Ends Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:45 PM (Central Time)
Consignments from the Kosnar family collections and inventory (with many classic minerals and Bolivian specimens).
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Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
3.7 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm
Cassiterite (gemmy twins)
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
1.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.1 x 3.6 x 1.8 cm
Danburite (rare blue color)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
3.4 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm
Monazite-Ce (color change twinned crystals!)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.0 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm
Ferberite (twinned group)
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
7.2 x 5.5 x 2.7 cm
Scorzalite (rare) (new find)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
4.4 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Siderite on Pyrite with Stannite
Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
2.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Wavellite with Quartz (new find)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.8 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
Gold on Quartz
Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
0.7 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
La Salle Mine, Osceola, Houghton County, Michigan
3.0 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Amethyst and Smoky Quartz scepter (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
1st Scepter Amethyst Pocket, North Star Vein, Little Giant Basin, San Juan County, Colorado
3.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
3.4 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Anatase with Rutile (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Cuiaba District, Gouveia, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
2.2 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Wagholi, Poona, India
1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Vanadinite on Barite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Epidote with Diopside
Antronapiana, Antrona Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Fluorite (GEM Spinel-twin) on Muscovite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
10.2 x 6.7 x 2.7 cm
Scorodite (rare)
Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
7.2 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
Smoky Quartz (scepter)
Royal Scepter Mine, Hallelujah Junction, Petersen Mountain, Washoe County, Nevada
7.2 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
Prehnite (casts after Anhydrite) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
6.7 x 6.5 x 2.8 cm
Quartz (doubly-terminated crystals with "Fadens")
West of Miram Shah, South Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
7.5 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm
Andradite (var Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
5.8 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
2.7 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
Calcite (gemmy "flower")
Wenshan Mine, Dulong ore field, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
6.2 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Fluorite on Quartz
Shangbao mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
8.8 x 6.7 x 4.0 cm
Khargulook, near Sabsir, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.6 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Spessartine Garnet on Microcline
Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
9.2 x 6.3 x 1.7 cm
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