Mixed Auction Minerals - 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 Dr. Stephen Smale, Bob Reynolds, Paul Zerfass, Brian Kosnar, Dave Bergman, Kurt Hefendehl, Demetrius Pohl, Colin Manlove, Jack Eaker 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. Fine rare AFGHANITE crystals on matrix from Afghanistan
2. New and unique QUARTZ with CHRYSOCOLLA replacing COPPER from Indonesia
3. Hard to find doubly-terminated MORGANITE on matrix from the Little Three Mine, California – ex Bob Reynolds Collection
4. Attractive QUARTZ ''cast'' after FLUORITE from the Idarado Mine, Colorado – ex Dave Bergman Collection
5. Classic rare "CHERRY BLOSSOM" (Mica/Sericite pseudomorph after Cordierite-Indialite) from Japan ON MATRIX!
6. Wonderful rare fluorescent BLUE AMBER specimen from Indonesia
7. Unique "BLOOD VESSEL OPAL" from San Luis Potosi, Mexico
8. Excellent purple LEPIDOLITE pseudomorph after TOURMALINE
9. RARE RHODONITE specimen from the Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia
10. A very good quality CYANOTRICHITE from the Mex-Tex Mine, New Mexico

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Afghanite (fine crystals)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
8.3 x 8.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Quartz ''cast'' after Fluorite
Idarado Mine, Red Mountain, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.7 x 4.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Titanite (twin) (RARE locality)
Karibib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Fluorite with Dolomite
Moscona Mine, El Pontón de Solís, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Paul Zerfass
11.5 x 8.1 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $101
Beryl var: Morganite on Albite (RARE locality specimen)
Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
5.9 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Hilgardite with Boracite
Boulby Mine, Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.7 x 3.9 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $122
Bournonite (''cogwheels'')
Baia Mare, Maramureș County, Romania
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.0 x 5.8 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $228
Fluorapatite (strong blue color on one end)
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Ex. Michel Jactat
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $159
Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Fluorite (color-zoned / color-change crystals)
Koh-i-Maran, Kalat District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
5.0 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Mica / Sericite pseudomorph after Cordierite-Indialite ("Cherry Blossom") (RARE MATRIX piece)
Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
1.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $34
Fluorite (1975 discovery)
Kara-Oba W deposit, Moiynkum, Jambyl Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.5 x 7.7 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $950
Bornite with Calcite
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
10.6 x 10.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Azurite pseudomorphing to Malachite
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, USA
6.2 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $218
Lepidolite pseudmorph after Tourmaline (rare)
Jacaré Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Plumbogummite (fine color and quality)
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.6 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Dioptase with Mimetite
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli Dist., Pool Dept., Republic of the Congo
5.7 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Akchatau Mine, Akshatau, Shet, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
4.3 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $143
Bismuth (synthetic)
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook; Bill Kline
6.9 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Winning Bid: $101
Pucherite (very rare)
Point 14.0, Hohenstein, Reichenbach, Lautertal, Bergstraße, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
2.4 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $87
Fluorite (rare botryoidal habit - 2 generations)
Minggang Mine, Shihe District, Xinyang, Henan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 6.7 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $529
Quartz with Epidote (rare locality specimen)
Santa Teresa Mountains, Aravaipa Dist., Graham Co., Arizona, USA
10.6 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $79
Rhodonite (RARE locality specimen)
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
5.0 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $695
Metaswitzerite (superb rare specimen)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA (Type Locality)
Ex. Jack Eaker
10.3 x 6.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Amethyst (''Cactus'' / ''Spirit'' Quartz)
Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, Nkangala District Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Ex. Jim Houran
4.7 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $329
Spodumene var: Triphane
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm, 20.6 grams
Winning Bid: $80
Chrysocolla pseudmorph after Gypsum (RARE locality specimen)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Val Malenco, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
Ex. Al Kidwell
10.1 x 9.7 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Prehnite (polished nodule)
Wave Hill Station, Kalkarindji, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia
7.7 x 6.4 x 1.7 cm, 149.1 grams
Winning Bid: $52