Gold Rush Auction

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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen2043 - Elko Prince Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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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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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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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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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
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Midas Gold Ore2053 - Midas Gold Ore
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Midas High Grade2054 - Midas High Grade
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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Red Lion Mine2071 - Red Lion Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Opalized Wood2083 - Opalized Wood
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
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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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