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Consignments from the Kosnar family collections and inventory (with classic minerals, unusual pieces and Bolivian specimens).
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Augelite with Siderite, Pyrite and Quartz
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm
Quartz with Cassiterite (interesting material) (new find)
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
6.4 x 6.2 x 4.3 cm
Stannite with Jamesonite
San Jose mine, Oruro Department, Bolivia
2.3 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
Wavellite (mined 1999)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
4.6 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Copper (attractive locality specimen)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
8.7 x 5.0 x 0.4 cm
Contacto vein, Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality)
13.5 x 8.8 x 4.4 cm
Tasna Mine, Rosario Section of Cerro Tasna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
2.0 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Boracite (rare pink color)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Fluorite (mined 1977 by Rich Kosnar) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sweet Home mine, near Alma, Park County, Colorado
7.2 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Magnetite (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
2500' Level, #4 Mine, Balmat, Balmat-Edwards Zinc District, St Lawrence County, New York
1.6 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
Rosasite with Calcite (ex Harold Urish and Brian Kosnar Collections)
Omega Mine, Monument Mountain, Helvetia, Santa Rita Mts, Pima County, Arizona
5.1 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm
Pyromorphite (ex Brian Kosnar and Harold Urish Collections)
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho
4.6 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
4.1 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
Chabazite (great color)
Wasson's Bluff, Parrsboro, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
2.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite with Plancheite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
5.8 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
Opal (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Gracios O Dios Mine, Honduras
3.3 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Sphalerite (Spinel-Law Twins) with Calcite (ex Harold Urish Collection)
Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.0 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Chalcedony (good quality) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Slanec Quarry, Slanske Mts, Kosice Region, Slovakia
8.3 x 6.7 x 3.7 cm
Andradite (var: "Demantoid") (recent find)
Antetezambato, Ambanja, Madagascar
6.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm
Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
1.5 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm
Aquamarine with Albite on Muscovite
Huya Village, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Province, China
7.5 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm
Amethyst and Smoky Quartz and minor Hematite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Goboboseb Mountain, Brandberg area, Uis District, Erongo Region, Namibia
3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Hemimorphite (rare blue color)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
3.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Tourmaline (unique color) with Apatite and Muscovite
Nyet, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
4.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Apatite with Epidote
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
3.7 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Dioptase (with a large crystal)
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
4.0 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Vauxite with Paravauxite and Childrenite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (type locality for two species)
3.9 x 3.2 x 1.0 cm
Vanadinite on Barite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Mibladen Mine, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.8 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm
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