Pre-Tucson Fine Mineral Auction - Ends January 16, 2020


This week's Pre-Tucson Show auction features a great mix of minerals.  You'll find beautiful gem crystals, classic species from well-known localities, gorgeous display specimens, contemporary treasures and native elements.  Look for pieces from important collections including fine specimens from the collection of Karl Warning.
 
Highlights this week include:
 
1. Superb Taouz VANADINITE from the Larry Conklin Collection
2. TOURMALINES
3. Unusual large MENDIPITE combination
4. Gemmy TANZANITE
5. Rarities and classics from the Kay Robertson Collection
6. Excellent large FRANKLINITE on CALCITE
7. Older Chinese SPESSARTINE GARNET & SMOKY QUARTZ
8. Specimens from the Karl Warning Collection
9. Bizarre Les Farges PYROMORPHITE
10. Rare large Chinese MALACHITE stalactite
 
Vanadinite on Goethite (superb - ex Larry Conklin)
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.9 x 6.5 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bidder: gatewayrock
Mimetite w/ Wulfenite (2013 find)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.5 x 9.3 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bidder: rhodesian
Fluorite w/ Siderite & Galena (rare combo)
West Pasture Mine, Stanhope, County Durham, England
12.7 x 10.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bidder: saveahorse
Manganoan Calcite (2017 find - fluorescent!)
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
6.4 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Bonnaroo11
Color-zoned Fluorite w/ Calcite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
5.3 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Phib1993
Bi-colored Cobaltoan Calcite
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
6.7 x 5.9 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bidder: jacobds
Goshenite Beryl & Muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
7.7 x 6.6 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bidder: donosty
Malachite stalactite
Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
10.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bidder: cookieman
Baryte (rare) on Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru
5.5 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bidder: davem2
Gemmy Liddicoatite Tourmaline w/ Smoky Quartz
Camp Robin area, Ambohimahasoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
6.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: tkennedy777
Mendipite, Calcite, Mg-oxides, etc (Type Locality area)
Torr Works Quarry, Cranmore, Mendip, Somerset, England
12.1 x 8.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bidder: titanone
Unusual Pyromorphite (self-collected by Paul Zerfass)
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Correze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
6.3 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: aratai
Quartz (old - classic locale)
Hot Springs area, Garland Co., Arkansas
7.8 x 7.2 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bidder: cookieman
Cute Hubnerite & Quartz (1984)
Victoria Mine, Mundo Nuevo, La Libertad Dept., Peru
2.8 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bidder: katier9878
Cuprian Adamite (classic locale)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.5 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bidder: tblackwood1
Aegerine w/ Quartz ex Obodda
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
6.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Bonnaroo11
Rhodochrosite w/ Galena (W.S. Logan Coll.)
Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.5 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bidder: pineneedle
DT Dravite-Schorl w/ Biotite (RARE 2018 Find) 86 grams
Fundao, Espirito Santo State, Brazil
5.0 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bidder: ichibanbimbo
Rhodochrsoite & Sphalerite (rare combo)
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
9.0 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: mossman
Galena cube (classic locale)
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri
5.0 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bidder: Bonnaroo11
Franklinite on Calcite (ex Gerstmann Museum in Franklin)
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey
13.0 x 10.8 x 8.7 cm
Winning Bidder: ramanguy
Polished Chrysocolla & Malachite nodule (300 grams)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
8.6 x 6.5 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bidder: gorski
Hematite ps. After Magnetite (Karl Warning Coll.)
Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza Prov., Argentina
7.4 x 4.8 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bidder: tejas
Olivenite & Mottramite (Shields Flynn Coll.)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
4.4 x 3.6 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bidder: denham92
Eosphorite w/ Greifensteinite, Schorl, etc (rare combo)
Taquaral Seco mine, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.7 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: nominether
Plumbogummite ps. After Pyromorphite
Yangshuo Mine, Guilin, Guangxi, China
4.4 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bidder: minerals1075
Gemmy purple-cap Indicolite Tourmaline (33 grams)
Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazi
5.6 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Phib1993
Staurolite (classic "cross" twin)
Keivy Mountains, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
4.6 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bidder: usmc_mp
Rhodochrosite w/ Fluorite, etc (RARE combo) Logan Coll.
Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junin, Peru
4.6 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bidder: moondoggie
"Copper wood" (rare New Mexico)
Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, Sandoval Co., New Mexico
5.4 x 4.8 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bidder: gorski