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The Summer 2014 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Denver2014-22SilverRudnyyKazakhstan44mm.jpg (212627 bytes)
Item #A1

Very aesthetic specimen of Native Silver wires rising above yellow Stellerite crystals!
This is a superb Native Silver specimen, featuring a nest of twisting wires set atop a
matrix of Stellerite crystals which cover the right edge and recede into a small vug.
Two larger wires rise upwards and form small "shepherd's hooks" above the specimen.
From the Altai Mts (Rudnyi Altai), Eastern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan.
Measures 4.4 cm by 2.5 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2450

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Denver2010-32MalachiteSmithsoniteTsumebNamibia.jpg (164684 bytes)
Item #A2

Aesthetic specimen of Malachite ps. after Azurite crystal with Smithsonite!
Well formed and sharp pseudos cover a surface which is studded by sparkling
Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite is colorless to cream colored and forms
small clusters which look like glassy little flowers! This is a specimen that
needs to be seen and examined with a loupe to be fully appreciated.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia, SW Africa.
Measures 5 cm by 4.8 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2500

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$950.00 4:45 PM 7/17/14 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Denver2013-104SilverMorocco6cm.jpg (266769 bytes)
Item #A3

Brilliant specimen of Native Wire Silver on Acanthite and Quartz matrix!
This specimen caught my eye immediately and I've seen more Moroccan Silvers than I can
count probably. I think it's the intense luster and beautiful toning that attracted me to the piece
first but I also like the way the wires curl around at the very top of the Quartz and Acanthite
matrix. The Acanthite appears to be a combination of crystals and epimorph form shaped by the
Quartz matrix. The Acanthite is quite lustrous and appears mainly at the edges and back side.
From the Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Djebel Saghro, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco.
Measures 6 cm by 6.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3500

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Denver2013-180GoldZapataVenezuela36mm.jpg (279578 bytes)
Item #A4

Impressive specimen featuring a Native Gold wire set atop Quartz matrix.
This lustrous Gold wire is nearly 2 cm in total length. It emerges from between several
Quartz crystals and sits horizontally atop the matrix. This was one of the most attractive
Gold wire specimens that I saw at the show and the first that I've offered in quite some time.
From Mina Zapata, Santa Elena de Uairen, Bolívar, Venezuela.
Measures 3.3 cm by 4 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1850.00 11:35 AM 7/19/14 U.S.A.
       
       
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Denver2013-124GalenaFluoriteMexTexMineHansenbergBinghamNewMexico.jpg (209784 bytes)
Item #A5

Aesthetic combination featuring a Galena cube alongside a purplish Fluorite octahedron!
This specimen quickly caught my eye due to its perfection of form and the aesthetic display
of two associated mineral crystals which are so well size matched. The Galena is drusy coated,
giving its 4 cm sized surface a wonderful sparkle. The Fluorite is modified with numerous faces
and measures around 3.5 cm in size. The drusy over the Galena is probably micro-Anglesite
and there are some patches of Plattnerite present as well. In excellent condition overall.
From the Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 7.6 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2014-158AnglesiteToussitMorocco44mm.jpg (370352 bytes)
Item #A6

Fine crystals of Yellow Anglesite with Cerussite perched atop Galena matrix!
An attractive cluster of gemmy yellow Anglesite crystals, all displaying complete
terminations. There's also a single crystal of doubly terminated Cerussite situated
to the right of the cluster. Both minerals sit atop a matrix of Galena with some cubes
of Galena included in the mix. In excellent condition with only one tiny crystal contact.
From Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.
Measures 3.5 cm by 4.3 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Wimbledon Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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$850.00 4:45 PM 7/17/14 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Denver2012-24SpodumeneMawiAfghanistan13cm.jpg (144239 bytes)
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Item #A7

Gorgeous combination of pink-tipped Spodumene crystals with Goshenite and Smoky Quartz!
All three sit atop a matrix of creamy white Cleavelandite. This was one of the prettiest combos
I saw at the show and I was especially attracted to the two crossing Spodumenes at top. Both are
super glassy and lustrous with light reflecting striations up and down the crystal faces. The interiors
are a vibrant golden-yellow and the tips are rosy-pink and both colors glow with an incredible brilliance!
Below the Spodumene crystals is a faintly blue Beryl var. Goshenite crystal. This crystal is also very
transparent and the Cleavelandite beneath can be seen through the top faces. Smoky Quartz crystals
are scattered about the surface and add a dark accent to the other gemmy crystals and Cleavelandite.
The Spodumene crystals at top measure 4.5 cm and 4 cm each while the Goshenite at bottom is 3.2 cm.
From Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan.
Measures 13.3 cm by 6.4 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $8500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $4250
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$4150.00 8:46 PM 7/21/14 Negaunee, MI
$4300.00 7:12 AM 7/23/14 Frankfort, Germany
$4450.00 7:40 PM 7/23/14 Negaunee, MI
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Denver2013-83SilverSphaleriteKongsbergMineNorway75mm.jpg (226177 bytes)

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Item #A8

Spectacular Kongsberg specimen loaded with crystals of Native Silver and Sphalerite on Calcite!
This is a true classic and one of the finest examples of Silver crystals that I've seen from Kongsberg.
Numerous crystals of Native Silver climb up the center of the Calcite matrix, over the top of a large
2.2 cm reddish-brown Sphalerite crystal, finally concluding in a "Matterhorn-like" cluster which rises
above the matrix at the very top. All in all, the Silver crystal cluster measures 6.5 cm in length. The
Calcite matrix is composed of glassy surfaced rhombs which were cleaved to display the crystals. I'm
always looking for fine crystalline Kongsberg specimens and this ranks at the very top of those I've seen.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 7.3 cm by 6 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. B. R. M. Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $9500

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Denver2010-138HemimorphiteOjuelaMineMexico75mm.jpg (128251 bytes)
Item #A9

Aesthetic specimen featuring sprays of pinkish Hemimorphite crystals on matrix!
The Hematite component is the colorant in these glassy crystals and presents itself as shades of
pink, red, and brown. The surface luster is very impressive and almost every crystal is terminated.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 3.6 cm by 3 cm in total size
Fair Market Value $685

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$285.00 2:57 PM 7/17/14 Knoxville, TN
$300.00 4:45 PM 7/17/14 San Francisco, CA
       
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Denver2013-96AquamarineNagarPakistan.jpg (180730 bytes)
Item #A10

Gorgeous deep blue crystal of gem Aquamarine!
This crystal is perfectly terminated at the top with a textbook termination and is completely
rehealed on the bottom. It was once attached to a matrix as evidenced by a scattering of fine
Muscovite blades near the bottom, but broke naturally many years ago and rehealed in the
pocket. The bottom actually displays a small termination just below (or above) the rehealed
surfaces so you could technically say the crystal is doubly terminated. The Aqua is very gemmy
and I can easily read through most of the crystal. The color is a beautiful sky-blue and is much
deeper than what you normally see from Nagar. It's hard to find anything not to love about this
crystal. It's glassy, flashy, and lustrous. The only contact I see is a tiny natural dimple along
the back edge of the top termination. It isn't noticeable and it certainly doesn't detract.
From Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 8 cm by 4.7 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4500

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Tucson2011-256ApatitePanasqueiraPortugal32mm.jpg (142521 bytes)
Item #A11

Brilliant crystals of yellowish-green Fluorapatite on Muscovite covered matrix!
In excellent condition overall, these perfect crystals are gemmy and full of flash.
The largest crystal at top measures 1 cm in size and all display lustrous, glassy faces.
From Panasqueira, Covilhă, Castelo Branco District, Portugal.
Measures 3.2 cm by 2.4 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Pictured in The Mineralogical Record, January-February 2014, Vol. 45, No. 1, Pg. 27
Fair Market Value $985

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Tucson2014-150FluoriteBariteGalenaKomshejehMineArdestanCountyEsfahanProvinceIran.jpg (320847 bytes)
Item #A12

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 $1850

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Denver2014-32SulfurRacalmutoItaly68mm.jpg (202307 bytes)
Item #A13

Brilliant crystals of Native Sulfur on Aragonite covered matrix!
A stunning specimen featuring large translucent crystals, including the pyramidal
shaped crystal sitting at the very top center. The Sulfur crystals are lustrous and
glassy with a good amount of reflectivity atop their finely stepped faces. They
measure to 2.5 cm in size and overall, the specimen is in excellent condition.
From the Racalmuto Mine, Racalmuto, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy.
Measures 5.3 cm by 6.8 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection (Purchased in 1962)
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1800.00 8:46 PM 7/21/14 Negaunee, MI
       
       
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Tucson2012-457AcanthiteChalcopyriteMinaDeCataMexico47mm.jpg (137371 bytes)
Item #A14

Huge, lustrous crystal of Acanthite with iridescent Chalcopyrite!
A specimen that is equally impressive and aesthetic. The Acanthite is quite large
at 5 cm and the surfaces are a lustrous grey with crisp faces and reflective striations.
At the base of the crystal is an amazing coating of iridescent Chalcopyrite crystals!
Reds, blues, golds, and purples are present among the intense flash and sparkle.
From the Cata Mine,
Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 5 cm by 2.4 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

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$1500.00 3:16 PM 7/23/14 Surprise, AZ
       
       
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Denver2013-81ChrysocollaMorenciMineArizona77mm.jpg (249482 bytes)
Item #A15

Fine specimen of Chrysocolla with Azurite, Malachite, and Tenorite!
This specimen has a little of everything and the various colors forming the textured surfaces are
evidence to this fact. The blue Chrysocolla pops the most along the bottom half and is covered with a
silky luster. The Tenorite is present as the dark, almost black mineral coating in the deeper recesses.
From the Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona.
Measures 8 cm by 6 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Edward David Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 2:57 PM 7/17/14 Knoxville, TN
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Denver2013-40MimetiteSantaEulaliaMexico13cm.jpg (395461 bytes)
Item #A16

Brilliant specimen of yellowish-orange Mimetite crystals on Limonite matrix!
This specimen is covered from one side to the other with fine yellow Mimetite crystals and
clusters and they sparkle wildly under even the faintest lighting. The plate is in excellent
condition with only the tiniest of contacts here and there. The matrix structure of the plate is
slightly concave and this has served to protect a good portion of the crystal clusters from any
rub or contacting. This is a great looking cabinet plate and one of the best I saw at the show.
From the Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 9.6 cm by 13.7 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Stoudt Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2850

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$1250.00 4:47 AM 7/18/14 Tokyo, Japan
       
       
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Tucson2012-459JVTopazSmokeyQuartzFeldsparMogokMyanmarBurma.jpg (247895 bytes)
Item #A17

Wonderful specimen featuring a GEM Golden Topaz crystal with Smoky Quartz points!
I love the look of this specimen! The color richness of both the Topaz and Smoky Quartz
is stunning and very obvious in the above photograph! The small white crystal sitting
atop the Golden Topaz is actually a tiny colorless Topaz crystal. The Golden Topaz
is pure perfection with sharp, complete faces. The Smoky is also perfectly terminated.
From Sakangyi, Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Measures 7 cm by 6 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2850

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Denver2013-105FerberiteQuartz67mm.jpg (286235 bytes)
Item #A18

Aesthetic combination featuring Quartz crystals with a Ferberite blade!
The Ferberite is perfectly terminated with an intense rolling luster that streams from one
striation to the next down the length of the crystal. It sits perched atop a cluster of at least
half a dozen terminated Quartz crystals with an attached smaller Ferberite to the lower left.
The eye appeal of this specimen is dazzling and the Quartz crystals are super clear and glassy.
There are some small bumps along some of the tips but these get lost in the flash of the cluster.
These specimens have become very scarce in recent years. This is from an older collection.
From the Kara-Oba W deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan.
Measures 4.2 cm by 7.4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2014-30CalciteHematiteDolomiteSchlemaGermany80mm.jpg (274523 bytes)
Item #A19

Flashy and glassy, this bi-colored Calcite is Hematite included and sits atop Dolomite!
The bi-colored Calcite rhomb is undamaged and seems to be color split or Hematite
included along the middle axis! The surfaces are very glassy and bright with lots of gem
in the colorless side. The matrix is covered by small Dolomite crystals and more Hematite.
From Schlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 6 cm by 4.4 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1250

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$600.00 5:14 PM 7/17/14 Warsaw, Poland
       
       
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Denver2013-44AzuriteMalbunkaCopperMineAustralia119mm.jpg (218704 bytes)
Item #A20

Aesthetic plate featuring flattened discs of Azurite on Kaolinite matrix!
These flattened discs of Azurite are formed between layers of Kaolinite which forced them to grow in a laterally
compressed, radiating manner. There are well over a dozen here on this small cabinet sized plate, measuring to
3.4 cm in size. This is one of the best covered plates in the cabinet size range that I found in Tucson and the
discs are in excellent condition with a radiating luster. The color of these Azurite "suns" is a deep royal blue.
From the Malbunka Copper Mine, Alice Springs, Gardiner Range, MacDonnell Shire, Northern Territory, Australia.
Measures 12 cm by 8.6 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A21

Classic specimen featuring Bornite coated Chalcopyrite crystals with Calcite!
Lots of luster and rainbow iridescent color highlights this small cab. The specimen probably dates
back to this early 1940's and was part of the large Philadelphia Academy collection. The Chalcopyrites
are very well formed and oocassionally appear as golden patches between the iridescent Bornite coating.
The addition of pink Calcite crystals is an added bonus and really makes the piece!
From Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6.9 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
Fair Market Value $1850

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$850.00 7:23 PM 7/23/14 Parker, CO
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Tucson2010-314GalenaCalciteChalcopyriteDalnegorskRussia.jpg (150035 bytes)
Item #A22

Aesthetic cluster of lustrous Galena cubes with stacked pokerchip Calcites!
Chalcopyrite crystals can be seen on the backside, embedded into the Calcite stacks.
Damage free and flashy, this is one of the better combos from Russia I saw at the show.
From Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures 5.8 cm by 6.1 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1450

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Denver2013-61MWWulfeniteOjuelaMineMexico7cm.jpg (276732 bytes)
Item #A23

Sharp, lustrous crystals of yellowish-orange Wulfenite crystals on Limonite matrix!
These blocky crystals are brilliant and glassy, with some doubly terminated. The surfaces
are glassy and nearly pristine. Only a few tiny corner bumps are visible under magnification.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 4.4 cm by 7 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2450

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$925.00 8:45 AM 7/23/14 Westfield, NJ
       
       
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Denver2011-30BariteFrizingtonEngland55mm.jpg (142387 bytes)
Item #A24

Fine cluster of terminated Barite crystals on Hematite matrix!
The specimen is in excellent condition with just minor contacts on a few crystal surfaces.
Only the normal trimming zone incompleteness is present. The matrix is a concave Hematite
cast which ranges from red to silvery grey. It serves as the perfect base for this glassy xl cluster.
From the Mowbray Mine, Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England.
Measures 6 cm by 6.2 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Howard Belsky Mineral Collection (Label Included)
Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 2:57 PM 7/17/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Item #A25

Gemmy green twinned Fluorite with Galena on Quartz covered matrix!
This is a great looking combo specimen. The Fluorite is a deep vibrant green and very gem all the way
to the Quartz matrix. Gray Galena octahedrons are scattered about the matrix, adding contrast in both
texture and color. I don't detect any damage to speak of, only the tiniest of contacts that are unnoticeable.
From the Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, Co. Durham, England.
Measures 8 cm by 11.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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$425.00 2:57 PM 7/17/14 Knoxville, TN
$440.00 8:23 PM 7/23/14 Dallas, TX
       
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Item #A26

Gemmy crystals of reddish-orange Spessartine Garnet on Mica and Quartz!
A beautiful specimen which has at least a dozen of these colorful jewels, all undamaged and
displaying reflective, glassy faces. The Mica is slightly green and contrasts well with the Garnets.
From Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern Mountains, Salzburg, Austria.
Measures 3.7 cm by 4.8 cm in size.

Ex. F. J. Barlow Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $685

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Denver2014-31PyromorphiteDaopingMineChina6cm.jpg (442384 bytes)
Item #A27

Sharp crystals of brilliant green Pyromorphite in cluster!
This lovely plate of lustrous green Pyromorphite crystals is an exceptional miniature and is about
as pristine as you can get. I've examined the specimen under 16x magnification and saw dozens and
dozens of glassy, terminated crystals. One thing I didn't see however was broken points and damage.
If there are any, they are very small and unnoticeable. The green is a bright green with a touch of olive.
From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 5.1 cm by 6.1 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
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Item #A28

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

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Tucson2014-30AdamiteGoldHillMineUtah79mm.jpg (322344 bytes)
Item #A29

Rare classic featuring Cuprian Adamite with Austinite on Limonite matrix from Utah!
This is the finest example of these two minerals from a Utah locality that I've seen in years.
The Cuprian Adamite appears as forest-green crystalline balls which are both atop the matrix
and nestled inside a matrix vug. Austinite adds a brilliant sparkle to the specimen and coats
some of the Cuprian Adamite. In excellent condition overall with barely a contact anywhere.
From the Gold Hill Mine, Deep Creek Mts, Tooele County, Utah.
Measures 5.5 cm by 7.8 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $750
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$600.00 4:45 PM 7/17/14 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Item #A30

Dark red crystals of Zircon on Mica matrix from Norway!
Classic specimen featuring sharp crystals of Zircon in sparkling dark Biotite matrix!
There are two large crystals here, measuring to 2.5 cm in size. They are all complete
with smooth, lustrous faces and a rich reddish coloration. In excellent condition with no
damage to speak of. The crystals sit beautifully atop the Biotite matrix and glow red.
From Store Kufjord, Seiland Island, Alta, Finnmark, Norway.
Measures 6.4 cm by 10 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.

Ex. T. Bye Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $650
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$550.00 1:21 PM 7/19/14 Madrid, Spain
$575.00 8:51 PM 7/23/14 China-3
       
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