Assorted Mineral 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 Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Kurt Hefendehl, Rich Kosnar, Chet Lemanski, Bill and Anne Cook, Brian Kosnar 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. A classic matrix specimen of LEGRANDITE from the Ojuela Mine in Mexico
2. Fine sharp GEMMY crystals of SPODUMENE from Afghanistan
3. Rare GREEN ARAGONITE on matrix from China – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
4. A really cool BOTRYOIDAL PURPLE FLUORITE from China – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
5. RARE SCHEELITE with BERTRANDITE from South Korea (!) – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
6. A unique and eye-catching specimen of GRAPHITE from Sri Lanka     
7. Fine gemmy twinned crystals of CASSITERITE from Bolivia – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
8. A hard to find color-zoned MUSCOVITE crystal from a rare locality in Maine – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection
9. Gorgeous, classic "Spinel"-twinned COPPER crystals from Kazakhstan – ex Rich Kosnar Collection  
10. A superb cabinet matrix specimen of TOPAZ from Sherlova Gora, Russia – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
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Kongsberg Silver District, Buskerud, Norway
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.2 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Microcline (Baveno twin)
Raikot, Chilas, Diamar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.7 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $195
Rutile (classic material)
Champion Mine, White Mountain Peak, Mono Co., California, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
3.3 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Corundum var: Ruby (rare classic locality specimen)
John Saul Mine, Tsavo West, Voi, Taita-Taveta Co., Kenya
Ex. Bill Larson
2.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm, 10.07 grams
Winning Bid: $209
Topaz (excellent classic locality specimen)
Sherlova Gora, Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsky Dist., Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.6 x 6.0 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $651
Forsterite var: Peridot (gemmy crystal)
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
2.0 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $124
Quartz (''Mango Quartz'')
Cabiche, Quípama Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
6.0 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Tourmaline (unusual polychrome polished slice)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.3 x 2.8 x 0.3 cm, 5.91 grams
Winning Bid: $88
Fluorite on Quartz (classic locality)
La Viesca Mine, La Collada area, Siero, Asturias, Spain
4.3 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $185
Copper ("Spinel" twins)
Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
9.3 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $655
Quartz with Fuchsite ''phantom''
Ihovitra, Itremo Massif, Itremo, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
2.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $131
Sphalerite coated by Pyrite on Quartz
Cerro de Pasco, Pasco Prov., Pasco, Peru
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Quartz var: Rose
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Scheelite on Fluorite
Dongshan Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $133
Graphite (unique form)
Sri Lanka
Ex. Colin Manlove
5.7 x 3.4 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $231
Titanite (twins) with Calcite and Clinochlore
Hanuchal, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $217
Calcite (GEMMY crystal) with Stilbite-Ca
Jalgaon District, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.2 x 4.8 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $93
Stilbite-Ca with Fluorapophyllite-(K) on Heulandite-Ca
Jalgaon District, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India
7.2 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Spodumene (fine GEMMY crystals)
Dara-e-Pech Pegmatite Field, Dara-e-Pech District, Kunar, Afghanistan
11.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm, 96.7 grams
Winning Bid: $160
Fluorite (rare botryoidal habit - 2 generations)
Minggang Mine, Shihe District, Xinyang, Henan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 6.7 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $964
Cerussite on Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Al Kidwell
8.0 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Spherical Amethyst (''Grapes'')
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
9.7 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $400
Andradite var: Demantoid
Tubussis Farm 22, Dâures Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
5.2 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $157
Quartz var: Smoky (with ''x'' face)
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.3 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Sunnyside Mine, Bonita Peak, Gladstone, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver; Tresa Kosnar
5.8 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $208
Tamarugite (rare)
Cerros Pintados, Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá, Chile (Type Locality)
5.1 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Fedotovite (incredibly rare)
Great Fissure eruption, Tolbachik Volcanic Field, Milkovsky District, Kamchatka Krai, Russia (Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
11.2 x 8.1 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,410
Fluorite (''ice crystal'')
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
4.7 x 4.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Stilbite-Ca (classic material)
Teigarhorn, Berufjord, Djúpavogshreppur, Eastern Region, Iceland
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.7 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $78