Assorted Fine Minerals Auction

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Rich Kosnar, Dave Bergman, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Dr. Stephen Smale and more!  Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

 Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

 1.  Wonderful gemmy blue cubic FLUORITE from the Minerva No. 1 Mine, Illinois (ex Dave Bergman Collection)

2.  Superb, classic DIOPTASE crystals with CALCITE from Tsumeb (ex Dave Bergman Collection)

3.  Classic twinned CERUSSITE with DOUBLY-TERMINATED MIMETITE from Tsumeb (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

4.  Beautiful pink and green TOURMALINE crystals on matrix from Vietnam (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)

5.  Attractive micro crystals of GOLD from Nevada

6.  Excellent GEM QUALITY rare DRAVITE TOURMALINE crystal from Tanzania      

7.  Fine rare GOSHENITE BERYL from the Cryo-Genie Mine in San Diego County, California

8.  Superb LIBETHENITE on matrix from the Nkana Mine, Zambia (ex Colin Manlove Collection)

9.  Outstanding classic ORPIMENT from the Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada (ex Colin Manlove Collection)                         


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Gold (beautiful micro crystals)
813 pit, Alta Gold Mine, Olinghouse Mining District, Pah Rah Range, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
3.8 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $124
Dioptase with Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $1,350
Dolomite ''cast'' after Smithsonite with Duftite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
8.4 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $89
Calcite (doubly-terminated) on Fluorite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.3 x 6.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Tourmaline (bi-color crystals)
Minh Tien Mine, Lục Yên District, Yên Bái Province, Vietnam
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
6.5 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $279
Smoky Quartz
São Geraldo do Baixio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
3.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Imperial Topaz (rare locality)
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Prov., Zambia
3.2 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $225
Emerald Carving
Bubani Mine, Ajmer District, Rajasthan, India
32.52 mm x 25.02 mm x 19.17 mm, 132.93 cts
Winning Bid: $117
Salvadora Mine, Yarvicoya, Caracollo, Cercado Prov., Oruro, Bolivia
9.3 x 2.1 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Pyromorphite (old classic material)
Friedrichssegen Mine, Lahnstein, Rhein-Lahn District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $675
Harmotome (rare zeolite)
Strontian, Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland, Scotland, UK
6.7 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Roselite (fine classic crystals)
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.1 x 6.8 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $289
Yugawaralite with Goosecreekite (rare)
Malad Quarry, Malad, Mumbai Suburban district, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
9.8 x 6.6 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $151
Riebeckite included in Quartz
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar Dist., Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prov., Pakistan
6.3 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2.7 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $71
Hemimorphite on Goethite/Limonite stalactites
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $112
Goshenite Beryl (RARE locality specimen)
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Bill Larson
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $416
Rhodochrosite coated by Quartz
Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
6.3 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Hematite (old classic material)
Montreal Mine, Montreal, Gogebic Range, Iron Co., Wisconsin, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.3 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Cyanotrichite with Chalcoalumite and Brochantite (classic material)
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
4.2 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $235
Wire Silver
Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
1.2 x 0.8 x 0.1 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
2.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Orpiment (superb quality crystals)
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.4 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $2,272
Epidote (very slightly magnetic) (''floater'' specimen)
Raskoh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
6.2 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Stilbite-(Ca) on Quartz stalactite
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Chet Lemanski
8.8 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $25
Calcite (doubly-terminated)
Stoneco Maumee Quarry, Maumee, Lucas Co., Ohio, USA
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $251
Fluorite (bi-colored crystals) with Baryte
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
11.3 x 6.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $309
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
5.7 x 3.2 x 1.4 cm, 48.4 grams
Winning Bid: $122
Allophane (fine blue color)
Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
3.6 x 2.7 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $52
Rock Candy Mine, Grand Forks, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
Ex. Al Kidwell
5.0 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $96