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The Summer 2014 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Denver2014-64FluoriteCalciteBethelLevelMinerva1MineIllinois57mm.jpg (250296 bytes)
Item #A1

Attractive specimen featuring golden Calcite crystals surrounded blue Fluorite cubes!
This is a eye catcher and the Calcite tips are complete and in excellent shape. The
Fluorite cubes are surrounded on all sides, making for a beautiful combo and display.
From the Bethel Level Green Tracts, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 5.7 cm by 5.3 cm by 4 cm in total size.
Circa 1950's to early 1960s - Ex. Bynum Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $685

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

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$300.00 3:13 PM 8/1/14 Jackson, WY
$315.00 2:48 AM 8/3/14 China-4
$330.00 7:59 PM 8/7/14 San Diego, CA
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Item #A2

Deep red crystals of Spinel set atop white marble matrix!
They don't get much prettier than this well covered piece of marble. I count at least
seven gemmy Spinels here, with the largest measuring just shy of 2 cm in size. The color
is a deep, vibrant red and the crystal faces are sharp and glassy lustrous. I don't detect
any damage and this was without a doubt, the finest example I located at this year's show.
From the Morogoro, Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts), Morogoro Region, Tanzania.
Measures 3 cm by 4.5 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2850

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Tucson2014-10CalciteHematiteErzgebirgeGermany9cm.jpg (171644 bytes)
Item #A3

Fine classic Calcite with Hematite on matrix from Germany!
This is an interesting specimen with a perfect 6.5 cm Calcite crystal perched atop
the center of the matrix. Small stacked crystal blades of Hematite sit atop and inside the
Calcite, giving it a reddish-brown hue. The remainder of the Calcite crystal is frosty-white
with glassy, reflective surfaces. There is no damage and the specimen displays very well.
From the 1620 meter level, Hartenstein Mine #371, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 9 cm by 6.4 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Jorg Walther Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $1450

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Tucson2014-64GoldOrientalMineCalifornia65mm.jpg (234699 bytes)
Item #A4

Exceptional and rare specimen of Native Leaf Gold in white Quartz matrix!
This is a MAJOR Gold specimen and of a quality seldom seen from the Oriental Mine in
California. The Gold appears as brilliant layers of leaf Gold with crystals present along
the edges of each seam. There are also flattened trigons apparent atop the surfaces of
the leaf Gold so you could actually say that the entire specimen is crystalline! The color
of the Gold is a super lustrous butter-yellow indicating a small Silver presence in the mix.
(Orange would indicate Copper). Specimens of Gold from the Oriental in this size range
are quite rare and specimens with this much Gold coverage are incredibly rare! This fine
specimen represents a unique opportunity for Gold collectors and mineral collectors alike!
From the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, Forest District, Sierra County, California.
Measures 6.8 cm by 6.3 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $18,500

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Item #A5

VERY RARE combination of iridescent (blue-purple) cubic Galena with Siegenite!
The cubic Galenas and rare Siegenite sit along side a larger octahedral habit Galena crystal.
I love the bluish-purple iridescent coating on the smaller Galenas. It really sets off the piece!
From the Bonneterre Formation, Viburnum Trend, Missouri.
Circa 1996 - Measures 3.7 by 3 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 4:47 PM 8/1/14 Knoxville, TN
$325.00 10:20 AM 8/3/14 Colorado Springs, CO
$350.00 10:42 AM 8/11/14 Houston, TX
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Denver2014-63AquamarineSchorlErongoNambia44mm.jpg (176593 bytes)
Item #A6

Fine, gemmy crystals of Beryl var. Aquamarine with Quartz on Schorl!
Two transparent blue crystals, fully terminated with glassy faces, sit side by side
atop a lustrous Schorl crystal. Small Quartz crystals are also present for contrast.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 4.4 cm by 2.5 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $685

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $350
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$300.00 7:51 PM 8/8/14 Oakbrook Terrace, IL
       
       
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Item #A7

Glassy cluster of purple Creedite crystals with orange accents!
Easily one of the better Creedite clusters I've seen in a while, the crystals number in the hundreds
and nearly all are gemmy and terminated. A small amount of orange has worked its way into what
is mainly a purple cluster and I really like the color combination. The bottom of the cluster appears
cast-like with a concave opening. This also helps give a rounded appearance to the Creedite surface.
From Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 6.4 cm by 9 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1850
Minimum Increment - $50

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1650.00 3:40 AM 8/2/14 Singapore-2
       
       
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Denver2014-62DolomiteQuartzPoplarBluffMissouri135mm.jpg (395093 bytes)
Item #A8

Pretty specimen featuring light pink Dolomite crystals perched atop orange Quartz!
This is an aesthetic specimen that is interesting since I've not seen another like it. The Dolomite
crystals are well formed and complete. They contrast very well with the darker orange surface of
the sparkling micro-Quartz covered surface. In excellent condition overall and from a lesser seen
locality. The orange Quartz also covers both sides so the specimen can be displayed front or back.
From near Poplar Bluff, Williamsville Quarry, Butler County, Missouri.
Measures 10 cm by 13.5 cm by 11 cm in total size.
Ex. Roy A. Smith Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1250

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Item #A9

Classic specimen of botryoidal Malachite from Bisbee!
This is an unusual specimen due to it's smooth botryoidal surfaces and layered structure.
It's almost as it the Malachite formed in horizontal layers, one atop the other on the left
side of the specimen. The right side of the specimen is more "grape-like" in appearance.
Malachites of this variety are quite rare from Bisbee and this one is in excellent condition
with virtually nothing in the way of bruising or contacts. The surfaces are satiny-smooth.
From Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 7 cm by 9.5 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Ex. Gerald Clark Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $625
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$575.00 11:59 PM 8/2/14 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Tucson2014-176RLCalciteOkeniteIndia145mm.jpg (267698 bytes)
Item #A10

Gorgeous specimen featuring Okenite crystal balls with a golden Calcite on matrix!
This specimen is in wonderful condition with barely a contact or broken Okenite needle
anywhere. The white crystal balls of Okenite cover almost the entire surface of the matrix
but left room for one gemmy golden-yellow Calcite near the top right edge. This crystal is
glassy and measures 2.7 cm in size with a visible Okenite spray inclusion along its upper
right side. Several smaller golden Calcite crystals are scattered about among the fine
Okenite clusters. I rarely offer Okenite on the website but the condition of this one was
so impressive as was the matrix coverage that I decided to add it to this year's offering.
From the Nashik quarry (Nasik quarry), Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.
Measures 15.5 cm by 16.3 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2450

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1100.00 11:59 PM 8/2/14 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Tucson2014-221FluorapatiteEhrenfriedersdorfGermany28mm.jpg (203019 bytes)
Item #A11

Gorgeous, gemmy crystals of purple Fluorapatite on matrix from Germany!
These crystals are superb and exhibit a glassy transparency all the way through.
They measures to 1.2 cm in size with the largest crystal aesthetically set near the center.
From Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 3.2 cm by 2.6 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1150
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$900.00 11:14 AM 8/6/14 Switzerland-2
       
       
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Tucson2014-160AurichalciteHemimorphiteOjuelaMineMexico11cm.jpg (273944 bytes)
Item #A12

Gorgeous specimen of satiny Rosasite with Calcite and Hemimorphite blades!
This Rosasite is a lovely botryoidal blue with satiny lustrous surfaces which roll in and
out of the small matrix openings. Hemimorphite crystals, some doubly terminated, measuring
to 1.5 cm in size can be seen scattered atop the Rosasite along with small colorless Calcite
crystals. This is a stunning cabinet sized specimen in excellent condition with no detractions.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 10.7 cm by 8.3 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

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Item #A13

Sculptural specimen featuing a cluster of black Neptunite crystals with Benitoite on Natrolite!
This is a cute specimen which features a complete cluster spray of shiny Neptunite crystals.
There's over a dozen crystals here with most rising up from the cluster on the left and pointing
outwards in all directions. The crystals are terminated and one laying horizontally across the
matrix is doubly terminated. A single Benitoite crystal can be seen near the far right edge.
From the Dallas Gem Mine, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California.
Measures 6 cm by 9.7 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

Ex.
Macchiarola Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $500
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$425.00 4:47 PM 8/1/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2014-12CalciteSantaEulaliaMexico145mm.jpg (274690 bytes)
Item #A14

Wonderful cluster of sharp, dogtoothed Calcite crystals with Selenite on matrix!
This is a really neat combination and the specimen is in near perfect condition. I don't detect any
damage to the sharply terminated dogtooth crystals. There is a light sprinkling of Selenite atop
many of the crystals and a pair of larger Selenite crystal clusters along the front side. The Calcite
crystals are highly lustrous with a tan -brown coloration. I really like the way the specimen takes
on the appearance of cluster mounds with the center being the highest point. You don't see many
specimens of this quality from Santa Eulalia anymore. This specimen was mined in the late 1960s.
From the Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 6.5 cm by 14.4 cm by 8 cm in total size.

Ex. Gail Hall, Lillie Mineral Collections

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A15

New find featuring bluish to bluish-green Fluorite cubes with Barite on matrix from Iran!
This is new material from a country that is not well known in the marketplace for obvious
political reasons. The specimen reminds me somewhat of Bingham specimens with the blue
and bluish-green cubes set among Barite blades. There are also small Galena crystals and
Azurite scattered about. The specimen is in excellent condition with only minor contacts.
The Fluorite cubes display a combination of glassiness and rolling luster, probably due to the
tiny secondary crystal faces atop the larger faces. The Fluorite also has good transparency.
From the Komshejeh Mine, Komshejeh, Ardestan County, Esfahan Province, Iran.
Measures 8 cm by 12.6 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $625
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$500.00 4:47 PM 8/1/14 Knoxville, TN
$525.00 7:52 PM 8/10/14 Singapore
       
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Tucson2014-206CalciteMashambaQuestMineDRCongo30mm.jpg (173674 bytes)
Item #A16

Sweet specimen featuring pink Cobaltoan Calcite crystals on matrix!
The main crystal atop the matrix is the eye catcher and it measures 2.3 cm in size. It's doubly
terminated and glassy with a translucent to gemmy interior. I don't find many specimens with
isolated crystals of this size and I try to acquire every specimen I find in the market place.
From the Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Measures 2.8 cm by 3 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $500
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$505.00 11:17 AM 8/11/14 Beaufort, NC
$520.00 2:17 PM 8/11/14 U.S.A.
       
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Item #A17

Impressive specimen featuring a beautifully twinned Witherite crystal on yellow Fluorite!
This hourglass shaped crystal measures 6 cm from one end to the other. It is as pristine as
you'll see in a Witherite and perfectly twinned as it sits atop bright yellow Fluorite cubes.
A darker druse of Calcite? accents some of the Fluorite crystal face. In excellent condition
overall with great aesthetics and good balance. Displays a strong white color under UV light.
From the Golconda Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Scott Williams, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A18

Fine doubly terminated crystal of Corundum var. Sapphire on Marble matrix!
This translucent, doubly terminated gem measures 2.5 cm in length. It exhibits a lovely pastel
color combination of purple with reddish accenting. The surfaces are glassy and very reflective.
From Ali Abad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 4.7 cm by 4.8 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2014-211CalciteLandleesBelgium81mm.jpg (329001 bytes)
Item #A19

Gorgeous cluster of gemmy golden Calcite crystals on matrix!
This is a glowing plate of gemmy Calcites measuring to 1.8 cm, some of which are twinned.
The crystals are extremely glassy and in excellent condition. They sit atop a limestone matrix
and cover three of four sides with only the back side being matrix.
From the La Sambre Quarry, Landelies, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Hainaut Province, Belgium.
Measures 8 cm by 6.3 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

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Denver2014-61FluoriteStibniteBanpoMineChina82mm.jpg (174189 bytes)
Item #A20

Fine cluster of Stibnite crystals with purple Fluorite!
This is a very attractive combo specimen, with lustrous Stibnite crystals measuring
to 7.5 cm in size, and small, but gemmy purple Fluorite crystals climbing up their
length. The contrast is beautiful and the small Fluorites give the specimen a good
amount of flash and sparkle. In great condition overall with complete terminations.
From the Banpo Mine, Dushan Co., Qiannan Autonomous Pref., Guizhou Province, China.
Measures 8 cm by 5.2 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $485
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$425.00 4:47 PM 8/1/14 Knoxville, TN
$440.00 1:19 PM 8/6/14 Austin, TX
       
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Tucson2014-337AzuriteRanchoSantaRosaMexico66mm.jpg (427167 bytes)
Item #A21

Impressive cluster of Azurite and Malachite ps Azurite crystals!
This rosette is mostly large Azurite crystals but there are some areas of pseudomorphing to Malachite.
This cluster is basically round with crystals extending from all sides and it is in excellent condition with
good luster to the Azurite surfaces. Some traces of the host Fraipontite-Montmorillonite clay are present.
From the Rancho Santa Rosa Mine, Concepción del Oro, Mun. de Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 6 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $500
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$450.00 5:23 PM 8/1/14 Parker, CO
       
       
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Item #A22

Fine specimen featuring numerous large Olmiite crystal balls on matrix!
This specimen is a stunner, not only for its crystal coverage (over a dozen crystal balls!) but also
due to its intense glassy luster atop the crystal faces. The Olmiite is cream colored and the clusters
are opaque, measuring to 3 cm in size. They are in excellent condition with only a couple of tiny contacts
which appear to be of natural origin. These are easily lost in the overall visual beauty of the specimen.
From the N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa.
Measures 6.3 cm by 10.2 cm by 7.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

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Item #A23

VERY RARE! Old collection specimen of Native Copper on matrix from Jerome, Arizona!
Jerome is an old copper mining town located along the steep sides of Cleopatra Hill. If you've
never been there, it's an amazing site with the streets and buildings running up along the mountain
side like something you'd see in Europe. I drove through at night several years ago on my way
north to Flagstaff and was amazed by the gas laterns and the 19th century feel of the town.
This specimen is very dendritic in structure and was collected in the 1940's before the dumps
were fenced off. Although mining has taken place in Jerome since the 1880s and much of
the town is undercut by mine shafts, there's very little activity there today except for tourism.
From Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Measures 6.8 cm by 7.6 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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Item #A24

Superbly crystallized specimen of Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
A gorgeous display of Gold crystals rise upwards atop the Quartz matrix with
mirror-like surfaces and intensely lustrous dendritic structure. The crystals rise
1.5 cm atop the Quartz while smaller crystals pop out here and there down the
Quartz, all the way to the bottom. There's a lot of crystallization in this piece.
From the Forest Hill Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.4 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2014-209FluoriteCalciteSpiveyMineIllinois10cm.jpg (273302 bytes)
Item #A25

Rare locality specimen featuring phantomed Fluorite cubes with Calcite clusters!
This may be the first specimen I've offered from the Spivey Mine and it's a good one. Both
Fluorites display a strong phantom just beneath the surface and just above the golden interiors.
The Fluorites are in good shape with one small cleave near the bottom. The are surrounded by light
yellow Calcite crystal clusters on three sides in addition to some tiny accents of Chalcopyrite. The
Fluorites are rehealed on the bottom. I don't recall another specimen from this rare locale on the website.
From the Spivey Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 7.2 cm by 9.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. David M. Crawford, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $2500

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Item #A26

Lovely specimen of Variscite with Crandallite and Wardite!
The banding in this specimen is one of the most attractive I saw at the show. The bright
green Variscite is well centered and surrounded by complete rings of yellow, cream and white.
From the Little Green Monster Variscite Mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah.
Measures 6 cm by 7 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Martin Zinn Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $895

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

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$395.00 11:59 PM 8/2/14 San Francisco, CA
$425.00 2:34 PM 8/3/14 Birmingham, AL
       
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Tucson2014-253RhodochrositeNcwhaningNamibia48mm.jpg (326170 bytes)
Item #A27

Vibrant specimen of gemmy Rhodochrosite on matrix from South Africa!
This is the second of three Rhodochrosites in the auction and this specimen actually
has Rhodochrosite on both the front and back sides! It could literally be displayed
from either side but I prefer the side shown in the photo. The Rhodo crystals are
glassy and completely gem. Under magnification they look like small red jewels
with natural faceting. The specimen is in excellent condition with barely a contact
anywhere. Using a loupe, I only detected ony tiny cleave near the upper right side.
From the Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 4.3 cm by 4.5 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Ex. Bahmann Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A28

Glassy crystal of bi-color Apophyllite perched atop transparent Calcite crystals!
The Calcites are accented by Stilbite blades along the top side and smaller Apophyllite crystals
down the back. A distinct green banding can be seen in the center of the 7.2 cm Apophyllite
crystal. It's doubly terminated with the left side termination being pristine and pointed while
the right side termination is flat with a slightly matted surface. In excellent condition overall!
From Jalgaon, North Maharashtra, India.
Measures 11.9 cm by 7.3 cm by 6.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Steve Neely Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2850

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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1000.00 2:50 AM 8/10/14 Vienna, Austria
       
       
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Tucson2014-258CalciteNorthMineBrokenHillAustralia11cm.jpg (169090 bytes)
Item #A29

Very rare specimen of light pink botryoidal Manganocalcite!
This is a locality I seldom see when it comes to Manganocalcite specimens and this
specimen undoubtedly came to market pre-1970's. The specimen is rather reniform
in shape with small crystals of Calcite scattered about atop the glistening surfaces.
It's in excellent condition with barely a scuff and an interesting form that stands out.
From the North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 11.2 cm by 7.3 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3500

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Item #A30

Large crystal of bright yellow Vesuvianite with brown Grossular Garnet!
This is an eye catching combination featuring a 3.5 cm Vesuvianite. The crystal
is doubly terminated and in very good condition with only a single corner contact.
This is probably where a Garnet popped off at some point in the past. The surfaces
are glassy lustrous and contrast beautifully with the brown Garnets along the left.
From Sierra de Cruces, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico.
Measures 4 cm by 3.8 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $650

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $325
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$300.00 4:47 PM 8/1/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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