Ends Thursday, December 22nd, 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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Cassiterite with Quartz
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
3.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite (classic "discoball")
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.6 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
4.0 x 2.6 x 0.8 cm
Scorzalite (rare) (new find)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
3.4 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
7.8 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
2.3 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm
Silver Hill Mine group, Silver Hill, Silver Hill District, Waterman District, Waterman Mts, Pima County, Arizona
2.4 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Prehnite (great quality) (new find!)
Lower New Street, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
4.2 x 3.6 x 1.3 cm
Chalcopyrite on Calcite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Summit Quarry (Houdaille Quarry), Union County, New Jersey
1.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz on Microcline
Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
4.8 x 3.4 x 1.3 cm
Andradite (var: "Demantoid")
Antetezambato, Ambanja, Madagascar
2.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu district, Sichuan Province, China
7.3 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm
Imilchil, High Atlas Mts, Er Rachidia Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.5 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Quartz (doubly-terminated skeletal scepter) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Tillie Hall Peak, near Mule Creek, Steeple Rock District, Grant County, New Mexico
4.8 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm
Dioptase (large crystals)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
4.3 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
Pyrite Concretion
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
7.0 x 5.8 x 5.7 cm
Pyrite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Loulo Mine, Faleme River, Kenieba Circle, Kayes Region, Mali
3.7 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Linarite with Brochantite (ex Harold Urish Collection)
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Heulandite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
20 Km from Sangamner, Pune-Nasik Road, Maharashtra, India
4.6 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Kosnarite (named for Rich Kosnar) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Jenipapo district, Itinga, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.5 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Azurite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.8 x 3.9 x 3.8 cm
Phenakite (GEM quality)
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
1.4 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
Brookite on Quartz
Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan
4.8 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Central mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
4.7 x 3.8 x 2.0 cm
Elmwood mine, Smith County, Tennessee
6.0 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm
Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
1.6 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain), Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
7.8 x 5.9 x 5.7 cm
Fluorite (unique color)
Yiyang, Tongbai, Henan Province, China
6.1 x 5.7 x 1.8 cm
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