Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium 2019Last Updated: 27th Aug 2019
By Jolyon Ralph
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I'm in Dallas for the Mineral Collector Symposium and the Rock Currier collection auction. First stop is the evening event at the Perot Museum.
Stibiconite (or whatever it is today) from the San Jose mine, Wadley, Mexico. Gail & Jim.Spann specimen
Big Galena... Wait no! It's a huge tantalite! From Sao Pedro claim Brazil. Again Gail and Jim's collection.
I'm at Heritage auctions helping get things ready for the preview of the Rock Currier collection auction that is open from 12pm today.
This is the first, and last, time that all of the high quality specimens from Rocks collection have been on public display together. Many, but not all, were at Springfield a few years back.
When I last visited Rock before he died this was one specimen he was very proud to show me. This azurite crystal from Tsumeb is naturally split into three parts due to partial malachite alteration and all three parts for together perfectly
Lots of interest and I hear advanced bidding is going really well! Don't forget to click the banner at the top to view the auction
Don't forget that Monday's auction goes directly to supporting both Mindat.org and the Rock Currier Living Trust. Here I am with Joseph Lieberz. Support us! Bid early and bid high!
The official auction Instagram account is now up to 2850 followers. Can we get it up to 3000 by the auction?
Now at Gail and Jim Spann's home for their private party which many in the mineral world are attending.
It's Rock Currier's birthday. If he were alive he would be 79 today. We are celebrating his life by trash talking everyone, just as he would have wanted.
The chocolate leg! Rock had a chocolate leg on his 50th birthday so this has been recreated for the party today.
The countdown has begun to the Rock Currier auction. Less than 15 minutes to go! Follow it live at https://live.ha.com
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