FINE MINERAL COLLECTION & INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends September 29, 2022

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Rich Kosnar, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski, Al Kidwell 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:

1. Uniquely colored GEM multi-color TOURMALINE from Brazil
2. Classic and fine quality COPPER "ROSE" pseudomorph from New Mexico
3. Rare SHIGAITE on BARYTE with RHODOCHROSITE from South Africa
4. Large PEROVSKITE crystal from Italy (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
5. Doubly-terminated DIOPTASE on matrix from Republic of Congo
6. Superb & rarely seen MUSCOVITE on matrix from Myanmar
7. A rarely seen GOLD specimen from Peru
8. GEMMY ZOISITE crystal group from Pakistan
9. Attractive fluorescent OPAL-AN ("Blood Vessel Opal") from Mexico
10. Rarities include KERMESITE, VESZELYITE and KURNAKOVITE

Fire Agate
Aguascalientes, Mexico
4.6 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm
Calcite (rare locality specimen) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
near Portland, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
8.3 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
Quartz (''Herkimer Quartz'')
Herkimer County, New York, USA
3.6 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm
Datolite with Stilbite (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
5.2 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Perovskite (large crystal for the locality) (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Rocca Castellaccio, Ciappanico, Torre di Santa Maria, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
4.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Aquamarine with Muscovite and Albite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.8 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Kurnakovite (fine crystals) (ex Gerry Morvell Collections)
US Borax Mine, Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California, USA
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Shigaite on Barite with Rhodochrosite (very rare association)
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa
4.6 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm
Quartz (near ''floater'' specimen) (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
Mt Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
13.2 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm
Brucite (rare rich yellow color)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
7.6 x 6.1 x 1.4 cm
Fluorite (gemmy modified crystals)
Naica Mine, Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.7 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
Arsenopyrite (old classic)
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
3.9 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Dioptase (doubly-terminated) on Quartz
Sanda Hills occurrences, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
3.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Hematite (fine crystals) (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Anapaite (classic material) (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)
Zheleznyi Rog, Anapa, Taman Peninsula, Krasnodar Krai, Russia (Type Locality)
5.2 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
Graphite (fine crystals) (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)
Saint-Sauveur Graphite occurrence, Saint-Sauveur, Les Pays-d'en-Haut RCM, Laurentides, Québec, Canada
4.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Zoisite (gemmy crystals) (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Hashupa alpine-type clefts, Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.2 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm
Millerite with Nickeline, Skutterudite, etc. (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Kladno District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
8.3 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Baryte (ex Lee Burnett Collection)
Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, USA
5.2 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Sturmanite (GEMMY crystals) (ex Vasco Trancoso Collection)
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
2.9 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Siderite (fine crystals!) with Lazulite and Quartz (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
6.3 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
Brochantite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Cerro Negro Mine, Cerro Negro mining district, El Salado, Chañaral, Chañaral Province, Atacama, Chile
4.9 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm
Spessartine Garnet (rich color)
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
1.6 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
Quartz (rare locality specimen) (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Highland Mary Blowout, Cunningham Gulch, San Juan County, Colorado, USA
13.8 x 7.7 x 7.3 cm
Opal-AN (formerly Hyalite Opal) (4 pieces) (RARE LOCALITY)
Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.4 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm to 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm
Muscovite (superb locality specimen) with Topaz
Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
6.1 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm
Tourmaline (unusual coloring) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Chia Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm,
Copper pseudomorph after Azurite (''rose'') (rare material)
Copper Rose Mine, San Lorenzo, Georgetown District, Grant County New Mexico, USA
3.7 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm
Fluorite (GEM ''phantom'' crystals) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-In-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
6.2 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm