SPECIAL $249 and $999 RESERVE MINERAL SPECIMENS LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends SATURDAY May 2, 2020


PLEASE NOTE: This auction closes on SATURDAY, May 2 

 
Continuing with our special themed auctions we have combined our $249 and $999 reserve auctions into one set this week! 
 
We have a great mix of higher-end specimens including plenty of excellent display pieces, rarities and gem crystals, plus minerals from contemporary and classic localities around the world. 
 
The vast majority of the pieces with $249 reserves are valued at or around $1,000 in our inventory (some are as much as $1,500) and the specimens with $999 reserves are valued between $3,000 and up to $4,000.  
 
A great opportunity to pick some excellent specimens for up to 80%+ off retail!  
Diopside with Phlogopite Mica
Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
7.2 x 6.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Franklinite (old classic) (ex Tom Campbell Collection)
Franklin Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey
3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Hauyne (var: Lazurite)
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
7.7 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bidder: vanguardmellophone
Wulfenite on Fluorite (rare association)
Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona
8.3 x 8.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bidder: fredbug83
Fluorite (gemmy "phantom" cubes) (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
6.0 x 5.7 x 5.6 cm
Rhodochrosite (good locality specimen) (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
8.2 x 6.8 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bidder: denham92
Chalcocite (excellent classic material)
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin
5.3 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
Alexandrite (twin)
Carnaíba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil
1.3 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm
Tourmaline (multicolor and doubly-terminated) with Quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.9 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
Aquamarine (ex Richard A. Kosnar Collection)
Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Dioptase (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
2.8 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm
Sapphire (bi-color crystals) on matrix
Amboarohy, Ihosy District, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
5.5 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm
Tennantite (excellent sharp crystal)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
9.3 x 8.7 x 5.8 cm
Kunzite (GEM "floater" crystal) (134 grams)
Oceanview Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego County, California
10.7 x 4.3 x 1.2 cm
Rhodochrosite (great locality specimen) (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Diamond (10 crystal set) (3.91 carats)
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi, Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo 
2.5 mm to 3 mm
Fluorite with Celestine (classic material) (ex Tom Campbell Collection)
Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio
7.6 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm
Winning Bidder: dormrat
Bastnasite-(Ce) pseudomorph after Donnayite-(Y) (rare and fine)
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
3.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Cornetite (rare)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine), Lubumbashi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Type Locality)
8.5 x 7.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco