Mineral Auction - Assorted Collections and Acquisitions

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted pieces from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Brian Kosnar, Kurt Hefendehl, Ron Romanella, Rich Kosnar, Dave Bergman, Al Kidwell and more!  Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. A rare fiery pink GEM VÄYRYNENITE from Pakistan
2. Gorgeous rare COPPER pseudomorph after AZURITE ("floater") from New Mexico
3. A hard to find rich green FLUORITE from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
4. Rare fluorescent BLUE AMBER from Indonesia
5. Excellent GEM QUALITY TOPAZ from Namibia – ex Ron Romanella Collection
6. Wonderful bright green classic VESUVIANITE from the Jeffrey Mine, Quebec, Canada – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
7. Rarely seen GEM DIOPTASE crystals on matrix from Argentina – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
8. A hard to find rich specimen of GOLD from the Golden Wonder Mine, Colorado
9. Classic old-time gemmy ANGLESITE on matrix from the Monteponi Mine, Italy – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
10.  Beautiful classic BRAZILIANITE on matrix (1960s) from the type locality – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
11.  Rarities include:  BASTNASITE-(La), LEMANSKIITE and LIBETHENITE

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Calcite with Hemimorphite
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.2 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Wavellite (fine color and quality)
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
6.4 x 4.6 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $157
Chalcopyrite coated by Tetrahedrite
Naica Mine, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.2 x 6.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $155
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
6.9 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Cordierite (old classic)
Bamble, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway
Ex. Colin Manlove; Dr. Harry von Eckermanns
6.7 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $54
Gypsum var: Selenite (''floater'' specimen)
Gmina Dobrzyń nad Wisłą, Lipno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Ex. Chet Lemanski
7.2 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Conichalcite (rare from Tsumeb)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Al Kidwell
5.3 x 4.7 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $83
Azurite with Malachite
Apex Mine, Jarvis Peak, Tutsagubet Mining District, Beaver Dam Mountains, Washington Co., Utah, USA
11.5 x 8.4 x 4.5 cm
Winning Bid: $213
Vivianite (classic locality)
Morococala Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruro, Bolivia
5.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Pyrite (classic Colorado locality)
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
7.3 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $109
Adamite (Copper-bearing) with Calcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.3 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Schorl Tourmaline with Muscovite
Fano Mine, Cahuilla District, Riverside Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
5.1 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
6.7 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $66
Aragonite pseudomorph after Glauberite
Camp Verde Salt Mine, Camp Verde, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
5.7 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Quartz var: Amethyst (rare for the locality) (''floater'' crystal)
Prospect #1Claim, Tonto Village, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
5.2 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $56
Bastnäsite-(La) (incredibly rare)
Andakatany, Manandriana District, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.6 x 2.9 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $322
Fluorite (beautiful color)
Fluorite Mine, Rehrlköpfl, Vorderkrimml, Krimml, Zell am See District, Salzburg, Austria
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.6 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $535
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Prehnite with ''casts'' after Anhydrite and Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
4.3 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $53
Limestone Mountain, Stanley Butte Area, Santa Teresa Mountains, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
3.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $146
Libethenite (fine classic material)
Podlipa Deposit, Ľubietová, Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia (Type Locality)
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.8 x 6.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $119
Aragonite var: Flos Ferri
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Leoben District, Styria, Austria
Ex. Al Kidwell; Jos. F. Müllner
10.7 x 6.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $172
Sphalerite with Calcite
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Mitrovica, Mitrovica Dist., Kosovo
11.3 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Gold (rare Colorado locality)
Golden Wonder Mine, Lake City Mining District, Hinsdale Co., Colorado, USA
6.6 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $430
Witherite (fine old classic)
Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, England, UK
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.7 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $211
Fluorite (beautiful color)
Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
6.8 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $435
Lemanskiite (very rare)
Guanaco Project, Taltal, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile (Type Locality)
Ex. Paolo Matioli
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $171
Brucite (rare rich yellow color)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
7.2 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $485
Siderite (spherical groups) (''floater'' specimen)
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.4 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $449