Ends Thursday, October 7th, 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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Quartz (Japan-Law Twin) with Wavellite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.7 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm
Vauxite with Wavellite on Pyrite (new find) (rare association!)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for Vauxite)
5.0 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
3.5 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm
Phosphophyllite (new find!)
Huayllani mine, Infiernillos mine, Machacamarca District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.2 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
Bournonite ("cogwheel")
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.0 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (rare and good quality)
David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia
1.3 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
5.2 x 3.9 x 2.6 cm
Goethite (excellent quality) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
R. A. Kosnar's "Striped Claim", near Lake George, Park County, Colorado
7.8 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm
Rhodochrosite (rare locality specimen) (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
Royal Albert Mine, Uncompahgre, Ouray County, Colorado
2.9 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Chlorophoenicite (ex Rich Kosnar and Pat Gross Collections)
Buckwheat Mine Dump, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality)
0.8 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm
Prehnite (great color) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
5.3 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm
Kosnarite (named for Rich Kosnar) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Jenipapo district, Itinga, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.3 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
Wulfenite (gemmy) (ex Rich Kosnar collection)
150' level, Red Cloud mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona
1.3 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm
Euchroite with Parnauite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Svatodusna Valley, Lubietova Ore Belt, Western Slovenske Rudohorie Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia (Type Locality for Euchroite)
4.4 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm
Grossular ("Hessonite") with Clinochlore (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Paschietto, Val d'Ala, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
4.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 cm
San Andres Mine, Villaviciosa de Curdoba, Curdoba, Andalusia, Spain
3.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm
Silver (classic material)
Batopilas, Andres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.7 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm
Adamite (Manganoan) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm
Aquamarine with Albite and Muscovite
Shigar, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
4.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
Darra-i-Pech, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
1.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Fire Opal
4.11 ct, 14.0 mm x 9.6 mm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
11.6 x 8.6 x 5.3 cm
Gracios O Dios Mine, Honduras
1.3 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz on Microcline
Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
7.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
Augelite (gemmy twin!) (new find)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
8.2 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm
Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
4.2 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm