Fine Minerals for Auction featuring old finds and Lemanski Collection - ends September 17, 2020

This week's auction featuring a wonderful selection of material that came from recent unpacking of minerals / collections, many of which we have not viewed since our move to the new building over 2 years ago.  Look for plenty of fine quality, beautiful and important mineral specimens from classic and contemporary localities !!  Also, look for specimens from the mixed worldwide collection of Richard Mushlitz, acquired in the 1990s and early 2000s; and of Chester “Chet” Lemanski.
 
 

1. Impressive large AMETHYST from Indonesia

2. Gem AQUAMARINE & MUSCOVITE from Pakistan

3. Fine CASSITERITE from the Ed David Collection

4. Unusual CALCITE & BARITE on FLUORITE from the Minerva Mine

5. Rare RUBY xl from North Carolina
6. Thailand MIMETITE with a rare large xl

7. Superb old rare German ACANTHITE
8. large Pakistan SCHORL from the Herb Obodda Collection

9. "Egg yolk" FLUORITE on AMETHYST, red APOPHYLLITE , and others
large Vivianite plate (unusual Florida locale)
Clear Spring Mine, Homeland, Polk Co., Florida
13.2 x 10.2 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $30
Winning Bidder: sjcorrea
Gypsum (rare Utah) Gary Weaver Coll.
Cathedral Valley, Wayne Co., Utah
13.4 x 10.3 x 8.1 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Gem Spodumene ex R.D. Mushlitz Coll.
Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
7.7 x 6.2 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $315
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Millerite in Quartz geode pair (classic locale!) R.D. Mushlitz Coll.
Halls Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky
5.0 x 3.8 x 3.0 (Largest of 2)
Winning Bid: $303
Winning Bidder: ghetjw
Color-zoned Fluorite ex Obodda
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
6.3 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Baryte (classic locale)
Pohla-Tellerhauser Mine, Schwarzenberg, Saxony, Germany
7.8 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $222
Winning Bidder: stoasucha
Cuprosklodowskite ( Lemanski Coll.)
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
5.1 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $730
Winning Bidder: LTS8
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Oppu mine, Nakatsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
5.4 x 4.0 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $248
Winning Bidder: fredbug83
Azurite (rare Arizona locale)
Silver Bell Mine, Mineral Mountain, Pima Co., Arizona
3.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $144
Winning Bidder: frank*gold
Aragonite xls
La Pesquera, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
5.2 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $173
Winning Bidder: Colours8
Botryoidal "grape" Amethyst
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
11.1 x 7.1 x 6.5 cm
Winning Bid: $501
Winning Bidder: Kagold
Kleinite (ultra rare) on Hyalite Opal ex Mushlitz Coll.
McDermitt Mine, Opalite Dist., Humboldt Co., Nevada
4.4 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $76
Winning Bidder: fredbug83
Stilbite bowtie on Quartz
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
15.5 x 10.6 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Winning Bidder: demacedo
Calcite & Barite on Fluorite (classic locale)
Sub-Rosiclare Level, Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
12.8 x 10.0 x 8.0 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Winning Bidder: sjcorrea
Weeksite (rare) w/ Hyalite Opal (R.D. Mushlitz Coll).
Goanikontes Claim, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.4 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $97
Winning Bidder: tblackwood1
Fluorite ball on Amethyst (a rare combo!)
Mahodari, Sinnar, Nashik District, Maharashtra, India
9.4 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $725
Winning Bidder: RJ
Emerald & Pyrite on Calcite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Muzo Mine, Boyaca Department, Colombia
10.3 x 5.1 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $975
Winning Bidder: ohpapa
large Adularia w/ Quartz (RARE from USA)
Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland Co., Arkansas
17.5 x 13.2 x 7.1 cm
Winning Bid: $155
Winning Bidder: sjcorrea
Quartz w/ Hematite (classic AZ locale)
Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande claim), nr Quartzsite, La Paz County, Arizona
6.4 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Winning Bidder: Blummer
Hematite "iron rose" w/ Muscovite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
3.1 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Winning Bidder: mmcdade
Cobaltoan Calcite & Aragonite
Wenshan County, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
4.2 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $147
Winning Bidder: jmzdrum91
Large Schorl (fine - Herb Obodda Coll.)
Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
12.1 x 9.3 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $628
Winning Bidder: otis2005
Millerite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Thompson Mine, Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba, Canada
5.1 x 5.0 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $267
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Nepheline (fluorescent) w/ Sodalite (rare) Paolo Matioli Coll.
Hiassu farm, Itaju do Colonia, Bahia, Brazil
12.3 x 7.3 x 5.6 cm
Winning Bid: $126
Winning Bidder: karose1
Cassiterite (Russia - Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Iul'tin Mine, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
3.6 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $273
Winning Bidder: ramanguy
Color-zoned Fluorite & Quartz (Paul Zerfass Coll.)
Colunga mining district, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
10.2 x 6.3 x 5.6 cm
Winning Bid: $335
Winning Bidder: gt818
Hetaerolite var. Hydrohetaerolite (rare Bisbee) ex Mullane
1900 Level, Campbell Mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
9.0 x 6.2 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $443
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Columbite (large unusual piece!) Paolo Matioli Coll.
Igarape Ipadu, Rio Negro, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
10.5 x 7.7 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Winning Bidder: jabaco
large USA Creedite (Gary Weaver Coll.)
Hall Molybdenum Mine, San Antone Mining Dist., Nye Co., Nevada
17.6 x 8.5 x 5.6 cm
Winning Bid: $106
Winning Bidder: karose1
Cassiterite on Quartz (excellent) Ed David Coll.
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia
8.8 x 6.6 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $315
Winning Bidder: markg100