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

Botryoidal "grape" Amethyst
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
11.1 x 7.1 x 6.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Millerite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Thompson Mine, Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba, Canada
5.1 x 5.0 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Large Schorl (fine - Herb Obodda Coll.)
Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
12.1 x 9.3 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Cobaltoan Calcite & Aragonite
Wenshan County, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
4.2 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bidder: jmzdrum91
Hematite "iron rose" w/ Muscovite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
3.1 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
large Adularia w/ Quartz (RARE from USA)
Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland Co., Arkansas
17.5 x 13.2 x 7.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Emerald & Pyrite on Calcite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Muzo Mine, Boyaca Department, Colombia
10.3 x 5.1 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite ball on Amethyst (a rare combo!)
Mahodari, Sinnar, Nashik District, Maharashtra, India
9.4 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
Stilbite bowtie on Quartz
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
15.5 x 10.6 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bidder: demacedo
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
Aragonite xls
La Pesquera, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
5.2 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Azurite (rare Arizona locale)
Silver Bell Mine, Mineral Mountain, Pima Co., Arizona
3.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Oppu mine, Nakatsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
5.4 x 4.0 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Cuprosklodowskite ( Lemanski Coll.)
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
5.1 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Vivianite plate (unusual Florida locale)
Clear Spring Mine, Homeland, Polk Co., Florida
13.2 x 10.2 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Baryte (classic locale)
Pohla-Tellerhauser Mine, Schwarzenberg, Saxony, Germany
7.8 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
Gem Spodumene ex R.D. Mushlitz Coll.
Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
7.7 x 6.2 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Gypsum (rare Utah) Gary Weaver Coll.
Cathedral Valley, Wayne Co., Utah
13.4 x 10.3 x 8.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Acanthite (RARE old classic) Herb Obodda Coll.
Annaberg-Buchholz, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
6.5 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
Cassiterite (Russia - Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Iul'tin Mine, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
3.6 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
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 Bidder: Private Bidder
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 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 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 Bidder: Private Bidder