Ends Thursday, March 29th, 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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Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
4.1 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm
Stephanite (recent find)
Porco mine, Quijarro Province, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Vivianite (classic material)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
5.8 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite ("floater")
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.1 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm
Pyromorphite (rare from Bolivia)
Huari-Hauri, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.3 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
Paravauxite with Sigloite
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
8.3 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
Valentinite (New Find!)
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
11.5 x 8.8 x 4.3 cm
Smoky Quartz (gemmy)
Boulder Batholith, Jefferson County, Montana
2.4 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm
Prehnite (fantastic quality) (new find!)
Lower New Street, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
4.2 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
Chalcopyrite with Calcite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Summit Quarry (Houdaille Quarry), Union County, New Jersey
1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm
Turquoise (classic material) (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, James River-Roanoke River Manganese District, Campbell County, Virginia
2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Quartz with Calcite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Camp Bird Mine, Ouray County, Colorado
3.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Pyrite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Commodore Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado
3.4 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Chiastolite (Andalusite) (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Calcite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Elmwood mine, Smith County, Tennessee
8.8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Bouse, Plomosa District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
3.7 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
Aquamarine (gemmy) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Padre Parauso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.4 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
Phenakite (GEM twin) on matrix!
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma
1.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
Emerald (from the ALPS!) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Pizzo Marcio, Val Vigezzo, Val d'Ossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy
3.7 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
Wenshan Mine, Dulong ore field, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
8.8 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Chhurka, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
1.4 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm
Oficarsa Quarry (Cerro de las Culebras), Carchelejo, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain
11.2 x 8.1 x 2.2 cm
Spessartine Garnet with a "Carlsbad"-twinned Microcline
Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
10.1 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
Tourmaline (multicolor crystal)
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
1.7 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Ferberite (interesting twinned group)
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
5.3 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
Silver (classic material) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Batopilas, Andres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.6 x 4.7 x 1.2 cm
Wavellite (green)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
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