Ends Thursday, July 29th, 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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Monazite-Ce (excellent twins!)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
2.2 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
Potosiite (very rare material!)
San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
3.7 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Ferberite (twin)
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
2.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
Vauxite with Childrenite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for Vauxite)
2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia
5.8 x 5.3 x 5.0 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite (floater)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Goethite (superb quality) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
C. G. Coil claim on Goethite Hill, near Lake George, Park County, Colorado
5.2 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Calcite (Manganese-bearing) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
8.3 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm
Pyrite (forming over Ammonite fossils)
State Bridge area, Eagle County, Colorado
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Quartz (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Lawrence Level, Osceola Mine, Cunningham Gulch, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
7.4 x 6.7 x 2.1 cm
Heliodor (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
2.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm
Libethenite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
?ubietova (formerly Libethen in Hungary) ore belt, Western Slovenske Rudohorie Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia (type locality)
7.2 x 6.4 x 3.5 cm
Amethyst scepter (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
5.7 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
Prehnite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Brandberg area, Brandberg District, Erongo Region, Namibia
7.0 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm
Malachite ps. Azurite with Plancheite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
4.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Ojuela Mine, Mapimu, Mun. de Mapimu, Durango, Mexico
6.2 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm
Barite on Calcite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Elk Creek, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota
2.9 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
1.7 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm
Grossular ("Hessonite") (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
2.6 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
9.8 x 7.0 x 3.7 cm
Aquamarine with Albite and Schorl
Nyet Bruk, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
10.8 x 8.0 x 8.2 cm
Zircon (GEM quality)
Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania
1.1 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
6.1 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm
Jade (Pre-embargo!)
22.54 ct, 24.91 mm x 18.09 mm
Tourmaline (multicolor)
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
4.7 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm
Babingtonite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
4.2 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm