Mixed Worldwide Mineral Auction

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 Rich Kosnar, Dave Bergman, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Dr. Vasco Trancoso 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.  Wonderful gem ''drill bit'' twin PHENAKITE from Myanmar

2.  RHODOCHROSITE with PYRITE from the Champion Mine, Colorado – ex Dave Bergman

3.  Showy and impressive VANADINITE on matrix from Morocco

4.  Excellent classic reticulated "snowflake"-twinned Cerussite from Tsumeb – ex Kurt Hefendehl

5.  Fantastic gemmy AQUAMARINE crystal from Pakistan – ex Rich Kosnar

6.  UNIQUE broad STIBNITE crystal group from Romania

7.  Superb rare strong yellow color BRUCITE on matrix from Pakistan

8.  Fine sharp RUBY crystal on matrix from Afghanistan

9.  LARGE impressive EPIDOTE ("Faden") specimen from Pakistan


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Spessartine Garnet on Quartz with Albite
Shengus, Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $565
Lazurite (excellent crystals)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
8.0 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $298
Tourmaline (multi-color crystals) with Albite (var: Cleavelandite)
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts, Skardu, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $385
Phenakite (gem quality "drill bit" twin)
Phenakite Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar
1.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm, 10.40 ct
Winning Bid: $150
Vanadinite (excellent crystals)
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.2 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Cerussite (classic reticulated twin)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.6 x 5.4 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
4.0 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $141
Mimetite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.7 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Paravauxite with Sigloite (very rare)
Contacto Vein, Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Prov., Potosi, Bolivia (type locality for both species)
9.2 x 5.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $156
Tourmaline (polychrome polished slice)
Alto Ligonha Pegmatite Field, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Ex. Rich Kosnar
2.6 x 2.3 x 0.3 cm, 21.40 ct
Winning Bid: $89
Tormiq, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.2 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $84
Quartz (var: Rose) on Quartz with Albite
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.3 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $168
Molybdenite (fine rare locality specimen)
Cubos-Mesquitela-Mangualde area, Mangualde, Mangualde, Viseu, Portugal
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
8.8 x 7.2 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $182
Shattuckite (fine quality)
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.7 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Stibnite (thick bladed crystals)
Băiuț, Maramureș County, Romania
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.2 x 6.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $239
Fluorite with Quartz
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
9.3 x 7.4 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $235
Antique Mining Hammer Head (from the 16th-17th century)
Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
4.5 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm, 46.37 grams
Winning Bid: $281
Pentagonite (rare)
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
7.7 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Aquamarine (beautiful crystal)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm, 87.50 grams
Winning Bid: $295
Rhodochrosite with Pyrite
Champion Mine, near Lake City, Cinnamon Pass, Park District, Hinsdale Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $393
Kantiwa Pegmatite Field, Wama District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
3.6 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm, 39.20 grams
Winning Bid: $360
Azurite and Malachite on marble (rare locality specimen)
Christiana Mine No. 132, Mercati Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
7.2 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Epidote (gemmy crystal with "Fadens")
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
11.2 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $252
Adularia (Moonstone)
Mörchnerkar, Finkenberg, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
5.3 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Brucite (excellent color and quality)
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
8.3 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Dacey Mine, Cantley, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM, Outaouais, Québec, Canada
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.3 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Apophyllite with Andradite Garnet (rare combo)
Tyrnyauz Mo-W deposit, Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.3 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $163
Scheelite with Fluorite on Muscovite (rare association for the locality)
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref., Sichuan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
7.3 x 6.8 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Fluorite (fine gem quality crystals)
Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.2 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $475
Ankerite with Pyrite
Spruce Ridge, Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, Snoqualmie Mining District, King Co., Washington, USA
4.6 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $125