Dynamite, Guns, and Gold

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April auction
Highlights
1. The Great American Mining Collection
a. Miners Candlesticks. About 300 different. This is easily the finest public offering of uniquely American historic miners candlesticks in history. The sheer volume of the offering is sure to stimulate new collectors in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The material is organized roughly around Wilson-Bobrink, the breakthrough reference for miners candlesticks. You’ll find new discoveries, personalized sticks and expanded discussion regarding manufactured sticks.
b. Mine Carbide Collectibles. The Collection is so massive that we’ve split it into two parts, with the second part coming in June. The development of the acetylene lamps was a scientific breakthrough for the mining industry. The April sale has many tidbits for the collection, including some large hand held lamps and a sampling of other lamps. The June sale has the majority of the Superintendent style hand/hanging lamps and the cap lamps. The collections of carbide/acetylene devices number in excess of one thousand pieces, all different.
c. Miner’s Safety Lamps. This historic invention created generations of scientific devices used for the all-important gas detection. The Collection has 90 different safety lamps. Most will be offered in June.
d. Miner’s Oil wick lamps, hundreds, all different. A large collection of these coal region lamps, they will be offered in June.
e. Other underground mine lighting devices – a vast collection of foreign lamps
f. Wood Blasting and Candle boxes. There is a wonderful collection of these very “showy” collectibles. The variety of the collection is excellent, from explosives boxes to cap boxes to candle boxes. The variety in size is notable too, with a number of the smaller 25 pound boxes. There are at least 50- a sizable collection. A few will be in the June sale, but most in April.
g. Blasting cap tin collection. A significant collection that has singles as well as original boxes full. Easily over 100 blasting cap tin boxes.
h. Mine bell signal signs and other mining enamel signs. A Collection you won’t want to forget. This collection has a wide variety of not only western mines, but international mine signs. The individual state mine bell signal signs are the clear highlight.
i. Mining equipment Patent models -three of them, nineteenth century
2. Antique Bottle Collections
a. Arizona Collection. A wide variety of medicines, sodas and milk bottles
b. Small Nevada Collection. The April sale has some rare Nevada items, with more coming in June.
c. Major Western Whiskey Flask Collection. This collection is slated for June.
d. Great Rarities of Western Whiskies. The April sale offers some outstanding rarities not usually seen at any auction gallery. These are sure to excite the advanced collectors.
e. Colorful antique bottles. It seems we always have submittals of beautiful antique bottles. We’ve got a section in every sale.
f. Leadville, Colorado Collection. A collection of medicines and soda bottles. This one is different – nearly every specimen is dead mint. Watch for the Colorado whiskies coming in June!
3. Postal History and Wells Fargo Express- a large collection of widely varied material. A section we always have, a popular colleting category.
4. Gold
a. Nuggets from Western Sites
b. High grade visible gold in ore specimens from major Nevada mining districts such as Austin and Tuscarora.
c. Jewelry and watches. A collection of pocket watches, gold and Native America jewelry. Diamond jewelry too.
5. Coins, Currency – Numismatics
a. Important 1860’s Unionville silver ingot, a discovery piece
b. Major Morgan Dollar Collection, including varieties
c. US coins, including gold
d. US $20 Gold Note, AU
e. Hundreds of US Proof and Mint sets
f. Fun US currency collectible lots
g. Rare So-Called dollars and gaming items
h. Tokens- great variety of national interest
6. Toys
a. Trains. HO sets, more than 60 engines
b. Hot Wheels. Hundreds of cars.
c. Military toy planes, boats, etc.
d. Original boxed models
7. Documents
a. Mining stocks, some great material
b. Rare western maps
c. V&T RR Document Collection- a beauty
d. Lots of other key pieces
8. Firearms- More than 100 antique firearms. A wide variety of collectible firearms including rarities.
9. Militaria. A nice collection of maybe 100+ pieces coming in June.
a. Swords. A couple dozen
b. Helmets. Dozens
10. Cowboy
a. Great spurs, including silver inlay Garcia
11. Western Research- Key books – a dozen rare western directories, etc.
More Coming In June or Later:
1. A great Western Antique Bottle Collection- considering having a sale in conjunction with the Reno Show in June.
2. Swords- Katana Collection, about 800 different, one of the best collections in America. Watch for an important separate auction!
3. More from the Great American Mining Collection, Carbide lamps, part 2; and Oil wick Lamps
4. The Appalachian Gold Belt Collection- America’s First Gold Discoveries, 1828- the finest collection of documents in private hands. Watch for a stand-alone sale here. We are negotiating venues now.
5. A special offering of mining properties in Colorado. The fee-simple patented claims are in a major gold district, where current exploration is just getting going. Some properties in this district have also produced great gold specimens for the collectors.


If you have collections that might fit into our upcoming sales, please be sure to contact us - we will be traveling to pick up collections for the next 2 months in California, Arizona, Montana and Colorado, with a possible trip to the New York-Boston area later in the year as well.
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Nome, Alaska Gold!2001 - Nome, Alaska Gold!
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.45 ounces. Collected in 2001. State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44722
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Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to a******k for (475.00 + 83.13) x 1 = 558.13
 
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Vial of Nome, Alaska Gold2002 - Vial of Nome, Alaska Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very small nuggets. Weight is 0.53 troy ounces. State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44723
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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2001 Nome Alaska Gold2003 - 2001 Nome Alaska Gold
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Gold in vial. 0.51 troy ounces in total weight. State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44724
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m********y for (650.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 786.50
 
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Gold from Alaska2004 - Gold from Alaska
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Nome 2001 gold. 0.57 troy ounces in total weight. God in vial. State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44725
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Estimates : 650.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m********y for (700.00 + 147.00) x 1 = 847.00
 
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Vial of Alaska Gold2005 - Vial of Alaska Gold
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.52 troy ounces. Placer gold from Nome, Alaska. State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44726
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f*****E for (600.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 744.00
 
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Gold from Alaska2006 - Gold from Alaska
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.46 troy ounces. Small nuggets. Nome, Alaska State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44727
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d******c for (425.00 + 74.38) x 1 = 499.38
 
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Large collection of Nome, Alaska Gold2007 - Large collection of Nome, Alaska Gold
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1.40 troy ounces of 2001 Nome, Alaska gold. State:Alaska City:Nome Date: ID#44728
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Estimates : 1,650.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to a******k for (1,800.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,115.00
 
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Alaska Gold Taped to Post Cards2008 - Alaska Gold Taped to Post Cards
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Eleven groups of very small nuggets taped to Alaska postcards. State:Alaska City: Date: ID#44731
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******c for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Bisbee Stick Pin with Malachite2009 - Bisbee Stick Pin with Malachite
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold stick pin with 1" Malachite stone. Total weight 0.1 troy counces State:Arizona City:Bisbee Date:c1890's ID#46926
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Bradshaw Mountains, Arizona Gold Nugget2010 - Bradshaw Mountains, Arizona Gold Nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 80% gold. 0.21 troy ounces. 0.9 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm. The first known settlements in the Bradshaw Mountians were a group of Yavapai people, ca
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to D*****2 for (325.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 403.00
 
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Star shaped gold nugget from Arizona2011 - Star shaped gold nugget from Arizona
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Bradshaw Mountains find. 0.09 troy ounces. 0.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm. State:Arizona City:Bradshaw Mountians Date: ID#44711
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j****l for (130.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 161.20
 
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Rich Hill Gold Speciman2012 - Rich Hill Gold Speciman
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Weaverville, Yavapai County, sprang to life when gold was discovered on Rich Hill. This magnificent nugget weighs 0.70 troy ounces. 0.8 x 3.0 x 1.4 cm
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to j****l for (1,000.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,240.00
 
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Dale District, California Gold Nuggets2013 - Dale District, California Gold Nuggets
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0.30 toy ounces. Approximately 70% gold. 0.8 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm. Gold with red ore. Nice coloring. The historic Dale Mining District is today one of Calif
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to 2*****s for (375.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 465.00
 
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Deer Creek Placer Gold2014 - Deer Creek Placer Gold
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Four pieces. largest is 1.7 cm long. Total weight is 0.18 ounces. State:California City:Deer Creek Date: ID#42616
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to j****l for (150.00 + 30.75) x 1 = 180.75
 
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Ladies Canyon Crystalline Gold with Quartz2015 - Ladies Canyon Crystalline Gold with Quartz
Holabird Western Americana Collections
0.25 troy ounces. Roughly 90% gold by weight. State:California City:Downieville Date: ID#42623
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Downieville Gold Nuggets2016 - Downieville Gold Nuggets
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Nice group of small nuggets with one larger 1/2" nugget. 1.31 troy ozs. State:California City:Downieville Date: ID#41269
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (1,000.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 1,175.00
 
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Downieville Gold Nuggets2017 - Downieville Gold Nuggets
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lot of elongated and flat nuggets (generally). 1.37 troy. State:California City:Downieville Date: ID#41273
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Estimates : 1,900.00 - 2,400.00
Sold to e*****3 for (900.00 + 157.50) x 1 = 1,057.50
 
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Fine Gold from Ladies Canyon2018 - Fine Gold from Ladies Canyon
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Vial of fine gold from Ladies Canyon near Downieville. 1.27 oz. State:California City:Downieville Date: ID#42621
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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Sluice Fine Gold from Downieville2019 - Sluice Fine Gold from Downieville
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0.76 troy ounces. Ladies Canyon! State:California City:Downieville Date: ID#42625
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Start Price : 550.00 | Estimates : 1,100.00 - 1,300.00
 
 
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American River Placer Gold Fines2020 - American River Placer Gold Fines
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From the middle fork near Forest Hill. 0.17 troy ounces. See Photo. State:California City:Grass Valley Date: ID#42633
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Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2021 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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1.31 troy ounces. Small nuggets. State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#6504
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to e*****3 for (950.00 + 166.25) x 1 = 1,116.25
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2022 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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Small nuggets. 1.75 troy ounces. State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46500
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to a******k for (2,000.00 + 350.00) x 1 = 2,350.00
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2023 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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Smmall nuggets. 1.37 troy ounces State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46501
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Estimates : 1,550.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to E*****9 for (1,750.00 + 306.25) x 1 = 2,056.25
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2024 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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1.08 troy ounces. Small nuggets. State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46502
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (950.00 + 166.25) x 1 = 1,116.25
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2025 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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1.73 troy ounces. Small nuggets. State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46503
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Estimates : 1,950.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (1,300.00 + 227.50) x 1 = 1,527.50
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2026 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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1.05 ounces. Flakes. State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46505
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Start Price : 575.00 | Estimates : 1,150.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2027 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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0.62 troy ounces. Flakes State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46506
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2028 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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0.82 troy ounces. Flakes. State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46507
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Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Ladies Canyon Gold2029 - Ladies Canyon Gold
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0.78 ounces. Flakes State:California City:Ladies Canyon Date: ID#46509
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to m********y for (1,000.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,210.00
 
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Two Very Nice Crystalline Gold Nuggets2030 - Two Very Nice Crystalline Gold Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very small and delicate in nature. A nice pair. 0.8 cm long. Lode mining in the Michigan Bluff District began shortly after the discovery of gold in C
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to U**6 for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Three Different Shaped Gold Nuggets2031 - Three Different Shaped Gold Nuggets
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One roundish, one flat,and one horseshoe! 0.40 troy ounces. State:California City:Randsburg Date: ID#41769
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to i*********1 for (500.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 620.00
 
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Six [Mostly] Gold in Quartz from Randsburg2032 - Six [Mostly] Gold in Quartz from Randsburg
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Found in the El Paso Mountains. Largest is 0.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm. 0.50 ounces. Roughly 80% gold. State:California City:Randsburg Date: ID#42619
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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El Paso Mountain Gold Nuggets2033 - El Paso Mountain Gold Nuggets
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Five nice, small nuggets from the El Paso Mountains near Randsburg. Largest is 0.9 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm. State:California City:Randsburg Date: ID#426
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Nice Selection of Small Gold Nuggets from the El Paso Mountains.2034 - Nice Selection of Small Gold Nuggets from the El Paso Mountains.
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13 very nice nuggets. Largest is 0.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm. Total weight is 0.8 ounces. State:California City:Randsburg Date: ID#42681
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to E*****9 for (1,000.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 1,175.00
 
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San Gabriel River Gold Nuggets2035 - San Gabriel River Gold Nuggets
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Ten nice nuggets from the San Gabriel River in Los Angeles County. This was part of the early 1830's-1840's discoveries prior to the 1848 go...
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Estimates : 2,300.00 - 2,900.00
Sold to e****h for (2,100.00 + 504.00) x 1 = 2,604.00
 
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Sierra City Area Placer Gold2036 - Sierra City Area Placer Gold
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Five pieces. Total weight of 0.31 troy ounces. Largest is 1.7 x 1.0 cm. Found on the North Fork of the Yuba River. State:California City:Sierra C
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Estimates : 450.00 - 600.00
Sold to l******a for (400.00 + 96.00) x 1 = 496.00
 
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Yuba River Gold2037 - Yuba River Gold
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Found in the North Fork of the Yuba River. 0.18 troy ounces. 0.9 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm. Baby Buffalo Gold. State:California City:Yuba River; North Fork
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to e*****3 for (275.00 + 48.13) x 1 = 323.13
 
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Vial of Small Gold Nuggets2038 - Vial of Small Gold Nuggets
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0.51 troy ounces in total weight. State:California City:Yuba River; North Fork Date: ID#44719
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to i*********1 for (650.00 + 156.00) x 1 = 806.00
 
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Interesting Argenta Mine Specimen2039 - Interesting Argenta Mine Specimen
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This contains a breccia where it appears that the quartz clasts are dissolving into matrix. 3.64 troy ounces. 2.2 x 11.5 x 6.3 cm. State:Hawaii Ci
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Beartrack Mine, Salmon, Idaho Specimen2040 - Beartrack Mine, Salmon, Idaho Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.16 ounces. 0.5 x 2.5 x 1.5". Contains native gold on Limonite Psuedomorph after pyrite. Gold was reportedly first discovered on the U.P. &...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f*******d for (170.00 + 40.80) x 1 = 210.80
 
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Oregon Ledge, Austin Silver Specimen2041 - Oregon Ledge, Austin Silver Specimen
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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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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Savage Mine Silver Specimen2042 - Savage Mine Silver Specimen
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This specimen contains some minor supergene (native silver). More prominent are Ag sulfides, polybasite, stephanite, pyrargyrite. 8.19 ounces. 5.0 x 1
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to o*u for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Savage Gold and Silver Mine Specimen2043 - Savage Gold and Silver Mine Specimen
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This specimen contains silver sulphides, polybasite, stephanite, pyrargyrite and tetrahedrite. 1.8 pounds. 6.5 x 13.5 x 6.0 cm. State:Nevada City:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (75.00 + 15.75) x 1 = 90.75
 
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Famous Manhattan Mine Specimen2044 - Famous Manhattan Mine Specimen
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Nice specimen from one of the most historic mines in Nevada. Contains ruby silvers, pyrargyrite, proustite ,etc. There is some minor rhodochrosite in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********p for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Small, Extremely High Grade Gold from Reese River District #12045 - Small, Extremely High Grade Gold from Reese River District #1
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Gold permeates the entire specimen! 0.08 troy ounces. 0.3 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm. Please see the photo. State:Nevada City:Austin Date: ID#46669
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****3 for (170.00 + 29.75) x 1 = 199.75
 
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Small, Extremely High Grade Gold from Reese River District #22046 - Small, Extremely High Grade Gold from Reese River District #2
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Visible Gold permeates the entire specimen! Gold and silver specimen with flashy gold.0.05 troy ounces. 0.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm. Please see the photo.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (225.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 279.00
 
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Larger, Extremely High Grade Gold and Silver from Reese River District #32047 - Larger, Extremely High Grade Gold and Silver from Reese River District #3
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Gold and silver permeates the entire specimen! Nice flashy gold. Austin was a silver town, making this gold specimen very nice. 0.22 troy ounces. 0.3
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r***z for (190.00 + 39.90) x 1 = 229.90
 
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Oregon Ledge Silver and Gold Specimen2048 - Oregon Ledge Silver and Gold Specimen
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Oregon Ledge was the ledge that made Austin famous. These two specimens come from the area of the Oregon Mine. Contains silver, gold, and heated b
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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lot withdrawn2049 - lot withdrawn
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lot withdrawn
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Gold and Silver Specimen from Como, Nevada2050 - Gold and Silver Specimen from Como, Nevada
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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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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 260.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Attractive Boyle Tunnel Silver & Gold Specimen2051 - Attractive Boyle Tunnel Silver & Gold Specimen
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Contains a banded epithermal silver and gold ore vein. Cut to see the vein, but it is a large enough specimen to see the vein run in its natural state
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Estimates : 260.00 - 600.00
Sold to o*u for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Very Large Como, Nevada Gold and Silver Ore Specimen2052 - Very Large Como, Nevada Gold and Silver Ore Specimen
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From the Boyle (as in Governor Emmet Boyle) Tunnel Mine. 7.9 pounds. 13.5 x 20.0 x 13.0 cm. A rapidan vein specimen. Hyrothermal Breccia. The
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Blue Bird Mine, Contact, Nevada Specimen2053 - Blue Bird Mine, Contact, Nevada Specimen
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2.59 ounces. 1.25 x 2.25 x 1.25". Contains native gold, minor native silver, and minor silver sulfides. Blue Bird Mine was in serious productio...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gold Ledge Mine, Eastgate, Specimen2054 - Gold Ledge Mine, Eastgate, Specimen
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1.44 ounces. 0.5 x 2.5 x 2.0". Contains specs of native gold and electrum around a breccia clast. Eastgate is half way between Austin and Fallo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****M for (65.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 78.65
 
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Ten Nevada Gold Nuggets2055 - Ten Nevada Gold Nuggets
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0.35 troy ounces. Ten nuggets - the largest is 0.5 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm. Nice collection of Nevada gold! Great way to impress your friends, or a great Chirs
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*********1 for (425.00 + 102.00) x 1 = 527.00
 
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Small Nevada Gold Nuggets2056 - Small Nevada Gold Nuggets
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0.29 troy ounces in total weight. Largest is a about 1.4 cm long. State:Nevada City:Humboldt County Date: ID#44721
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****3 for (310.00 + 54.25) x 1 = 364.25
 
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Northern Nevada Gold2057 - Northern Nevada Gold
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4 pieces. Total weight is 0.17 troy ounces. Some very crystalline. Largest measures 0.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm. State:Nevada City:Humboldt County Date:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to o*u for (180.00 + 43.20) x 1 = 223.20
 
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Four Samples of Northern Nevada Gold2058 - Four Samples of Northern Nevada Gold
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Three are single pieces on one has five small nuggets. Largest is 0.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm. State:Nevada City:Humboldt County Date: ID#44730
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Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to o*u for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Victorine Mine, Kingston, Gold Specimen2059 - Victorine Mine, Kingston, Gold Specimen
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Lot of 2. 1) 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2". 2.44 ounces. 2) 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/4". 1.44 ounces. Contains silver, gold, and massive sulfides. The Victo...
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Blue Bell Mine, Midas, Nevada Mineral Specimen2060 - Blue Bell Mine, Midas, Nevada Mineral Specimen
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3.9 ounces. 1.25 x 2.5 x 1.5". Contains native gold, electrum and naumannite. This mine is a bout 1/2 mile northeast of the old mining camp of ...
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Midas Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen2061 - Midas Mine, Midas, Nevada Specimen
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3.99 ounces. 1.5 x 3 x 1". Contains native gold, electrum and naumannite. The Midas Mine was about a mile southeast of downtown Midas. State:...
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Sold to t********n.. for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Camp Douglas, Mina, Nevada Mineral Specimen2062 - Camp Douglas, Mina, Nevada Mineral Specimen
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Nice specimen. 0.75 ounces. 0.5 x 1.5 x 1.25". Contains native gold. Camp Douglas, is also known as Douglass and Camp Douglass, is 8 miles sout...
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Sold to v********r for (100.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 117.50
 
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Rio Tinto Mine, Mountain City, Nevada Mineral Specimen2063 - Rio Tinto Mine, Mountain City, Nevada Mineral Specimen
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0.35 ounces. 0.2 x 1.25 x 1.0". Contains native copper. Copper was first found in 1932. This information spread and started a rush in the area...
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Wild Cat Mine, Seven Troughs Mining District Specimen2064 - Wild Cat Mine, Seven Troughs Mining District Specimen
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Both specimens are Hero, Tag Vein. Total 2.65 ounces. 1) 0.5 x 2.25 x 1.5". Contains native dendritic gold and native electrum. 2) 0.75 x 1.25...
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Wildcat Mine, Wildcat Vein Specimen2065 - Wildcat Mine, Wildcat Vein Specimen
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Small but fine specimen. 0.14 ounces. fine x 1.25 x 1.0". Contains native gold and native electrum. State:Nevada City:Seven Troughs Mining ...
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Wildcat Mine, Hillside Vine Mineral Specimen2066 - Wildcat Mine, Hillside Vine Mineral Specimen
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1.12 ounces. 0.25 x 2.0 x 1.5". Contains native gold and native electrum. State:Nevada City:Seven Troughs Mining District Date: ID#45783
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Outback Nevada, Burned Petrified Wood, with Minor Native Gold2067 - Outback Nevada, Burned Petrified Wood, with Minor Native Gold
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2.12 ounces. 0.5 x 2.0 x 1.75". Contains stibinite, boulangerite, and minor native gold. Interesting! State:Nevada City:The Outback Date: ...
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Beautiful Native Arborescent Gold Specimen: Surprise Fraction Mine2068 - Beautiful Native Arborescent Gold Specimen: Surprise Fraction Mine
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This specimen was found west of Tuscarora int he area of the Surprise Fraction Mine. 0.27 ounces. 1.4 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora
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Sold to D******3 for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Tuscarora Native Gold and silver Specimen2069 - Tuscarora Native Gold and silver Specimen
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This Tuscarora specimen contains pale yellow to very pale yellow gold and flashy, bright silver. 0.48 Ounces. 0.6 x 6.9 x 2.4 cm. State:Nevada Cit
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Sold to r***z for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
 
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Navaho Mine, Tuscarora Native Gold and Silver Specimen2070 - Navaho Mine, Tuscarora Native Gold and Silver Specimen
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This specimen contains pale yellow gold (electrum) and native plate silver (supergene). Native silver is much more difficult to find than native gold
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Large Tuscarora Specimen with Spectacular Native Silver Wires2071 - Large Tuscarora Specimen with Spectacular Native Silver Wires
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These silver wires appear on all sides of the specimen but one. There is also supergene Ag sulfides. 20.09 ounces. 6.1 x 12.5 x 6.2 m. Young Ameri
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Navaho Mine, Tuscarora Silver Specimen2072 - Navaho Mine, Tuscarora Silver Specimen
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2.96 ounces. Contains silver sulfides and sulfosalts. Also beautiful steel blue supergene enrichment. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora Date: ID#4516
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Argenta Mine Silver Sulfide Specimen2073 - Argenta Mine Silver Sulfide Specimen
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This Tuscarora specimen weighs 16.85 ounces and measures 6.5 x 9.5 x 6.3 cm. The district's most productive mines were the Grand Prize Nava...
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Sold to t********n.. for (85.00 + 17.85) x 1 = 102.85
 
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Tuscarora's Most Productive Mine; Grand Prize Specimen2074 - Tuscarora's Most Productive Mine; Grand Prize Specimen
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This specimen contains a high grade silver sulfide vein. Fabulous. 9.54 ounces. 5.0 x 10.4 x 2.8 cm. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora Date: ID#45168
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to n*******g for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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North Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2075 - North Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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7.04 ounces. 1.0 x 4.0 x 2.5". Contains primary silver sulfides and iron sulfide. The Northern Belle Isle Mien began producing in 1880. State:...
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Sold to t********n.. for (30.00 + 6.30) x 1 = 36.30
 
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North Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2076 - North Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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6.74 ounces. 1.5 x 3.25 x 3.0". Contains silver sulphides, minor native gold supergene sulfides. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora Date: ID#4...
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Sold to t********n.. for (20.00 + 4.20) x 1 = 24.20
 
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Nevada Queen Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2077 - Nevada Queen Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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Two specimens. Total weight was 1.68 ounces. Largest measures 0.75 x 1.5 x 1.5". Contains silver sulfides and minor native gold supergene sulfi...
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Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2078 - Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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.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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Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2079 - Belle Isle Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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6.57 ounces. 2.0 x 2.25 x 1.75". Contains primary silver sulfides and iron sulfide. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora Date: ID#45688
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North Commonwealth Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2080 - North Commonwealth Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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3.05 ounces. 1.0 x 2.25 x 1.75". Contains gold, silver, native wire gold and native wire silver. This mine was most productive from 1890 to 189...
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North Commonwealth Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2081 - North Commonwealth Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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6.22 ounces. 2.0 x 3.5 x 1.75". Contains silver sulfides and minor native silver supergene sulfides. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora Date: ...
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Independence Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2082 - Independence Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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Small specimen. 0.39 ounces. 0.5 x 1.0 x 10". The Independence Mine produced from 1878 to 1886. It was the seventh largest producer according t...
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Commonwealth Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen2083 - Commonwealth Mine, Tuscarora, Nevada Specimen
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16.95 ounces. 3 x 4 x 3". Contains silver sulfides and supergene sulfides. The Commonwealth Mine was the fourth leading producer in Tuscarora a...
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Argenta Mine Extremely High Grade Gold2084 - Argenta Mine Extremely High Grade Gold
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Fabulous Flashy Gold and Dendritic Gold. 0.52 troy ounces. o.3 x 5.6 x 4.0 cm. The Argenta was serviced by the Lancaster Mill at the height of the Tus
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Grand Prize Mine High Grade Silver Specimen2085 - Grand Prize Mine High Grade Silver Specimen
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This specimen from the Grand Prize Mine contains high grade silver in the form of silver sulfides in silica cemented breccia. The Grand Prize was the
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Sold to n*******g for (400.00 + 96.00) x 1 = 496.00
 
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Large Argenta Mine Silver Specimen2086 - Large Argenta Mine Silver Specimen
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This large specimen (4.30 troy ounces) contains brecci clasts rimmed with dark silver sulfides and sulfosalts. 2.3 x 10.0 x 6.0 cm. State:Nevada C
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Sold to t********n.. for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
 
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Large Navaho Mine Native Silver Specimen2087 - Large Navaho Mine Native Silver Specimen
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9.21 troy ounces. 3.5 x 11.0 x 7.5 cm. State:Nevada City:Tuscarora Date: ID#46675
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Sold to t********n.. for (80.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 96.80
 
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Surprise Fraction Mine Gold Specimen2088 - Surprise Fraction Mine Gold Specimen
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Large (17.72 troy ounces / 6.0 x 15.0 x 6.0 cm) from the Surprise Fraction in Tuscarora. The Surprise Fraction was primarily a gold producer and began
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Sold to 8*****M for (30.00 + 6.30) x 1 = 36.30
 
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Sierra Nevada Mine Silver Specimen2089 - Sierra Nevada Mine Silver Specimen
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Gold in hand specimen from the Comstock, collected by a major Nevada gold geologist. One specimen from the famous Sierra Nevada Mine, in the gut of th
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Sold to g********t.. for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Utah Mine Silver Specimen2090 - Utah Mine Silver Specimen
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Gold in hand specimen from the Comstock, collected by a major Nevada gold geologist. One specimen from the Utah Mine, north of the gut of the Comstock
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Sold to f*******d for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Ward Mine Gold Specimen2091 - Ward Mine Gold Specimen
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Gold in hand specimen from the Comstock, collected by a major Nevada gold geologist. One specimen from the Ward Mine, near the gut of the Comstock. Co
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Sold to f*******d for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Obiston Mine Gold specimen2092 - Obiston Mine Gold specimen
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Gold in hand specimen from the Comstock, collected by a major Nevada gold geologist. One specimens from the Obiston Mine, near the Divide on the Comst
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Sold to f*******d for (140.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 173.60
 
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Indian River Fine Gold2093 - Indian River Fine Gold
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Very impressive! 0.37 troy ounces. The river is a gravel-bed stream located south of Dawson City. It lies on the Klondike Plateau, and forms the south
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Eight Nice Gold Nuggets from the Yukon Territory2094 - Eight Nice Gold Nuggets from the Yukon Territory
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Total weight is 0.46 troy ounces. Sample size is 0.4 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm. State:zYukon Territory City: Date: ID#44714
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Sold to i*********1 for (600.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 744.00
 
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Yukon Territory Gold Nuggets2095 - Yukon Territory Gold Nuggets
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Eight pieces. 0.38 troy ounces in total weight. Sample size is 02. x 1.3 x 1.2 cm. State:zYukon Territory City: Date: ID#44715
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Sold to i*********1 for (500.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 620.00
 
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Nice selection of Yukon Gold2096 - Nice selection of Yukon Gold
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Thirteen pieces. Total weight is 0.79 toy ounces. A larger pieces measures 0.4 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm. State:zYukon Territory City: Date: ID#44716
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Sold to i*********1 for (950.00 + 228.00) x 1 = 1,178.00
 
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Coins and Currency Publications2097 - Coins and Currency Publications
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12 publications: 1) Barber Quarters, David Lawrence; 2) Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes, Brian Greer; 3) Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half
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Sold to a********1 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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"New Varieties of Coins and Bullion:" Second Edition2098 - "New Varieties of Coins and Bullion:" Second Edition
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1851. This is the second edition. All plates are present. Outside of little and light foxing, this book is in near perfect condition. 9 x 6". S...
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"New Varieties of Coins and Bullion:" First Edition2099 - "New Varieties of Coins and Bullion:" First Edition
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This book was designed as a convenient and authentic manual for individuals or institutions dealing in precious metals, and especially those engaged i
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Foreign Currency Collection2100 - Foreign Currency Collection
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Eighty pieces of foreign currency. Many countries represented including: Iraq, Portugal, Turkey, Mozambique, Bhutan, Guyana, Dominican Republic and Yu
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*********1 for (70.00 + 16.80) x 1 = 86.80
 
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