Ends Jan 26, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)
As usual, we load up our auctions in January and February with many good things turned up in our triage and packing for the Tucson Show. This auction features MANY higher-value items such as Silver and other historic classics from the Hauck, Whitmore and Obodda collections, as well as from other sources..
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Cobaltoan Calcite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
4.9 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm
Barite on Fluorite (both fluorescent) Allred Coll.
Denton Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois
8.4 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
Dryhead Agate nodule (large)
Bighorn Canyon area, Carbon Co., Montana
16.7 x 13.5 x 5.4 cm
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
3.7 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm
Chalcocite (old classic) Harvard and Elling Coll.
Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
7.2 x 4.6 x 1.9 cm
Large Rhodochrosite xl
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
10.5 x 7.0 x 2.3 cm
Ferberite ps. After Scheelite (rare) ex Avella
Otome mine, Kofu City, Chubu region, Honshu Island, Japan
2.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
large Spinel-twinned Silver & Safflorite (Durkos and Hauck Coll.)
Silverfields Mine, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
14.8 x 13.7 x 4.0 cm
Malachite (Schlichter Coll.)
Lone Star area, Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona
6.9 x 5.8 x 40.3 cm
Hematite-included Calcite (rare) Schlichter Coll.
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
6.0 x 5.2 x 4.5 cm
Wulfenite with Calcite (Schlichter Coll.)
Red Gem Pocket - 2003, Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
8.1 x 6.4 x 3.3 cm
Natrolite and Aegirine (excellent) Schlichter Coll.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
8.2 x 6.9 x 5.2 cm
Siderite w/ Chalcopryite & Calcite (fine classic) Schlichter Coll.
Panasqueira Mine, Castelo-Branco District, Portugal
10.8 x 8.1 x 6.5 cm
Omega Mine, Helvetia, Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona
5.4 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm
Aurichalcite and Hemimorphite (classic AZ)
79 Mine, Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
5.2 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
Gypsum "rose" Schlichter Coll.
Saint David area, Cochise Co., Arizona
7.0 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
Tantalite-(Mn) ex Obodda
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
2.3 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm
Wulfenite with Vanadinite var. Endlichite (Schlichter Coll.)
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.4 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm
Adamite (fluorescent)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.8 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm
Amethyst (excellent gem crystals)
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Veracruz, Mexico
5.5 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
Analcime (classic locale) Schlichter Coll.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
4.0 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm
Milky Quartz (uncommon locale) Schlichter Coll.
Diamond Ledge (Stafford Springs), Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut
6.0 x 5.9 x 3.2 cm
Albite var. Pericline with Chlorite (Schlichter Coll.)
Warren Brothers Quarry, Acushnet, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
20.9 x 15.4 x 2.1 cm
Large traprock Copper (Hauck Coll.)
Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey
22.9 x 20.1 x 4.8 cm
Large Sphalerite and Dolomite (old classic) Belsky Coll.
Tri-State District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma
20.3 x 14.3 x 7.5 cm
Graphite (large) Whitmore Coll.
Bancroft, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
10.9 x 8.4 x 8.0 cm