Mixed Specimens 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, Ed Swoboda, Bill and Anne Cook, Paul Zerfass, Kurt Hefendehl, Colin Manlove 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 old-time RHODOCHROSITE on SPHALERITE from the Sweet Home Mine – Mined: 1978 – ex Dave Bergman
2. Classic rare LEGRANDITE on matrix from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
3. Attractive multi-twinned FERBERITE group from the Tazna Mine, Bolivia
4. Hard to find AZURITE "Rose" form Rancho Santa Rosa, Mexico – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
5. Gorgeous gemmy green twinned TITANITE on matrix from Madagascar
6. Rare BLUE ZINCITE (human-made) crystals from Poland – ex Bill and Anne Smith Collection
7. Fine thumbnail of copper-bearing ADAMITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
8. Incredibly rare WESSSELITE with SUGILITE from South Africa
9. Wonderful CALAVERITE on matrix from the Ajax Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado – ex Gary Weaver Collection
10. Eye-catching JAPAN-TWIN SMOKY QUARTZ specimen from New Mexico

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Fluorite on Quartz on Fluorite
De'an Mine, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi, China
7.7 x 6.9 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $676
Calcite (''flower'')
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.5 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Wire Silver
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Legrandite (rare classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $287
Ferberite (multi-twinned group)
Tazna Mine, Cerro Tazna, Nor Chichas Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
6.2 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $263
Pyromorphite (old classic material)
Friedrichssegen Mine, Lahnstein, Rhein-Lahn District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
5.5 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Catapleiite (rare fine crystals)
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
4.1 x 3.9 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Smithsonite (unusual color)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Heinz Gugeler
3.7 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $125
Pyrrhotite with Fluorite (RARE Chinese locality)
Bairendaba Ag-polymetallic deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
8.3 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $244
Baryte on Calcite (classic material)
Elk Creek, Dalzell, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.7 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $300
Chalcedony pseudomorph / fossil after Gastropod (Hippochrenes volgensis)
Volga River Region, near settlement Batai in Saratov Region, Russia
6.7 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Titanite (doubly-terminated twin)
Ankarafa titanite claim, Daraina Commune, Vohémar District, Sava, Madagascar
4.0 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $271
Fluorite on Galena with Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.1 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $159
Quartz (''Mango'' Quartz) with Halloysite inclusions
Cabiche, Quípama Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
6.6 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Quartz with selective Hematite coatings (RARE Michigan locality)
Goose Lake, Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
10.3 x 8.1 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $236
Snowbird Mine, Fish Creek, Alberton, Mineral Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $99
Woodwardite (rare classic material)
West Caradon Mine, Crow's Nest, St Cleer, Cornwall, England, UK
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.3 x 4.3 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Calcite (old specimen - circa 1868)
Uranium Mine #15, Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Ex. Josef Vajdak
11.3 x 10.6 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $227
Azurite (''rose'') (rare locality)
Rancho Santa Rosa, Mazapil Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.1 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $298
Vanadinite (Arsenic-bearing) (''Endlichite'')
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Dave Stoudt
6.9 x 3.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Fluorite with Quartz
Riemvasmaak Fluorite Occurrences, Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Kai !Garib Local Municipality, ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa
7.3 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $206
Hematite pseudomorph after Magnetite
Payún Matrú volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matrú, Agua Escondida Dist., Malargüe Dept., Mendoza Prov., Argentina
Ex. Dave Bergman
7.2 x 7.2 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $185
Lepidolite on Microcline
São Geraldo do Baixio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.2 x 6.2 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $128
Taftan, Chagai District, Balochistan, Pakistan
4.0 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $93
Wulfenite (classic material)
Red Cloud Mine, Silver Dist., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.3 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $218
Adamite (Copper-bearing)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.6 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $167
Amethyst with Hematite inclusions
McTavish Township, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
7.7 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Calcite on Calcite (unusual locality specimen)
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei, China
10.3 x 5.6 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Creedite (beautiful color)
Navidad Mine (Rodeo Mine), Abasolo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
Ex. Rock Currier
6.6 x 5.9 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $196
Euxenite-(Y) (rare locality)
McKinney Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina, USA
3.3 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $525