Ends Thursday, July 22nd, 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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Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm
Paravauxite with Sigloite
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
7.8 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
2.3 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
3.7 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Colavi mine, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Siderite on Pyrite with Stannite
Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
2.2 x 2.0 x 1.2 cm
Rhodochrosite with Galena and Sphalerite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Richardson Stope, #1 Level, Brooklyn Mine, Anvil Mountain, San Juan County, Colorado
2.7 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Gold on Quartz
Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
1.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
Pyrite (classic "Cathedral Gothic" faces) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
#3 Ore Body, 1250' Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Yellow Garnet on "Hancockite" (ex Rich Kosnar and Pat Gross Collections)
Parker Shaft, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
1.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Prehnite (rare blue color) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
9.6 x 8.8 x 4.2 cm
Mooreite (ex Rich Kosnar and Pat Gross Collections)
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality)
1.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Planerite and Turquoise (ex Allen Heyl and Rich Kosnar Collections)
General Trimble's Mine, East Whiteland Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
1.6 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin area, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Central South Region, China
2.0 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
Stolzite (classic material)
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
3.2 x 2.6 x 1.2 cm
Inesite ("bow tie") with Hubeite
Daye Iron mine, Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
2.9 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Stilbite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
7.8 x 7.3 x 3.7 cm
Tarbuttite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Broken Hill mine, Zambia (Type Locality)
2.3 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Mimetite (variety "Campylite")
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England
2.7 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
4.7 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
Quartz with Actinolite inclusions (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Alchuri, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
7.2 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm
Microcline (gemmy Baveno twin)
Pungtori Nala, Chilas, Diamar District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
4.8 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
3.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
Andradite (var: "Demantoid") (new find!)
Antetezambato, Ambanja, Madagascar
2.6 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
Aquamarine with Schorl (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Baha, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
10.7 x 7.8 x 7.7 cm
12.33 ct, 17.29 mm x 13.64 mm