Mixed Mineral Auction!

Specimens from the well-known Cook, Hefendehl, Trancoso, and other collections are featured in this very eclectic selection of rarities, classics, new finds, and large specimens.

Highlights:

1. INDICOLITE TOURMALINE and etched TRIPHANE SPODUMENE specimens from Afghanistan.

2. "Raspberry" GROSSULAR GARNETS.

3. Large AQUAMARINE, FLUORITE, and MUSCOVITE

4. New Find of LAZURITE

5. Rare VANADINITE on fossil clam and CELESTINE on fossil Bryozoan.

6. RHODOCHROSITE specimens.

7. Excellent "SAGENITE" RUTILE and CASSITERITE specimens.

8. RARE large MOHAWKITE cobble from Michigan and SMOKY QUARTZ from Ohio.

9. HEULANDITE and ANALCIME from classic localities.

10. Rare Dalnegorsk PSEUDOMORPH combination.

Smithsonite (2 generations)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
13.3 x 8.2 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $147
Gemmy Indicolite Tourmaline with Lepidolite
Paprok, Kamdesh Dist., Nuristan, Afghanistan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.7 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $826
Fluorite
Marienschacht Mine, W├Âlsendorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.1 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $386
Libethenite
Mindola Pit, Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Copperbelt Prov., Zambia
Ex. Lemke
2.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Etched Spodumene var. Triphane
Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
15.2 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm, 117 grams
Winning Bid: $440
large Mohawkite nugget (RARE)
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
14.0 x 10.3 x 6.3 cm, 2929 grams
Winning Bid: $260
Magnetite octahedron
Yinnietharra, Upper Gascoyne Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.4 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm
Winning Bid: $950
Lorenzenite with Aegirine
Selsurt Mtn., Lovozersky Dist., Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
8.2 x 6.2 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $247
Heulandite (old classic circa 1800s)
Faroe Islands
Ex. Philadelphia Academy; Vasco Trancoso
12.3 x 8.8 x 6.5 cm
Winning Bid: $150
large Pink Fluorite with Aquamarine & Muscovite
Nagar Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
17.8 x 17.0 x 7.5 cm, 2418 grams
Winning Bid: $1,609
Chalcopyrite & Siderite
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.6 x 7.8 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $481