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Consignments from the Kosnar family collections and inventory (with classic minerals, unusual pieces and Bolivian specimens).
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Red Quartz
Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.8 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
Ferberite (unusual crystals)
Tasna mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
8.6 x 7.8 x 3.7 cm
Wavellite (green)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
7.1 x 5.0 x 3.1 cm
San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
Vauxite (finest color)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality)
5.4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm
Danburite (blue)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
5.7 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (rare and good quality)
David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia
1.1 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia
3.7 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Vivianite (doubly-terminated) (classic material)
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm
Malachite with Cerussite
Sherman mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
8.0 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm
Gold on Quartz
Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
0.9 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
Amethyst and Smoky Quartz scepter (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
1st Scepter Amethyst Pocket, North Star Vein, Little Giant Basin, San Juan County, Colorado
2.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm
Prehnite on Quartz (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Brandberg area, Brandberg District, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.4 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
Mimetite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.6 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm
Apatite (unusual bicolor crystals) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Saichis, near Balachi, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
4.1 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm
Prehnite with Chrysocolla
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
8.2 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
6.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Uralite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Sissone Valley, Malenco Valley, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
Quartz (unique material) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
7.1 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin area, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Central South Region, China
8.8 x 6.8 x 5.8 cm
Fire Opal (with "Contra Luz" color flash) on Rhyolite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Carbonea Mine, La Trinidad, Mun. de Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico
2.9 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm
Calcite (doubly-terminated group)
Braen's Quarry (Sam Braen's Quarry), Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey
5.1 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm
Hematite ("Iron Roses") with Adularia (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Fibbia, Fontana, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
5.0 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Emerald (from the ALPS!) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Pizzo Marcio, Val Vigezzo, Val d'Ossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy
5.0 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
Aragonite (classic material)
Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
4.3 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm
Aquamarine (unique form) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Baha, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.
2.1 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Tourmaline (multicolor) with Cleavelandite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.0 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Spessartine on Albite
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
9.3 x 6.6 x 3.2 cm
Azurite with Cerussite, Smithsonite, Bayldonite and Tsumcorite(?)
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
1.7 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm
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