Auction sale

This is a preview site of my auctions run at e-rocks (seller name JN Minerals), when there are active auctions you will find the links below. 

Specimen that were not sold during past auctions are also listed - please make an offer if you are interested in any of them.

Hematite - sold

Fibbia, Central St Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland

Size: 4.3 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm

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A massy cluster of stacked hematite blades, resembling an accordion, of 26 mm width on gneiss matrix with some minor rock crystals. No significant damage.

Phantom Quartz - sold

Schin Gorge, Domleschg, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 12.8 × 8.1 × 5.1 cm

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Rich group of lustrous phantom rock crystals. The intense moss-green chlorite phantoms and their cloudy to granular substructure are most characteristic for the locality. There are few minor nicks and one damaged tip.

PL-039 - Pyrite - make an offer

Wolfslöcher, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 4.1 × 3.5 × 3.3 cm

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Lustrous golden pyrite cube. The crystal is somewhat corroded but free of significant damage.

Fluorite - sold

Göscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland

Size: 3.1 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm

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Two pink fluorite octahedra on gneiss matrix. The larger one measures 8 mm tip to tip, the whole cluster is 11 mm wide.

Adularia & Titanite - sold

Rotlaui, Guttannen, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland

Size: 5.6 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm

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Complex cluster of strongly twisted adularia crystals with dense chlorite coating and several yellowish titanite lamellae. No significant damage.

Smoky Quartz - sold

Gletschhorn, Furka Pass, Uri, Switzerland

Size: 6.1 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm

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Prismatic quartz crystals of light smoky color and with good transparency and luster. No significant damage.

Dolomite - sold

Furka Basis Tunnel, Realp, Uri, Switzerland

Size: 6 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm

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Complex, water-clear dolomite crystals of great luster freestanding on dolomitic matrix. No significant damage.

Rock Crystal - sold

McEarl Mine, Blue Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA

Size: 7.2 x 6.4 x 5.0 cm

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Uncommon specimen for the quartz lover: intergrown pair of lustrous rock crystals carrying a fully rehealed fragment of a third crystal tip (reminds me of a sail) and a second generation rock crystal of insane clarity. The bottom is broken, otherwise free of significant damage.

Strontianite - sold

Oberdorf An Der Laming, Styria, Austria

Size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 2.7 cm

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Miniature group of hexagonal strontianite crystals from the magnesite deposit in Oberdorf.

JW-024 - Fluorite & Rock Crystal - make an offer

Stampflkees, Ziller valley, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 2.1 cm

Two turquois-green fluorite octahedra of up to 13 mm tip-to-tip on a bed of short-prismatic rock crystals. No significant damage.

16-172 - Epidote & Byssolite - make an offer

Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 9.5 x 7.5  x 6.0 cm

Dominant epidote crystal protruding from byssolite covered amphibolite matrix. The epidote measures about 3.5 cm in length at a diameter of more than 1 cm. The crystal tip is somewhat untidy: one part shows a clean termination face, others form fractured rims.

In general, many Knappenwand specimen are repaired because the fragile crystals mostly did not survive tectonic activities inside their narrow pockets. Nonetheless, carefully repaired Knappenwand specimen always met with high acceptance among collectors as long as there is a honest disclosure of the repair measures. Regarding the specimen on hand, there is no such disclosure committed by the preowners and there is also no visible hint for a repair - but still, there could be something hidden below the byssolite at the base of the epidote crystal. Apart from this uncertainty, this auction is a good opportunity to get a rare matrix-combo specimen from Knappenwand.

17-038 - Fluorite - make an offer

Obernberg am Brenner, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm

Classic Obernberg fluorite: colorless rhombdodecahedron-modified cubes over minor first-generation purple cubes.

RM-006 - Rock Crystal - make an offer

Grieswies, Rauris, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 7.5 × 6.5 × 2.2 cm

Pair of lustrous rock crystals with mainly very clear bodies forming a very attractive assembly. The crystals are grown in the transitional habitus typical for this classic Austrian locale. Some siderite and ilmenite aggregates are attached or included. Both rock crystals have minor nicks at their tips.

RM-002 - Quartz - make an offer

Diepalgraben, Zederhaus Valley, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 5.2 × 3.0 × 1.9 cm

Floater group of green-shist included quartz crystals from a renowned find of Reinhold Bacher in 2003 (cf. LAPIS 2011, no. 5).

16-056 - Rock Crystal Scepter - make an offer

Turbhorn area, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

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Group of highly lustrous rock crystals grown in the typical transitional habitus. The central crystal carries a negative scepter head and exhibits some windows. No significant damage.

ZF-017 - Sagenite & Rock Crystal - make an offer

Mörchnerkar, Mörchner area, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm

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Sagenite grid ingrown to a rock crystal scepter head. There are some chips on the rhomb section of the rock crystal, the bottom is mainly broken.

90-021 - Rock Crystal - make an offer

Große Fleiß valley, Goldberg group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

Size: 75 x 70 x 45 mm

Highly lustrous rock crystal with an etched and chlorite-dusted tip on matrix with some attached pericline. The bottom of the rock crystal exhibits old ruptures.

16-169 - Rock Crystal - make an offer

Val d'Illiez, Monthey, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm

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Rock crystal scepter on top of a small quartz crystal group. The scepter head has a clear to cloudy interior and is roughly 15 mm high. No significant damage.

17-043 - Agate - make an offer

Caribou Creek, Glacier View, Alaska

Size: 10 × 7.5 × 4 cm

Polished cross-section of an agate filled amygdule from a remote locality. The agate core extends to the backside of the amygdule and can thus be illuminated with backlight (second image).

HK-015 -Kyanite - make an offer

Sponda Alp, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland

Size: 8.2 × 5 × 4.5 cm

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Blue (Fe-bearing) kyanite crystals in mica matrix.

16-007 - Quartz - make an offer

Wana, Waziristan, Pakistan

Size: 5 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm

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Straight faden quartz cluster with some small side crystals. The contacts at the crystal tips are rehealed.

PL-005 - Adularia - make an offer

Lukmanier Gorge, Grischun, Switzerland

Size: 5.6 × 4.9 × 4.2 cm

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Cluster of sharp-edged, partially chlorite-coated adularia crystals on a small matrix base. No significant damage.

90-032 - Schorl - make an offer

Stak Nala, Northern Areas, Pakistan

Size: 4.4 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm

Group of schorl crystals exhibiting cogwheel-like twinning on matrix. No significant damage.

ZF-001 - Calcite - make an offer

Krumlbach Valley, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 98 x 67 45 mm

Filigree calcite scalenohedra on phyllite matrix. A number of broken crystals does not overly distract the character of the specimen.

90-030 - Azurite and Malachite - make an offer

Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece

Size: 78 x 48 x 37 mm

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Oldtimer from now defunct Lavrion mining district. Azurite and malachite patches on a piece of karst matrix.

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