Mineral Auction - Worldwide Material

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 Ron Romanella, Dave Bergman, Bob Reynolds, Chet Lemanski, Rich Kosnar, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Colin Manlove, Brian Kosnar 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. Doubly-terminated QUARTZ/AMETHYST with TWO MOVING WATER BUBBLES from Namibia
2. Attractive green DIOPSIDE crystals on matrix from Afghanistan – NEW FIND
3. A gorgeous gemmy 3-crystal set of TOURMALINES from the Himalaya Mine – ex Ron Romanella Collection
4. A RARELY seen GWINDEL QUARTZ from Novo Horizonte, Brazil
5. Wonderful FERBERITE specimen from the Tasna Mine, Bolivia
6. Beautiful "MANGO QUARTZ" from Colombia
7. Fantastic MULTI-"FADEN" EPIDOTE specimen from Pakistan – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
8. A classic specimen of WULFENITE from the Erupción Mine, Mexico – ex Dave Bergman Collection
9. Fine GROUTITE thumbnail from Germany
10. A great GEM quality TOPAZ from Nigeria – ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso

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Topaz with Quartz and Albite
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu Dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.3 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Diopside (2021 find)
Janduk Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan Dist., Badakhshan, Afghanistan
9.5 x 9.2 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Cerussite (RARE locality specimen)
Taouz Caïdat, Er-Rissani Cercle, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Brian Kosnar
6.8 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Quartz var: Smoky (RARE GWINDEL for the locality!)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
6.7 x 5.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $370
Hematite (fine quality) (rare locality)
Sijiang, Shanxi, China
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $76
Fluorite (classic material)
Judith Lynn Claim, Pine Canyon Deposit, Burro Mountains District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
5.8 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Pectolite (fine crystals)
Jeffrey Mine, Val-des-Sources, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
Ex. Rich Kosnar
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $48
Enargite with iridescent Chalcopyrite coating
Anselmo Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.2 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Hydroxylapatite on Albite var: Cleavelandite
Oksøyekollen, Snarum, Modum, Viken, Norway
6.5 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $74
Minium pseudomorph after Cerussite (rare)
Broken Hill, Broken Hill Dist., Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.0 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $176
Baryte (rare German locality)
Recklinghausen Mine, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.7 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $286
Hydroboracite (fine rare crystals)
120' Level, Thompson Mine, Boraxo Mine, Ryan, Furnace Creek Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds; Jim and Dawn Minette
6.3 x 5.4 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $99
Analcime (rare red color) with Natrolite
Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Dan Behnke
7.4 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Epidote (gemmy multi-''Faden'' crystal group)
Hashupa Epidote Locality, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.8 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $371
Azurite in Granite (''K2 stone'')
Azurite-in-granite occurrence, Khaplu, Ghanche Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2.6 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $37
Baryte (fine crystals)
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Prov., Huánuco, Peru
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
12.3 x 10.1 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $631
Quartz (''Herkimer-Style'' Quartz)
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, USA
1.8 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Falcondoite (exceptionally rare)
Loma Peguera deposit, Falcondo Mines, Bonao, Monseñor Nouel Prov., Dominican Republic (Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.2 x 3.9 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $560
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) (incredibly rare locality specimen)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Eaker
6.2 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Geocronite (very rare)
Level 24, Uranium Mine No. 16, Háje, Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Ex. David Burgess
6.7 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $309
Hemimorphite (Copper-bearing)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
Ex. Bob Reynolds
9.7 x 5.6 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Vesuvianite (historic material)
Mount Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.2 x 5.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Glauberite (rare locality)
Bertram Mine, Bertram, Imperial Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
3.5 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Pyromorphite (rare locality)
Hardshell Mine, Harshaw Mining District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
7.2 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Andradite var: Melanite
New Idria District, San Benito Co., California, USA
Ex. Tim Sherburn
6.0 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Aragonite with Sulfur (classic material)
Giumentaro Mine (Capodarso Mine), Capodarso, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
Ex. Al Kidwell
9.7 x 7.1 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $48
Sincosite (very rare)
Ross Hannibal Mine, Lead Mining District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
8.3 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $305
Schorl (rare locality)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Ex. Chet Lemanski
8.3 x 6.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Proustite on Arsenic
Schlema, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $106
Quartz (polished sphere) with acicular inclusions
Ex. Rock Currier
32.81 mm, 243 carats
Winning Bid: $525