Assorted Fine Worldwide Minerals

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 and Colin Manlove!  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 rare purple FLUORITE from Dalnegorsk, Russia (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

2.  Attractive and unusual RHODOCHROSITE with RARE STILBITE association from Bulgaria

3.  Fine "Spinel"-twinned COPPER specimen from Australia

4.  Classic OPAL pseudomorph replacing fossil MUSSEL SHELL from Australia

5.  Fantastic "cast"/pseudomorph of DOLOMITE after AZURITE from Tsumeb (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)

6.  Beautiful rare green AUGLELITE crystals on matrix from Yukon, Canada (ex Dave Bergman Collection)

7.  Excellent "Alpine-type" ZOISITE from Pakistan (ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection)

8. Eye-catching VANADINITE crystal group from Morocco

9.  Gorgeous rare strong yellow color BRUCITE from Pakistan


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Fluorite (rare style for the locality)
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Tennantite Subgroup
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Copper (''Spinel'' twins)
Rocklands Group Copper Project, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
3.1 x 2.0 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Opal replacing Mussel Shell
Coober Pedy, Central North, South Australia, Australia
4.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm, 11.50 grams
Winning Bid: $217
Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Chet Lemanski
2.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm, 3.2 grams
Winning Bid: $100
Almandine Garnet
Ex. Chet Lemanski
8.5 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Smithsonite (beautiful color) (Cadmium-bearing)
Wenshan, Yunnan, China
9.3 x 7.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $196
Kyanite on Quartz
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Chet Lemanski
9.7 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $157
Bournonite (''cogwheel'')
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Pref., Hunan, China
4.3 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Beryl (var: Aquamarine)
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.4 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $300
813 pit, Alta Gold Mine, Olinghouse Mining District, Pah Rah Range, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
8.7 x 7.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $117
Fluorite on Celestine
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Múzquiz Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.8 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Clinozoisite (rare locality)
Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Cañete, Cañete Province, Lima, Peru
4.3 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Diaboleite (rare classic locality specimen)
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $900
Quartz (var: Amethyst)
Saltman Amethyst locality, Sweden, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
6.7 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $230
Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
5.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Pyrophyllite (rare locality specimen)
Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
10.1 x 7.2 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $340
Malachite (''Primary'') on Malachite
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
4.7 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $81
Ettringite Group
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
1.6 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Microlite Group with RARE acicular Zircon ''sprays''
Ipê Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.8 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $108
Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite
Sacramento Pit, Sacramento Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
3.7 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Goethite (fine quality)
Crystal Peak area, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
4.6 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $208
Albite (rare gemmy PURPLE crystals)
Khyber Agency, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
6.2 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm
Winning Bid: $319
Nakauriite (incredibly rare)
Nakauri Mine, Shinshiro City, Aichi Pref., Japan (Type Locality)
Ex. David Burgess; Bill Pinch; Joe Cilen; Y. Ito
3.4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Planerite with ''Hyalite'' Opal (Opal-AN) (rare locality specimen)
Buckeye Mountain, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.0 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $157
Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
11.0 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Brucite (excellent rare yellow color)
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
3.5 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Spodumene (heavily etched ''floater'' crystal) with Smoky Quartz
Dara-e-Pech pegmatite field, Dara-e-Pech District, Kunar, Afghanistan
10.6 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm, 36.0 grams
Winning Bid: $93
Cerussite (''snowflake'' twin) (classic material)
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
4.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Wulfenite (RARE Chinese locality)
Xichang REE occurrence, Taihe intrusion, Xichang County, Liangshan Yi, Sichuan, China
Ex. Richard Rossi
7.3 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $65