Mixed Mineral Auction

Rarities, classics, new finds, and a selection of large specimens are highlighted in this eclectic auction with specimens from well-known collections. Featured are the usual mix of good old and new treasures from Kurt Hefendehl, Vasco Trancoso, and other collections.  


1. Rare large New Hampshire AQUAMARINE


3. Large old and rare Pakistan Spessartine Garnet from the Bill Larson Collection

4. PROUSTITE from Chanarcillo

5. Bingham, New Mexico LINARITE



8. Chinese METEORITE

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large Albite var. Pericline coated w/ Chlorite
Acushnet Quarry, Acushnet, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA
Ex. Bill & Anne Cook
21.3 x 12.8 x 7.8 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Marcasite stalactite
Lägerdorf, Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
17.3 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $453
Woodwardite with Azurite
Qinglong Co., Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
13.2 x 9.7 x 7.5 cm
Winning Bid: $727
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.8 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $333
Băiuț, Maramureș Co., Romania
10.5 x 6.6 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Gypsum "sand rose"
El Oued, El Oued Dist., El Oued Prov., Algeria
Ex. Al Kidwell
10.1 x 9.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $87
Polished Nephrite Jade nodule
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
7.6 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm, 243 grams
Winning Bid: $199
Muscovite ps. Tourmaline
East Slope, Noyes Mtn, Greenwood, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
Ex. Bill & Anne Cook
3.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Shcherbakovite (Type Locality)
Koashva Open Pit, Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.0 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $125
West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Dick Heck
14.0 x 9.4 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Yttrofluorite on Calcite
Qinglong Mine, Qinglong Co., Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
10.7 x 7.3 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $146
Ludlamite on Siderite
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
10.3 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $311
polished Datolite nodule
Drexel Mine, Delaware, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Robert Nowakowski
12.2 x 10.3 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Calcite var. Glendonite ps. Ikaite
Olenitsa River, White Sea Coast, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Bill & Anne Cook
11.7 x 7.7 x 6.1 cm
Winning Bid: $335
Azurite sun
Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia
11.2 x 7.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $606
Grossular Garnet, Quartz & Diopside
Pitts-Tenney Quarry, Minot, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USA
Ex. Al Kidwell
10.3 x 7.7 x 7.4 cm
Winning Bid: $315
Schorl, DT Quartz, Lepidolite & Microcline
Shigar Valley, Shigar Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.9 x 6.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $585
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
5.3 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Chañarcillo, Copiapó, Copiapó Prov., Atacama, Chile
2.7 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $505
DT twinned Calcite xls
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Ex. Kay Robertson
14.1 x 9.7 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bid: $370
Nandan Iron Meteorite var. Kamacite (1516 fall)
Nandan Co., Hechi Pref., Guangxi Zhuang, China
4.9 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm, 131 grams
Winning Bid: $625
"Christmas Tree Selenite" (Gypsum)
Unnamed Gypsum occurrence, Jaeger Knob, Clarksville, Pike Co., Missouri, USA
5.5 x 5.0 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $84
Plumbogummite on Quartz
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
5.5 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $245
Fluorite and Goshenite Beryl on Muscovite
Pingwu beryl mine, Mount Little Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China
10.5 x 7.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,383
large Spessartine Garnet xl on Muscovite w/ Schorl
Shengus, Roundu Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Bill Larson
8.8 x 8.2 x 8.2 cm
Winning Bid: $630
Linarite on Quartz
Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
12.0 x 7.3 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $187
Rhodochrosite on Manganite ore
Moanda Mine, Haut-Ogooué Prov., Gabon
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
12.5 x 12.0 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,001
Azurite & Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi Dist., Chizhou, Anhui, China
16.3 x 10.8 x 9.2 cm, 1876 grams or 4.1 pounds
Winning Bid: $725
Plattnerite on Hydrozincite coated w/ Limonite
Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja, Portugal
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
11.4 x 8.4 x 3.7 cm, 65 grams
Winning Bid: $205
Descloizite ps. Wulfenite
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Gary Weaver
6.1 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85