Fine Mineral and Mineral Collection Liquidation Auction - Ends Thurs, Sept 16

This auction features an  outstanding selection of old classics but particularly a strong group of Southern California pegmatite classics and rarities from the Bill Larson and Bob Reynolds Collections ; and Colorado classics from the Lee Burnett collection. The auction also includes a diverse selection of species and localities from old and new finds.

Highlights:

1. California TOURMALINE, MORGANITE, AQUAMARINE, KUNZITE, SMOKY QUARTZ and more!

2. DEMANTOID GARNET from Madagascar

3. Rare BERYL from Maine

4. Large old BORATES from Boron, California

5. valuable  RHODOCHROSITE combination from the Sweet Home Mine

6. Classic Colorado GALENA and PYRITE specimens

7. Old BISBEE AZURITE and MALACHITE and rare CHILE AZURITE on QUARTZ

8. Rare BROCHANTITE and CERUSSITE on GALENA from Tiger

Muscovite var. Fuchsite (Cr-bearing) Richard Rossi Coll.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.8 x 6.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $109
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Rose Quartz
Alto da Pitorra, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.0 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite cuboctahedron (classic urban LA locale)
Felix Mine, Azusa, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
5.8 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $775
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Krupka (Graupen), Teplice District, Ustí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
4.6 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $228
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Beryl (rare Maine) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Stow, Oxford County, Maine, USA
8.3 x 7.8 x 6.8 cm
Winning Bid: $195
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Albite & Cleavelandite (RARE combo) Bill Larson Coll.
Esmeralda Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
6.3 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $138
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Gem Tourmaline w/ Lepidolite (Bill Larson Coll.)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande., San Diego Co., California, USA
6.0 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $505
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Kunzite (rare - old - circa 1950 !) Josie Scripps & Bill Larson Coll.
San Pedro Mine, Hiriart Mtn, Pala ., San Diego Co., California, USA
11.7 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $863
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Large Prehnite, Epidote & Pyrite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Kurzhunkul' deposit, Kostanay District, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan
14.3 x 9.2 x 8.7 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Morganite w/ Lepidolite (Bill Larson Coll.)
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
4.5 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $723
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Large Borax xl (classic locale - RARE) Bob Reynolds Coll.
U.S. Borax open pit, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
16.6 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $388
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tourmaline (OLD - RARE) Bill Larson Coll.
Anita Mine (Sage Mine), Red Mountain, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
3.4 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $999
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Schorl (Bill Larson Coll.)
Hercules Mine, Ramona Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
7.3 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Gemmy Smoky Quartz xls (RARE) Bill Larson Coll.
Hercules Mine, Ramona Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
5.8 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $257
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
DT Zircon (Canada) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Sheffield Lake prospect, Kipawa alkaline complex, Quebec, Canada
3.0 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Jamesonite & Arsenopyrite on Quartz (Seaman Mus. & Hauck Coll.)
Noche Buena Mine, Noche Buena, Zacatecas, Mexico
12.0 x 11.0 x 8.0 cm
Winning Bid: $52
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Azurite on Quartz (RARE - Szenics & Harvard Coll.)
Manto Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro mining district, Atacama, Chile
8.3 x 8.1 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bid: $759
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald), Sokolov District, Bohemia, Czech Republic
7.0 x 6.7 x 5.9 cm
Winning Bid: $216
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Grossular Garnet (Lee Burnett Coll.)
Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico
6.2 x 5.7 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Spinel-twinned Copper (old classic) Lee Burnett Coll.
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
8.3 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $235
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tourmaline (classic CA old-timer) Bob Reynolds Coll.
Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego Co., California, USA
5.9 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm
Winning Bid: $1,050
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
floater 900-gram Dravite xl (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Yinnietharra, Upper Gascoyne Shire, Western Australia, Australia
9.1 x 8.1 x 7.0 cm
Winning Bid: $330
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Brochanite & Cerussite on Galena - rare loc. (Bob Reynolds Coll)
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine,Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
7.1 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $182
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyromorphite on Baryte (classic locale)
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Correze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
7.8 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Japan-law twin Quartz on Quartz (Montana)
PC Mine, Jefferson Co., Montana, USA
9.9 x 9.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Almandine Garnet on Schist (Richard Rossi Coll.)
Wrangell Island, Wrangel City and Bourough, Alaska
9.3 x 5.2 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $138
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Galena w/ Barite (RARE France) Marshall and Conklin Coll.
Montmirat, Nimes, Gard, Occitanie, France
5.0 x 5.0 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Andradite var. Demantoid Garnets (Bill Larson Coll.)
Korkodinskoe demantoid deposit, Verkhny Ufaley, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
6.0 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm (largest of 2)
Winning Bid: $361
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Botryoidal Amethyst
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
12.7 x 7.8 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $213
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite w/ Ankerite (rare old classic) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England
9.1 x 6.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $280
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder