Ends Thursday, September 30th, 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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Stephanite (new find!)
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
2.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
4.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia
5.0 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Ferberite (multi-twinned group!)
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.8 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
7.0 x 5.1 x 1.4 cm
Scorzalite (rare) (new find)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
9.1 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm
Prehnite with Babingtonite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
6.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm
Zincite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Franklin mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey
1.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Rhodochrosite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
5.8 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm
Fluorite (mined 1977) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sweet Home mine, near Alma, Park County, Colorado
3.6 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm
San Pietro Mine, Tamara Mt., Nuxis, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
4.2 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm
Smithsonite (unusual locality specimen)
Vedra Valley, Oltre il Colle, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
5.8 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
6.1 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm
Pyromorphite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Pcheloyad Mine, Rhodope Mts, Kardzali Oblast, Bulgaria
6.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
Mana Mine, Barang-Turghao (Mor-Darra), Bajaur Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
3.3 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Tourmaline (multicolor)
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.4 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
3.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm
Andradite (var: "Demantoid") (new find!)
Antetezambato, Ambanja, Madagascar
3.1 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., Yueyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
5.1 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm
Red Quartz
Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africaa
9.8 x 7.2 x 6.0 cm
Azurite and Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
11.8 x 10.6 x 8.8 cm