Ends Thursday, May 5th, 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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Ferberite with Quartz
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.6 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite (great color and quality)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species)
2.1 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.7 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm
Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, 36 km NE of Potosi, Bolivia
6.1 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm
Barite (good quality)
Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.6 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
Pyromorphite (rare from Bolivia)
Huari-Hauri, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
5.0 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
2.4 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Goethite (large, lustrous crystals!) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
R. A. Kosnar claim on Yucca Hill, Steven's Ranch, near Lake George, Park County, Colorado
6.0 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Rhodochrosite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside mine, near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado
1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Count, New Jersey
4.8 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm
Sapo mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.5 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
3.8 x 3.7 x 1.8 cm
Quartz (faden)
West of Miram Shah, South Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Kosnarite on Albite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Jenipapo District, Itinga, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range (Speen Ghar range), Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
4.8 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
Fluorite on Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
8.2 x 4.4 x 3.8 cm
Javier Mine (Javier Ortega Mine), Huachuas, Lucanas Province, Ayacucho Department, Peru
2.3 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
3.6 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Pentagonite with Calcite
Wagholi, Poona, India
2.0 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Clinozoisite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.1 x 2.1 x 0.3 cm
Anatase with Rutile (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Cuiaba District, Gouveia, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
2.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Andradite (var: "Demantoid") (new find!)
Antetezambato, Ambanja, Madagascar
2.3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
Bastnaesite (rare)
Zagi Mountain, Pakistan
0.72 ct, 5.06 mm x 4.32 mm
Amethyst with Calcite (rare from Bolivia)
Bombori District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.6 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm
Fire Opal (with "Contra Luz" color flash) on Rhyolite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Carbonea Mine, La Trinidad, Mun. de Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico
1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
Bournonite (new find)
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.2 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
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