Gold Rush Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our Gold Rush sale of 2018!!

The sale features the Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection
and a number of other prominent collections.

Mr. Adams has been collecting for over 40 years, and along the way assembled perhaps the best collection in private hands, making this sale a “Once in a Lifetime Event.” His specialty is an area few Americans ever knew about- the Georgia - North Carolina gold rush, c1799-1840’s, literally decades before the California Gold Rush. Just think about some of the great pieces in this collection:

*The first Gold Company stock certificate (1807)

*1830 Letter from Georgia Bank to US Mint asking what to do with the gold coming in

*Gold Lottery Tickets for Georgia land

*Gold Lot Deeds with Medals rarely seen by collectors

*Pigeon Roost Mining Co. scrip collection (1835-1838), possibly the finest assembled

*Belfast Mining Co. scrip collection (1830’s), finest assembled

*Dahlonega, Charlotte, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia Mint gold bullion receipts

*Gold Rush era private assayer bullion receipts from California, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Arizona

*1840’s, 1850’s and 1860’s mining company stock certificates from both the east (Appalachian gold belt) and the West (California, Nevada, Colorado) – the best offering to date.

*Over two dozen different Nevada territorial stock certificates.

These tidbits are part of this unique sale, which makes it the best offering of its kind in history.

The Gold Rush sale is nothing short of phenomenal.

The Gold Rush Setting

Here is the setting under which the gold discoveries in Georgia and North Carolina were made:

…Imagine a world before the civil war, before the gold rush, right after the United States was formed. We had just created our first coinage in the early to mid 1790’s. As a country, we had just 16 states by 1800, which crept up to 24 states by 1821 and remained there for 15 years! Development of the areas south and west of and in the original 13 states was slow. It was called the “western frontier”. The “America” then consisted of Native Americans and expats from western Europe looking for a better life. Most were farmers or merchants. The “scientists” of the western world remained in western Europe. Mankind dint know much about geology- indeed, the first geologic map was printed in Europe in 1799, and it would take another 25-30 years before we had anything similar in America. The science of ore deposits was not well understood, and was only just recently out from under the mystique of Alchemy.

Enter the discovery of a gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799. It took fully 29 years before substantive gold discoveries were made in Georgia and North Carolina. Here is the amazing part- these discoveries were made from good-old American ingenuity. Not one single miner had an education in mining in Europe. As far as is known, not a single man in the Georgia, North Carolina gold rush had been a miner. These men developed the ability to look for gold and mining systems on their own in the American wilderness, a marvelous feat of accomplishment – a true iconic part of American ingenuity at its best.

More on the Auction

To add to this remarkable collection are hundreds of mining artifacts, including many collected from Georgia mines, as well as a fantastic Numismatic library inclusive of many rarities.

*Other collections featured include the collection of Robert Bennett, a well known mining geologist who spent a good part of his career working the Goldfield district. During his 45-plus year career, he collected high grade ore specimens from many major mines he was lucky enough to work on, and these are dutifully included in this sale, as are gold and fabulous turquoise specimens from longtime collector Jerry Gray of Carson City.

*Our friend Vern Potter, a national ephemera dealer known to all, retired from the business and gave us his massive collection, some of which is here, including gold rush era exchanges, important maps, and special documents you haven’t seen in decades (more in coming sales!). Added to this are pieces from the Ken Prag Collection, which keeps on coming with great rarities!

*Gold rush era coins, such as a complete Hart gold token set, -all graded and holdered; a number of Carson City coins; a fabulous 999 fine golden egg custom made for an Arizona collector in 1982; gold rush era soda bottles in hues of cobalt blue, teal, green from San Francisco, Sacramento and Savannah; Nevada mining camp bottles; Pawnee Bill full color posters – an integral part of Western history all supplement an otherwise terrific sale; and choice western mining photographs.

*Rare books with a mining theme are also present, from several collections, including the Robert Fulton collection (former head of Univ. Nevada, reno in the 1920’s). A key piece from one of the collections is an inscribed Sutro Tunnel book to Melville Atwood from the “Father of Arizona” Charles D. Poston.

*The mining stock certificate collections offered here are among the best ever offered by us. They include four major collections. including the Laguna Collection of rare Arizona stocks, part of a major Bodie collection, antique firearms, and rare Tahoe gaming chips.

*Western revenue checks with a focus on the Comstock Lode

Auction Schedule

Day One (Lots 1000-1755)
Numismatics (1000-1577)
U.S. Mint (1000-1068)
Coins & Coins Collectibles (1069-1208)
Ingots (1209-1215)
Currency, Scrip, & Currency Collectibles (1216-1357)
Checks & Exchanges (1358-1424)
Tokens (1425-1489)
Medals (1490-1553)
Scales (1554-1581)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (1582-1693)
Adams & Co. (1582-1606)
Wells Fargo (1607-1676)
Other Express (1677-1693)

World’s Fair & Expositions (1694-1707)

Gaming (1708-1728)

Jewelry & Watches (1729-1755)


Day Two (Lots 1756-1770) & (Lots 2000-2731)
Gold Nuggets & Specimens (1756-1770)
Minerals (2000-2149)
Mining Part I (2150-2731)
Assay (2150-2278)
Explosives (2279-2291)
Mining Lighting (2292-2298)
Mining Artifacts & Tools (2299-2231)
Mining Art (2232-2354)
Geographic (Alabama-California) (2355-2731)

Day Three (Lots 3000-3727)
Mining Part II
Geographic (Colorado-Foreign) (3000-3691)
Books (3692-3727)

Day Four (Lots 4000-4717)
Bottles (4000-4094)
Railroadiana (4095-4222)
Passes (4095-4176)
Ephemera (4177-4222)
Civil War (4223-4259)
Pawnee Bill Broadsides (4260 & 4261)
Firearms & Weaponry (4262-4315)
General Americana feat. California & Georgia Gold Rush Ephemera
Geographic Sort (4316-4637)
Miscellaneous incl. Art, General Store, Maps, & Books (4638-4717)





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Large Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen1756 - Large Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large Georgia gold in quartz specimen from the Adams Collection. Mine designation not known. 3.5 x 2.5 x 2", red iron stain along fracture s as...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to p********w.. for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen1757 - Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fine Georgia gold in quartz specimen similar to the larger specimen here from the Adams Collection. Mine designation not known. Typical reddish quartz
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to c*********p for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Georgia Gold Nugget1758 - Georgia Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large Georgia gold nugget with quartz, possibly from White County. 29.1 grams, from the Adams Collection. about 3/4" cube. HWAC# 61623
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to b*********r for (1,450.00 + 304.50) x 1 = 1,754.50
 
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Two Crystalline Gold Specimens1759 - Two Crystalline Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two crystalline gold specimens from the Adams Collection. No locality shown. One is a dark brown quartz breccia gossan, the other on white quartz. 21
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********5 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Native Gold in Cobble1760 - Native Gold in Cobble
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native gold in iron stained quartz cobble from Georgia. Location info not retained. 22 grams total weight. Gold is apparent on one end of the cobble.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen1761 - Georgia Gold in Quartz Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Georgia gold from the Turkey Hill Mine at Dahlonega. Small leaf visible gold in quartz. 1 x 2". specimen weight 36.1 grams. Turkey Hill was pe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********5 for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Georgia Gold Specimen1762 - Georgia Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small Georgia gold specimen, native gold in gossan. 10.3 grams. Probably found in placer operation, as the gold has worn surfaces. one half inch cube.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to a*********y for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Placer Gold from The Chestatee River1763 - Placer Gold from The Chestatee River
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15.1 grams of placer gold from the Chestatee River from the Al Adams collection. All fine native gold. The Chestatee River cuts the lower (southern) p
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t****7 for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Calhoun Mine Gold1764 - Calhoun Mine Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Calhoun Mine gold, mined by Jesse Austin, c1980's. Austin was also the owner of the Turkey Hill mine near the Calhoun. This is just about 1.5 ou...
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Start Price : 1,400.00 | Estimates : 2,800.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Gold in Quartz Nugget1765 - Gold in Quartz Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
53.4 grams, showy nugget about 1 x 2". Probably over an ounce of gold. Location not recorded. HWAC# 61630
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,700.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to a******k for (1,600.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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California Crystalline Gold1766 - California Crystalline Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
California crystalline gold in quartz. 27.8 grams, very heavy for its size, thus probably much more gold than visible. about 1.5" cube. locatio...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to b*********r for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
 
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Gold Specimen from the Consolidated Gold Mine1767 - Gold Specimen from the Consolidated Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Crystalline gold specimen purchased by Adams from the Consolidated Gold Mine at Dahlonega. About 1.5" square. 15 grams. HWAC# 61632
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to b*********r for (950.00 + 199.50) x 1 = 1,149.50
 
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Gold Nugget1768 - Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
25.6 gram gold nugget, source unknown, from the Adams Collection. about 1" cube. HWAC# 61633
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,900.00
Sold to t****7 for (1,250.00 + 312.50) x 1 = 1,562.50
 
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Royal Mine Gold Specimens1769 - Royal Mine Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three small crystalline gold specimens from the Royal Mine near Hodson, California, Calaveras County, California from the Adams Collection. 7 grams. H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to w*******9 for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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SS Central America Gold Nuggets1770 - SS Central America Gold Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two gold nuggets mined in 1857 and recovered from the SS Central America wreck, sold through Stacks-Bowers, and sold to Al Adams. 14.2 grams, with or
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to t****7 for (1,600.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Bisbee Copper Nuggets2000 - Bisbee Copper Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
About a dozen copper nuggets from Bisbee Arizona found by a metal detectorist. The Nuggets range in size from two or 3 inches long to six. Most have s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Sadie Green Variscite2001 - Sadie Green Variscite
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sadie green variscite, polished cabochons. Beautiful pale mint green, dark green matrix: #7A large oval weighs 21g. #7B, two small polished oval stone
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Storm Cloud Turquoise2002 - Storm Cloud Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One large polished specimen--#13 weighs 142.7 g. Most of the other are unpolished specimens. #14, small chips, weighs 5.8 g. #15 weighs 27 g. #16 weig
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Two Chrysocolla Specimens2003 - Two Chrysocolla Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are high quality pieces of chrysocolla. #88 weighs 3g, 15 carats. #89 weighs 9g, 49 carats. Chrysocolla is a mineral that can be soft and fragil
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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High Grade Gold Specimen from the Golden Chariot Mine2004 - High Grade Gold Specimen from the Golden Chariot Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold specimen from the Golden Chariot mine near Julian California. Collected 1968. This 1.5 x 2.5" specimen contains visible gold in a black ba...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********p for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2005 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded chalcedony Vein. 5x5x3". This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homestake Mining Company. The gold is found...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********s.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2006 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded chalcedony Vein. High Grade Mineralization. 5x4x2". This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homestake Mining...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********s.. for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2007 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded vein w/ barite. With box work. 7x3.5x4". This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homestake Mining Company. T...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********s.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2008 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cinnabar fracture filling. This is Northern California's largest Gold Mine. It was a late discovery. 5.5x4x4.5". This is a modern day gold ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********s.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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McLaughin Gold Mine2009 - McLaughin Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
San Quenton siliceous sinter. 4x3.5x2.5". Field Guide: Norm Lehrman. This is a modern day gold mining operation. This open pit is run by Homest...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Gold in Quartz from Nevada County, California2010 - Gold in Quartz from Nevada County, California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The northern Sierra Nevada is home to numerous important gold deposits. These include the famous lode districts and placer deposits of Nevada County w
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Start Price : 1,800.00 | Estimates : 3,600.00 - 5,400.00
 
 
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Gold Leaf Specimen from California2011 - Gold Leaf Specimen from California
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fine, California leaf gold specimen was previously in the mineral collection of F. John Barlow (Specimen #G-157). Barlow was passionate about col
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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High Grade Ore Specimen from the Bulldog Mine2012 - High Grade Ore Specimen from the Bulldog Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three specimens of high-grade silver from the Bulldog mine in Creede, Colorado. The largest is a slab is 2.5" long 1 1/2 inches wide of approxi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Cresson Gold Mine2013 - Cresson Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fluorite, quartz, pyrite cemented breccia from the Cresson mine. 4x4.5x3". The Cresson Gold Mine was one of the most important of the Cripple C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Cresson Gold Mine2014 - Cresson Gold Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fluorite, quartz, pyrite cemented breccia from the Cresson mine. 3.5x3x2". The Cresson Gold Mine was one of the most important of the Cripple C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado2015 - Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An important, rich specimen of wire gold in quartz from the historically significant Ibex / Little Jonny Mine area. Margaret "Molly" Brown...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado2016 - Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This rich, wire gold specimen was uncovered by metal detector during the last 20 years. The specimen was most recently in the mineral collection of Br
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Start Price : 6,250.00 | Estimates : 12,500.00 - 18,750.00
 
 
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Two High Grade Colorado Ore Specimens2017 - Two High Grade Colorado Ore Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different Colorado high-grade gold silver specimens. The smaller specimen is a 3.2 gram slab showing native silver and native gold from the Bulldo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan2018 - Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An exceptionally well-crystallized copper specimen from the historically important copper mining province of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. While c
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Start Price : 2,250.00 | Estimates : 4,500.00 - 6,750.00
 
 
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Esmeralda Gold Silver-mine2019 - Esmeralda Gold Silver-mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded quartz vein with common fine disseminated grains of electrum mainly in the darker bands. High grade gold throughout. 2.5" diameter. 5&q...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Blue June Mine Turquoise Specimens2020 - Blue June Mine Turquoise Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three specimens from Blue June, deep turquoise colr with black matrix. These are unusual looking, and nice. #40 weighs 39g. # 41, a pendant weighs 8g,
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Oregon Ledge, Austin Silver Specimen2021 - Oregon Ledge, Austin Silver Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This specimen from the area of the Oregon Mine contains silver sulfides, polybasite, stephanite, pyrargyrite, and tetrahedrite. 19.71 ounces. 5.3 x 10
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Three Reese River District High Grade Silver Specimens2022 - Three Reese River District High Grade Silver Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three slabs of native silver and oxide silver minerals in quartz. Two are about 2" square, the other 1" square. collected by Jerry Gray. T...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Two Lots of McGinnis Turquoise2023 - Two Lots of McGinnis Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These lots are polished carefully. They are small, but beautiful! #11 weighs 2.4g (deep turquoise color) and #12 is 4g (pale blue turquoise). "...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Big Smoky Valley Gold2024 - Big Smoky Valley Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large specimen from the Big Smoky Valley. 86 g, 2 inch cube, plus slab. Dark brown Gossen with pyrite, some native gold. Also comes with the second pi
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Original Bullfrog High Grade Specimens2025 - Original Bullfrog High Grade Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirteen specimens from the Original Bullfrog collected by Jerry Gray. Most show some visible gold, but not in huge quantities. Size varies from appro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Bullfrog Gold Silver mine2026 - Bullfrog Gold Silver mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice. Electrum in banded quartz vein w/ quartz after calcite texture. Abundant concentration. 2.5x4.5x0.5". (This specimen was found at the ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Carlin Mine Turquoise2027 - Carlin Mine Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These extrordinary specimens are from the Carlin Nevada Turquoise Mine. A deep rich turquoise color veined with black matrix. #9, polished, weighs 20.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t****7 for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Gold and Silver Specimen from Como, Nevada2028 - Gold and Silver Specimen from Como, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Boyle Tunnel Mine. Contains hydrothermal gold and silver ore (silver sulfides). 8.86 troy ounces. 5.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm. Como was first mined in the 186
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Estimates : 260.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********y for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Pine Nut Mtns Gold Specimen2029 - Pine Nut Mtns Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pine Nut Mountains, Reed claims. Nevada. High-grade gold in quartz slab. The piece weighs 16 g. The pine Nut range had two major gold areas, the large
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Crown Point Mine Gold Specimens2030 - Crown Point Mine Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 silver-gold ore specimens collected from the Crown Point Mine within the Comstock Lode. Samples range from 1 to 3 inches in diameter. Minera
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m********y for (1,050.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,312.50
 
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Florence Mine High Grade Specimen2031 - Florence Mine High Grade Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
High-grade gold or from the Florence mine. Two small pieces of exceptional high-grade each about an inch long. Collected by Jerry Gray. Location: Gold
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Goldfield High Grade Ore Specimens2032 - Goldfield High Grade Ore Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two small three-quarter inch square ultra high-grade gold specimens from the famous Mohawk mine, in the gut of the district. This exceptional high-gra
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Diamondfield Occurrence2033 - Diamondfield Occurrence
Holabird Western Americana Collections
High Grade. Grains & crystals of diaspore-AlO(OH)-in matrix & on fractures; Ransome's Sandstorm Rhyolite & Ashley's Tsf1 -sedime...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m********y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Diamondfield Occurrence2034 - Diamondfield Occurrence
Holabird Western Americana Collections
High Grade. Grains & crystals of diaspore-AlO(OH)-in matrix & on fractures; Ransome's Sandstorm Rhyolite & Ashley's Tsf1 -sedime...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m********y for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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East Goldfield area2035 - East Goldfield area
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sample of acid leached Milltown Andesite with native sulfur - an example of a high level fumarole or solfatara in the Goldfield district. 9x6x4"...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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NE Goldfield area2036 - NE Goldfield area
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sample of banded chalcedony vein with layered chalcedony vug filling. 4x4x2". (This specimen was found at the mine by a professional geologist ...
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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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Hollister Gold-Silver Mine2037 - Hollister Gold-Silver Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sample of banded opaline silica from the Hollister mine area 5.5x4.5x3.5". Field Guide: staff. (This specimen was found at the mine by a profes...
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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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Fox Mine Turquoise2038 - Fox Mine Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fox Mine turquoise nuggets. #24 weighs 24.8g. Fox Turquoise can be found in various shades of green and blue with both often occurring in the same sto
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada2039 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful sawed specimen of crustification banded quartz vein, 2 x 3 x 7". Trace visible small particles free gold and electrum. Multiple mi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen2040 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sawed specimen of crustification banded quartz vein, 1 x 2 x 2 1/2". Trace visible small particles electrum and naumannite (?) in dark gray b...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen2041 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sawed specimen 3/4 x 1 x 3 1/2" Banded quartz vein mineralized with moderate finely disseminated native gold and electrum. Light gray quartz b...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen2042 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1 x 1 x 2" Specimen of variegated quartz vein with visible gold, electrum, and naumannite (?). Elko Prince is well known mine and Holabird ha...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen2043 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen
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Sawed specimen of quartz vein 1 x 2 x 3" from Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada. Vein of light gray quartz bands undulating pattern. Contains t...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimens2044 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two matching pieces from saw cut of specimen of quartz vein, each 1/2 x 1 x 2" from Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada. Vein consists of dark gra...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Elko Prince, June Bell and Miners Gold Mines Specimens2045 - Elko Prince, June Bell and Miners Gold Mines Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three banded vein outcrop specimens suitable for diamond sawing. The first is from the Elko Prince Mine, 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" banded quartz ve...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Esmeralda Mine Specimen2046 - Esmeralda Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sawed specimen 1/4 x 2 x 2" of mottled quartz vein with traces of disseminated native gold and electrum. The Esmeralda Mine is in the south pa...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to m********y for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Esmeralda Mine Specimens2047 - Esmeralda Mine Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two specimens, one is 1 x 2 x 4" and the other is 1 x 1 x 1/4' sawed. Larger specimen consists of late white quartz cementing breccia frag...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Gold Circle Mine Specimens2048 - Gold Circle Mine Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two specimens, both 2 x 2 x 1". One specimen consists of light gray to med gray quartz banded and brecciated vein with traces of tiny gold par...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Gold Crown Mine Specimen2049 - Gold Crown Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Specimen 2 x 2 x 3 1/2" Sawcut displays medium gray quartz veining supporting light-gray breccia fragments. Dark gray veining would contain t...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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June Bell Mine Specimen2050 - June Bell Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1 x 2 x 2" Sawed specimen. Attractive concentric quartz vein banding similar to a solid geode or thunder egg. Locally some disseminated elect...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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June Bell Mine Specimen2051 - June Bell Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sawed specimen 1/4 x 1 x 2" Banded quartz vein mineralized with finely disseminated native gold and electrum in darker, central band. June Bel...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Little Jewel Mine Specimen2052 - Little Jewel Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Specimen 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/2". Dark gray 3/4" dense quartz vein cutting altered rhyolite wall rock. Two or more specks of visible gold...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Midas Gold Ore2053 - Midas Gold Ore
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1.5 x 3.5" slab of banded quartz with native silver and native gold. 31.1 g, unpolished, choice ore specimen from this important northern Nevad...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Midas High Grade2054 - Midas High Grade
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Three choice high-grade slabs from Midas. Each about an inch and a half square. These specimens show high-grade native gold in banded quartz with blac
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Midas High Grade Gold Specimens2055 - Midas High Grade Gold Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two choice high grade specimens from Midas. Classic banded quartz with bright visible gold in dark bands with black oxide silver minerals. slabs abou
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Miners Gold Mine Specimen2056 - Miners Gold Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" Sawed slab of complex vein banded with breccia bands. Locally abundant electrum and naumannite in dark gray .stringers. V...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Miners Gold Mine Specimen2057 - Miners Gold Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
5 x 2 x 2" specimen consists of strongly mineralized gold-silver bearing quartz vein. Contains traces of visible gold. Miners Gold Mine in no...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Miners Gold Mine Specimen2058 - Miners Gold Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Interesting textures of vein quartz banding with small vugs of crystalline quartz. Specimen 2 x 2 x 1". Miners Gold Mine is in the north part...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to m********y for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Old Judge Mine Specimens2059 - Old Judge Mine Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two specimens, both sawed, one 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/2" and the other 1/2 x 2 x 3".The first specimen consists of a light gray band and a medium...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Rex Mine, Midas, Nevada2060 - Rex Mine, Midas, Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two specimens of strongly mineralized gold silver-bearing brecciated quartz vein. One specimen 3/4 x 2 x 4", a 1 x 1" sawed surface; the ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Ripsaw Mine Specimen2061 - Ripsaw Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sawed specimen 1/2 x 1 x 1" quartz vein breccia with disseminated native gold and electrum. Very unusual vesicular texture of very small round...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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St. Paul Mine Specimen2062 - St. Paul Mine Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1/2 x 2 x 3" Sawed specimen of strongly mineralized quartz vein containing significant amounts of electrum and also naumannite. The St. Paul Mi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********y for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Gold Crown Gold-Silver Vein2063 - Gold Crown Gold-Silver Vein
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drill core with crystalline calcite in vein, RMC-69, down-hole depth 546. 4 ft. 2.5" diameter. 4" long. (This specimen was found at the mi...
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Pilot Mountain Turquoise Specimens2064 - Pilot Mountain Turquoise Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pilot Mountain specimens from Mineral County, a turquoise green color. #27 weighs 45g. #28 weighs 10g. #29 weighs 26g. The Pilot Mountain Turquoise Mi
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Spiderweb Matrix Turquoise2065 - Spiderweb Matrix Turquoise
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These specimens are a beautiful green/turquoise color with a brown matrix. The mine is in Esmerelda County in the Candelaria Hills, within a mile of t
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6******n for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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National Mine Ore2066 - National Mine Ore
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Banded quartz slab, 2.25 by 3 inches. Visible native gold with oxide silver minerals. Jerry Gray collection. 36.5 g Date: Location: National
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Crystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada2067 - Crystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Round Mountain is one of the giant gold deposits of the world. The total metal content of the system is estimated at approximately 20 million ounces o
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 9,750.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (4,750.00 + 1,187.50) x 1 = 5,937.50
 
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Crystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada2068 - Crystallized Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This specimen demonstrates why crystallized gold specimens from the huge, open-pit Round Mountain Mine so highly prized by mineral collectors. Round M
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Original Bullfrog Mine Ore2069 - Original Bullfrog Mine Ore
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two slabs with cut surfaces of Bullfrog ore from the original Bullfrog mine showing specks of native gold. These specimens are clearly from the origin
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********y for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Bingham Canyon Copper Mine2070 - Bingham Canyon Copper Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large mass of granular to crystalline pyrite. 4x4x4". Field Guide: staff. (This specimen was found at the mine by a professional geologist who ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Red Lion Mine2071 - Red Lion Mine
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Altered Hasmark Limestone with visible gold flecks in host & limonite pseudomorphs after pyrite. 5.5x3.5x2.5". (This specimen was found at ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine2072 - Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful. Drill core with crystalline barite in vug, RL-264, down-hole depth 833.3 ft. 2.5" diameter. 8.5" long. (This specimen was found...
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Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine2073 - Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine
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Clay altered rhyolite with marcasite ± barite-clay-gold mineralization on fractures. 4x6x4.5". Field Guide: staff. (This specimen was foun...
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Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine2074 - Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Clay altered rhyolite with marcasite ± barite-clay-gold mineralization on fractures. 6x3.5x3". Field Guide: staff. (This specimen was foun...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine2075 - Rosebud Gold-Silver Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Calcite, Maracite ± Barite crystals on plates of marcasite with minor pyrite. 2x2x1". Field Guide: staff. (This specimen was found at the ...
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Round Mountain Gold2076 - Round Mountain Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different gold specimens from Round Mountain, Crystalline, leaf, and the third closer to a nugget. The samples are all small in small plastic bo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to U**6 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Scraper Springs Occurrence2077 - Scraper Springs Occurrence
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Zunyite Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl - Massive white repalacement of Breccia. 5x5x3.5". (This specimen was found at the mine by a professional geologis...
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Quartette Mine High Grade2078 - Quartette Mine High Grade
Holabird Western Americana Collections
High-grade gold and copper specimen from the largest and most important mine at Searchlight. From the Jerry Gray collection, this 1 inch cube shows
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********y for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Eight Smith Valley Turquoise Specimens2079 - Eight Smith Valley Turquoise Specimens
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Probably from the Buckskin Mines in Smith Valley. #32 weighs 28.5g. #33 weighs 20.6g. #34 weighs 36.9g. #35 weighs 90.5g. # 36, polished, weighs 12.5g
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2080 - Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
.29 ounces. 1.o x 2.25 x 2.25". Contains silver sulfides and minor native silver supergene sulfides. The Belle Isle was one of the major produc...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********y for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2081 - Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6.57 ounces. 2.0 x 2.25 x 1.75". Contains primary silver sulfides and iron sulfide. Date: Location: Tuscarora, Nevada HWAC# 45688
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m********y for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Black Opal2082 - Black Opal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two gorgeous black opals. Many opal experts consider the Virgin Valley material to be some of the best, brightest and most beautiful opal yet discover
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Opalized Wood2083 - Opalized Wood
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A fantastic specimen of opalized wood, 9g. About 20 million years ago, this area was forested, and received over 50 inches of rain annually. The opali
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B******1 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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White Opals2084 - White Opals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White opals are referred to as "common opal" or "potch" which has a milky or pearly luster known as "opalescence." #86...
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