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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Inyoite (superb crystal)
Monte Azul Deposit, Sijes, Susques Dept., Jujuy Prov., Argentina
Ex. Bob Reynolds
7.8 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Grossular Garnet (uncommon locality)
Coyote Range (Coyote Front Range), Bishop Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
3.9 x 3.7 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Fluorite (gemmy crystals)
Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
6.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Vesuvianite (rare locality specimen)
Bazhenovsk Deposit, Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.6 x 5.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $405
Gyrolite with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Pune District, Pune Division, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $131
Footemineite (ridiculously rare)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA (Type Locality)
Ex. Jack Eaker
5.3 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Native Antimony with Valentinite (rare locality)
Tepache Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.2 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm, 558 grams
Winning Bid: $155
Lepidolite (rare BLUE color)
Ofiki, Atisbo, Oyo, Nigeria
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
3.6 x 3.3 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $123
Turquoise (classic locality)
Kingman, Kingman Mining District, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $63
Karibibite (very rare) on Löllingite
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouisselsate Caïdat, Amerzgane Cercle, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.1 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $131
Fluorite on Calcite (near ''floater'' specimen)
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
11.1 x 8.9 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $977
Almandine Garnet (''floater'' crystal)
Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $125
Quartz with Halloysite inclusions (''Mango'' Quartz)
Cabiche, Quípama Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
8.1 x 7.8 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Smithsonite (Cobalt-bearing)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dave Bergman
7.8 x 7.1 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $600
Mimetite with Wulfenite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.5 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $305
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
9.6 x 8.3 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $181
Rosasite (uncommon locality specimen)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.3 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Fluorite (RARE locality specimen - multi-colored layers)
Villa Carlos Paz, San Roque District, Punilla Department, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
12.8 x 7.3 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $476
Prehnite pseudomorphs after Laumontite
Malad Quarry, Malad, Mumbai Suburban District, Konkan Division, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.3 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Sphalerite (gemmy twins) with Galena and Quartz (rare locality)
Dongxiang Cu-polymetallic Deposit, Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou, Jiangxi, China
7.0 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Atacamite (classic material)
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas mining district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
7.0 x 6.4 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Clinochlore var: Chromium-bearing Clinochlore (''Kammererite'') (classic locality)
Wood's Chrome Mine, Texas, Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
6.0 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Silver (beautiful crystallization)
Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Schwarzenberg, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Pink Quartz
Choique Mine, Pehuenches Dept., Neuquén Prov. Argentina
6.3 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Fluorapatite on Albite
Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil
7.7 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $775
Celestine (rare locality specimen)
Calico District, Calico Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $43
Chalcocite (classic locality)
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena, Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Ex. Raúl Sanabria Orellana
6.8 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $137
Quartz with ''Chlorite'' inclusions
Washington Camp-Duquesne Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
12.1 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Linarite (classic material)
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg Dist., Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $215
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.3 x 7.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $420