Mixed Fine Mineral Specimens - Various Collections

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Rich Kosnar, Dave Bergman, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Dr. Stephen Smale 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.  Fantastic old classic purple twinned HYDROXYLHERDERITE from Brazil (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

2.  Beautiful SILVER with COPPER from Michigan

3.  Eye-catching, gemmy, beautiful blue INDICOLITE TOURMALINE GROUP from Brazil

4.  Wonderful, sharp, lustrous gemmy RUBY crystals on matrix from Afghanistan

5.  Gorgeous pink manganese-bearing CALCITE on GALENA from Dalnegorsk, Russia

6.  Attractive multi-color BLACK OPAL cabochon from Australia

7.  Classic and fine quality BASTNASITE-(Ce) crystals on matrix from France

8.  Excellent pink FLUORAPATITE with blue LAZULITE from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada

9.  Fantastic multi-color FLUORITE crystal group from Namibia (ex Kurt Hefendehl)


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Hydroxylherderite (twin) (classic material)
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.6 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $315
Ruby (fine crystals) on marble
Jagdalak Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
3.3 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Calcite (GEM twin)
Sokolovskoe Iron Mine, Rudny, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan
5.7 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Opal (var: Black Opal)
Lightning Ridge, Finch Co., New South Wales, Australia
21.10 mm x 16.31 mm x 6.25 mm, 11.38 ct
Winning Bid: $425
Cerussite (twin)
Oujda Volcanic Field, Oujda-Angad Prefecture, Oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.7 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Michner
7.2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm, 28.3 grams
Winning Bid: $70
Amethyst (''flower'')
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
9.1 x 7.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Diopside (New Find - 2022)
Janduk Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
6.8 x 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Winning Bid: $229
Camp Bird Mine, above Ouray, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.8 x 6.4 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Libethenite (fine quality)
Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.4 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $156
Prehnite with minor Tanzanite and Tsavorite Garnet
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
6.1 x 5.9 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $120
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
8.6 x 5.4 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $309
Pyrite (classic material)
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
7.4 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $185
Microcline (large crystal - rare locality)
Greene Pegmatite, Pringle, Custer Mining District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
11.3 x 10.7 x 8.8 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Spessartine Garnet on Muscovite
Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.2 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $219
Epidote with Albite
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
3.8 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Fluorapatite with Lazulite (rare combination for the locality)
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon, Canada
6.0 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Pectolite (rare pink color)
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
7.3 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
10.2 x 6.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Copper with Cuprite (rare locality specimen)
Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Chet Lemanski
8.8 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $215
Scapolite (fine rare matrix specimen)
Koksha Valley, Kuran Wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.8 x 6.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $615
Agate (beautiful natural colors)
Agate Creek, Etheridge Shire, Queensland, Australia
Ex. Bob Nowakowski
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm, 65.3 grams
Winning Bid: $90
Spessartine Garnet (rare Arizona locality)
Aquarius Mountains, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.7 x 4.9 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Rhodizite (very rare)
Tetezantsio pegmatites, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely Pegmatite Field, Andrembesoa, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Bastnäsite-(Ce) (fine classic crystals)
9th Leve, Trimouns Talc Mine, Luzenac, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie, France
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.2 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Aquamarine with Muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
8.8 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Flying Insect Fossil
Florissant Formation, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
2.5 x 2.3 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $93
Talc (beautiful color)
Trebbia Valley, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
3.3 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Fluorite with Calcite (unique color)
Shizhuyuan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Chet Lemanski
12.7 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Azurite (RARE locality specimen)
Apex Claim, Caruthers Canyon, New York Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
8.7 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $168