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The Tucson 2015 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Please feel free to place a bid at this level or make your own offer above or below the number. Any offers
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Most Recent Update was ....... 1:20 AM  June 24th, 2015

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Closing will take place on June 22nd at 9 PM CST, 10 PM EST

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Denver2014-408CalciteFluoriteCaveInRockIllinois102mm.jpg (291069 bytes)
Item #A1

Lovely specimen of white Calcite sprays on bi-colored Fluorite cubes!
Very pretty specimen featuring a Fluorite cluster which exhibits a soft blue coloration over
golden-yellow interiors. Sitting atop the Fluorite and spraying out in all directions are glassy
crystal clusters of white Calcite. In very good condition with only a few incomplete Calcite tips.
From Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 5.8 cm by 10.1 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $950
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$900.00 2:32 AM 6/12/15 China-3
$925.00 9:18 AM 6/17/15 Madrid, Spain
       
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Tucson2015-270CalcitePyriteBrokenHillAustralia6cm.jpg (421944 bytes)
Item #A2

Dazzling specimen featuring a starburst of Calcite crystals with Pyrite accenting!
This is one specimen that will instantly catch your eye. The elongated Calcite crystals
radiate outwards in a starburst pattern, displaying full terminations at the tips. They are
coated by sparkling micro-crystals of golden Pyrite and the visual impact is breathtaking.
The specimen is in very good condition with only minor imcompleteness along the trim edge.
From the Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 6 cm by 5.7 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Ex. Milton Lavers Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-273RhodochrositeBrokenHillAustralia11cm.jpg (540476 bytes)
Item #A3

RARE specimen featuring stacked crystals of Rhodochrosite with Quartz points from Australia!
Broken Hill Rhodochrosites are very rare and in this size range they are almost impossible to find
outside of older collections which is where I acquired this plate. The Rhodochrosites are actually
stacked crystal pillars which sit between and atop the slightly smoky Quartz points. The coverage is
complete, with crystals covering the entire matrix and with few contacts.  A lovely, sparkling piece.
From the Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 5.9 cm by 10.9 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Ex. Milton Lavers Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1000
Minimum Increment - $35

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Tucson2015-268Kyanite95mm.jpg (214436 bytes)
Item #A4

Aesthetic cluster of translucent to gemmy blue Kyanite crystals with Quartz!
These fine blades spread out in every direction and display flat and slanted terminations.
The blades glow even in faint lighting and become fully translucent to transparent when
back lighted. They are contrasted by the colorless and mostly clear Quartz matrix.
From Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 9.7 cm by 5.5 cm by 5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $450
Minimum Increment - $15

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$450.00 9:30 AM 6/22/15 Lockport, IL
       
       
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Tucson2010-142GoldAtacamiteGranite.jpg (275773 bytes)
Item #A5

Rare and colorful mix of Native Gold with Atacamite on matrix!
This specimen looks like paint spots on matrix! These appeared about seven years ago and
have since disappeared from the market. A rare opportunity to purchase a very unique Gold!
From a locality near the Faride Mine in Sierra Gorda, Chile.
Measures 4 cm by 4 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $285
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$275.00 4:55 PM 6/12/15 Parker, CO
$290.00 2:23 PM 6/18/15 Knoxville, TN
       
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Denver2014-97SmithsoniteTsumebMineNamibia115mm.jpg (380275 bytes)
Item #A6

Attractive specimen featuring orange Cadmian Smithsonite crystals inside a concave matrix!
Dozens of orange Smithsonite crystals measuring to .8 cm in size cover this hard matrix recess
from one end to the other. The Cadmian layer sits atop mostly clear to translucent crystals and
imparts a very flashy, rolling luster in addition to its beautiful orange coloration. The individual
crystals are sharp and contacts are few. Overall, this is visually a very pleasing specimen and
one that is not often seen from the Tsumeb locality. The dark matrix is a heavy Lead Sulfide.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 7.7 cm by 11.5 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1750
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1500.00 2:20 AM 6/14/15 Taiwan-1
       
       
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Tucson2015-272RosasiteTsumebMineNamibia75mm.jpg (390564 bytes)
Item #A7

Handsome specimen of Rosasite on sparkling Dolomitic drusy matrix!
This is an impressive piece, displaying rounded clusters of the blue mineral against the
white background. The surfaces are slightly textured which helps to prevent the ugly
bruising that is all too common with Rosasites. Very well trimmed and in great shape.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2014-428AcanthiteHimmelsfurstMineGermany40mm.jpg (202135 bytes)
Item #A8

Stunning specimen of elongated Acanthite ps Argentite crystals branching out from Acanthite cubes!
An amazing specimen and one that I personally find to be incredible! Argentite is a mineral that exists
at high temperature and when it cools, it can pseudomorph into Acanthite which is the low temperature
version of the same formula. These Argentite crystals kept their original form which could best be
described as looking like "fishtails". Lustrous crystal cubes of Acanthite form the base of this
very unique specimen. This classic Silver specimen dates to the late 1800's or possibly earlier.
From the Himmelsfürst Mine, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 4 cm by 3.1 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Wolfgang Wendel, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $2250
Minimum Increment - $50

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$2000.00 3:00 PM 6/13/15 Albuquerque, NM
       
       
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Tucson2015-275GoldEaglesNestMineCalifornia58mm.jpg (214138 bytes)
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Item #A9

Stunning specimen of crystalline Native Gold sitting high atop Quartz matrix!
This piece reminds me of the famous bonsai tree on mountain top pictures. It is completely
crystalline and the close up photo displays the sharpness of the structure. It is essentially
dendritic in nature with individual crystals at the periphery and some of the dendrites appear
to be spinel-twins! The surfaces are bright and incredibly lustrous, with the entire crystalline
structure measuring over 3 cm in height. Below that, the Gold can be seen traveling its way
through the white Quartz matrix so there's much more Gold in this piece that what is shown.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 6.1 cm by 3 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $8500

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Denver2014-172CopperEagleRiverMichigan39mm.jpg (154209 bytes)
Item #A10

Super little cluster of sharp Native Copper crystals!
Very aesthetic specimen with well formed Copper crystals, some of which are
elongated. The surfaces are lustrous and the patina is an original reddish-brown.
From Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
Measures 4 cm by 2.6 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $895

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $450
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$400.00 1:15 PM 6/11/15 Houston, TX
$415.00 11:35 AM 6/20/15 Missouri
       
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Denver2014-114GetchelliteStibniteOrpimentTwinCreeksMineNevada65mm.jpg (382771 bytes)
Item #A11

Amazing combination specimen of Getchellite blades on Stibnite with orange Orpiment!
This is one of the finest Getchellite with Orpiment specimens in existance and is from the personal
collection of the miner who discovered the small pocket in 2006. The Getchellite blades are large
and sit top to bottom atop the lustrous Stibnite, with a fine flower petal-like cluster at top. This deep
red bladed cluster is the most impressive I've ever seen. Getchellite is already a rare mineral and
the combination with Orpiment is extremely rare and almost impossible to find. This specimen has
resided in the private collection of the miner since its discovery and has just now come to market.
From the Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt County, Nevada.
Measures 6 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.
Ex. S. Kleine Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2014-322GoldPyriteMotherLodeDistrictrCalifornia50mm.jpg (177218 bytes)
Item #A12

Rare specimen of Native Gold with Pyrite crystals on Quartz from the Mother Lode!
Old time specimen featuring lustrous leaf Gold nestled between white crystal points! There
are Pyrite crystals scattered about and the leaf surfaces range from mirror-smooth to matted
in texture. I would date this specimen to the mid 1850's to as possibly as late as 1890. The old
label is brittle and in two pieces with the middle portion missing but the words Oro, quarzo, and
California are visible. Numerous Quartz crystals form the host matrix and some are terminated!
From the Mother Lode Region of California.
Weighs 29.7 total gram weight - Measures 5 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.
Ex. G. Lee Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $9500

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Tucson2015-277WavelliteSouthMoltonEngland88mm.jpg (524653 bytes)
Item #A13

Super lustrous spirals of Wavellite on dark slate matrix from England!
This is a dazzling specimen with light literally dancing off the radial structure of these
Wavellite nodules! The contast between the crystals and the dark gray matrix is stunning.
The pale green radial sprays are mostly translucent with a golden-brown coloring at the edges.
Devon is an important type locality for Wavellite and this is one of the better specimens I've seen.
From the High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, Devon, England.
Measures 5 cm by 9 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $895

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $450
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$425.00 4:46 PM 6/11/15 San Diego, CA
$440.00 12:16 PM 6/14/15 Dallas, TX
$465.00 2:23 PM 6/18/15 Knoxville, TN
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Tucson2014-169MalachitepsAzuriteTsumebNamibia.jpg (190178 bytes)
Item #A14

Impressive specimen featuring Azurite crystals pseudomorphing to Malachite!
The Malachite has replaced most of the Azurite, up to the tips which remain faithful to the original
mineral and dark blue color. The Azurite is glassy which the Malachite has become chatoyant. In
very good condition overall with complete terminations and a small amount of attached matrix.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 6 cm by 6.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1500
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$1200.00 2:39 AM 6/12/15 China-3
       
       
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Tucson2014-33PyritePyrrhotiteQuartzTrepcaComplexKosovo8cm.jpg (261885 bytes)
Item #A15

Super aesthetic combination featuring Pyrite ps. after Pyrrhotite crystals with Quartz!
This is a real eye catcher! The crystal habits of the Pyrite pseudomorphs are very sharp
and have for the most part, completely preserved the original Pyrrhotite form. The crystals
are a lustrous golden and they are accented on the back side by tan Quartz points which drape
over and accent the top of the crystals as well. In excellent condition with no visible damage.
From the Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo.
Measures 6.5 cm by 8.4 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $485
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$450.00 12:16 PM 6/14/15 Dallas, TX
$465.00 2:23 PM 6/18/15 Knoxville, TN
       
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Tucson2014-286Hemimorphite79mineArizona66mm.jpg (227037 bytes)
Item #A16

Pretty specimen of powder-blue Hemimorphite balls with Hemimorphite on cast matrix!
This is a lovely specimen displaying light blue balls of Hemimorphite surrounded by small clear
acicular crystals of Hemimorphite. The surfaces are in excellent condition with great sparkle.
From the 79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona.
Measures 5.7 cm by 5.2 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $685

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $350
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$300.00 9:18 AM 6/12/15 Tulsa, OK
$315.00 1:51 PM 6/21/15 Ireland
       
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Tucson2010-309FluoriteBariteBerbesMineSpain.jpg (159313 bytes)
Item #A17

Large cabinet plate of vibrant purple Fluorite with Barite blades in cluster!
These purple cubes are pure gems with internal phantoming and transparency all the way
down to the matrix! They sit atop a sparkling matrix of Quartz and provide a wonderful
color contrast for the creamy white Barite blade clusters. In very good condition overall.
From the Berbes Mine, Berbes, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 9.8 cm by 14 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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$800.00 10:15 PM 6/12/15 Seattle, WA
       
       
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Tucson2014-34SilverBalcollSpainSpain105mm.jpg (300506 bytes)
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Item #A18

Amazing cabinet plate of fine Native Silver dendrites on Calcite matrix!
This specimen is completely covered on both the front and back sides with dozens if not hundreds of fine
crystalline dendrites. An elongated stripe of darker Acanthite is present with the Silver on the back side.
This is an old mining locality and only recently have collection quality Silvers been found. To expose the
feather-like dendrites, the Silver is etched from a matrix of hard white Calcite. This is by far the largest,
most impressive specimen I've seen from this old locality. Can be displayed beautifully from either side.
From the Balcoll Mine, Falset, Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.
Measures 10.4 cm by 10 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $2750
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$2400.00 1:15 PM 6/15/15 Bern, Switzerland
       
       
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Tucson2014-387AzuriteMalachiteMorenciMineArizona13cm.jpg (319563 bytes)
Item #A19

Gorgeous mix of smooth Malachite spherules with crystalline Azurite balls on Goethite!
I love these old Arizona classics from Morenci but they rarely come to market anymore.
A specimen of this quality and coverage is a rare opportunity indeed. The Malachite balls
are smooth and satiny in texture. They contrast beautifully with the crystalline Azurite balls
which cover the surface from top to bottom. In very good condition for the age with no damage.
From the Morenci Mine, Morenci, Clifton-Morenci District, Shannon Mts., Greenlee Co., Arizona.
Measures 12.8 cm by 8 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Szenics Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $2850

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Denver2014-369QuartzRutileHematiteCavradiGorgeSwitzerland55mm.jpg (317520 bytes)
Item #A20

Super aesthetic combo featuring Hematite blades with Rutile crystals set between Quartz crystals!
This is a beautifully balanced specimen, with highly lustrous Hematite blades perched horizontally
in the foreground, covered by red Rutile crystals and a backdrop of vertical Quartz points. The
Hematite blades are in excellent condition with clean edges. The blades in the very front rises
slightly as it climbs a small Quartz crystal. The larger Quartz crystals are terminated and gemmy.
From the Cavradi gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland.
Measures 3.4 cm by 5.6 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Dirk Rheinlander Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2850

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Tucson2015-271CreediteSantaEulaliaMexico12cm.jpg (233027 bytes)
Item #A21

Very rare specimen of Orange Creedite on Calcite matrix!
Orange Creedites are scarce. Orange Creedites on matrix are rare. Orange Creedites on
a matrix which displays Calcite crystals are almost unheard of. Actually, this is the first I've
ever seen. There are two crystal balls on the matrix, with the largest at the top measuring
5 cm in size. The smaller ball below measures 2.5 cm. The crystals which comprise each ball are
bright orange and transparent-gemmy. The specimen is well trimmed with only a single edge contact.
From the Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 12.2 cm by 5.6 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2012-334MimetiteSanPedroCorralitosMexico9cmALT.jpg (245734 bytes)
Item #A22

Lustrous specimen of Mimetite from the famed San Pedro Corralitos!
This is a very 3-dimensional specimen as the photo indicates. There are two layers of Mimetite
here, both displaying satiny, lustrous surfaces and they cover the matrix as it opens up in the middle.
The specimen has a few very minor contacts along the upper edge but these are very difficult to see
and don't detract. The matrix edge on the upper level has been stabilized to prevent any shedding.
From the Congreso-Leon Mine, San Pedro Corralitos, Mun. de Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 6.8 cm by 8.6 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1000.00 12:16 AM 6/11/15 Singapore-2
       
       
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Tucson2013-212QuartzGobobosebNamibia115mm2.jpg (206731 bytes)
Item #A23

Beautiful specimen of Amethyst crystals among Quartz crystals on matrix!
This is a spectacular cabinet piece, displaying gorgeous inclusions of Amethst purple and
Smoky brown, all together on the same matrix. You might even say that the largest vertical
crystal on the left side displays a mixture of both Amethyst and Smoky coloration within the
same interior. This crystals measures just shy of 6 cm in length and like the others, is perfectly
terminated with super glassy faces and a gemmy interior. This specimen is pristine to my eyes
and I can't find a single negative thing to say about. It's also well trimmed with centered crystals.
From the Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 9.5 cm by 10 cm by 10 cm in total size.
Ex. Bernardi, Toursel Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled base
Fair Market Value $4850

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Tucson2015-269BerylvarHeliodorNewHampshire11cm.jpg (262368 bytes)
Item #A24

Classic specimen of Beryl var. Heliodor from the Eastern United States!
This is an impressive specimen! The large, perfectly terminated vertical crystal along the
right edge measures 8.5 cm in length and it sits atop a 5.3 horizontal crystal of the same.
The color is a lovely butter- yellow with just the slightest hint of green and while the crystal
is mostly opaque, there are bits of gem material in its length. Specimens from this obscure
locality are extremely rare and this piece easily represents the finest example I've ever
seen. The sharp termination, reflective luster, and lack of repairs make this a top example.
From the Beaver Dam Pegmatite, Nottingham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
Measures 11 cm by 8.4 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Robert Whitmore Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $7500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $3500
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$3200.00 1:33 PM 6/22/15 Stavanger, Norway
       
       
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Tucson2014-14CalciteTonglueshanChina162mm.jpg (254670 bytes)
Item #A25

Gorgeous plate of bi-colored Calcite crystals with Hematite coloring!
This is an amazing Calcite which features a very distinct two-toned appearance. On the
front display side shown in the above photo, the specimen exhibits a highly lustrous series
of white Calcite crystals, all stacked one atop the other to form stalactitic formations. Along
the edges are hints of reddish-brown which accent the white faces. On the back side display,
the crystals are almost totally colored by reddish-brown Hematite with hints of white at the
crystal edges. In other words, the exact opposite from the front view. Obviously, this is a
specimen that could be displayed from either side, depending on preference. The glassy,
reflective luster is present on both sides since the Hematite coloring is an inclusion and
not a coating. This is a superb display piece and it is contact free in excellent condition.
From the Tonglüshan Deposit, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China.
Measures 10.3 cm by 16.5 cm by 11.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2015-274PetziteGoldCalciteCornucopiaOregon33mm.jpg (221429 bytes)
Item #A26

Rare and quite aesthetic specimen featuring crystalline leaf Gold and Petzite in Calcite!
Very attractive specimen featuring seams of leaf Gold rising from the seams between
Calcite crystals. There are also Gold inclusions inside the Calcite that can be seen just
beneath the surface. Silvery-grey Petzite gives the white Calcite a marbled appearance.
From the Cornucopia Gold Mines, Cornucopia District, Baker Co., Oregon.
Measures 3.4 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.7 cm in total side.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$750.00 10:36 PM 6/23/15 Powell Butte, OR
       
       
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Tucson2014-316GalenaCommodoreMineColorado165mm.jpg (284697 bytes)
Item #A27

Impressive plate of Galena cubes with Pyrite set atop black Sphalerite matrix!
This is one of the finest large sized plates of Galena that I've seen from Creede. The sharpness of
the Galena cubes as well as their sheer number atop the matrix places the specimen above most of
what I've seen from this classic mining district. The cubes are reflective to lustrous and average around
1 cm or so with the largest measuring 2 cm in size. They are very well preserved with barely a contact
worth mentioning. Small golden Pyrite cubes are also present, interspersed between the Galena crystals.
From the Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral County, Colorado.
Measures 10.4 cm by 16.2 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Bill Moller, Peterson, Trimingham Mineral Collections

Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1850
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1500.00 7:18 AM 6/15/15 Houston, TX
       
       
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Tucson2015-276SeleniteRedRiverFloodwayWinnipegCanada12cm.jpg (364829 bytes)
Item #A28

Glowing, rotating blades of golden Selenite!
The large blades rotate around a center, forming a wheel and they all display very gemmy
interiors which a rich honey-like coloration that lights up and glows even in normal room
lighting. I haven't seen many of these larger Selenite clusters since the early 2000's or
before and the supply seams to have left the market. In great condition with few contacts.
From the Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Measures 9 cm by 12.2 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Ex. W. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2012-283MalachiteBurraBurraAustralia105mm.jpg (238690 bytes)
Item #A29

Naturally polished plate of botryoidal Malachite from Australia!
It looks like an African Malachite but it's from the historical mining town of Burra Burra
in South Australia. Burra Burra was a Cornish style mining town established in the 1840's and
which yielded approximately 10,000 tons of ore throughout its decades of operations. Today, the
old mining site is a protected historical landmark and all mineral collecting is strictly prohibited.
From the Burra Burra Mine, Burra, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia.
Measures 7 cm by 10.6 cm by 1.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $600
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$600.00 1:12 PM 6/12/15 New York, NY
$650.00 7:21 PM 6/22/15 Adelaide, Australia
       
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Item #A30

Sharp crystals of Corundum var. Ruby set in Quartz matrix!
This attractive cabinet plate displays well over a dozen Ruby crystals on various sides,
with largest on the front measuring nearly 2.5 cm in length. The crystals are very translucent
and glow deep red when exposed to a direct light source. Overall the specimen is in excellent
condition with no visible damage. The matrix is a mix of hard Quartz and reflective Mica.
From Badi Pedaga, Mysore District, Karnataka, India.
Measures 10.8 cm by 11.2 cm by 5.6 cm in total size.

Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1450
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1200.00 7:18 AM 6/19/15 Brownsville, TX
       
       
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