Ends Thursday, Aug 12th, 2010 at 6:45 PM (Central Time)
Consignments from the Kosnar family collections and inventory (with many classic minerals and Bolivian specimens).
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Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
4.0 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm
Cassiterite (large twin)
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
4.4 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
Paravauxite with Sigloite
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
13.2 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm
Phosphophyllite (new find!)
Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
5.3 x 3.6 x 1.7 cm
Amethyst (reverse scepters)
Bombori, Potosi Department, Bolivia
7.8 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm
Ferberite (excellent twin) with Quartz
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.3 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
Pectolite (rare pink color) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
5.2 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
Gold (from STERLING HILL!) (ex Rich Kosnar and Pat Gross Collections)
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey
0.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm
Prehnite (intense color) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
5.8 x 5.1 x 4.7 cm
Sphalerite twin (ex Rich Kosnar and Pat Gross Collections)
Buckwheat Pit, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey
0.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm
Barite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sherman mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
2.5 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm
Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite with Amethyst
OH vein, Commodore Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado
3.8 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm
Rhodochrosite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Ulay Mine, 3.5 miles west of Lake City on Henson Creek, Hinsdale County, Colorado
3.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
Prehnite with Adularia and Byssolite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Keystone Trap Rock Quarry, Cornog, Chester County, Pennsylvania
1.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Chromian Antigorite - TYPE SPECIMEN (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
Wood's Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
6.3 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm
Apophyllite on Prehnite
Bombay Quarry, Maharashtra, India
9.3 x 7.4 x 5.5 cm
Hubnerite with Quartz (gemmy) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Huallypon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru
6.4 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Galena and Chalcopyrite on Quartz
Septemvri mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
9.5 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm
Wulfenite (rare "stop sign" habit crystals) (ex Rich Kosnar collection)
150' level, Red Cloud mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona
3.0 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Petrified Wood
Washington County, Utah
8.4 x 4.2 x 2.0 cm
Shigar, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
2.6 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm
Colemanite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
U.S. Borax Open Pit, Boron, Kramer District, Kern County, California
2.6 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Azurite and Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
8.3 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm
Imperial Topaz
Ouro Preto, Brazil
1.37 ct, 7.4 mm x 4.7 mm
Tourmaline (multicolor)
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
4.0 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Grossular (classic material)
Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Richmond Co., Quebec, Canada
6.1 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm