$249 Mineral Special Auction

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end minerals this week with $249 reserve bids. This is a great opportunity to pick up excellent pieces for bargain prices! You'll find a great mix of fine quality specimens from new and contemporary discoveries plus classics and showy display pieces from worldwide localities and various collections!

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Copper (fine old classic material)
Caledonia Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon County, Michigan, USA
8.8 x 7.8 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $421
Gold (beautiful crystals)
813 pit, Alta Gold Mine, Olinghouse Mining District, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
14.6 x 8.8 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Wulfenite on Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Jason Adams
6.9 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $574
Silver on Native Arsenic
120 m Level, Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Schwarzenberg, Erzgebirgskries, Saxony, Germany
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $500
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Pune Division, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.5 x 6.8 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $675
Calcite (fine scepter crystals)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
13.8 x 6.2 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $400
Tremolite (Chromium-bearing)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
4.3 x 0.7 x 0.2 cm
Winning Bid: $279
Galena (''Spinel''-twins)
2nd Sovetskii Mine (Vtoroi Sovietskiy Mine), Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
6.9 x 6.7 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Baryte (classic material)
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap Dist., Elko Co., Nevada, USA
10.2 x 8.8 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $884
Beryl var: Morganite
Dara-e-Pech pegmatite field, Dara-e-Pech District, Kunar, Afghanistan
9.1 x 8.8 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $650
Andradite (classic locality)
Stanley Butte Area, Santa Teresa Mountains, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Ron Romanella
7.2 x 5.9 x 5.4 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Topaz (GEM crystal)
Nujiang Valley, Nujiang, Yunnan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.7 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $665
Calcite coated by Chalcanthite (rare locality)
Canaveilles, Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.4 x 6.4 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $551
Xenotime-(Y) with rare RUTILE inclusions
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
2.4 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Plumbogummite (excellent color and quality)
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.7 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Beryl (2 piece set)
Custer Mining Dist., Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
10.5 x 8.2 x 4.3 cm and 10.5 x 7.2 x 4.1 cm, 1130 grams (total weight)
Winning Bid: $259
Azurite on Chrysocolla and Malachite
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.7 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Bournonite (''cogwheels'') with Ferberite, Quartz, etc.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
8.2 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $325
Fluorite on Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.6 x 4.9 x 4.3 c,
Winning Bid: $500
Baryte (classic gemmy crystals)
Book Cliffs area, near Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $290
Grossular (classic material)
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky Dist., Sakha, Russia (Type Locality)
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.2 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $419
Pyromorphite (classic material)
Bunker Hill Mine, Yreka Dist., Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.8 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Amethyst (scepter crystals)
Piedra Parada, Tatatila Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico
7.7 x 6.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Calcite (gemmy crystal) on Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
10.3 x 6.4 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $510
Tourmaline (multi-color with ''cat's eye'' effect)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
6.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $419
Andorite (superb rare doubly-terminated crystal group)
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Prov., Oruro, Bolivia
5.7 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $580
Scapolite (GEM crystal)
Marble Occurrence, Morogoro, Uluguru Mts, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
6.0 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm, 111 grams
Winning Bid: $1,725
Rhodochrosite (classic material)
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
4.2 x 2.3 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $2,650
Phosgenite (fine classic material)
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Prov., Sardinia, Italy
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
6.3 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $437
Tourmaline (Verdelite) with Smoky Quartz and Albite
Drot Valley, Astore District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
13.6 x 9.2 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,501