Assorted Mineral Auction

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted pieces from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Brian Kosnar, Kurt Hefendehl, Colin Manlove, Dr. Stephen Smale, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Dave Bergman, Bill and Anne Cook, Dave Stoudt 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. Beautiful classic rich pink-red RHODOCHROSITE from Peru – ex Brian Kosnar
2. Excellent thick gemmy blue-green TOURMALINE with a rare YELLOW termination from Brazil
3. Fantastic "floater" ARAGONITE specimen from a new find in Spain
4. Eye-catching rich emerald green DIOPTASE with MIMETITE from Republic of Congo
5. Wonderful old time HELIODOR crystal group from Brazil – ex Brian Kosnar
6. Superb rare SODALITE var: HACKMANITE rough and cut set from Afghanistan
7. A unique, top quality, semi-spherical GEMMY FLUORITE specimen from China – ex Kurt Hefendehl
8. Gorgeous classic rare PURPLE (manganese-bearing) ADADMITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
9. Top-notch AMETHYST with red HEMATITE inclusions from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
10. Excellent BUSTAMITE crystals on matrix from Broken Hill, Australia
11.  Rarities include:  CHENEVIXITE pseudomorph after CUPRITE, BIKITAITE and LIROCONITE 

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Copper (excellent "Spinel-twin")
Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
5.7 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $385
El Desierto Mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
11.1 x 9.4 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $405
Bikitaite (very rare)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Eaker
2.7 x 0.6 x 0.2 cm
Winning Bid: $330
Opal-(CT) var: Lussasite
Les Rois Mine, Mur-sur-Allier, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.3 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Pyrite with Sphalerite
Huanzala Mine, Huanzala, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
10.0 x 6.4 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $201
Sphalerite (fine gemmy twins) with Galena
Dongxiang Cu-polymetallic Deposit, Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou, Jiangxi, China
12.2 x 6.3 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $239
Fluorite (GEMMY spherical crystal groups - unique color)
Yiwu Co., Zhejiang, China,
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
12.2 x 9.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $370
Aurichalcite (classic locality)
79 Mine, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
5.7 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Pyrite (rare locality)
Rettigheim, Mühlhausen, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $31
Hemimorphite on Willemite (rare association)
Potosí Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
8.4 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $263
Bixbyite (fine classic material) (pictured in the Mineralogical Record)
Thomas Mountain, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Chris and Agatha Galas
2.1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $824
Green Calcite
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
5.1 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $276
Calcite (doubly-terminated) with Fluorite and Dolomite
Moscona Mine, El Pontón de Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.8 x 8.6 x 7.6 cm
Winning Bid: $205
Calcite (Cobalt-bearing)
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouisselsate Caïdat, Amerzgane Cercle, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
12.7 x 7.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $178
Beryl var: Heliodor (classic material)
Khoroshiv Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
3.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm, 12.18 grams
Winning Bid: $319
Quartz var: Amethyst with Hematite inclusions
Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
12.1 x 8.8 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $450
Azurite (''sun'') (classic material)
Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, Gardiner Range, MacDonnell Region, Northern Territory, Australia
9.7 x 8.3 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Smithsonite (good sized crystal) on Dolomite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.8 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $84
Fluorite (2 generations)
Cookes Peak Mining District, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
8.2 x 6.9 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Wulfenite (classic material)
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
6.9 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Fluorite (''Tanzanite Fluorite'') on Quartz
Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China
8.0 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $371
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite ( old classic)
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.8 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $750
Baryte on Quartz
Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
8.3 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $351
Smithsonite (Cadmium-bearing)
Wenshan, Yunnan, China
7.6 x 5.9 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $52
Phenakite (old classic)
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia (Type Locality)
4.3 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $252
Scheelite with rare Calcite association
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mount Little Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.2 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $324
Calcite (twins) (classic material)
Sokolovskoe Iron Mine, Rudny, Kostanay Prov., Kazakhstan
6.7 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $318
Spherical Amethyst (''grapes'')
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
10.8 x 8.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Tourmaline (rich color with a rare yellow termination)
Barra do Salinas District, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.1 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm, 103.3 grams
Winning Bid: $1,901