Fall Americana Auction- October 2019

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Petroliana, Aviation, WWII, Art, Native Americana, Railroadiana
The Ken Prag Collection, The Virginia & Truckee Railroad Depot Collection, The Danforth WWII Aviation Collection, Mining, Minerals and Gold! And much more!
Welcome to our Fall Season Second-Chance Sale! If you missed any of our 2019 sales, now is your second chance to fill the holes in your collection. Once again we are offering an incredible selection of rarities covering a broad range of collecting categories, featuring hundreds of new items such as mineral, ore and high-grade gold specimens with runaway potential for gold collectors. We are offering another group of new offerings from Ken Prag’s world-class stock certificate collection, with 1850s and 1860s rare western mining stocks with such incredible vignettes, artwork and colors that they considered cataloguing them with the fabulous selection of artwork we have in this sale. Other items include new Native American silver and turquoise jewelry with vintage pieces from famous Navajo, Hopi and Cherokee artisans, some incredibly rare antique Petroliana and vintage Service/Gas Station signage, authentic Railroadiana and mining artifacts directly from the old Virginia and Truckee Railroad Depot in Virginia City, Nevada, a handful of gorgeous, mint condition cigar box labels from the famous Alexander Bellanova Collection, and more.
In this auction we are honored to present for the first-time a remarkable collection of WWII Aviation Memorabilia compiled by a lifetime enthusiast, Robert Wayne Danforth, a man who lived life to the fullest until his untimely death in 2003 at the age of 44. Robert was a well-rounded man: Vice President of a healthcare company, a devoted family man, advanced professional diving instructor, expert skier, herpetologist, gourmand and falconer, but perhaps his greatest passion was aviation. He became hooked as a child when his toy-salesman father took him to Osh Kosh to demo his model airplanes. There he learned to identify planes from the sound of their engines; on some level, they spoke to him. As Robert Danforth grew, so did his passion and his interest in aviation soon included pilots as well, particularly the heroic aviators of WWII due to their skill, audacity and gallantry. Because Robert understood there was very little time to interact with these aging Aces before they were gone, he set out to meet and talk to pilots and aviation artists and read all he could about air battles and sorties. He poured over aviation catalogs…… and he plunged. Because of his passion and enthusiasm, in just a few years Robert Danforth amassed an impressive collection of special aviation art, autographed and remarqued, as well as books, model airplanes, photographs and a treasure trove of memories, which we are proud to represent in this catalog. Robert Wayne Danforth’s Aviation Collection is being offered for the first time to other collectors, who will hopefully enjoy owning a piece of this renaissance man’s lifelong passion.
As promised, this sale has a nice group of items from Pierce Powell’s Collection from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Depot stockpile! We decided to start off with some of the most collectible Petroliana Signage we’ve ever offered, including pieces so rare that collector’s have been waiting for them to appear on the market for over a decade, like the 5 to 6’ brand name gasoline signs from the 1920s-1930s. Sticking to the same theme, we put in some old, hard-to-find road signs, some unique due to their original location and guide information, like one from California Automobile Club we know auto enthusiasts and sign collectors are going to like. This first batch from the V & T Depot is just the tip of the iceberg. Pierce Powell has amassed such an eclectic stockpile that it’s going to take two to three sales for us to lots together all the categories represented. Another lot herein offers some antique cast iron theatre seating from the Virginia City Theatre where Humphry Bogart and number of other famous stars attended a premier event in the 1930s. Powell’s collection has something for everybody so stay tuned to see what comes out of the old V&T Depot next.
Last but not least we are pleased to offer over 100 prized items from the Fred Holabird Collection. Fred has been a well-known Appraiser and Auctioneer with over 30 years of expertise in Western Americana collectibles, with an emphasis on mining, minerals, gold, coinage, ingots, tokens, stock certificates, railroads, bottles and just about anything old, rusty, dug from the dirt, or found in an attic somewhere west of the Mississippi. Fred has appraised some of the most valuable western collections in both public and private holdings, published over a dozen books, articles and papers, researched and sold as least a half a million pieces of the past, and produced over 100 world-class catalogs filled with never-before researched history and considered key reference works for dealers and collectors world-wide. Fred is widely regarded as world renowned expert in his field and despite his best efforts, over his career he has amassed his own modest, but impressive collection of rare and unique pieces he just could not resist, along with his own family heirlooms and childhood treasures that first sparked his interest in antiques, geology, and collectible Americana. Collectors have seen some of Fred’s personal items pop up in his auctions from time to time, but after cleaning out his own attic, Fred (Robin) is finally ready to lighten his load. This noteworthy sale includes a large group from the Fred Holabird Collection that seasoned collectors and dealers have been waiting to snatch up for decades! Some of Fred’s prized bottles and rare documents are worthy of special mention, but of everything in Fred’s collection, it is his personal reference library that deserves the most attention. Over his career Fred Holabird has earned national and international attention for groundbreaking historical discovers, which he has shared with the world through lectures, interviews and his published work. He is credited with solving hundreds of histories mysteries and uncovering key details about America’s past, through his extensive expertise in research and unconventional methods of piecing stories together. With his educational background in geology, Fred applies a scientific thought process to his research work, and through his field work he identifies invaluable sources of information, sometimes never before referenced. With a natural tenacity about finding answers, since high school he has been compiling some of the most valuable reference works extant for mining and western American historical research. Fred’s library has been his most valuable asset throughout his career, second only to his brilliant mind. For advanced researchers and those passionate about knowing the truth of our past, this sale will be a landmark event. Many of his books are extremely rare and hard-to find, while others are relatively unknown and of little use to the general public. Wherever you see “The Fred Holabird Collection” in this catalog, you may want to take a closer look, because even items that appear common at first glance are sure to have value, rarity or significant importance, if they belonged to Fred Holabird.
In addition to the new collections presented, October’s sale is your second chance to bid on select items from the incredible Wigwam Collection of Native Americana, a colorful, tapestry of hand-woven rugs and other textiles made by skilled Afghani, Persion, Serougen Indian, Pakistani, Armenian and other artisans from the early to mid 1900s out of the Ben-Tcahvtchavadze Collection, the last of the beautiful, rare antique marbles from the Stephen Harman Collection, two remaining one-of-a-kind, museum worthy Ordovician Era fossils from the Houghton Estate Collection, and finally the last batch in the building from the massive Brian Thaler Postcard Collection we’ve lotted in mixed groups with rarities and early gems hidden in every lot. Rather than “Second Chance”, this could be your LAST Chance to pick up a piece from these great collections.
Dealers do not want to skip over the re-listed items as many will not be available after this event. Also, we’ve once again devoted a special section to Dealers filled with specials and great bargains we’ve lotted specifically with re-sellers in mind. Lots in this section cover a wide variety of collectible categories with selections of items with good resale potential grouped together and estimated low, so there is high profit potential for Dealers who sell the items individually.

All in all this October sale represents an opportunity that many advanced collectors, researchers and historians may never see again.
October’s event is filled with great new offerings, and this auction is scheduled right on time to give yourself or the Collector in your life a little piece of history for the holidays.
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2.92 Troy Ounce Atlin Mining District Gold Nugget, Yukon  1089583000 - 2.92 Troy Ounce Atlin Mining District Gold Nugget, Yukon 108958
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice nugget from Atlin district near Skagway. about 1 x 2". 2.92 troy ounces.Great for a pendant. BUYER'S PREMIUM FOR GOLD IS 17.5% WHEN ...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to o******i for (5,000.00 + 1,025.00) x 1 = 6,025.00
 
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La Porte, California  Gold Nugget, 4.25 troy Ounces  1090623001 - La Porte, California Gold Nugget, 4.25 troy Ounces 109062
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large gold nugget weighing 4.25 troy ounces. "L" shaped, about 1.5" on a side and thick. Exact mined location lost to time. Mined mor...
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Start Price : 4,500.00 | Estimates : 9,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Atlin District "Pi" Gold Nugget, 3.14 ozs  1089573002 - Atlin District "Pi" Gold Nugget, 3.14 ozs 108957
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold nugget from the Atlin District, right over the border in Yukon from Skagway. Nugget weighs that magic mathematical number, "Pi". 3.1...
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Start Price : 3,250.00 | Estimates : 6,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Large Gold Nugget, 4.75 Troy Ounces  1090613003 - Large Gold Nugget, 4.75 Troy Ounces 109061
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California gold nugget weighing 4.75 troy ounces measuring 1.25" x 2" approximately. This is a nice heavy nugget worthy of any collection....
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to n*****6 for (9,250.00 + 1,618.75) x 1 = 10,868.75
 
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Large Yukon Gold Nugget, 5.01 ozs.  1089553004 - Large Yukon Gold Nugget, 5.01 ozs. 108955
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large gold nugget from Atlin District, BC near Skagway. 5.01 troy. about 2 x 3". Atlin is near Bennett Lake (remember the Cremation of Sam McGe...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 14,000.00
Sold to D******a for (9,500.00 + 1,662.50) x 1 = 11,162.50
 
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Squaw Creek Alaska 17.40 ounce Gold Nugget  1089543005 - Squaw Creek Alaska 17.40 ounce Gold Nugget 108954
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Another large nugget from Squaw Creek. (These are the only two nuggets we've ever sold from Squaw Creek). This nugget is shaped like one of the ...
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Estimates : 32,000.00 - 43,000.00
Sold to n*****6 for (31,000.00 + 5,425.00) x 1 = 36,425.00
 
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Squaw Creek, Haines, Alaska Skull Nugget, 33.83 troy ounces  1089533006 - Squaw Creek, Haines, Alaska Skull Nugget, 33.83 troy ounces 108953
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fabulous nugget in the shape of a skull, nearly identical to the skull used in pirate logos. This intriguing nugget weighs 33.82 troy ounces and measu
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Estimates : 90,000.00 - 105,000.00
Sold to n*****6 for (66,000.00 + 11,550.00) x 1 = 77,550.00
 
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Yukon/Skagway Gold Nugget, 4.51 ozs  1089563007 - Yukon/Skagway Gold Nugget, 4.51 ozs 108956
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4.51 troy ounce gold nugget from the Atlin mining district, just east of Skagway in Yukon. measures about 2.5 x 1.5". a beauty! City: State:...
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Start Price : 4,500.00 | Estimates : 9,000.00 - 14,000.00
 
 
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Alaska Giant Gold Nugget in the Shape of Australia!  38.39ozs 1090603007b - Alaska Giant Gold Nugget in the Shape of Australia! 38.39ozs 109060
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large 38.37 troy ounce gold nugget roughly in the shape of Australia. 3 x 4.5". This nugget was mined at Ganes Creek, Alaska, which is known f...
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Estimates : 80,000.00 - 100,000.00
Sold to n*****6 for (81,000.00 + 14,175.00) x 1 = 95,175.00
 
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Gold Nugget, SS Central America  1085383008 - Gold Nugget, SS Central America 108538
Holabird Western Americana Collections
gold nugget found on the SS Central America in the first recovery. This is a real nugget that was mined in 1857 or before, and went down with the ship
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to M*****l for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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California Gold in Quartz oval pendant  574483009 - California Gold in Quartz oval pendant 57448
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.25” gold pendant which opens to two small photos. The original glass is still present on the left side, absent on the right side. No photos present,
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Jewelry / Diamond, Emerald & Gold Ring.  1021033010 - Jewelry / Diamond, Emerald & Gold Ring. 102103
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very beautiful , diamond, emerald, and gold ladies ring. It is stamped 750KT weight, yellow gold with a flat shank, and a bright polish finish. One be
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to w**********r for (1,300.00 + 325.00) x 1 = 1,625.00
 
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Diamond Ring - Vintage Ladies Solitare with 1 Kt Rock  1094803011 - Diamond Ring - Vintage Ladies Solitare with 1 Kt Rock 109480
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. size 7.75. This solitaire diamond is 6.18 mm outside measurement, depth is 4.5mm, European cut. Set in 14 carat gold. Total weight is 2 grams
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to k*****f for (2,200.00 + 484.00) x 1 = 2,684.00
 
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Green Turquoise Collection  1089473012 - Green Turquoise Collection 108947
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fine group of greenish turquoise from the American West removed from Jewelry in Montana. This group includes a great variety with differing matrix col
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Start Price : 700.00 | Estimates : 1,400.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Semi-Precious Cut Stones  1089483013 - Semi-Precious Cut Stones 108948
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of 47 pieces of semi-precious cut and polished stones removed from jewelry in Montana. There are some beauties in here, including seve
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Turquoise - Choice Spiderweb  1089463014 - Turquoise - Choice Spiderweb 108946
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spiderweb turquoise from the American West removed from jewelry in Montana. About 21 pieces comprised of 47 grams, including some backing on a few pie
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Turquoise - Jeweler's Lot  1089453015 - Turquoise - Jeweler's Lot 108945
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wonderful lot of cut, polished turquoise from the American West. Approximately 170 grams, including some backing material. The size range is from a
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Galena Tucson Poster signed by Chip Clark  912393016 - Galena Tucson Poster signed by Chip Clark 91239
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original 1989 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Poster GALENA Signed by Chip Clark. 17" x 22". City: Tucson State: Arizona Date: c1989
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f*****y for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Quartz Crystal Cluster - 6.8 pounds  886023017 - Quartz Crystal Cluster - 6.8 pounds 88602
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an approximately 6.8 pound cluster of many water-clear quartz crystals, the largest being nearly an inch between parallel faces and about two
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California  530323018 - Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California 53032
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An attractive, classic specimen of this unusual silicate of potassium, sodium, lithium, iron, manganese, and titanium. The Benitoite Gem Mine (Dallas
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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San Bernardino Mining Stock Certificates (9)  1058023019 - San Bernardino Mining Stock Certificates (9) 105802
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. 1) Bull Run Mining and Development. Striking look with lots of red print on brown safety paper. 1907. NUMBER 4 of 1 share, Since it is an
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r********5 for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Rhodochrosite and Tetrahedrite, Quartz from Sweet Home Mine, Colorado  530663020 - Rhodochrosite and Tetrahedrite, Quartz from Sweet Home Mine, Colorado 53066
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado is the source of world's finest crystals of rhodochrosite (manganese carbonate). Originally opened in the ...
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 1,800.00 - 5,250.00
 
 
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Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Colorado  530733021 - Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Colorado 53073
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A superb specimen of rhodochrosite and quartz from the Hedgehog Pocket in the world-famous Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado. The rhodochrosite crystals
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Start Price : 700.00 | Estimates : 1,400.00 - 4,125.00
 
 
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Malachite from Mashanba West Mine, Democratic Republic of Congo  530693022 - Malachite from Mashanba West Mine, Democratic Republic of Congo 53069
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Malachite is a bright green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral which occurs in many crystal habits and forms. This fantastic specimen features long (7
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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Gold-Silver Specimen from the Esmeralda Lode (Gottschalk Collection)  998703023 - Gold-Silver Specimen from the Esmeralda Lode (Gottschalk Collection) 99870
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Esmeralda lode. 1.5” x 1” , Gottschalk specimen. Bottom of label reads: "black is silver ore, $8-16/ton, trace of gold. Brown is gold ore, $14-...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Virgin Valley Fire Opal, 95.8 Ct  1085363024 - Virgin Valley Fire Opal, 95.8 Ct 108536
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large and spectacular Virgin Valley Fire opal, 98.5 ct. Found at the classic Virgin Valley Opal site in northern Nevada, this is one of the bets we&...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Nevada  Sulfur Specimens  893043025 - Nevada Sulfur Specimens 89304
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 approx 1.5" cube Nevada Sulfur specimens City: State: Nevada Date:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Barite and Calcite from Elk Creek, South Dakota  530753026 - Barite and Calcite from Elk Creek, South Dakota 53075
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Elk Creek, Meade County, South Dakota locality is well known for producing fabulous specimens of golden barite crystals on an attractively contras
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee  530493027 - Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee 53049
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A superb calcite crystal on dolostone matrix from the Elmwood Mine, near Carthage, Tennessee. This large, twinned and doubly terminated calcite crysta
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 2,250.00
 
 
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Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee  530093028 - Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee 53009
Holabird Western Americana Collections
First opened in the 1970s, the Elmwood Mine (the Elmwood-Gordonsville-Cumberland mining complex) has produced some of the world's finest calcite...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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Fluorite and Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee  530073029 - Fluorite and Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee 53007
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a classic mineral specimen from the Elmwood mine near Carthage, Tennessee. The specimen features light purple, cubic crystals of fluorite and
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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Travertine Stalactites from Cave Mine, UT  873683030 - Travertine Stalactites from Cave Mine, UT 87368
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 travertine stalactites from Cave Mine, UT. 7-20" long City: Cave Mine State: Utah Date:
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Deer Trail Mine High Grade  886153031 - Deer Trail Mine High Grade 88615
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a nearly 13-pound specimen of high-grade ore blasted from a working face of the Deer Trail Mine in the Mount Baldy District in the Tushar Moun
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********y for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Deer Trail Mine, UT Specimen  886063032 - Deer Trail Mine, UT Specimen 88606
Holabird Western Americana Collections
High grade specimen from Deer Trail Mine, UT. 4x2.75" City: State: Utah Date:
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Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to m********y for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore  886253033 - Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore 88625
Holabird Western Americana Collections
More than five pounds of high-grade ore from the Ophir Hill Mining District consisting of eleven pieces ranging in size from one-inch to four-inch lar
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore  886163034 - Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore 88616
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two massive high-grade specimens from the Ophir Hill Mining District in Utah, weighing approximately 11 pounds total. Prominent pyrite and possibly ch
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********y for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore  886173035 - Ophir Mine District, Utah, High-grade Ore 88617
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a splendid specimen of high-grade ore from the Ophir Hill Mining District in Utah. The massive 7.8-pound piece shows a thick layer of pyrite/c
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********y for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Ophir Mine District, Utah, Mineral Specimens  886143036 - Ophir Mine District, Utah, Mineral Specimens 88614
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of 22 specimens from the Ophir Mining District in the Oquirrh Mountains of Tooele County, Utah. Most contain bright massive or cr
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Spodumene from Afghanistan  531243037 - Spodumene from Afghanistan 53124
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fine example of the yellow "triphane" variety of the mineral spodumene. The varietal term "triphane" is derived from the Greek...
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 2,250.00
 
 
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Spodumene v. Kunzite from Afghanistan  531323038 - Spodumene v. Kunzite from Afghanistan 53132
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a WOW specimen. Kunzite is the pink to lilac colored gem variety of the mineral Spodumene. Spodumene is a common mineral in gem-bearing pegmat
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Crystalline Silver Specimen  1081273039 - Crystalline Silver Specimen 108127
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful Western Australia crystalline silver specimen. 8.2 grams, 40 x 34 mm. City: State: Australia Date:
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 1,800.00 - 3,600.00
 
 
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Elbaite (Tourmaline) from Brazil  530103040 - Elbaite (Tourmaline) from Brazil 53010
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fine elbaite (tourmaline) specimen from the famous Barra de Salinas District (mouth of Salinas river) in the Coronel Murta district of Minas Gera
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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Boleite and Para Atacamite Ore Specimen  1086143041 - Boleite and Para Atacamite Ore Specimen 108614
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold on Boleite (blue) and Para Atacamite (green) from Sierra Gorda near Antofagasta Chile. 59 mm x 38 mm; 15 mm thick. 47.4 grams. Antofagasta is a
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Azurite and Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, China  530423042 - Azurite and Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, China 53042
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large, colorful specimen of azurite (blue) and malachite (green) crystals from the underground workings at the now exhausted Liufengshan Mine in Anh
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Estimates : 875.00 - 2,625.00
Sold to N*********R for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Beryl v. Aquamarine and Cassiterite from China  530643043 - Beryl v. Aquamarine and Cassiterite from China 53064
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fantastic combination specimen featuring the three most important collector species found at Mt. Xuebaoding. The specimen features: several gemmy, l
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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Calcite and Fluorite from Xianghualing Mine, China  530683044 - Calcite and Fluorite from Xianghualing Mine, China 53068
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An attractive specimen featuring a "matrix" of light green fluorite crystals upon which has grown a lustrous, flattened, translucent, colo...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Calcite from China  530353045 - Calcite from China 53035
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two large, sharp, lustrous, bi-colored (white and brick-red) calcite crystals are perched on a matrix rock covered by smaller, off-white, scalenohedra
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 3,225.00
 
 
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Calcite v. Manganoan and Quartz from China  530503046 - Calcite v. Manganoan and Quartz from China 53050
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This specimen features interesting and attractive, stacked crystals of light pink manganoan calcite on a matrix of well-crystallized quartz. The manga
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,625.00
 
 
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Cassiterite and Muscovite from China  530703047 - Cassiterite and Muscovite from China 53070
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mount Xuebaoding literally means "Snowy Treasure Peak" in Mandarin Chinese. The mountain (18,333 ft) is located near the easternmost edge ...
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Start Price : 625.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 3,750.00
 
 
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Fluorite and Calcite from China  531333048 - Fluorite and Calcite from China 53133
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A brand new occurrence for fluorite in Fujian Province, China. This attractive specimen features a complex cluster of greenish fluorite crystals havin
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,875.00
 
 
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