Another week of organized bounty of the earth! This auction is rich in tourmalines and offers a diverse selection of species from current finds, classics and old-timers from collections and acquisitions.  

This auction features specimens from the Richard Rossi Mineral Collection and another diverse set of species and localities from new and old finds through collections we have obtained!


1. APOPHYLLITE "disco ball" from the 2001 find plus more fine pieces from India.

2. Bill Larson Collection TOURMALINE, MORGANITE and APATITE specimens

3. Large DOLOMITE specimens from Kosovo

4. AQUAMARINE from a NEW find

5. Classic older TOURMALINES

6. Sceptered BARITE from France

7. Arkansas WAVELLITES from the Zigras Mine

8. Large WULFENITE & DOLOMITE from Touissit

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Wavellite (beautiful color)
James Zigras Mine, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
12.9 x 5.4 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $315
Large Manganoan Dolomite and Quartz (Paul Bembia Coll)
Trepca Stari Trg Mine, Trepca complex, Mitrovica, Mitrovica District, Kosovo
26.0 x 19.5 x 13.0 cm
Winning Bid: $869
Floater Pyrite nodule (Texas!) James Carter Coll.
Martin Marietta Materials Cement quarry, Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas, USA
8.8 x 6.8 x 6.4 cm
Winning Bid: $598
Unusual Baryte scepter (Zerfass coll.)
Saint-Babel, Issoire, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
7.8 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Scolecite sprays (Richard Rossi Coll.)
Nashik District, Maharashtra, India
7.7 x 7.3 x 8.3 cm
Winning Bid: $461
Cookeite (RARE) ps. Tourmaline ex Larson Coll.
Esmeralda Mine, Mesa Grande Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Rutile epitaxial on Hematite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
6.6 x 3.1 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $268
Calcite (rare Ohio fluorescent) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Washington Court House, Fayette Co., Ohio, USA
9.8 x 7.5 x 6.8 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Tourmaline, Cleavelandite, Lepidolite, etc (1980s classic)
Stewart Mine, Pala Mining Dist., San Diego County, California, USA
6.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Schorl w/ Albite, etc. (RARE - Bill Larson Coll.)
Anza, Anza Valley, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
5.9 x 5.8 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $332
Large Halite & Nahcolite (classic CA - fluorescent)
Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
16.3 x 12.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $296
Powellite (rare old classic) Bob Reynolds Coll.
Pandulena Hills, Nashik District, Maharashtra, India
5.4 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $207
Gem bi-colored Tourmaline (Ex. Bill Larson Coll.)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
5.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $1,070
Chamosite: Chlorite ps. after Almandine Garnet (old classic!)
Michigamme Mine, Michigamme, Marquette Co., Michigan, USA
4.7 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,451
Indicolite Tourmaline (Ex. Bill Larson Coll.)
Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
4.3 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $2,800