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Location: Felli Valley, Reus Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 × 4 × 3.5 cm
Item #: RBR206698
Comments: The specimen shows a high quality gwindel on a matrix of granite. The specimen is perfect all around and free of damage. Right in the middle you can find the gwindel that shows a great transparency and perfect clearity. There are on inclusions or internal cracks. Maybe you can’t see the clearity perfect because one face shows tiny chlorite-spots. But that’s nothing that would decrease the quality or aesthetic. The gwindel is 3 cm long and perfect terminated.
Location: Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah
Size: 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
|Emerald: Hand sized matrix, 1 inch gem crystal with pyrite inclusions, for which I happily paid $700! Valued at $1000. Sold at auction 3/6/03||Calcite: Exceptional 8 cm sharp crystal with rich color and unusually superb termination. Valued at $100-200. Sold at auction 3/6/03||Pink Fluorite: 18 cm plate|
specimen for $280 and this very fine calcite crystal for $17.33.
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 6.2 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm
Comments: One of the staples from Tsumeb is Azurite. Arguably the world’s finest quality crystals of the species came from Tsumeb in a wide variety of habits. These specimens are a favorite not only among Tsumeb enthusiasts, but anybody who collects secondary ore minerals, copper minerals, and even general worldwide collectors. This fine quality specimen is a great example of what a good Tsumeb Azurite crystal should look like. The piece exhibits impressive, very sharp, highly lustrous / “wet” looking, striated, monoclinic, prismatic “sword”-shaped form with superb midnight blue color that shows brilliant electric highlights when backlit. The color is so blue, that it’s almost purple, if that makes sense. The crystals measure up to 2.6 cm and sit aesthetically on Malachite matrix. No damage that I can see with the naked eye on the display side, but one crystal is contacted on the back (you can’t see it when the piece is displayed). I don’t have to tell you that the value of Tsumeb specimens seems to rise daily, and fine quality specimens are now highly sought after, and prized more than ever by dealers and collectors alike. Valued at $3,000 retail for quality, aeshetics, and overall appeal. From the collection of Leigh Price of Evergreen, Colorado.
Location: Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
Size: 5 cm by 4.8 cm by 5 cm in total size
Item #: MIN#TUCSON2017-18
Comments: This is one of the finest Hedgehog miniatures that I’ve seen recently! The largest Rhodo rhomb measures nearly an inch (2.2 cm) in size and displays a vibrance of color that you usually don’t find in Hedgehog Pocket specimens. All the Rhodochrosite surfaces are lustrous glassy and complete with some natural facial stepping on the corner. The large reddish-pink rhomb is completely pristine!
Specializing in live auctions of top quality mineral specimens. As a full-time professional mineral dealer I travel the world searching for the best specimens; there is almost always something new.brought to you by Dan & Diana Weinrich
Location: Dal’negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Size: 7.0 x 6.5 x 4.0 cm
Weight: 0.29 pounds
Item #: 2051858
Comments: Pale blue prismatic lustrous translucent to transparent aquamarine crystals 1.5 cm in height set nicely upon a silvery Muscovite crystal matrix with minor albite. In very good condition and measures 7.0 x 6.5 x 4.0 cm. Shipping weight: 0.29 pounds. Ex Phil Martin collection.
Other Websites of Interest
Argentum Auctioneers is a Massachusetts based auction house. Our primary mission is to auction mineral specimens, gemstones, fossils, mining memorbilia, historical papers and photographica.>In the past 19 years we have held more than 32 voice auctions and sold thousands of specimens. With 100% customer satisfaction and a customer list in the thousands we can meet the needs of any client. Our goals are to bring to you, our customer, outstanding specimens while generating a fair return for our consignors.
Since its inception in 1998, the Natural History department has conducted a series of seven auctions, firmly establishing the company as the forerunner in the field internationally.With consignments culled from private collections, paleontologists, fossil preparators, quarry and mine owners, the auctions are successful in providing specimens which are fresh to the market.
A wide range of categories are offered including: unmounted faceted and cabochon gemstones; cat’s eye and other rare phenomenal gemstones; mineral specimens; amber, pearls, seashells, meteorites, archeological artifacts, petrified wood, ammonites, plant and animal fossils and dinosauria. Prices range from $500 to $200,000 with items of interest to both seasoned and novice collectors, enthusiasts and interior decorators.
With each category drawing significant numbers of new consignors and buyers, and achieving strong prices through international, competitive bidding, Bonhams & Butterfields is now a recognized leader in the sales of Natural History of all sorts.
Our auctions are fully illustrated online and through our catalogues and are viewable in person at our Los Angeles galleries.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated my website. Between selling a house, work, and taking a trip out to the Denver show I didn’t have much spare time. Anyway, an update has been posted, including minerals from new finds: epidote and prehnite from Mali, spessartines from Brazil and China, mordenite and cavansite from India, orpiment from Russia, and tourmaline from Brazil.Also, the mineral auction site I’m involved with is hosting the annual Rocks and Minerals magazine color fund benefit auction.
Regular auctions there will begin October 1st. We plan on having two per week from then on, ending on Monday and Thursday evenings at 8 PM Central Time. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Happy New Year! I am finally back from all of my holiday visits. Since I survived relatives, assembling my sons’ presents, and holiday traffic, I thought I would celebrate with a 15% off sale! Everything, in all galleries, is reduced until January 21.
Also, I know many people in the countries that were hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Thailand and Sri Lanka are sources for many gemstones and minerals. 10% of all sales in January, including auctions and eBay, will be donated to reconstruction efforts in those countries
We participate in the auctions at John Veevaert’s website mineral-auctions.com Auctions are held twice a week. Check out the site for some bargains!
Two Websites The Mineral Gallery & Exceptional Minerals: Museum Quality SpecimensOffering a large assortment of top quality mineral, crystal, and rock specimens in all sizes. We also feature a very popular bi-weekly rock and mineral auction. Cabinet sized mineral specimens are our speciality and offers are always welcome! Come on in and browse the rooms and enjoy the beautiful mineral photographs. Layaway installment plans are also available for larger or multiple purchases!
——————————TMG Auction 102 is open and ready for bidding! This will be the final mineral auction of the year and will feature perhaps the best offering of all!
Auction 102 can be found at this link: http://www.exceptionalminerals.com/auction.htm
The second of the three 2004 Munich Show Gem and Mineral Auctions is now running! These auctions are a collaborative effort of Trinity Minerals and Steve Perry Gemstones during the international gem and mineral show this week in Munich, Germany.Gemstones to be auctioned during the show include new finds of Chrome Sphene (Titanite) from Russia; and recently acquired Fluorite from Pakistan, Red Beryl, and the very rare Jeremejevite. We will be adding more gemstones to the auctions as we make special purchases from foreign dealers during the show.
——————————2005 Munich Show Gem and Mineral Auctions
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First, many thanks to those of you who have checked out the auctions at John Veevaert’s site the last few weeks. They have been a great success and I expect to continue to participate. The new auctions are slated to begin in early March…check my site often for notices. (I will post a note in the upper right corner of my webpage each time there is an ongoing auction with my material in it, so check back frequently. )