Fine Mineral Specimen Auction - Various Collections

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, Dave Bergman, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski, Dr. Vasco Trancoso 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 FLUORITE specimen from a RARE Russian locality – ex Rich Kosnar Collection

2.  Beautiful classic gemmy RHODOCHROSITE crystal from the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado

3.  "Butterfly"-twinned PHOSPHOPHYLLITE crystals on matrix from Bolivia

4.  GEM QUALITY Amethyst scepters from Washington State

5.  Fine classic SULFUR crystals on matrix from Sicily – ex Colin Manlove Collection

6.  Wonderful classic STIBNITE specimen from the Herja Mine, Romania

7.  Rare AMAZONITE specimen from Malawi – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection

8.  Doubly-terminated "floater" AMETHYST/SMOKY QUARTZ specimen from Erongo, Namibia

9.  LARGE, impressive EPIDOTE crystal from Tormiq, Pakistan


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Fluorite (unique color)
Kalangui Fluorite Deposit, Olovyanninsky District, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Rich Kosnar
12.7 x 8.8 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $759
Amethyst (scepters)
Purple Hope Claim, Green Ridge, King Co., Washington, USA
7.1 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $398
Carrollite with Calcite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
6.2 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $89
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
9.3 x 6.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $146
Quartz with Calcite ''cast'' impressions
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
11.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $68
Celestine with Hematite inclusions (rare locality)
Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.9 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $125
Ferberite with Fluorite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Pref., Hunan, China
Ex. Gerald and Linna Pauley
6.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $155
Copper partially pseudomorphing Aragonite
Corocoro District, Pacajes Prov., La Paz, Bolivia
2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $26
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
6.9 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $605
Stibnite (fine classic material)
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramureș County, Romania
Ex. Arnold Goldstein
10.2 x 7.3 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $694
Gypsum with ''hourglass'' sand inclusions
Great Salt Plains, Jet, Alfalfa Co., Oklahoma, USA
5.7 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Epidote (large thick crystal)
Tormiq, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
15.8 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm, 280.9 grams
Winning Bid: $262
Monzoni Mountains, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Ex. Chet Lemanski
7.5 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Fuchsite (chromium-bearing Muscovite)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
10.2 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Magnesite with Dolomite
Mount Brussilof Mine (Bay Mag Mine), Radium Hot Springs, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
7.7 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Aquamarine with Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.8 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Dryhead Agate
Dryhead Agate Mine, Bighorn River area, Pryor Mountains, Big Horn Co., Montana, USA
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm, 147.5 grams
Winning Bid: $60
Fluorite (classic material)
Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, County Durham, England
10.0 x 8.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $300
Colemanite (excellent crystals)
Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Furnace Creek District, Inyo Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
8.2 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) Geode (beautiful color)
Atlas Mountains, North Africa
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
11.3 x 8.7 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $274
Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry) Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
Ex. Carl Acosta
4.3 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $405
Witherite (fine classic material)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
8.2 x 6.9 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $123
Creedite (classic material)
Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.7 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $330
Fluorite on Quartz
2140 Stope, G Level, Sunnyside Mine, Gladstone, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver; Erberto Tealdi; Rich Kosnar
4.8 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Amphibole (''Mountain Leather'') (rare locality specimen)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
6.2 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Topaz on Tourmaline (rare combo)
Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
6.2 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Fluorite (rich color) on Quartz
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.2 x 8.3 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $1,124
Digenite with Pyrite
Leonard Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.3 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Amazonite (RARE Malawi locality!)
Chingasa, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.2 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $205