Mixed Mineral Specimen 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 Brian Kosnar, Kurt Hefendehl, Colin Manlove, Rich Kosnar, Dave Bergman, Bill and Anne Cook, Bob Reynolds 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. Beautiful gemmy bi-colored FLUORITE crystals on CALCITE from China
2. Superb very rare classic ANDORITE crystals with ZINKENITE from Bolivia
3. Wonderful AQUAMARINE specimen on ALBITE (mined 1980s) – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
4. Beautifully crystallized SILVER from Germany
5. Fine, uncommon ROSASITE specimen from Tsumeb
6. Excellent GEMMY HELIODOR crystal from Khoroshiv Raion, Ukraine
7. Attractive thick gemmy "Faden" EPIDOTE from Pakistan – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
8. Classic LUDLAMITE on matrix from the Blackbird Mine, Idaho
9. Rare BLUE LEPIDOLITE from Nigeria – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection
10.  A hard to find "KAMMERERITE" from the Wood's Chrome Mine, Pennsylvania – ex Chet Lemanski Collection

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Andorite (fine crystals) with Zinkenite
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Prov., Oruro, Bolivia
4.2 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $465
Quartz (classic material)
Mt Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.1 x 6.6 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Beryl var: Aquamarine with Quartz and Albite (mined 1980s)
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
8.2 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm
Winning Bid: $586
Bennet Brook, Cape D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.3 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Pyromorphite (fine color)
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie, France
4.7 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $409
Azurite (uncommon locality specimen)
Helvetia, Helvetia-Rosemont Mining District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
4.3 x 3.1 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $132
Allanite Group
Nueva Vizcaya Mine, Burguillos del Cerro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Ex. Raúl Sanabria Orellana
8.8 x 7.3 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $124
Vanadinite var: Arsenic-bearing Vanadinite pseudomorph after Wulfenite
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.7 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Volborthite (rare)
Monument No. 1 Mine, Monument No. 1 channel, Mystery Valley, Mineral Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
2.1 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Titanite (2 ''floater'' twinned crystals)
Saranovskii Mine, Sarany, Gornozavodskii District, Perm Krai, Russia
6.4 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm and 6.3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Spessartine Garnet (excellent crystals) on Smoky Quartz
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
6.2 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $382
Dravite Tourmaline
Jajarkot District, Karnali Pradesh, Nepal
3.1 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Epidote (thick ''Faden'' group)
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.4 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $106
Smithsonite (Copper-bearing)
Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Lavreotiki, Attica, Greece
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite (''Francolite'')
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, St Just, Cornwall, England, UK
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $73
Huarón Dist., Huayllay Dist., Pasco Province, Pasco, Peru
Ex. Dr. William Logan
6.3 x 5.2 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Beryl var: Heliodor (classic material)
Khoroshiv Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
2.7 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm, 7.92 grams
Winning Bid: $300
Vivianite (classic material)
Morococala Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruro, Bolivia
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Wulfenite (classic material)
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.0 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $170
Pentagonite (rare)
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune Dist., Maharashtra, India
4.3 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Ludlamite (fine classic crystals)
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
Ex. Rich Kosnar
8.1 x 2.1 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $222
Anglesite (classic material)
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.3 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $169
Fluorite with Calcite (2021 find)
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
5.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $186
Quartz var: Smoky (RARE ''FADEN'' + GWINDEL for the locality!)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
5.7 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Tantalite-(Mn) (rare Virginia locality)
Rutherford Mines, Amelia, Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Ex. Dr. Beck
7.6 x 5.2 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $217
Azurite pseudomorphing to Malachite (1980s)
Morenci Mine, Copper Mountain District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Stan Esbenshade
5.2 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $184
Muscovite (fine crystals)
Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.2 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $81
Prehnite ''casts'' after Glauberite
Fanwood Quarry (Weldon Quarry), Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.7 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Hematite (classic locality)
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
7.4 x 6.3 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $177