Dolomite (2005 find)
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies Province, Huanuco, Peru
4.6 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Aragonite (rare style & fluorescent!) & Sulfur ex Lemanski Coll.
nr. Caltanissetta, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily, Italy
9.6 x 8.0 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $250
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Orange Creedite ex Lemanski
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
10.1 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Smoky Quartz w/ phantom (RARE NV locale) ex Reynolds
17 miles west of Davis Dam, Clark Co., Nevada, USA
9.0 x 4.8 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $301
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Mimetite (old style) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
10.8 x 7.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyrite & Quartz (classic locale)
Traversella, Piedmont, Italy
7.8 x 6.8 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $306
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Grossular Garnet plate (RARE California) Bob Reynolds Coll.
Santa Rosa Mts, Riverside Co., California, USA
15.7 x 9.1 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $262
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Calcite ps. after Ikaite (rare Alaska locale!)
Carter Creek, North Slope Borough, Alaska, USA
8.7 x 7.3 x 5.5 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Proustite (rich locality specimen) ex Lemanski
Imiter mine, Tinghir Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
8.3 x 5.2 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $550
Winning Bidder: jabaco
large bi-colored Fluorite w/ Bitumen (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
19.0 x 15.0 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Adamite (fluorescent! - classic material)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.2 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $206
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Baryte and Calcite (Bob Reynolds Coll.)
Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
11.5 x 8.3 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $387
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Galena & Sphalerite on Chert (old classic)
Tri-State District, Kansas/Oklahoma/Missouri, USA
12.3 x 9.4 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $166
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Bi-colored Fluorite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Teplice District, Usti nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
6.3 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Hetaerolite (rare Bisbee) Sensel & Lemanski Coll.
Campbell Mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
11.3 x 8.2 x 5.5 cm
Winning Bid: $380
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (rare Canada classic) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Madawaska Mine (Faraday Mine), Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
5.2 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder