Mineral Auction $249 Reserves

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end minerals this week with $249 reserve bids. This is a great opportunity to pick up excellent pieces for bargain prices! You'll find a great mix of fine quality specimens from new and contemporary discoveries plus classics and showy display pieces!

Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune Dist. Maharashtra, India
Ex. Angela Kosnar
9.3 x 7.7 x 5.8 cm
Spodumene var: Kunzite (doubly-terminated) with Quartz (doubly-terminated)
Dara-e-Pech Pegmatite Field, Dara-e-Pech Dist., Kunar, Afghanistan
Ex. Brian Kosnar
9.0 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm
Galena (beautiful ''hoppered'' crystal)
Septemvri Mine, Madan Ore Field, Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
6.9 x 5.4 x 2.2 cm
Azurite (classic "rose" specimen)
Blue Grotto Prospect, La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah
Ex. Rich Kosnar
7.7 x 5.4 x 4.6 cm
Sphalerite (Cleophane)
Gyudyurska Mine, Zlatograd, Rhodope Mts., Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
10.2 x 9.3 x 3.7 cm
Ludlockite (incredibly rare locality specimen)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
3.6 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Calcite (2 generations with iron oxide inclusions)
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.3 x 6.9 x 6.7 cm
Pollucite (rare and fine quality)
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
9.8 x 9.1 x 4.2 cm
Fluorite (2 generations)
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
14.3 x 13.4 x 5.7 cm
Scheelite with Fluorite and Titanite(?) (rare combination)
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
12.3 x 9.3 x 3.3 cm
Orpiment (excellent classic material)
Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi Dist., Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
12.7 x 8.3 x 5.4 cm
Fossilized Ear Bone of Sperm Whale
Apalachee Bay, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA
Ex. Jack Arbiser
9.7 x 5.6 x 4.7 cm
Spessartine Garnet (superb size and color!)
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro Dist., Arusha Region, Tanzania
5.7 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm, 267.3 grams
Natrolite on Analcime
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.2 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm
Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
15.2 x 5.8 x 5.6 cm
Carbonatecyanotrichite (rare and fine quality)
Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
10.5 x 6.7 x 5.2 cm
Trona pseudomorphs after Halite on Trona (rare) (NEW FIND!)
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
20.2 x 11.0 x 6.0 cm
Witherite (superb old classic)
Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.7 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm
Quartz var: Amethyst / Smoky (scepter) (New Find!)
Chibuku Mine, near Chiredzi, Masvingo Prov., Zimbabwe
12.2 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Anglesite on Galena (excellent classic material)
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, L'oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.7 x 7.7 x 6.9 cm
Calcite (cobalt-bearing)
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouisselsate Caïdat, Ouarzazate Prov., Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.3 x 8.3 x 4.3 cm
Shigaite (ex Charlie Key coll.)
N'Chwaning I Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Charlie Key
5.7 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Gold (beautiful crystals)
813 Pit, Alta Gold Mine, Olinghouse Dist., Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
11.7 x 7.3 x 3.8 cm
Native Silver (''Leaf'') on Calcite
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.4 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.7 x 9.3 x 6.2 cm
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Pingwu Mine, Huya Township, Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
13.3 x 9.3 x 5.7 cm
Rhodochrosite (large crystal)
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co., Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
7.7 x 5.2 x 0.6 cm
Sylvanite (fine crystals - rare locality)
Emperor Mine, Vatukoula, Vatukoula Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.7 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals)
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
9.2 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm
Fluorite with Baryte (rare locality)
Limestone Quarry, Bergheim, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.0 x 6.3 x 6.0 cm