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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Dumortierite (uncommon locality)
Dehesa Dumortierite Deposit, Alpine, Laguna Mountains, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.1 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $117
Fluorite (unusually iridescent)
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.1 x 8.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $1,200
Lemanskiite (very rare)
Guanaco Project, Taltal, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile (Type Locality)
Ex. John Dagenais
5.3 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $211
Dioptase (rare locality specimen)
Blue Bell Mine, Zzyzx, Soda Mts., Silver Lake Dist., San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
6.5 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Newberyite pseudomorph after Struvite (very rare) (''floater'' crystal)
Paoha Island, Mono Lake, Mono County, California, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
2.0 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm
Winning Bid: $189
Crocoite (classic material)
Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan mining district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
Ex. Armon McPherson
3.3 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $251
Spodumene var: Kunzite (RARE locality)
Haapaluoma Pegmatite, Peräseinäjoki, Seinäjoki, South Ostrobothnia, Finland
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.0 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Beudantite (rare)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.1 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $177
Teresita Mine, Atamaría, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Ex. Bob Reynolds
7.1 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $250
Fluorite on Calcite
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 5.8 x 5.6 cm
Winning Bid: $318
Rhodochrosite with Parsettensite (rare)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Eaker
6.9 x 5.4 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Serendibite (very rare)
Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
1.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Eosphorite on Quartz (partially replaced by Feldspar)
Araçuaí, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.3 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $133
Prehnite (polished nodule)
Wave Hill Station, Kalkarindji, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia
8.1 x 7.7 x 2.2 cm, 218.6 grams
Winning Bid: $83
Witherite (fine crystals) (classic material)
Minerva #1 Mine, Harris Creek Mining Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
8.3 x 6.2 x 5.9 cm
Winning Bid: $299
Covellite (rare locality specimen)
Chuquicamata Mine, Calama, El Loa Prov., Antofagasta, Chile
Ex. John Dagenais
4.9 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $250
Fluor-uvite (classic locality)
Reese Farm (Dale Bush Farm), Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
Ex. Kyle Kevorkian, Jim Houran
1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $41
Nantokite on Cuprite (rare)
Teutonic Bore Mine, Ten Mile Outcamp, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.8 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $54
Bavenite (rare)
Seula Mine, Mount Camoscio, Oltrefiume, Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy (Type Locality)
8.7 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $73
Prehnite (classic material)
O & G Woodbury Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Ex. Charlie Key
5.3 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $51
Brookite (classic material)
Mt. Bregaceto, Borzonasca, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Ex. Colin Manlove
5.3 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $63
Baryte Occurrences, Châtel-Guyon, Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Ex. Paul Zerfass
8.0 x 5.0 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $585
Wagholi Quarries, Pune Dist., Pune Div., Maharashtra, India
7.3 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Pyrite on Hematite (classic material)
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.9 x 6.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $395
Hemimorphite (Copper-bearing)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
10.1 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $210
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
6.1 x 4.9 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $269
Quartz ''casts'' after Anhydrite
Keystone Mill Site, Cunningham Gulch, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.3 x 6.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $386
Quartz with iron oxide inclusions on Fluorite
Meknès Prefecture, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
8.9 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $385
Quartz var: Smoky
Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia
6.3 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $380
Azurite (classic material)
New Nevada Claim, La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
7.5 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $366