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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Tourmaline (multi-color crystals) with Albite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.5 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Marcasite (rare locality specimen)
Santa Rosa Mine, Mazapil Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
9.8 x 9.1 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $129
Zincite (human-made) (rare BLUE color!)
Zinc smelter slag locality, Swietochłowice, Katowice, Upper Silesia, Poland
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
6.7 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $242
Tinaksite with Charoite (very rare)
Murunskii Massif, Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia (Type Locality for both species)
Ex. Chet Lemanski
7.7 x 6.6 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Laumontite pseudmorph after Analcime (rare)
B Shaft, Old Copper Falls Vein, Copper Falls Company, Lake Superior District, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Wouter Van Tichelen
5.2 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $235
Wesselsite (ridiculously rare) with Sugilite
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
4.4 x 3.6 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Paralstonite (incredibly rare) on Calcite
Bethel Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Harris Creek Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
6.1 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $331
Sphalerite (gemmy twins) with Bornite, Galena and Quartz (rare locality)
Dongxiang Cu-polymetallic Deposit, Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou, Jiangxi, China
8.2 x 8.1 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $226
Calcite with Chalcopyrite oxidized to Malachite
San Pedro Mine, Golden, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
5.6 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $300
Brochantite with Linarite
Goulmima, Goulmima Cercle, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. VJ Hoffman
4.1 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $125
Quartz var: Smoky ("Japan-Twin") (Mined: 1982)
Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mining District, Capitan Mountains, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
3.2 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $117
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite
Poona (Pune), Maharashtra, India
6.2 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Coronadite (rare locality specimen)
Rosh Pinah Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund Constituency, ǁKaras Region, Namibia
8.6 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $395
Fluorite with Quartz
La Fluorita Dulcita Claim, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
7.7 x 7.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Pyromorphite (rare locality)
Burke, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
7.6 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $83
Aragonite (Copper-bearing) (2022 Find)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Shalman Valley, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.3 x 6.2 x 5.4 cm
Winning Bid: $72
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite with Wulfenite
Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $181
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
10.5 x 9.1 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $126
Wavellite (excellent color and quality)
de Linde Pits, Dug Hill, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
6.2 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $251
Quartz pseudomorph after Danburite
Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
6.5 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Okenite and Gyrolite on smoky colored Calcite
Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss
2.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $148
Roncari Quarry, East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
Ex. Kay Robertson
3.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
8.2 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $66
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.7 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $197
Fluorite on Baryte
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Múzquiz Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
8.1 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $403
Calaverite (rare classic material)
Ajax Mine, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
6.3 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $299
Rhodochrosite on Sphalerite (Mined: 1977)
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Buckskin Gulch, Alma Dist., Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.2 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $1,350
Schorl (RARE locality specimen)
Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
8.7 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $1,461
Epidote (doubly-terminated ''Faden'' crystal group)
Hashupa Epidote Locality, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.6 x 3.1 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $325