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Consignments from the Kosnar family collections and inventory (with classic minerals, unusual pieces and Bolivian specimens).
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Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia
5.9 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite with Malachite, Cuprite and Connellite
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.8 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm
Cassiterite with Quartz
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
6.2 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
5.3 x 4.0 x 1.8 cm
Bournonite ("cogwheel")
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
2.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Vivianite (classic material)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
2.0 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.3 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Prehnite (great quality) (new find!)
Lower New Street, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
5.0 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm
Azurite with Malachite and Gibbsite (ex Harold Urish Coll.)
Copper Mountain District, Morenci, Shannon Mts, Greenlee County, Arizona
4.3 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Pyrite Concretion
Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
5.7 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
Amethyst scepter (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Apex Pit, San Pedro Mine, Santa Fe County, New Mexico
3.2 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm
Quartz (unique material) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
4.0 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Scorodite (rare)
Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
3.1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
Rogerley mine, Weardale, Durham, England
2.3 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm
Pyromorphite (rare locality specimen)
Black Pine Mine, Flint Creek Valley, John Long Mts, Granite County, Montana
1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Apatite with Calcite and Bismuthinite
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
7.8 x 6.3 x 3.3 cm
Dioptase (with a large crystal)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
4.0 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Tourmaline (multicolor)
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5.3 x 5.0 x 4.8 cm
Autunite (ex Pat Gross and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Mount Kit Carson, Spokane County, Washington
1.3 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm
Clinozoisite on Apatite
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
2.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Stilbite with Calcite and Heulandite
Shakur, Maharashtra, India
8.4 x 8.3 x 4.7 cm
Manganaxinite and Rhodochrosite (ex Pat Gross and Rich Kosnar Collections)
Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Spessartine Garnet with Muscovite on Microcline
Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
10.3 x 5.8 x 4.7 cm
Paprok, Kunar, Afghanistan
4.9 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Apatite (neon blue)
Ipira, Bahia, Brazil
3.3 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Chrysocolla with Malachite coated by Quartz
Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
4.5 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
Amethyst and Citrine scepter included with Hematite / Goethite
Irau, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Vanadinite on Barite
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
8.3 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm
Rhodochrosite with Pyrite
Wutong Mine (Wudong Mine), Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
3.3 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm
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