Ends Thursday, Aug 5th, 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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Wire Silver
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
7.3 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Paravauxite on Vauxite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
3.2 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm
Andorite with Zinkenite (good quality)
San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
3.5 x 3.3 x 2.0 cm
Vivianite (thick gemmy crystals) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Huanuni mine, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
5.0 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm
Cassiterite (lustrous cyclic twins)
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
3.6 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm
Pyrargyrite (new find)
Porco, Agua de Castilla, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
1.7 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
Gold on Quartz
Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm
Fluorite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
3.6 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
Barite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sherman mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
2.9 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm
Rhodochrosite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
3.8 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
Sphalerite (gemmy) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Emperious vein, Commodore mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado
6.0 x 5.8 x 2.1 cm
Lawson's Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina
4.4 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
Kyanite (ex Allen Heyl and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
6.8 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
Aragonite (historic specimen) (ex Allen Heyl and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Ziegenfuss Quarry, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA
13.2 x 8.0 x 6.1 cm
Prehnite casts after Glauberite
Fanwood Quarry, Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey
13.5 x 13.3 x 8.3 cm
Sussexite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Franklin mine, Sussex County, New Jersey
3.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Wulfenite on Fluorite (interesting association)
Hickey No. 1 Mine, Garden Spring Canyon, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico
3.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Sphalerite with interesting Galena crystals
Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
12.0 x 9.3 x 9.2 cm
Apatite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Imilchil, High Atlas Mts, Er Rachidia Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.4 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm
3.00 ct, 9.85 mm x 8.04 mm
Sphalerite (ex Rich Kosnar collection)
500' stope, 2100' level, Camp Bird mine, Ouray County, Colorado
3.4 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Tourmaline (variety: "Rubellite") (intense color) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Stewart Lithia Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California
2.8 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm
Ruby Spinel (gem "floater") (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma
1.1 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Azurite with Malachite (good quality) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona
5.7 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm