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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Topaz with Quartz
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu Dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
3.1 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $66
Stichtite (rare)
Kaapschehoop, Mbombela Local Municipality, Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Ex. David Burgess
4.7 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Cornwall, England, UK
Ex. Al Kidwell
8.1 x 7.1 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $247
Omega Mine, Monument Mountain, Helvetia, Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.7 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $78
Quartz / Amethyst Geodes (one with Calcite)
Las Choyas, Aldama Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
8.3 x 8.2 x 3.8 cm and 8.2 x 8.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $51
Potassic-chloro-hastingsite (''Dashkesanite'') (incredibly rare) with Andradite
Dashkesan Co-Fe deposit, Dashkesan, Dashkasan District, Azerbaijan (Type Locality)
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.9 x 4.9 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $246
Ramsdellite (classic material)
Lake Valley District, Sierra County, New Mexico (Type Locality)
8.4 x 6.4 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Tantalite-(Mn) (rare locality specimen)
Quixaba pegmatite, Quixaba, Frei Martinho, Paraíba, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
6.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $209
Copper (classic material)
Houghton, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
8.4 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $55
Quartz (''Herkimer-Style'' Quartz)
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, USA
1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Brucite (rare yellow color)
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
7.3 x 6.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.2 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $166
Heulandite Subgroup on Prehnite
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
9.8 x 6.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Serandite with Aegirine (from the original find)
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
Ex. Colin Manlove
10.7 x 7.8 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Opal var: Opal-AN (formerly Hyalite Opal) (RARE Bolivian locale)
Canutillos Subdistrict, Machacamarca Dist., Cornelio Saavedra Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
4.9 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Goethite (''Samtblende'') (''cast'') - with label dated 1856
Anna Mine, Brezove Hory, Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Sulfur (good sized crystal)
El Desierto Mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
7.8 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Blue Amber (fluorescent)
Lampung Prov., Indonesia
3.3 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm, 6.6 grams
Winning Bid: $160
Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz on Microcline
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
8.8 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $132
Opal var: Opal-AN (''Blood Vessel Opal'') (fluorescent)
Étienne Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
4.1 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Malachite (''primary'')
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.2 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $46
Christelite (exceptionally rare)
San Francisco Mine, Caracoles, Caracoles mining district, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile (Type Locality)
Ex. R. D. Mushlitz
7.5 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Mimetite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.7 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Cyanotrichite (RARE locality specimen)
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
3.9 x 3.6 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Aragonite (Copper-bearing)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
7.7 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Quartz var: Rose
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $290
Hydroboracite (fine rare crystals) with Colemanite
Thompson Mine, Boraxo Mine, Ryan, Furnace Creek Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds; Jim and Dawn Minette
6.9 x 5.3 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $166
Grossular Garnet (classic material)
Jeffrey Mine, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
1.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Fluorite (GEM crystals)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.0 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $490