Ends Thursday, June 10th, 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
4.7 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
Monazite-Ce (butterfly-twinned crystals)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
8.5 x 7.3 x 6.2 cm
Pyrite (rare matrix specimen)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.6 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
4.7 x 4.2 x 1.1 cm
Barite (ex Rich Kosnar and George Robertson Collections)
1700' Level, "Rocky Point Area", Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado
4.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Cahnite with Manganaxinite (ex Pat Gross and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Franklin mine, Sussex County, New Jersey (type locality)
2.1 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm
Prehnite (classic "snake head" cast) (ex Brian Kosnar and Dick Hauck Collection)
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
4.6 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
Ilmenite on Quartz (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Tormiq, Haramosh Mountain, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
11.3 x 8.6 x 3.5 cm
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
6.6 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm
Stilbite (rare Alpine material) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Riekengraben, Kolbnitz, Reiseck group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
6.6 x 5.0 x 3.7 cm
Quartz (scepter) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Ankogel Group, Hohe Tauern Mountsain, Carinthia, Austria
5.7 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
Kosnarite on Albite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Jenipapo District, Itinga, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.7 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu district, Sichuan Province, China
8.1 x 4.0 x 2.6 cm
Tormiq, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
3.3 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
Beryl (classic material) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Avondale Quarry, Wallingford, Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
7.3 x 7.2 x 3.0 cm
Tourmaline (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm
Color Change Fluorite
4.55 ct, 11.94 mm x 9.73 mm
Ferberite (unusual twinned group!)
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.4 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Sphalerite with Quartz (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
7.7 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
3.7 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm
Azurite on Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
3.1 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm
Cassiterite (gemmy twins)
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm