Ends Thursday, April 28th, 2011 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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Paravauxite with Sigloite
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
5.3 x 3.4 x 1.1 cm
Stephanite (new find!)
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
Cylindrite (rare)
Poopo Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia (Type Locality)
7.1 x 6.8 x 4.0 cm
Danburite (good sized crystal) (rare blue color)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
3.6 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Wavellite (good quality)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia
10.7 x 8.7 x 2.3 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
2.7 x 2.1 x 0.7 cm
Prehnite (rare and unusual color)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
12.8 x 10.4 x 6.5 cm
Tephroite (rare) with Willemite (ex Pat Gross and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
0.9 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
Silver (classic material)
Batopilas, Andres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
1.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm
Sierra de la Cruz, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
1.9 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Sweetwater mine, Reynolds County, Ellington, Missouri
7.5 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm
Emerald (from the ALPS!) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Pizzo Marcio, Val Vigezzo, Val d'Ossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy
4.5 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.1 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm
Dioptase (gemmy)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
3.3 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
4.4 x 3.5 x 1.6 cm
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin area, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Central South Region, China
9.7 x 7.0 x 3.2 cm
Gypsum (var: "Selenite") (gem twins) on Halite
Las Salinas, Otume Village, Pisco, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
8.2 x 7.8 x 5.3 cm
Ilmenite on Albite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Tormiq, Haramosh Mountain, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.2 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm
Hematite after Siderite with Smoky Quartz (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
R. A. Kosnar claim on Yucca Hill, Steven's Ranch, near Lake George, Park County, Colorado
4.2 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
10.3 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm
Vivianite (doubly-terminated) (classic material)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.2 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
5.4 x 5.2 x 1.3 cm
Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Grossular (var: Hessonite) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
7.2 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Scorzalite (rare) (new find)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
7.0 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm
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