SPECIAL AUCTION: SPECIMENS FROM THE BILL AND ANNE COOK COLLECTION - ENDS MAY 19, 2022

We are honored to present a large group of fine old classic specimens from the extensive collection of Bill and Anne Cook, of Cleveland Heights Ohio. They collected, together, for over 60 years and this collection represents an astonishing depth of interests and knowledge of all kinds of minerals. The collection is particularly strong on associations, pseudomorphs, and classic localities. Look for further auctions of this rich and diversified collection, in the several years ahead. 

Calcite (fluorescent) and Celadonite
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
7.7 x 7.5 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $576
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Kyanite
Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
2.7 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $350
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Rhodochrosite on Quartz, with Pyrite (classic old USA locale)
Sunnyside Mine group, Eureka Mining District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
11.5 x 8.6 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Talc with Dendrites (rare)
Yellowstone Mine, Gravelly Range, Madison Co., Montana, USA
23.2 x 16.5 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Okenite and Gyrolite, with Laumontite, on Quartz
Malad Quarry,Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India
13.2 x 9.5 x 9.2 cm
Winning Bid: $712
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz ps. Anhydrite
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
7.3 x 6.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite - penetration twinned (fluorescent)
West Cross Cut, Rogerley Mine, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UK
3.2 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $205
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tourmaline (Doubly Terminated) with Albite
Stak nala, Gilgit, Pakistan
7.6 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Thenardite ps. Halite
Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
7.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $133
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Cuprite with Malachite and Calcite
Onganja Mine, Helen Farm 235, Seeis, Khomas Region, Namibia
4.7 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tennantite ps. Chalcocite - classic pseudomorph
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.2 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Calcite (two generations) - old USA classic from 1960s
Shullsburg area, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USA
8.5 x 6.5 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $488
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Malachite (two generations)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
9.4 x 7.8 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tinzenite (rare, superb xls)
Molinello Mine, Ne, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
6.4 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Pectolite (rare USA locale)
Laurel Hill, Secaucus, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA
8.6 x 5.8 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $484
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Chalcopyrite (twinned) on Quartz (rare USA locale)
Ground Hog Mine, Central Mining District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
6.7 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Neptunite on Natrolite
California State Gem Mine, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Willemite (fluorescent), Alleghanyite, Franklinite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA (TL)
6.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $290
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Libethenite and Pseudomalachite
M'sesa Mine, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
5.5 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Witherite (fluorescent)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-In-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
7.3 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Phlogopite Mica (rare gemmy crystals)
Pein-Pyit, Mogok Township, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
7.9 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Stannite on Fluorite (superb TN)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
2.1 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Celestine gem crystal
near Majunga, Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Boeny, Madagascar
5.3 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $345
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
important large twinned Microcline var. Amazonite (Baveno Twin)
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
16.7 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm
Winning Bid: $2,169
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Adamite (superb rare USA locality specimen)
Gold Hill Mine, Gold Hill (Clifton) Mining District, Tooele County, Utah, USA
3.7 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Weloganite (superb XL, TYPE LOCALITY)
Francon quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (TL)
6.7 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Prehnite on Epidote
Sandare',Nioro Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
4.6 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Magnetite (superb sharp xl)
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.7 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $333
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Anorthite var. Bytownite GEM feldspar (Rough & Cut set)
Dorado Mine, Casas Grandes Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.8 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $108
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Orthoclase ps. Fluorite, with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
Pucarrajo Mine, Ancash Department, Peru
5.6 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder