FINE MINERAL COLLECTION & INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends May 19, 2022

We have a great selection this week, featuring plenty of attractive, fine quality, classic, contemporary, rare and unusual specimens from around the world. Look for some great specimens from various collections that we've purchased like, Al Kidwell, Bob Reynolds, Dr, Chet Lemanski, Dave Bergman and Gary Weaver. 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. Doubly-terminated GEM QUALITY AQUAMARINE crystal from Brazil (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
2. Robust rich orange-red SPESSARTINE GARNET specimen from Pakistan
3. Beautiful DIOPTASE with MIMETITE specimen from Rep. of Congo
4. Excellent CHALCEDONY pseudomorph / fossil after Gastropod (Hippochrenes volgensis) from Russia
5. Classic sherry colored TOPAZ from Utah
6. Historic CHALCOPYRITE from the Georg Mine, Germany
7. Superb crystals of MANGANITE from the Wessels Mine, South Africa
8. Rare GEMMY PURPLE ALBITE crystal on matrix from Pakistan
9. Wonderful classic gemmy yellow MIMETITE crystals on matrix from Tsumeb
10. Rarities include KIDWELLITE (from Kidwell's collection!!), GAHNITE, BENJAMINITE and VOLBORTHITE and COLUSITE

Brochantite with Spangolite (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
5.8 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite with Quartz (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Homestake-Jack Pot Mine, San Francisco District, Oatman District, Black Mts, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
7.3 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Kidwellite (ex Kidwell Collection !!)
Coon Creek Mine (York Mine), Shady, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
6.3 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $173
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Ruby
Jagdalak (Jagdalek) Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
5.7 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz (rarely seen ''Faden" and ''phantom'' crystal) (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Stand on Your Head Mine, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
3.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (ex Lee Burnett Collection)
Esperanza Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Mun. de Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
7.7 x 7.3 x 4.9 cm
Winning Bid: $290
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (2016 find)
Smara, Es-Semara Province, Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra Region, Morocco
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Mimetite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $133
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Opal (var: Opal-AN) (formerly Hyalite Opal) (fluorescent)
Monok, Szerencs District, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary
3.3 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Spessartine Garnet
Raikot, Chilas, Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.6 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $134
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Manganite (superb crystals) (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.3 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Cave Calcite (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
11.6 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz (rare locality specimen)
Bullion King Mine, Porphyry Gulch, Red Mountain area, Ouray County, Colorado
7.5 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Vesuvianite (classic locality) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Webster Prospects (Goodall Farm prospect), Sanford, York County, Maine, USA
6.7 x 6.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $54
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Galena (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Picher Field, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
7.3 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Rhodochrosite (obscure locality specimen) (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
Julia Fisk Mine, Iowa Gulch, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, USA
6.2 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Gahnite Spinel (rare locality specimen)
Davis Pyrite Mine, Rowe, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA
8.7 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $186
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Lazulite (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Graves Mt, Lincoln County, Georgia, USA
5.7 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Analcime with Natrolite (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Narre Waren Quarry, Flinders area, Victoria, Australia
4.3 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Orpiment and Realgar Replacing Fossil Coral
Gold Bar Mine, Antelope Mining District, Eureka County, Nevada, USA
4.6 x 4.2 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Winning Bidder: DMT
Vial of Zircon sand (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Australia
5.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $63
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Variscite (fine color) on Chalcedony
Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
4.1 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Benjaminite (very rare) (ex Bill Wilson Collection)
Outlaw Mine, Round Mountain Mining District, Toquima Range, Nye County, Nevada, USA (Co-Type Locality)
2.9 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $253
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Albite (rare gemmy purple crystal!)
Khyber Agency, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
5.3 x 3.6 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $98
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Colusite (rare locality specimen) (ex David Burgess Collection)
Anaconda Mine, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
5.3 x 5.1 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Quartz (rare locality specimen)
Ophir Pass, San Juan County, Colorado, USA
8.3 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Dioptase with Mimetite (2018 find)
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
4.8 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Brazilianite with Albite
Telirio Mine, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.0 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyrite or Marcasite pseudomorph after Pyrrhotite (ex Reynolds and Robertson Collections)
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
4.7 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Azurite (classic material)
Chessy Copper Mines, Chessy, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (Type Locality)
4.3 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder