Assorted Mineral Auction - Various Collections

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 Dave Bergman, Brian Kosnar, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Dr. Vasco Trancoso 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 WIRE GOLD on matrix from California

2.  Beautiful colorless and orange CALCITE from China – ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection

3.  Newly mined IMPERIAL TOPAZ from rare Zambian locality!

4.  Superb rare LEGRANDITE specimen from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico

5.  Outstanding SHARP and GEMMY SPHALERITE crystals on matrix from Russia – ex Rich Kosnar Collection

6.  LARGE RHODIZITE crystal on matrix from Madagascar

7.  Fantastic DEMANTOID GARNET crystal on matrix from Afghanistan

8.  Classic DIOPTASE on CALCITE from Tsumeb – Dave Bergman Collection      

9.  Stellar SYLVANITE crystals on matrix from Fiji!

10. ADAMITE (green and purple crystals) with AUSTINITE from Mexico

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Gold (wires!) (rare old locality)
Kenton Mine, Mack House, Alleghany Mining District, Sierra Co., California, USA
3.7 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Beryl (important historic specimen - collected circa 1929)
Cummings Quarry, near Albany, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Ex. Thurston M. Phetteplace
9.2 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Antigorite (var: Picrolite) (impressive large specimen - RARE locality!)
Delight Quarry (Dyer Quarry), Soldiers' Delight ridge, Delight, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
19.4 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Green Quartz on Calcite
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
11.2 x 10.2 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $343
Imperial Topaz (rare locality)
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Prov., Zambia
5.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm, 8.9 grams
Winning Bid: $525
Calcite (pseudo-pyritohedral)
Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
10.2 x 8.2 x 7.8 cm
Winning Bid: $132
Red Quartz (Ferruginous Quartz)
Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province), Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
8.3 x 6.8 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $195
Azurite pseudomorphing to Malachite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.2 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $192
Dioptase (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.3 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $240
Koh-i-Maran, Kalat District, Balochistan, Pakistan
8.0 x 7.8 x 3.1 c
Winning Bid: $121
Kutnohorite (classic material)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
10.3 x 7.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $195
Pyrite (rare matrix specimen for the locality)
Portland Limestone Quarry, Florence, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dr. Barratt Phillips
6.9 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Chrysocolla pseudomorph after Malachite
Kambove, Lualaba, DR Congo
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
3.2 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Smoky Quartz with Hematite pseudomorphs after Siderite
Crystal Peak area, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Lee B. Burnett
11.7 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Fluorite (classic bi-colored crystals)
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UK
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $209
Calcite (manganese-bearing)
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 6.3 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $219
Legrandite (rare classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.6 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $353
Vesuvianite with Malachite(?)
7.7 x 6.1 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Sphalerite (sharp GEMMY crystals)
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
8.7 x 5.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $545
Ilymatogyra Fossil
Del Rio, Val Verde Co., Texas, USA
6.7 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $25
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima, Peru
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.7 x 6.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $63
Beryl (var: Goshenite)
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mount Little Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.5 x 6.6 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Fluorite (bi-colored crystals)
Yiwu City, Yiwu Co., Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.1 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $193
Calcite (excellent twins with Marcasite inclusions)
Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.2 x 9.3 x 5.4 cm
Winning Bid: $331
Fluorapatite included with ''Byssolite''
Ganadao, Warsak Intrusions, Mohmand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
3.2 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Andradite Garnet (var: Demantoid) (fine quality)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
4.6 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $237
Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Angela Kosnar
6.1 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Quartz (etched crystal) (rare locality specimen)
Womack Lane, Fallbrook, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Tim Sherburn; Bryant Harris
8.2 x 2.1 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Rhodochrosite (rare locality specimen)
630-1000 Stope, 21 Level, Walsh Ore Body, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
5.8 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $120