Minerals Auction - Various Collections

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, Colin Manlove, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Armon McPherson, Bill and Anne Cook 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. Gemmy multi-color TOURMALINE with ALBITE from Pakistan
2. Fine quality SMITHSONITE (reminiscent of the Kelly Mine) from Republic of the Congo
3. Attractive and hard to find RHODOCHROSITE from Kazakhstan
4. Wonderful DESCLOIZITE crystals on matrix from Berg Aukus, Namibia
5. Unusual hollow botryoidal DIOPTASE from Republic of the Congo
6. Rare GEMMY AZURITE crystals on matrix from Lavrion, Greece
7. Gorgeous fibrous purple SUGILITE on matrix from South Africa
8. A rarely seen HEMIMORPHITE specimen from Kazakhstan
9. Lovely GOLD NUGGET from the Yuba River Placers, California
10. Unusual BLACK WULFENITE crystals from the Glove Mine, Arizona


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Tourmaline (multicolor) with Albite
Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.5 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Enargite (fine classic material)
Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
6.1 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $141
Baryte (doubly-terminated) on Calcite (classic material)
Elk Creek, Dalzell, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.2 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.7 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $395
Azurite (excellent crystals)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $398
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
5.9 x 4.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $97
Malachite pseudomorph after Baryte
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove, Kambove Territory, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
4.3 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Hemimorphite (RARE locality specimen)
Shaimerden Zn deposit, Kamysty District, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.8 x 6.1 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Fluorite (GEM crystals)
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.3 x 7.1 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $373
Calcite (fine quality) (fluorescent)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Armon McPherson
10.8 x 9.7 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $387
Schorl Tourmaline on Albite with Muscovite
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu Dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.6 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Fluorite (gemmy crystals)
Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
8.7 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite (rare locality specimen)
Porter Mine, Carolina Slate Belt, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA
6.7 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Smithsonite (fine quality)
Yanga Koubenza Quarries, Mfouati, Mfouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
5.8 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $155
Corundum var: Ruby (doubly-terminated)
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
2.0 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm, 7.87 grams
Winning Bid: $210
Quartz (''Mango'' Quartz) with Halloysite inclusions
Cabiche, Quípama Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
6.9 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $415
Fluorite (GEM crystals) on Dolomite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 7.1 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Descloizite (fine crystals)
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Ex. Marcella Watson
5.3 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Cyanotrichite (rare)
Maid of Sunshine Mine, Turquoise Mining District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
6.6 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $355
Opal var: Opal-AN (classic material)
Valeč Hyalite Occurrences, Valeč, Karlovy Vary District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic
5.2 x 3.4 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Quartz var: Rose (recent find) (rare Afghanistan locale)
Parun Pegmatite Field, Nuristan, Afghanistan
4.3 x 2.9 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $355
Brucite (rare rich yellow color)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
5.1 x 4.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Wulfenite (classic material)
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.3 x 3.6 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Dioptase (unusual form) (2019 find)
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
4.3 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Baryte (doubly-terminated)
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, USA
Ex. Armon McPherson
8.1 x 7.9 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $192
Variscite (fine color) on Chalcedony
Ribeirao Cascalheira, Mato Grosso, Brazil
5. 4x 4.0 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Las Cruces, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
6.1 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $250
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite
1100 Level, Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Mitrovica, Mitrovica Dist., Kosovo
8.6 x 5.6 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Hopeite (rare) (1972 Find)
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia (Type Locality)
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $605
Gypsum (''Satin Spar'') (RARE locality specimen)
Sulfur Hole, Calico, Calico District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
5.3 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60