FINE MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTION featuring OLD CLASSICS - Ends April 8, 2021

This week we are offering a completely random mix of species, locations, and historic oddities, spanning acquisitions we made between the early 2000s and now. We're offering first sight of many new specimens from the lifelong collections of: Dr. Bob Reynolds, long the curator at the San Bernardino County Museum; and Chet Lemanski (Lemanskiite and MINDAT fame). So many items in these collections we simply never see on the market today – and yet here they are, up for auction! These are NOT show leftovers, but are being released FIRST to the internet. We have added a selection of tourmaline, malachite and quartz, as well.
Highlights:
1. Superb large Russian VIVIANITE from the Vladimir Pelepenko Collection.
2. TOURMALINES including a large gem Pederneira INDICOLITE
3. Classic old Tri-State Distric GALENA, DOLOMITE & CHALCOPYRITE
4. MALACHITE specimens and QUARTZ specimens, including rare SMOKY QUARTZ with TOURMALINE from the Pederneira Mine.
5. Old, circa 1940s, FLUORITE from Clay Center with a large crystal
Malachite stalactites
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
15.5 x 10.0 x 6.4 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Winning Bidder: duncangb
Quartz with weird Chlorite tip
Ganesh Himal Massif, Dhading Dist., Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal
15.2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $469
Winning Bidder: duncangb
Smoky Quartz with Tourmaline inclusion
probably Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
12.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $428
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite w/ Quartz (rare) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Akchatau Mine, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
15.4 x 14.5 x 4.5 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Large gem DT Indicolite Tourmaline
Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
16.0 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $2,651
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Polished Shattuckite slice (2014 find)
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
4.7 x 2.7 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $186
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Unusual botryoidal Malachite
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
8.2 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $190
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Polished polychrome Tourmaline slice (Bill Larson Coll.)
Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
5.3 x 4.7 x 0.2 cm
Winning Bid: $312
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tourmaline, Quartz & Cleavelandite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.8 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $490
Winning Bidder: duncangb
Pyrite cube (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan, China
7.7 x 6.8 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (RARE Germany - 2 generations) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Shaft 206, Globenstein, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
12.1 x 10.9 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyrite octahedrons (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash, Peru
10.8 x 10.4 x 9.9 cm
Winning Bid: $669
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Smoky Quartz w/ Chlorite (Univ. of Arizona Coll.)
Bern, Switzerland
12.3 x 8.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $710
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Superb large Vivianite (RARE USSR! - Vladimir Pelepenko Coll.)
Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia
17.7 x 10.1 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $694
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Malachite on Cerussite (RARE old Germany)
Kahlenberg district, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany
5.7 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $199
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Galena, Dolomite & Chalcopyrite (old classic) Bob Reynolds Coll.
Tri-State District, Kansas/Oklahoma/Missouri, USA
20.1 x 12.8 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bid: $469
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Epidote with Humboldtine (rare CA combo) Bob Reynolds Coll.
Garnet Hill Mine, Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA
10.2 x 6.3 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Smoky Quartz with Tourmaline (Bruno Gioia Coll.)
Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
15.3 x 14.6 x 8.7 cm
Winning Bid: $1,200
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Lepidolite w/ Muscovite "window"
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
13.4 x 11.0 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $169
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite w/ Celestine (old - 1940s!) Chet Lemanski Coll.
White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA
13.2 x 11.7 x 5.5 cm
Winning Bid: $600
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Calcite (RARE Thailand!) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
21.0 x 10.4 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $292
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
unusual layered Gypsum
Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
12.6 x 6.0 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $1,161
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Colemanite (Type Locality area) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Boraxo Mine (Thompson Mine), Furnace Creek Mining Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
16.8 x 8.8 x 8.2 cm
Winning Bid: $379
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder