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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Dresserite (exceedingly rare)
Francon Quarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.6 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $73
Cerussite (rare locality specimen)
Glove Mine, Cottonwood Canyon, Tyndall Dist., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dan Behnke
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $49
Mimetite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $151
Quartz (''Herkimer-Style'' Quartz) (doubly-terminated)
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
4.7 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm, 46.7 grams
Winning Bid: $110
Metatorbernite (rare locality specimen)
Crown King area, Bradshaw Mountains, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
4.4 x 4.2 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $105
7th Level, Southwest Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
8.7 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $78
Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite
Northwest Extension, Morenci Mine, Greenlee Coo, Arizona, USA
5.1 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $199
Cylindrite (rare) (rich specimen)
Santa Francisco Mine, Poopó, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia
6.4 x 5.1 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Fluorite (gemmy)
Yiyang, Tongbai, Henan, China
Ex. Armon McPherson
9.3 x 8.1 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $529
Calcite with iridescent Marcasite
Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $290
Aragonite (Copper-bearing) (2022 discovery)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
6.2 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Baryte var: Baryte Rose
Lake Thunderbird area, Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma, USA
6.7 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Prehnite with Epidote
Djouga Diggings, Bendougou, Diakon, Arrondissement of Diakon, Bafoulabé Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
10.7 x 10.3 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Diego de Almagro, Chañaral Province, Atacama, Chile
Ex. Chet Lemanski
3.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $114
Azurite (GEMMY crystals - classic locality)
Concepcion del Oro, Concepcion del Oro Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
5.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $274
Beryl var: Aquamarine (''spray'')
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Bill Larson
5.7 x 3.9 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $164
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2.7 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $197
Beryl var: Aquamarine (doubly-terminated)
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.8 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm, 75.6 grams
Winning Bid: $220
Fluorite (classic gemmy twins)
Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UK
Ex. Tim Sherburn
9.7 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $423
Prospect #1Claim, Tonto Village, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
6.1 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Copper (fine crystals - classic material)
Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.1 x 3.6 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $341
Microcline var: Amazonite (good sized crystal)
Lake George area, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Armon McPherson
13.1 x 10.7 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Ceruleite (rare)
Emma Luisa Mine, Guanaco Project, Taltal, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile (Type Locality)
Ex. John Dagenais
5.3 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $592
Siderite (iridescent)
San Antonio Mine, East Camp, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.3 x 6.9 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (var: Agate)
Rancho Borunda, Estacion Ojo Laguna, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Marlys Robertson
5.7 x 4.7 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Richterite (fine crystal)
Unnamed Richterite occurrence, Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Ex. Colin Manlove
3.7 x 1.7 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Hematite with epitaxial Rutile
Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
Ex. Brian Kosnar
1.7 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals) with Muscovite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.8 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $205
Beryl var: Emerald (rare Italian Alpine locality)
Pizzo Marcio North dyke, Pizzo Marcio, Trontano, Val Vigezzo, Val d'Ossola, Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy
Ex. Bill Larson
2.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Microcline var: Amazonite (RARE Malawi locality!)
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $315