Ends Thursday, January 26th, 2012 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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Franckeite (rare) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
San Jose mine, Oruro Department, Bolivia
2.3 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
Paravauxite with Sigloite
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
8.2 x 5.9 x 1.7 cm
Sphalerite pseudomorphs after Wurtzite on Pyrite (new find)
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
4.2 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm
Boracite (rare pink color)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
6.7 x 6.1 x 2.2 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite (great rarity)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
6.8 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Chalcanthite (ex Harold Urish Collection)
Majuba Hill Mine, Antelope District, Pershing County, Nevada
5.3 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Pumpellyite on Datolite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Summit Quarry (Houdaille Quarry), Union County, New Jersey
1.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Babingtonite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
8.2 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
Barite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
1221370 Stope, #6 Ore Body, 1250 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
5.7 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Azurite with Malachite
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona
5.3 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
Gypsum (floater) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
9.7 x 7.8 x 6.1 cm
Smithsonite (ex Harold Urish Collection)
Socabon Mine, Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
5.2 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
3.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Sierra de la Cruz, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
5.7 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
Zircon (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Santa Terezinha, Goias, Brazil
3.0 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Kosnarite on Montebrasite (named for Rich Kosnar) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Jenipapo district, Itinga, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
10.2 x 6.8 x 5.7 cm
Pinal County, Arizona
3.3 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
7.1 x 6.7 x 3.1 cm
Aquamarine (from the Alps) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Val Codera, Novate Mezzola, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
5.4 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Tourmaline (from China!)
Gaoligong Shan, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
3.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm
Hackmanite (fluorescent)
Falsabad, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
6.0 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
9.3 x 8.1 x 4.2 cm
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
13.3 x 11.7 x 6.4 cm
Smoky Quartz on Amethystine Quartz
Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia
5.8 x 4.3 x 4.0 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite (great quality)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
3.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Amazonite on Albite
Konso, Southern Nations and Nationalities Regional State, Ethiopia
7.4 x 6.3 x 2.3 cm
Aquamarine and Morganite (rare bicolor crystals)
Baha, Baltistan, Braldu Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
2.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm
Papagoite included in Quartz (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Messina Mine, Limpopo, Transvaal, South Africa
6.3 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm
Rhodochrosite on Quartz
Wutong (Wudong) Mine, Liubao ("Babu"), Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
8.0 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
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