Special Auction - Specimens from the Collection of George Elling

This week we are pleased to offer a selection of classic specimens from the collection George Elling.  A good number of the specimens in this set are fine, historic pieces (many well over 100 years old) from classic localities in the United States and Europe with additional pieces from Tsumeb, Pakistan, South America, etc.   Many RARE and frankly highly irreplaceable pieces in this set, and a fair number of them have great provenance / labels.   

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Gold (fine antique crystal)
Ballarat, City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Ex. George Elling; Harry Simon; Lazard Cahn; Sir Warington W. Smyth
0.4 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm, 0.48 grams
Winning Bid: $125
Beryl var: Aquamarine on Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. George Elling
7.5 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $550
Crichtonite (fine rare crystals)
Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy
Ex. George Elling
3.9 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $429
Gem Mine, San Benitoite Co., California, USA
Ex. George Elling
4.07 mm x 4.03 mm, 0.35 ct
Winning Bid: $50
Rhodonite (classic material)
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
Ex. George Elling
1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $15
Gold (crystallized ''leaf'')
Downieville Mining District, Sierra Co., California, USA
Ex. George Elling
2.2 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm, 0.94 grams
Winning Bid: $369
Raspite (rare fine crystals)
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia (Type Locality)
Ex. George Elling
3.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $500
Fluorapatite with Siderite (classic locality)
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Ex. George Elling; Carnegie Museum
8.6 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $208
Anglesite pseudomorph after Cerussite (classic locality)
Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. George Elling
7.5 x 5.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Cerussite on Pyromorphite (RARE old locality specimen)
Joplin Field, Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, USA
Ex. George Elling; Larry Conklin; Dr. Otto Kuntze
6.3 x 4.6 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $1,098
Spinel (classic locality)
Amity, Town of Warwick, Orange Co., New York, USA
Ex. George Elling; James B. Cone
4.6 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $347
Epidote with Quartz (excellent provenance)
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
Ex. George Elling; Frank Levy; Ed David; John Sinkankas; Smithsonian Institution; Washington Roebling
10.3 x 5.7 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $1,305
Copper (excellent crystallized specimen)
Copper Falls Mine, Copper Falls, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. George Elling; Phil Scalisi; Harvard University
6.8 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $1,156
Antlerite (rare fine crystals)
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta, Chile
Ex. George Elling
13.8 x 11.1 x 7.7 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Fossilized Tree Limb Cast
near Burns, Harney Co., Oregon, USA
Ex. George Elling
7.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm, 90.8 grams
Winning Bid: $90
Atacamite (classic material)
Atacama, Chile (Type Locality)
Ex. George Elling
8.7 x 8.5 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $455
Grossular var: Hessonite (fine old locality specimen)
Camp Hinds locality, Raymond, Cumberland Co., Maine, USA
Ex. George Elling
8.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Stilbite-Ca (rare locality specimen)
St Andreasberg, Braunlage, Goslar District, Lower Saxony, Germany
Ex. George Elling; New York State Museum
8.8 x 6.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Cerussite with Malachite (great provenance)
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Goslar District, Lower Saxony, Germany
Ex. George Elling; Archduke Stephan Franz Victor of Habsburg-Lorraine (1817–1867)
6.7 x 4.3 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $312
Gold (fine crystals)
Eagle's Nest Mine, Sage Hill, Michigan Bluff Mining District, Placer Co., California, USA
Ex. George Elling
1.6 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm, 3.46 grams
Winning Bid: $626
Smithsonite pseudomorph after Calcite (fine old classic)
Mineral Point area, Upper Mississippi Valley Mining District, Iowa Co., Wisconsin, USA
Ex. George Elling; Herb Obodda; Larry Conklin, Clarence Bement; American Museum of Natural History
10.6 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $395
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite on Smithsonite (100+ year old specimen)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. George Elling; Eugene Carmichael; Larry Conklin; Harvard University
12.7 x 6.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $999
Pyramidal Quartz with Hematite (''Specularite'') (superb old classic)
Florence Mine, Egremont, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UK
Ex. George Elling
16.7 x 7.8 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $1,350
Erythrite (fine old classic)
Daniel Mine, Neustädtel, Schneeberg, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany (Type Locality)
Ex. George Elling
10.3 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $1,650
Cassiterite (fine twin) with Fluorapatite and Quartz
Zinnwald-Cínovec mining region, Ore Mountains, Europe
Ex. George Elling; R. W. Barstow
5.3 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Topaz (GEM crystal) on Albite
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. George Elling
9.8 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $550
Anglesite and Linarite pseudomorph after Galena
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. George Elling
4.3 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $185
Tourmaline (multi-color doubly-terminated crystal)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. George Elling; Smithsonian Institution
4.3 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm, 13.11 grams
Winning Bid: $338
Anglesite (rare classic locality specimen)
Wheatley Mines, Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Ex. George Elling
9.1 x 6.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $236
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite (rare BRAZILIAN locality)
Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Ex. George Elling
14.3 x 9.2 x 6.1 cm
Winning Bid: $1,200