FINE MINERAL COLLECTION & INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends July 2, 2020


A great selection this week with plenty of attractive, choice, rare and unusual specimens.  We selections from new discoveries that we picked up at recent shows or direct from the source, plus we have plenty of pieces from newly acquired collections 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. Beautiful and usual newly mine DIOPTASE from Rep. of Congo
2. Unique and eye-catching fluorescent BLOOD VESSEL OPAL from Mexico
3. Gemmy bi-colored TOURMALINE from Brazil
4. Attractive WULFENITE coated by QUARTZ from the Finch Mine in Arizona
5. CERUSSITE from a RARE German locality!      
6. EXCELLENT Peruvian ORPIMENT on GALENA!        
7. Rarities include VANDENBRANDEITE, CUPROSKLODOWSKITE, CALEDONITE and GRANDIDIERITE,
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson
 
Galena (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Müsen, Hilchenbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2.6 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Winning Bidder: karose1
Gypsum ("ram's horn") with Cinnabar
Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
12.3 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Winning Bidder: karose1
Hubnerite with Quartz and sulfides (ex Richard A. Kosnar Collection)
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Buckskin Gulch, Alma District, Park County, Colorado
7.3 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Amethystine Quartz (GEM quality crystal)
Purple Hope No. 4 claim, Green Ridge, King County, Washington
4.7 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Winning Bidder: moosemountain
Wulfenite with drusy Quartz (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Finch Mine (Barking Spider Mine), Banner District, Gila County, Arizona
6.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Winning Bidder: sjcorrea
Tourmaline (GEM bi-colored crystal) with Lepidolite (ex Rolando Gioia Collection)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.9 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Winning Bidder: Argojack
Molybdenite on Pyrite (rare material)
Rico Mining District, Rico Mountains, Dolores County, Colorado
7.7 x 5.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $129
Winning Bidder: jb81427
Opal-AN (Hyalite Opal) ("Blood Vessel Opal") (fluorescent)
Étienne Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
5.2 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Anatase
Taftan, Chagai District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
2.1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Winning Bidder: Jolive190
Fluorite with Quartz
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Buckskin Gulch, Alma District, Park County, Colorado
5.9 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Winning Bidder: paulcon
Epidote
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
13.8 x 7.9 x 7.7 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Winning Bidder: moosemountain
Rutile ("Sagenite" twins) on Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite
Boiling Springs, Cleveland County, North Carolina
4.1 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Winning Bidder: ramanguy
Mimetite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.2 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $226
Winning Bidder: tejas
Fluorite with Barite and Calcite (near "floater" specimen) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Erika Mine, Saulnhof, Stulln, Wolsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
7.8 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $244
Winning Bidder: jspvks
Fluorapophyllite-(K) (classic material) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Marianska Skala (Marianska hora; Marienberg), Usti nad Labem District, Usti nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
6.1 x 4.1 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $64
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Adamite (large individual crystals) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.4 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Winning Bidder: Jolive190
Cerussite (RARE locality specimen!) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Marienschacht Mine (Kuppel Mine), Wölsendorf, Schwarzach bei Nabburg, Schwandorf District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
3.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $30
Winning Bidder: frank*gold
Epidote (unusual locality) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Sierra San Pedro Martir, Mun. de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Winning Bidder: aratai
Fluorapatite (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico
4.1 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $46
Winning Bidder: MinWin313
Adamite (var: Cuprian) (rare locality specimen) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk Hill, Clark Mountain District, Clark Mts, San Bernardino County, California
4.6 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $92
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Quartz with Hematite (classic material) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Cleator Moor, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England
4.7 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $64
Winning Bidder: moosemountain
Fluorite with Amazonite (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Qui-Buc #5 Claim, near Florissant, Teller County, Colorado
4.2 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $79
Winning Bidder: eoadave
Calcite ("Paper Spar") (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Yuma County, Arizona
7.5 x 4.7 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Winning Bidder: eqynvet
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Concepcion del Oro, Concepcion del Oro Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
3.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $46
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Ilmenite in Serpentine (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Snarum Parish, Buskerud, Norway
4.6 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Winning Bidder: karose1
Vandenbrandeite with Cuprosklodowskite, et al. (ex Francesco Bedogné Collection)
Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo
4.3 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $89
Winning Bidder: kmsrsw
Spinel
Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
2.1 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Winning Bidder: karose1
Pyrite
Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.6 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $47
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Zanett Tunnel, Grizzly Bear Mine, Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado
7.6 x 4.1 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $205
Winning Bidder: Gonzo_Curios
Dioptase (unusual form) (2018 find)
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
7.8 x 7.3 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $385
Winning Bidder: Ninku10