Special $249 Reserve Auction

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end minerals this week with $249 reserve bids. This is a great opportunity to pick up excellent pieces for bargain prices! You'll find a great mix of fine quality specimens from new and contemporary discoveries plus classics and showy display pieces!

Calcite (''flower'')
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $269
Quartz (var: Rose) on Albite
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.3 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Copper pseudomorph after Azurite (''rose'') (classic material)
Copper Rose Mine, San Lorenzo, Georgetown District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
3.3 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $361
Bournonite with Siderite on Quartz
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi, Bolivia
8. 7x 8.3 x 8.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Sphalerite (SHARP tetrahedral crystals)
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Berezovo District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Spinel with Chondrodite
Luc Yen Mine, Lục Yên District, Yên Bái Province, Vietnam
7.8 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Gypsum (var: Selenite) (GEM quality!) (rare locality specimen)
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei, China
6.9 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Gibbsite coating Wulfenite (RARE ASSOCIATION!)
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.3 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $279
Indicolite Tourmaline
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
10.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm, 11.2 grams
Winning Bid: $311
Andradite Garnet (var: Topazolite) (recent find)
Cerro De La Concordia, Piedra Parada, Tatatila Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico
9.0 x 8.2 x 5.7 cm
Fluor-uvite - Uvite Series (Tourmaline) on Magnesite
Pomba Pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Wulfenite (different color crystals) with Mimetite
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
7.2 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Fluorite
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
9.3 x 7.1 x 8.8 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Halite on Trona (NEW FIND!)
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
17.4 x 13.2 x 4.7 cm
Galena (skeletal crystal) with Quartz and ''Chlorite''
Borieva Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Ex. Dr. Barratt Phillips
8.8 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Ammolite (Opalescent Placenticeras Fossil)
Korite Ammolite Mine, Bearpaw Formation, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
58 mm x 27 mm x 3 mm, 54.07 ct
Winning Bid: $249
Fluorapatite with Siderite and Quartz
Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
6.3 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Ruby on marble (RARE matrix specimen for the locality)
Sivec marble quarries, Sivec Mountain, Prisad, Prilep Municipality, North Macedonia
5.5 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Chalcedony pseudomorph / fossil after Gastropod (Hippochrenes volgensis)
Volga River Region, near settlement Batai in Saratov Region, Russia
9.3 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Calcite (Manganese-bearing)
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.8 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Celestine (excellent color and quality) with Calcite
Ottawa Silica Company Quarry (Rockwood Quarry), Rockwood, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.2 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $359
Cassiterite (excellent large twins) on Muscovite
Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.8 x 8.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $1,001
Arsenopyrite on Hedenbergite
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Vanadinite (excellent crystals)
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.1 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $289
Calcite (cobalt-bearing)
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.8 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $319
Epidote on Byssolite (looks like Knappenwand!)
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
7.7 x 6.7 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $329
Sphalerite (gemmy crystals)
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan Ore Field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria
6.3 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Fluorite (classic twinned crystals)
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England, UK
Ex. Brian Kosnar
9.2 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $526
Aquamarine with Muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
7.5 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $1,750