Diverse Minerals Auction

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted pieces from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as, Kurt Hefendehl, Brian Kosnar, Colin Manlove, Armon McPherson, Dave Bergman, John Dagenais, Bill and Anne Cook and more!  Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

2. Good sized AMAZONITE crystal on matrix from Colorado – ex Armon McPherson
3. Old EUCLASE crystal from the 1970s from Brazil – ex Rich Kosnar
4. A really cool polished sphere of QUARTZ with NEGATIVE CRYSTAL inclusions from Brazil – ex Rock Currier
5. Gorgeous purple SPHERICAL AMETHYST from Indonesia
6. Beautifully crystallized COPPER from Broken Hill, Australia – ex Dave Bergman
7. Classic gemmy penetrations twins of FLUORITE from the Rogerley Mine, England – ex Tim Sherburn
8. A very hard to find GOLD specimen from Tiger, Arizona
9. A very hard to find CERUSSITE from the Glove Mine, Arizona – ex Dan Behnke
10. Fine blue (copper-bearing) ARAGONITE from a recent find in China

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Zoisite var: Tanzanite (doubly-terminated)
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
3.2 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm, 8.12 grams
Winning Bid: $311
Euclase (1970s)
Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Rich Kosnar
3.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm, 19.49 grams
Winning Bid: $150
Malachite pseudomorphs after Cuprite
Sounion Mine No. 6, Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion Area, Lavrion, Attikí Prefecture, Greece
4.1 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Fluorite (colorless) on Calcite
Dongpo ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 6.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $243
Fluorite (unusual style for the locality)
Huangshaping Mine, Huangshaping Pb-Zn-polymetallic ore field, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.8 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Quartz (polished sphere) with Rutile and NEGATIVE CRYSTAL inclusions
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Rock Currier
2.5 cm (diameter), 34.64 grams
Winning Bid: $325
Spinel (new find - 2023)
Laghman, Afghanistan
6.2 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $142
Arsenopyrite with Siderite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.8 x 5.3 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Rhodochrosite (classic locality)
Zanett Tunnel, Grizzly Bear Mine, Ouray, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
10.3 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $93
Calcite (''phantom'' crystal)
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
5.3 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Chrysocolla pseudomorph after Malachite after Azurite
Lupoto Mine, Kakumba, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
5.2 x 4.9 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $228
Hübnerite on Quartz (classic material)
Adams Mine, Cement Creek, Silverton District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.8 x 6.3 x 5.4 cm
Winning Bid: $169
Spherical Amethyst (''grapes'')
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
10.1 x 7.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Múzquiz Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
6.7 x 6.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Creedite (excellent color)
Navidad Mine (Rodeo Mine), Abasolo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
5.7 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Siderite (spherical) with Quartz
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Leoben District, Styria, Austria
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.1 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $316
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Galena (classic material)
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
7.2 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Spessartine Garnet (excellent crystals) on Microcline
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
4.0 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $215
Silver (RARE Canadian locality)
Siscoe Mine, Nicol Township, Gowganda area, Cobalt-Gowganda region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada
3.6 x 3.4 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $141
Azurite (''rose'')
Northwest Extension, Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
3.4 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Epidote (rich color - excellent pleochroism)
Hashupa Epidote Locality, Hashupa, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.2 x 4.0 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite on Chrysocolla
Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Dripping Springs Mts., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Dara-i-Pech Dist., Kunar, Afghanistan
4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 cm, 25.64 grams
Winning Bid: $85
Fluorite on Quartz
De'an Fluorite Mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.7 x 8.2 x 6.1 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Gold (rare specimen from a classic locality)
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
5.2 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Torbernite (classic locality)
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove Territory, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Ex. Chet Lemanski
7.3 x 5.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Baryte with Sphalerite and Calcite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Ex. Rick Dalrymple
10.3 x 5.8 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $277
Columbite-(Fe) (RARE locality specimen)
Dan Patch Mine, Keystone, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
Ex. J.L & D.M. Waldner
4.8 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Calcite with Hematite inclusions
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
10.5 x 6.2 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $110