Mixed Collection Mineral Auction!

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, Gerry Morvell, Colin Manlove, Armon McPherson, Kurt Hefendehl, Dave Bergman, Rich Kosnar 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. Excellent classic RHODONITE with SPESSARTINE on GALENA from Broken Hill, Australia
2. Fine crystallized GOLD specimen from Michigan Bluff, California
3. Beautiful GEM HALITE crystal with a blue-purple color zoning from New Mexico – ex Dave Stoudt Collection
4. A unique EOSPHORITE specimen from a rare Brazilian locality – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection
5. A wonderful classic MALACHITE pseudomorph after AZURITE from Tsumeb – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
6. Rarely seen BORNITE on BARYTE from the Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
7. Old-time gemmy bi-colored TOURMALINE crystal from Brazil – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
8. Excellent, rare hot pink gem crystal of VÄYRYNENITE from Pakistan
9. Attractive "RASPBERRY GARNET" from Mexico – ex Dave Ziga
10. Lovely classic multi-color BOULDER OPAL from Australia – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
11. Fine historic WIRE SILVER from Kongsberg, Norway
12. Rarities include: VESZELYITE, OLIVENITE, WESSELITE, and a CALCIOANCYLITE-(Ce) pseudomorph after REMONDITE

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Pyromorphite (classic material)
Roughton Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
Ex. Colin Manlove
2.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Wesselsite (ridiculously rare) with Sugilite
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
2.7 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.3 x 8.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $400
Bornite on Baryte (rare combo)
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.3 x 5.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Olivenite with Goethite
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. John Dagenais
8.3 x 6.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Quartz (''Mango Quartz'')
Cabiche, Quípama Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
8.8 x 6.7 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $277
Orbicular Jasper (old Ward's label)
Santa Clara Co., California, USA
3.7 x 3.7 x 0.2 cm, 38.71 carats
Winning Bid: $20
Dravite Tourmaline
Preiļi, Preiļi Municipality, Latgale Region, Latvia
Ex. Chet Lemanski
2.7 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Sapphirine (NOT Sapphire) (rare)
Androy, Madagascar
Ex. Gerry Morvell
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $52
Zircon with Aegirine
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Ex. Gerry Morvell
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Fluorite (GEMMY crystals) with Calcite
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
9.7 x 8.7 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Pyrite (classic material)
Huanzala Mine, Huanzala, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
4.9 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Hemimorphite with Smithsonite
79 Mine, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
10.3 x 7.3 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $162
Forsterite var: Peridot (sharp gemmy crystals)
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra Dist., Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2.6 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm, 10.76 grams
Winning Bid: $155
Fluorite (near ''floater'' ''phantom'' crystal)
Erongo Mountains, Karibib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Eosphorite (unusual crystals - rare locality)
Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.6 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $343
Galena with Sphalerite (near ''floater'' specimen)
Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
Ex. Chad Dalrymple
4.8 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Dioptase (rare locality specimen)
Blue Bell Mine, Zzyzx, Soda Mts., Silver Lake Dist., San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
5.7 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Gold (fine crystals)
Michigan Bluff District, Placer Co., California, USA
1.4 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm, 2.40 grams
Winning Bid: $1,150
Beryl var: Morganite with Topaz and Quartz on Albite
Nuristan, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
Ex. Armon McPherson
12.3 x 11.4 x 7.8 cm
Winning Bid: $385
Chamosite (''Thuringite'') pseudomorph after Almandine (good sized specimen)
Spur Mt Iron Mine, Michigamme, Marquette Iron Range, Marquette Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Bob Nowakowski
5.3 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $244
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite (RARE locality specimen)
Moonta mines, Moonta, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Fluorite (rare locality)
Sümber District, Govisumber Province, Mongolia
6.7 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Siderite with Arsenopyrite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
3.9 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Huancabamba Province, Piura, Peru
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.6 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Grossular (''Raspberry Garnet'')
Sierra de la Cruz, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
Ex. Dave Ziga
1.9 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Calcioancylite-(Ce) pseudomorph after Remondite with Rhodochrosite (incredibly rare)
Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Ex. Dr. Bob Byers
4.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Ramsdellite (fine quality)
Lake Valley District, Sierra County, New Mexico (Type Locality)
5.3 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $420
Halite (GEM crystal)
Carlsbad Potash Mining District, Eddy Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
7.7 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $390
Sphalerite (gem crystals) with Quartz and Löllingite on Talc
Aït Ahmane, Tansifte Caïdat, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $100