Premier pieces from the Schauss Collection!

We are truly honored to be trusted with the purchase and sale of the lifelong thumbnail collection of Alex Schauss ( As part of our effort to find new homes for his treasures, a number of pieces, including some of the most well-known and famous, were selected for auction. During the Tucson show, approximately 75 specimens will be grouped into 3 auction sets, which will allow everyone, regardless of whether they are attending the show personally, the opportunity to acquire something.

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Azurite (rare Gem Crystal)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto, Namibia
Ex. Alex Schauss
2.6 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $1,000
Elbaite var. Rubellite on Lepidolite
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Carnegie Museum, Allan Young, Alex Schauss, Jim Houran
2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $4,975
Quartz with Papagoite inclusions
Artonvilla Mine, Musina, Vhembe District Mun., Limpopo, South Africa
Ex. Irv Brown, Alex Schauss
3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $4,000
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock Mining Dist., Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Alex Schauss
2.5 x 1.8 x 0.1 cm
Winning Bid: $710
Beryl var. Emerald on Calcite
Muzo Mine, Muzo Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
Ex. Alex Schauss
2.1 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $2,750
Machacamarca Mine, Machacamarca mining dist., Cornelio Saavedra Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
Ex. Brian Kosnar, Alex Schauss
3.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $3,635
N’Chwaning II mine, Kuruman, KMF, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Alex Schauss
2.6 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $4,550
Calcite with Dioptase and Hematite inclusions
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. John Innes, Blair & Robyn Gartrell, Jim Minette, Alex Schauss
2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $9,200
Laurentthomasite (gem crystal)
Pegmatite prospect, Beravina, Anosy Region, Touara Prov., Madagascar
Ex. Laurent Thomas, Alex Schauss
1.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $5,102
The "Show Poster Pyrite"
Ground Hog Mine, Battle Mtn., Gilman Mining Dist., Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Walter Payne, Benjy Kuehling, Tom McKee, Alex Schauss
2.6 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $10,755
Bouismas mine, Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet , Morocco
Ex. Alex Schauss
1.7 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $2,250
Calcite with Chalcotrichite inclusions, on Copper
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
Ex. Alex Schauss
3.0 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $12,751
Cobaltian Calcite
Mashamba West mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ex. Cal Graeber, Ken Roberts, Alex Schauss
2.9 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $2,900
Phosphophyllite (twinned)
Unificada mine, Cerro de Potosi, Potosi City, Potosi, Bolivia
Ex. Alex Schauss
2.0 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $16,300
Calcite with Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
Pearl Handle Pit, Ray mine, Scott Mtn., Mineral Creek Dist., Pinal Co., Arizona
Ex. Oscar Bartmas, Wayne Thompson, Paul Harter, Evan Jones, Alex Schauss
2.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $5,500