Ends Thursday, June 17th, 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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Bournonite (large "cogwheel") on matrix
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
11.0 x 6.3 x 4.8 cm
Pyromorphite (rare from Bolivia)
Huari-Hauri, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.1 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
3.2 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm
Amethyst (doubly-terminated reverse scepter)
Bombori, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.4 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
Barite (good quality)
Estano Horco mine, Colavi District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
7.5 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Wavellite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
11.2 x 7.8 x 3.4 cm
Paravauxite with Sigloite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
6.7 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm
Red Zircon (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Managi, Darra-e-Pech, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
7.7 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
Galena (ex Rich Kosnar Collection
Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.3 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Kutnohorite "casts" after Calcite (rare material) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
2045 Stope, F Level, Sunnyside mine, near Gladstone, San Juan County, Colorado
7.5 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
Smithsonite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
6.2 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm
Todorokite (ex Pat Gross and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey
1.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Stilbite (bow tie) on Prehnite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
4.0 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Chabazite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
6.4 x 4.3 x 4.1 cm
Mottramite with Wulfenite (rare locality specimen) (ex Allen Heyl and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Blackhawk Mine, 4 miles west of Poverty Creek, Chloride District, Black Range, Sierra County, New Mexico
11.2 x 6.0 x 4.7 cm
Phosphophyllite with Vivianite (classic material) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Vohenstrauss?, Oberpfaelzer Wald, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany (type locality!)
7.7 x 6.9 x 4.6 cm
Malachite ps. Azurite with Plancheite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
4.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
Apophyllite with Stilbite
Lonovla, Maharashtra, India
7.7 x 6.4 x 4.3 cm
Emerald (from the ALPS!) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Pizzo Marcio, Val Vigezzo, Val d'Ossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy
6.3 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
3.1 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Aquamarine (with a unique tabular crystal)
Shigar, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.2 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
Dioptase (new find)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
7.8 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
6.9 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm
Fluorite with Rhodochrosite
Wutong Mine, Liubao ("Babu"), Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Cornwallite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Pastrana, Mazarrun-a¬Āguilas, Murcia, Spain
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Ruby (Pre-embargo!)
1.24 ct, 7.52 mm x 5.24 mm
Tormiq, above Baghicha, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.1 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm
Fluorite on Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
3.2 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm