FINE MINERAL COLLECTION & INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends May 19, 2022

We have a great selection this week, featuring plenty of attractive, fine quality, classic, contemporary, rare and unusual specimens from around the world. Look for some great specimens from various collections that we've purchased like, Al Kidwell, Bob Reynolds, Dr, Chet Lemanski, Dave Bergman and Gary Weaver. You might even find the occasional fossil, lapidary or gem item from time to time. Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites. We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody!

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

1. Doubly-terminated GEM QUALITY AQUAMARINE crystal from Brazil (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
2. Robust rich orange-red SPESSARTINE GARNET specimen from Pakistan
3. Beautiful DIOPTASE with MIMETITE specimen from Rep. of Congo
4. Excellent CHALCEDONY pseudomorph / fossil after Gastropod (Hippochrenes volgensis) from Russia
5. Classic sherry colored TOPAZ from Utah
6. Historic CHALCOPYRITE from the Georg Mine, Germany
7. Superb crystals of MANGANITE from the Wessels Mine, South Africa
8. Rare GEMMY PURPLE ALBITE crystal on matrix from Pakistan
9. Wonderful classic gemmy yellow MIMETITE crystals on matrix from Tsumeb
10. Rarities include KIDWELLITE (from Kidwell's collection!!), GAHNITE, BENJAMINITE and VOLBORTHITE and COLUSITE

Rose Quartz (new find) (rare Afghanistan locale)
Parun Pegmatite Field, Nuristan, Afghanistan
4.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Peridot (GEMMY crystal) with Ludwigite inclusions (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
2.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite (GEM quality) on Quartz
Llamas Quarry, Duyos, Obdulia vein, Caravia District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
3.8 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Amethyst on Fluorite (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Amethyst Queen Claim, Copper Creek District, Unaweep Canyon, Unaweep Mining District, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
9.7 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (var: Agate) (Condor Agate)
San Rafael Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
11.0 x 7.6 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyrophyllite (large impressive specimen)
Graves Mt, Lincoln County, Georgia, USA
12.6 x 10.8 x 9.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Andradite Garnet (var: Demantoid)
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
3.9 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Uvarovite (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya Village (Sarany), Gornozavodskii District, Perm Krai, Russia (Type Locality)
4.6 x 3.6 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Volborthite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Copley, Leigh Creek, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
7.3 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz on Microcline (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, China
8.0 x 7.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after Malachite after Azurite (ex Rose and Phillips Collections)
Tenke-Fungurume Area, Lualaba, Democratic Republic of Congo
10.0 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Adamite (rare pink color) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.7 x 3.1 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Brookite (ex Obodda)
Taftan, near Dalbandi, Baluchistan, Pakistan
4.1 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Halite on Trona (NEW FIND!)
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
10.1 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyrite
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
7.1 x 6.2 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Chalcedony pseudomorph / fossil after Gastropod (Hippochrenes volgensis)
Volga River Region, near settlement Batai in Saratov Region, Russia
5.7 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Wulfenite on Dolomite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Apex Mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
3.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bidder: pack_llama
Topaz (classic material)
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
3.4 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Epidote (gemmy ''Faden'' crystal group) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Hashupa Epidote Locality, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2.8 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite on Amethyst with Barite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Nancy Hanks Mine, Unaweep Canyon, Unaweep District, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
8.2 x 5.7 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Mottramite (fine locality specimen) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Chalcopyrite (fine old classic) (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Georg Mine, Willroth, Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
9.7 x 7.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Brucite (rare yellow color)
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
6.2 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite with Dolomite
Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
8.3 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Calcite on Amethyst (ex Richard Rossi Collection)
Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato Municipality, Guanajuato, Mexico
8.4 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Calcite (classic material)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-In-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
5.3 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Inesite (ex Doxsee Collection)
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Aquamarine (doubly-terminated GEM crystal) (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.7 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Kaolinite pseudomorph after Carlsbad Twinned Orthoclase (''floater'' specimen) (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Hensbarrow Moor, St Austell, Cornwall, England, UK
7.2 x 4.6 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Kyanite with Staurolite (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Campolungo pass, Campolungo, Piumogna Valley, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
8.7 x 5.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder