Special Auction - $249 Mineral Reserves

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 from worldwide localities and various collections!
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Halite on Trona (NEW FIND!)
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
17.4 x 13.2 x 4.7 cm
Gold (superb sharp crystals)
813 pit, Alta Gold Mine, Olinghouse Mining District, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
14.2 x 7.2 x 6.6 cm
Winning Bid: $319
Andradite var: Topazolite (recent find)
Cerro De La Concordia, Piedra Parada, Tatatila Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico
9.0 x 8.2 x 5.7 cm
Cinnabar (fine gemmy crystals) on Dolomite
Chatian Mine, Fenghuang Co., Xiangxi, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.8 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
7.7 x 5.7 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Azurite (fine classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.3 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Quartz var: Smoky (''phantom'' crystal)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.7 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Spessartine with Smoky Quartz and Microcline
Hercules Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Bill Larson
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Smithsonite (Cadmium-bearing)
Wenshan, Yunnan, China
6.1 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Willemite (rare color) (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.7 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $530
Bustamite (large crystal!)
Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Colin Manlove
9.0 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
Neptunite with Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce) (classic material)
California State Gem Mine (Dallas Gem Mine), Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
8.3 x 6.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Hemimorphite (excellent color and quality) (RARE locality)
Makeng Zn deposit, Lechang Co., Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
9.3 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $875
Bixbyite (fine classic material) (pictured in the Mineralogical Record)
Thomas Mountain, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Chris and Agatha Galas
2.1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
Sulfur (classic material) (pictured in the Mineralogical Record)
Agrigento Prov., Sicily, Italy
Ex. Chris and Agatha Galas
3.1 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Sphalerite (excellent locality specimen)
Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Ross Lillie
4.7 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $269
Cuprite (fine crystals) (rare locality)
Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
10. 7x 6.7 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Fluorite (unusual twin) (rare locality specimen)
Daguishan Mine, Hezhou, Guangxi, China
6.2 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Acanthite (fine crystals)
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
4.5 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Spessartine Garnet (excellent size and color!)
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro Dist., Arusha Region, Tanzania
4.7 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm, 146.5 grams
Winning Bid: $350
Baryte (impressive GEM crystals)
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, USA
8.1 x 7.2 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $429
Green Calcite
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
5.1 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
Azurite (''roses'') (fine quality)
Big Indian Mine, La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.2 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $1,121
Stibnite (large crystal)
Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
14.1 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $459
Copper coated by Cuprite
Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
9.1 x 7.2 x 6.9 cm
Winning Bid: $329
Indicolite Tourmaline on Quartz (doubly-terminated)
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.3 x 3.4 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $378
Quartz var: Smoky (WATER-CLEAR scepter)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.2 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm, 23.4 grams
Winning Bid: $249
Bornite (classic material)
Dzhezkazgan Mining Dist., Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
9.2 x 4.7 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Calcite (rare locality)
Pine Point, Northwest Territories, Canada
Ex. Jim Robison
12.7 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Titanite (twin) on Calcite
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.2 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $408