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  • 30 Dec, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    In the office this morning I worked out some interesting e-Rocks facts for the last year. In 2016 we have run 1555 auctions with 59,373 listings added to the site. We have sold 49,161 items. Also in 2016 we have served 629,...
  • 06 Sep, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    We didn't quite get to 50000 uploaded items during the first year of the "new" e-Rocks website, but we were very close! Here we are 3 days later and courtesy of Volker Betz with a whitlockite specimen from Tip Top Mine,...
  • 18 Jun, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    This really "unique" specimen of fluorite from Cavnic, Romania sold on e-Rocks a few hours ago for €805 (c$900). Not only is the specimen pretty exceptional but also I believe it holds the site record for bidding extension....
  • 19 May, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    We just put this specimen of realgar and quartz out onto the website for an upcoming auction. Recovered in circa 2000 just before the "big find" of realgar at Baia Sprie, this specimen displays wonderful contrast between the...
  • 22 Oct, 2015
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Ahead of our trip to Munich we have just installed another new feature for all users of e-Rocks and Facebook. Within the e-Rocks Facebook page there are now 5 new page tabs with Apps that let you do the following. e-...
  • 17 Sep, 2015
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    In our current TVM auction we have added a few specimens from the Warren Taylor collection. We have known Warren for 15 years and have handled and advised on the disposal of a great number of his minerals since 2007. Within...
  • 10 Sep, 2015
    Mark Wrigley
    Well not really, but as things have quietened down a bit in the week since launch it seemed a good opportunity to display a few minerals myself. The barite samples are placed in a new feature page for single item listings -...
  • 09 Sep, 2015
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    e-Rocks now has real time bidding and status updates; these change and prompt you automatically without refreshing your browser etc In addition to this we have just added our network manager to support this real time...
  • 08 Sep, 2015
    Roger Lang
    Hi all, as the new site is online now and a lot to explore, i just want to give thumbs up for the e-rocks crew. Quite a task to manage all and fix the (inevitable) bugs which are quite usual if a system is relaunched or set...
  • 04 Sep, 2015
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A new feature on e-Rocks for both sellers and collectors is the ability to add analysis information to specimens in their inventory. Too often important analytical information is posted as an "aside" to the main pictures and...
  • 21 Aug, 2015
    Mark Wrigley
    Coming up to completion in today's Cartils minerals auction this specimen of obsidian from Douglas, Idaho, USA was designated item number 220000 in our catalogue when uploaded. Our catalogue started back in January 2006, and...
  • 20 Aug, 2015
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A feature we have added to the new e-Rocks is a simple "add Mineral photo" posting tool. We wanted to give all collaborators on the site an option to post mineral photos (without going through a collection/full upload.) We...

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