Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tales of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2009

Well-known mineral collector Keith Proctor [right] sold a spectacular collection to Scott Rudolph [left] for a reputed $7 million. The specimens filled a spectacular case [in rear] at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show which wrapped up this evening, that was listed as being presented by both men.

The rhodochrosite specimen, nicknamed "Big Red," alone was for sale for $1.8 million before it was included in the larger sale, according to Deep Mine, my inside source in the mineral world.

Rudolph is a new face in the high-end mineral collecting world, with reports that he's spent $11 million since last September to build his collection.

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