IMPORTANT NATURAL HISTORY AUCTION

by I.M. Chait
May 4, 2013 1:00 PM PST Live auction
Beverly Hills, CA, US | Auction Details

326 Lots

1: MASSIVE APOPHOLITE GEODE
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
5: FINE NAMIBIAN FLUORITE
Est: $1,200 - $1,800
9: PYRITE SNAKE
Est: $400 - $600
13: FULGURITE SPECIMEN
Est: $600 - $800
16: CELESTITE GEODE
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
17: FINE CHINESE FLUORITE
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
21: FINE GOLD NUGGET
Est: $11,000 - $13,000
22: LARGE GOLD NUGGET
Est: $52,000 - $58,000
24: RARE RED AMBER
Est: $750 - $1,000
27: AMBER WITH PETALS
Est: $600 - $800
29: LEAVES TRAPPED IN AMBER
Est: $2,600 - $3,000
30: AMBER LIZARD TRIO
Est: $1,200 - $1,400
31: INSECTS CAUGHT IN AMBER
Est: $1,200 - $1,800
32: INSECT WINGS IN AMBER
Est: $900 - $1,200
44: QUARTZ CRYSTAL POINT
Est: $1,400 - $1,800
48: TIGER IRON TABLE TOP
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
50: ROCK CRYSTAL OWL QUARTET
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
52: FLUORITE VASE
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
53: TALL FLUORITE VASE
Est: $1,600 - $2,200
57: AMETHYST GEODE TABLE
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
63: TIGER IRON SPHERE
Est: $500 - $700
73: BUMBLEBEE JASPER SPHERE
Est: $3,000 - $3,500
77: MACAW ON AGATE
Est: $750 - $1,000
78: FINE AGATE SLAB
Est: $300 - $400
80: PAIR OF AGATE SLICES
Est: $800 - $1,000
81: CRYSTAL COLUMN
Est: $600 - $800
85: UNUSUAL TIGER IRON SLAB
Est: $1,000 - $1,200
86: TIGER IRON SLAB
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
96: AMETHYST AND GOLD SKULL
Est: $4,500 - $6,000
98: AMMONITE TABLE TOP
Est: $5,000 - $6,000
99: LARGE TIGER IRON SLAB
Est: $14,000 - $18,000
100: SMOKY QUARTZ EAGLE
Est: $2,200 - $2,800
103: LARGE TIGER IRON TABLE TOP
Est: $18,000 - $22,000
104: PETRIFIED WOOD SPHERE
Est: $1,200 - $1,400
106: FINE OPAL FISH
Est: $3,000 - $3,600
107: LARGE TIGER IRON FISH
Est: $2,600 - $3,200
108: LAPIS LAZULI FISH
Est: $900 - $1,200
109: RUBY GORILLA
Est: $1,800 - $2,400
111: LARGE MOOKAITE OCTOPUS
Est: $2,800 - $3,600
113: MAW SIT SIT CHAMELEON
Est: $2,500 - $3,000
114: BLACK OPAL OCTOPUS
Est: $5,500 - $6,500
115: LAPIS LAZULI SCORPION
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
116: SUGALITE LIZARD
Est: $9,000 - $11,000
117: LAPIS LAZULI OCTOPUS
Est: $3,200 - $3,400
118: RUBY IN ZOISITE GANESH
Est: $3,000 - $3,800
120: CHRYSOPRASE DRAGON
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
122: LAPIS LAZULI GUANYIN
Est: $750 - $1,000
123: UNUSUAL AMMONITE LAMP
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
126: AGATE "SUNSET BOWL"
Est: $1,800 - $2,200
128: PAIR OF TIGER EYE BOXES
Est: $1,000 - $1,500
130: RARE CLEAR QUARTZ BOX
Est: $2,500 - $3,000
131: SEPTARIAN BOX
Est: $400 - $600
137: ORTHOCERAS MARBLE BOX
Est: $1,400 - $1,800
143: FACETED PERIDOT
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
144: OVAL CUT MORGANITE
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
145: BLUE SAPPHIRE
Est: $2,800 - $3,500
146: LARGE KUNZITE
Est: $600 - $700
147: DEEP BLUE SAPPHIRE
Est: $3,000 - $3,400
148: FACETED TOURMALINE
Est: $1,400 - $1,800
149: OVAL ZIRCON
Est: $1,800 - $2,400
151: FACETED TANZANITE
Est: $1,400 - $1,800
152: MEXICAN BLACK OPAL
Est: $1,500 - $1,800
153: LARGE DEMANTOID GARNET
Est: $5,500 - $6,500
155: UNUSUAL GREEN SAPPHIRE
Est: $1,200 - $1,400
156: OPAL CABOCHON
Est: $4,200 - $5,000
157: FACETED SPACE GEM
Est: $1,800 - $2,200
162: METEORITE RING
Est: $250 - $350
177: RUBY RING
Est: $2,200 - $2,800
178: PINK SAPPHIRE RING
Est: $2,800 - $3,500
179: TSAVORITE GARNET RING
Est: $4,000 - $5,000
180: DEMANTOID GARNET RING
Est: $4,500 - $5,500
181: MANDARIN GARNET RING
Est: $8,000 - $10,000
182: SUGALITE GANESH PENDANT
Est: $4,000 - $4,800
188: FINE CORAL COLLECTION
Est: $1,000 - $1,500
195: SIXGILL SHARK JAW
Est: $300 - $400
196: MAKO SHARK JAW
Est: $500 - $700

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