Ends Thursday, August 4th, 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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Cylindrite (rare) (rich specimen)
Poopo Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia (Type Locality)
7.1 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm
Pyromorphite (rare from Bolivia)
Huari-Hauri, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.1 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Red Quartz
Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.8 x 4.1 x 3.2 cm
Sphalerite (rare find)
Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
3.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm
Paravauxite with Sigloite
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
5.7 x 5.7 x 2.2 cm
Stephanite (new find!)
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
5.2 x 3.3 x 1.8 cm
Green Fluorite with Rhodochrosite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
3.0 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm
Smithsonite and Rosasite on Dolomite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
O-22 area, Sherman mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
6.5 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm
Calcite ("flower")
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
10.8 x 9.7 x 7.8 cm
Amethyst (skeletal / "Fenster" habit crystals) with Hematite and/or Goethite and/or Lepidocrocite (?)
Seyt Village, Kundas Nala, Khapalu, Chanche District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5.6 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
6.2 x 4.5 x 2.1 cm
Prehnite with Chrysocolla
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
6.6 x 5.4 x 2.1 cm
Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
2.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
Barite (classic material)
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England
6.2 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm
Dioptase ("phantom" crystal)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Rhodochrosite (polished slice)
Catamarca, Argentina
3.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 cm
1.21 ct, 6.95 mm x 5.22 mm
Chrome Diopside
1.39 ct, 7.99 mm x 6.08 mm
Epidote (fadens) with Diopside
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
3.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
Datolite crystals and casts after Anhydrite (ex Rich Kosnar collection)
Braen's Quarry (Sam Braen's Quarry), Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey
11.1 x 6.2 x 2.3 cm
Andradite (var Melanite)
Diakon, Nioro du Sahel Circle, Kayes Region, Mali
6.6 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Quartz (Japan-Law Twin) with Epidote
Huancavelica Department, Peru
7.4 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
7.7 x 6.8 x 5.0 cm
Copper with Malachite, Chrysocolla, Cuprite and Connellite
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
6.4 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm
Tourmaline (multicolor)
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.3 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sferlun Asbestos Mine, Val Malenco, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy
13.0 x 9.7 x 3.6 cm
Rhodochrosite on Quartz
Wutong (Wudong) Mine, Liubao ("Babu"), Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
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