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August online report!

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This report is a summary about what has been going on with our featured mineral-dealers during the past month.


– The Arkenstone

There were no website updates from The Arkenstone this month, however their auction website, mineralauctions.com was very active.

Do not forget to check mineralauctions.com frequently, there are lots of fine mineral specimens available there, starting at 10$!

Here are a couple of sold specimens that caught my eye:

1 – Adamite – Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico – Small Cabinet

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2 – Vivianite – Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia – Small Cabinet

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– e-rocks

Hundreds or maybe thousands of minerals have been available on e-rocks this month, from various dealers from all around the world. Their auctions included all sorts of mineral specimens from rarities and micromounts up to cabinet-sized classics offering a huge variety and diversity to the happy bidders!

Here are three highlights:

1 – Annabergite – km-3 mine, Lavrion, Greece – Miniature

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2 – Fluorite – Esperanza mine, Mexico – Small Cabinet

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3 – Bournonite – Baia Sprie mine, Romania – Cabinet

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Photo Copyright – Christian Rewitzer

– Weinrich Minerals

Weinrich minerals with frequent website updates & auctions offer a great variety of minerals at nearly all price levels! August was another interesting month as usual and I would strongly encourage that you visit their website and use their advanced search tool to find a specimen for your collection!

Here are a couple of my favorites from their latest updates:

1 – Pyromorphite – Daoping Mine, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China – Small Cabinet

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2 – Neptunite with Benitoite – Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA – Small Cabinet

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– Bob Griffis Minerals

Bob Griffis Minerals kept their website up to date with three new mineral updates this month!

Their first update included thumbnails from a collection they acquired recently. Here is a nice one:

1 – Rhodochrosite with Pyrite – Sunnyside Mine (American Tunnel), Eureka District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA – Thumbnail

Rhodochrosite
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Their second update included Fluorite epimorphs from Colorado!

2 – Fluorite with Barite after Laumonite – Moffat Tunnel, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA – Large Cabinet

Fluorite with Barite after Laumonite - Moffat Tunnel, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
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Their third update and last one for this month included California Borates!

3 – Ulexite – U.S. Borax Mine, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California, USA – Small Cabinet

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Photo Copyright – Bob Griffis Minerals

– GreekRocks

Christos Spiromitros from GreekRocks has been posting weekly auctions on e-rocks with some of his better Greek Minerals and he will keep launching auctions in a weekly basis. Their latest update included some superb minerals from Greece and here are some of the highlights:

A superb, large alpine-type amethyst/smoky scepter from Kato Nevrokopi:

1 – Amethyst Scepters on Smoky Quartz – Greece, Macedonia, Drama, Kato Nevrokopi, Dasoto – Cabinet

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A killer pseudomorph:

2 – Romanechite after Selenite – Greece, Sterea Ellada, Attica, Lavrion, Kamariza mines – Cabinet

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A rare, beautiful Smithsonite from the European classic locality, Lavrion:

3 – Cadmium Smithsonite – Greece, Sterea Ellada, Attica, Lavrion, Jean Baptiste mine – Cabinet

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– Viamineralia

Our latest mineral-dealer addition, Viamineralia, owns a fine website with excellent, well-photographed mineral specimens. They also have frequent online auctions on e-rocks. Here are some highlights from their website:

1 – Calcite – Daye, Huangshi Pref., Hubei Prov., China – Small Cabinet

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2 – Rhodonite – Chirucu Mine, Huallanca, Ancash Dept., Peru – Miniature

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3 – Baryte – Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Morocco – Small Cabinet

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We will be posting reports from more dealers soon as most of the well-known mineral dealers have already accepted our invitation to join this venture and they will be with us soon!