FINE MINERAL COLLECTION & INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - End Nov 14, 2019


A great selection this week with plenty of attractive, good quality, rare and unusual specimens.  Look for new discoveries that we picked up at recent shows or direct from the source, plus we have plenty of pieces from the newly acquired Gary Weaver collection along with a newly purchased prominent worldwide collection from the Midwest, plus dealers' inventories, and plenty from Kay Robertson!  You might even find the occasional fossil, lapidary or gem item from time to time.   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. Lovely purple SAPPHIRE on matrix from Madagascar
2. AMBER with MULTIPLE INSECT inclusions from the Dominican Republic
3. A new find of attractive pink QUARTZ from Argentina
4. Wonderful LARGE CABINET Mn-CALCITE from South Africa
5.  Classic blue CUPRIAN ADAMITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
6. Attractive rich blue-green colored SMITHSONITE from Choix, Mexico
7. Rarities include ANDORITE, ZUNYITE, BILLIETITE and CUPROSKLODOWSKITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson
Purple Sapphire on matrix
Amboarohy, Ihosy District, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
6.4 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bidder: gvf
Wire Silver (2 pieces)
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu Co., Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
1.4 x 0.8 x 0.1 cm and 1.3 x 0.3 x 0.1 cm
Winning Bidder: denham92
Gold in Quartz (rare locality specimen)
Deadhorse Vein, Findley Mine, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia
8.7 x 6.7 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bidder: frank*gold
Aquamarine with Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
3.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Vanguard
Andorite with Zinkenite (very rare)
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
2.7 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: jlk
Malachite Stalactite
Katanga, DR Congo
8.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: stoasucha
Adamite (Cuprian) with Calcite (ex David Burgess Collection)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: stoasucha
Quartz (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Buttercup Pocket, Ouray Amphitheater, Ouray County, Colorado
7.1 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bidder: saveahorse
Amber with MULTIPLE insect inclusions
Sabana de la Mar (Sabana), Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic
4.0 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bidder: cmundhenk
Axinite-(Fe)
Khapalu (Khaplu), Ganache District (Ghanche District), Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
3.8 x 3.7 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Taboo
Ametrine (polished slice) (119.51 grams)
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
7.2 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bidder: katier9878
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (new find) (reminiscent of Cornwall!)
Lesvos Island, North Aegean Sea, Greece
5.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Taboo
Fluorite with Dolomite
Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
5.7 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Phib1993
Rhodochrosite on Quartz (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Sunnyside Mine, Eureka Mining District, San Juan County, Colorado
3.7 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bidder: AndrewN
Manganite (ex David Burgess Collection)
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany (Type Locality)
6.3 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bidder: ramanguy
Cryolite (ex Duke University and David Burgess Collections)
Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut, Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland, Denmark (Type Locality)
7.8 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bidder: tejasrocks
Smithsonite
El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
12.1 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bidder: saveahorse
Fluorite (old classic twin) (ex David Burgess Collection)
Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
5.3 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Phib1993
Amethyst (Cactus Quartz)
Boekenhoutshoek area (Boekenhouthoek), Mkobola district, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
7.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Raider
Zunyite in matrix (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Zuni Mine (Type Locality), Anvil Mountain, west of Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
6.3 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bidder: weloganites
Vanadinite
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock Mts, Maricopa County, Arizona
3.5 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bidder: fredbug83
Opal-AN (Hyalite Opal) ("Blood Vessel Opal")
Étienne Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
7.0 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Taboo
Ruby Spinel
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Taboo
Pyromorphite (classic material) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Corrèze, Limousin, France
5.4 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bidder: frank*gold
Calcite (old classic) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Derbyshire, England, UK
9.3 x 6.7 x 4.9 cm
Winning Bidder: saveahorse
Stibnite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Lucky Knock Mine (Lawrence Mine), Whitestone Coulee, Tonasket, Okanogan County Washington
5.1 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: kermesite
Fluorapatite (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Liscombe Deposit, Wilberforce area, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
6.6 x 4.2 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bidder: AndrewN
Billietite (incredibly rare) with Sklodowskite (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo (Type Locality for BOTH species)
0.8 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bidder: weloganites
Galena (stacked cubes) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Septemvri Mine (Deveti Septemvri Mine), Madan ore field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Azurbean
Linarite (classic material) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico
5.7 x 4.3 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bidder: jlk