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Location: Heights Quarry, County Durham, United Kingdom
Size: 3.5 × 5 × 2.3 cm – Largest Crystal: 1.60cm
Item #: ADMN205018
Comments:On a limestone matrix sits a single cube of green fluorite which is partially overgrown by small waxy calcite crystals on one of the sides. Some chipping to the fluorite but still a good example.
Location: Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Zaire,Congo
Size: 6 x 4 x 2 cm, Miniature
|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: Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.7 x 6.2 x 5.7 cm
Comments:I understand that Tourmaline and Quartz are not rare minerals, but this is honestly the first time I’ve seen a crystal of Tourmaline ON an “alligator” Quartz scepter from Divino das Laranjeiras. A 4.8 cm, prismatic, striated, lustrous, dark blue-green color Tourmaline crystal lies perpendicular on the stepped, lustrous, slightly smoky “alligator” Quartz that has formed a scepter growth over a preexisting Smoky Quartz crystal with minor Albite at the base. The Tourmaline is actually doubly-terminated, and really looks beautiful on top of the Quartz. You will need strong lighting to see the color in the Tourmaline, but it’s NOT black. The tip of the big Quartz crystal has a tiny bit of roughness, otherwise I don’t see any damage with the naked eye. A showy and unusual association piece from a locality that is best known for its unique Quartz specimens. Priced at $1800 in the inventory.
Location: Youxi Co., Sanming Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Size: 5.5 cm by 9.9 cm by 3.8 cm in total size
Item #: A7
Comments:Gemmy cubes of modified Fluorite perched atop small Quartz crystals!This is from a new find in China and the cubes are incredible clear and transparent with a glowing green coloration that becomes even more intense under lighting. Very pretty and in excellent condition with only one tiny corner cleave on a smaller crystal.
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: Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
Size: 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
Weight: 0.14 pounds
Item #: 9161002
Comments:Translucent red semi-lustrous rhodochrosite 3.0 cm across set on a crystallized quartz matrix with minor tetrahedrite. Measures 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm. Shipping weight: 0.09 pounds. Ex Ken Doxsee 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. )