Ends Thursday, May 12th, 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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Boracite (rare pink color)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
4.3 x 4.1 x 4.0 cm
Bournonite (good crystal)
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
1.9 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Amethyst (scepters and reverse scepters)
Bombori, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.4 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
8.4 x 5.7 x 4.7 cm
Franckeite (rare)
San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
6.1 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.8 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Vauxite with Wavellite, Paravauxite, Sigloite and Pyrite (new find) (rare association!)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for three species)
5.0 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Smoky Quartz (scepter)
Royal Scepter Mine, Hallelujah Junction, Petersen Mountain, Washoe County, Nevada
4.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Prehnite (great color) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
5.3 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm
Galena with Quartz (ex Rich Kosnar collection)
1100' stope, 630 Mud drift, 2100' level, Camp Bird mine, Ouray County, Colorado
5.3 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm
Calaverite (fine crystals) with Gold (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Cresson Mine, Cripple Creek, Teller County, Colorado
1.2 x 0.8 x 0.1 cm
Hanksville, Utah
2.5 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
2.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Titanite (twin)
Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain), Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
4.2 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm
Stibnite (good sized crystal)
Wuling Antimony mine, Xinning, Nanchang area, Jiangxi, East Region, China
16.6 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm
Elmwood, Smith County, Tennessee
7.8 x 7.7 x 6.2 cm
Wutong (Wudong) Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
4.6 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Azurite with Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
6.7 x 6.0 x 3.8 cm
Fluorite with Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
4.5 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
Tsumebite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Blue Bell claims, San Bernardino County, California
5.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Cyanotrichite with Brochantite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Grandview mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona
8.3 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm
3.64 ct, 9.0 mm x 8.5 mm
Scorzalite (rare) (new find)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
6.1 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Smithsonite (classic material)
Berg Aukus, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
8.2 x 6.1 x 4.6 cm
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