Mixed Auction - Assorted Minerals

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. Hard to find CHALCOPYRITE crystals on matrix from the Chino Mine, New Mexico, USA
2. Rare classic LEGRANDITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
3. Interesting RHODOCHROSITE specimen from a rare Chinese locality
4. Beautiful gemmy phantom FLUORITE crystal group from France
5. Excellent "Spinel"-twinned GALENA crystals from a rare Peruvian localities
6. COPPER from Kazakhstan with excellent little crystals – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
7. Attractive synthetic specimen of Potassium Alum (chromium-bearing) – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection
8. Wonderful AMBER with multiple insect inclusions and a SPIDER!
9. Lovely rare iridescent FLUORITE from the Okorusu Mine, Namibia
10. A rarely seen KUNZITE from Finland!

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Fluorite (rich color - ''phantom'' crystals)
Valzergues, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
5.9 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Chalcopyrite (RARE locality specimen)
5900 Level, Chino Mine (Santa Rita Mine), Santa Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
5.6 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $475
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite
Sounion Mine No. 6, Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion Area, Lavrion, Attikí Prefecture, Greece
3.4 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Anglesite pseudomorph after Cerussite (classic locality)
Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
4.9 x 4.7 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $117
Rhodochrosite (rare locality specimen)
Jubankeng Mine, Lianping Co., Heyuan, Guangdong, China
4.3 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $222
Calcite (pseudo-pyritohedral)
Shizhuyuan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
8.3 x 6.7 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $149
Fluorite (slightly curved crystals) with Quartz
De'an Fluorite Mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.3 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Galena (''Spinel''-twins) (rare locality specimen)
Herminia Mine, Julcani Dist., Angaraes Prov., Huancavelica, Peru
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.7 x 7.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $88
Silver (''herringbone'' style twinned crystals)
New Nevada Mine, Cerro San Antonio, San Miguel, Batopilas, Batopilas Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.9 x 2.0 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Tomokoni adit, Canutillos Mine, Colavi, Saavedra Prov., Potosi, Bolivia
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $230
Calcite on Dolomite stalactite
1100 Level, Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo
8.3 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Pyromorphite (''floater'' specimen)
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
3.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $118
Legrandite (rare classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.3 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $626
Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.5 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $287
Malachite on Chrysocolla
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.8 x 6.7 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Quartz var: Smoky (''phantom'' crystal) (polished)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Michel Jactat
9.8 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Potassium Alum (chromium-bearing) (synthetic)
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.1 x 6.7 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Seneca Mine, Seneca, Allouez Township, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Armon McPherson
10.1 x 9.3 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $87
Zincite (classic material)
Buckwheat Pit, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Baddeleyite (very rare)
Phalaborwa, Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa
2.7 x 2.1 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Azurite (classic material)
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, USA
6.3 x 4.1 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Dyscrasite (rare)
Bouismas Mine, Tansifte Caïdat, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.8 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $64
Tourmaline (polychrome polished slice)
Alto Ligonha Pegmatite Field, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Ex. Rich Kosnar
2.1 x 2.1 x 0.3 cm', 19.17 ct
Winning Bid: $70
Amber with MULTIPLE insect inclusions and a SPIDER
Sabana de la Mar, Hato Mayor Prov., Dominican Republic
3.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Fluorite (unusual style)
Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
9.7 x 8.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Copper (rare locality specimen)
Cashin Mine, La Sal District, Montrose Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Lee Burnett
11.0 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $245
Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Scheelite with "Japan-Law" twinned Quartz
Tamboras Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Prov., La Libertad, Peru
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.6 x 5.7 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $297
Rhodochrosite (classic material)
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca, Argentina
Ex. Armon McPherson
6.3 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm, 195 grams
Winning Bid: $225
Epididymite (fine reticulated twins) on Aegirine
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.1 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $270