Ends Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 6:45 PM (Central Time)
Consignments from the Kosnar family collections and inventory (with classic minerals, unusual pieces and Bolivian specimens).
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Aragonite (LARGE "floater" "discoball")
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
4.6 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Siderite on Pyrite with Stannite
Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
8.5 x 4.7 x 4.1 cm
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
8.8 x 8.2 x 5.7 cm
Stephanite (new find!)
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
2.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Sphalerite with Pyrite (rare find)
Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
5.1 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite on Copper (rare matrix piece)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
4.6 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Pyromorphite (rare from Bolivia)
Huari-Hauri, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
5.1 x 3.1 x 1.7 cm
Pyrite on Siderite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado
5.1 x 4.1 x 2.1 cm
Azurite and Malachite with Calcite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Copper Rivet mine, several miles North of the Cashin mine, Mesa County, Colorado
8.0 x 7.1 x 3.1 cm
Smoky Quartz (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Lake George area, Park County, Colorado
7.3 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Prehnite ("snakehead" casts after Anhydrite) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Lower New Street, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
8.2 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm
Tourmaline with Quartz, Albite and Muscovite
Chamachu, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
9.0 x 8.3 x 3.8 cm
Tormiq, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.2 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
Epidote (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
5.0 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm
Fluorite on Quartz
Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
10.0 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm
Dioptase (new find)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
1.6 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
9.2 x 7.8 x 5.5 cm
Gold on Quartz
Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
1.7 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Rhodochrosite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
1.4 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm
Spessartine on Albite
Teston, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.
4.6 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Diopside with Clinochlore
Antronapiana, Antrona Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
4.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Wagholi, Poona, India
1.9 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Amethyst (scepters and reverse scepters)
Bombori, Potosi Department, Bolivia
7.0 x 4.8 x 2.1 cm
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