Mixed Worldwide Fine Minerals

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 Dave Bergman, Dr. Stephen Smale, Bob Reynolds, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski and Colin Manlove!  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 FLUORITE crystals on BARYTE from Spain (ex Dave Bergman Collection)

2. Wonderful GEM quality TOURMALINE ''pencil'' from Brazil (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

3. GOLD NUGGET from Round Mountain, Nevada (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)

4. Showy aesthetic BOURNONITE on QUARTZ from Bolivia

5. Excellent RUBY crystal on matrix from Afghanistan

6. Rare SULFUR and CALCITE DRILL CORE specimen from Texas!

7. Large GROSSULAR GARNET crystals from Mexico (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)

8. Attractive EPIDOTE crystal group from Mexico (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)


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Alabandite (large crystal)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
3.2 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Crystallized Zinc (Synthetic)
Weirton Steel Company, Weirton, West Virginia, USA
3.1 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Cerussite (smoky colored twin)
Mfouati Mine, Mfouati, Mfouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
2.7 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals)
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.7 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $399
Calcite (RARE locality specimen)
Black Girl Mine, Paquin Mining District, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.6 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Kolwezite on cobalt-bearing Calcite
Mupine Mine, Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
4.4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Round Mountain Mining District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
0.7 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $250
Corundum (var: Ruby) (fine crystal) on marble
Jagdalak Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
5.3 x 5.1 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Quartz (var: Smoky) on Microcline with Hematite pseudomorphs after Siderite (fine quality)
Black and Blue Mine, Harris Park, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
8.7 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Philipsburgite on Quartz
Black Pine Mine, Black Pine Ridge, John Long Mts, Philipsburg District, Granite Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Pyrite (highly lustrous crystals)
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
8.3 x 8.2 x 6.9 cm
Winning Bid: $190
Quartz (attractive crystal habit)
Little Giant Peak (13,200 feet), Little Giant Basin, Arrastra Gulch, San Juan County, Colorado
5.2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $49
Stellerite (''bow ties'')
Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India
10.3 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Spangolite (collected by Fred Pough and Mark Bandy in 1959)
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico
3.4 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $134
Valentinite (2011 find)
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Prov., Oruro Dept., Bolivia
3.4 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote and Albite
Khapalu, Ganache District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.7 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $86
Sulfur on Calcite (drill core) (RARE locality specimen)
Boling Dome, Newgulf, Wharton Co., Texas, USA
11.4 x 10.3 x 9.7 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Kernite (naturally grown with human help)
Rio Tinto Borax Open Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
3.2 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $10
Quartz (var: Rose) (scepter crystals)
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $379
Gypsum (GEM crystal)
Maravillas Mine, Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
9.1 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $31
Aragonite (rare purple color - twinned crystal)
La Pesquera, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
3.1 x 2.9 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Green Quartz ("Grapes")
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
7.2 x 7.1 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $148
Pink Chalcedony (fluorescent)
South of Deming, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA
3.7 x 26 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Serpentine Carving, Duck
Mendoza Prov., Argentina
4.2 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm, 22.8 grams
Winning Bid: $156
Ultevis, Jokkmokk, Norrbotten Co., Sweden
Ex. Colin Manlove; Don Shultz
8.6 x 5.7 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Grossular Garnet (big crystals)
Sierra de la Cruz, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
Ex. Chet Lemanski
6.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $195
Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)
Mother Cline Mine, Ouray, Ouray Mining District, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
9.2 x 6.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Variscite (rich color) on Chalcedony
Ribeirao Cascalheira, Mato Grosso, Brazil
5.7 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $43
Lorenzenite (rare classic material)
Selsurt Mountain, Lovozersky District, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
3.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Junitoite with Gilalite and Kinoite
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
6.2 x 6.0 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $51