Tucson 2023 Auction!

To start the new year with a bang, we are pleased to present one of the finest sets of fine mineral specimens that we have ever offered for online auction, featuring numerous beautiful specimens from new finds and old discoveries. We've had many specimens out for cleaning during the last several years from collection purchases such as Hefendehl, Trancoso, Larson, and Obodda, and we've decided to premiere many of them HERE, ONLINE, for you! Many of these specimens are appearing here for sale for the first time ever. Look for killers of many species; as well as old classic minerals from major collections. We also included a few choice thumbnails and miniatures directly from our gallery cases. We are particularly honored to offer more treasures from the collection of Jack Halpern - all beautiful, varied, and rare.

Grossular Garnet with Quartz
Vesper Peak, Sultan Basin, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA
Ex. Karl Faddis
12.2 x 9.0 x 6.0 cm
Current Bid: $580
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Copper in Calcite
Quincy Mine, Quincy Township, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. George Elling
8.2 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $801
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Tourmaline (Cover Piece)
Rubaya, Bahunde, North Kivu, DR Congo
7.8 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $2,150
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Zoisite var. Tanzanite
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Simanjiro Dist., Manyara Region, Tanzania
Ex. Sean Lincoln
4.4 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm, 27.2 grams
Current Bid: $858
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Gold on Quartz
Colorado Quartz Mine, Mariposa Co., California, USA
7.4 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $4,150
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Quartz var. 'Cactus' Amethyst
Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala Dist. Mun., Mpumalanga, South Africa
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
15.7 x 11.6 x 4.9 cm
Current Bid: $800
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Elbaite
Barra do Salinas Dist., Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Steve Smale
7.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $725
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Azurite (circa 1920)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Sciences, Vasco Trancoso
6.2 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $3,050
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Charoite (1.1 kilo superb slice)
Murunskii Massif, Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence, Aldan Shield, Russia
Ex. Chet Lemanski
50.0 x 16.0 x 0.7 cm, 1171 grams
Current Bid: $580
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Dioptase
Reneville, Kindanba Dist., Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
Ex. Wouter van Tichelen
12.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $1,075
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Azurite with Malachite (circa 1900)
Sacramento pit, Bisbee, Warren Dist., Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Scott Williams, Kay Robertson
9.1 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $1,750
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Chrysocolla ps. Gypsum
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dennis Mullane
9.0 x 6.7 x 6.5 cm
Current Bid: $213
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Emerald on Calcite (illustrated)
Muzo Mine, Muzo Mun., Boyaca Dept., Colombia
Ex. Bruno & Rolando Gioia
4.9 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $775
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Manganoan Adamite (early 1980s find)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Mun., Durango, Mexico
Ex. Willard Perkins, Bill & Anne Cook
1.8 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm
Current Bid: $925
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Fluor-Liddicoatite
Befisiotra Mine, Tsitondroina, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
10.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm, 149 grams
Current Bid: $1,050
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Rhodochrosite and Fluorite (1994 find)
Rainbow Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. William Logan
7.5 x 4.3 x 5.2 cm, 265 grams
Current Bid: $3,050
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Calcite var. Cobaltian with Kolwezite
Mupine Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ex. Jack Halpern, Dr. Robert Lavinsky
7.7 x 5.5 x 5.4 cm
Current Bid: $2,350
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Krohnkite with Natrochalcite
Chuquicamata Copper Mine, Calama, El Loa Prov., Antofagasta, Chile
Ex. Jack Halpern
7.0 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $580
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Tourmaline
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Laghman Prov., Afghanistan
5.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm, 114 grams
Current Bid: $1,150
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Fluorite (illustrated)
Johannesschacht Mine, Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining Dist., Bavaria, Germany
Ex. Kay Robertson
12.2 x 9.0 x 7.8 cm
Current Bid: $825
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Spodumene var. Kunzite
Laghman, Afghanistan
Ex. Herb Obodda
7.8 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm, 75.2 grams
Current Bid: $575
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Emerald on Quartz
Coscuez Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
4.6 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $7,550
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Mimetite (1969 find)
San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. R. D. Mushlitz
10.3 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $775
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Spodumene var. Kunzite (significant USA locale)
Anita Mine, Hiriart Mtn., Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. William "Bill" Larson
12.4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm, 129 grams
Current Bid: $680
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Elbaite scepter (1990s find)
Barra do Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Jack Halpern
6.0 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm, 8 grams
Current Bid: $454
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Calcite "snake"
Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
Ex. Rob Lavinsky
4.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $317
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Vivianite
Tomokoni mine, Canutillos, Cornelio Saavedra Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
Ex. Rock Currier
7.5 x 6.6 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $1,550
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Goethite stalactite
Dayu Co., Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
13.1 x 6.2 x 6.1 cm
Current Bid: $961
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Fluorite on Molybdenite (circa 1950s, rare combination)
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Prov., South Korea
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
18.5 x 17.0 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $691
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large Azurite Rose
Detroit Shaft, Morenci Mine, Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Rubin Avila
8.1 x 6.5 x 5.3 cm
Current Bid: $575
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