Special Mineral Auction - $249 Reserve Items

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 below retail 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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Quartz (unusual pink color)
Aouli, Mibladen, Aït Oufella Caïdat, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.1 x 7.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Indicolite Tourmaline (doubly-terminated) with Quartz (doubly-terminated)
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
9.7 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm, 19.38 grams
Winning Bid: $633
Quartz var: Smoky (Morion)
Furka pass area, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland
Ex. Brent Lockhart
6.3 x 5.7 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Beryl var: Aquamarine (GEM crystal with 2nd and 3rd order prism faces) with Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.2 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Andradite var: Demantoid (classic material)
Sferlùn Asbestos Mine, Vallone del Cengiaccio, Lanzada, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.7 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $295
Halite with Organic material inclusions
Polkowice, Gmina Polkowice, Polkowice County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
8.0 x 7.8 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Realgar (excellent quality) (Mined: 1995)
Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
5.3 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,053
Spodumene var: Hiddenite (doubly-terminated ''floater'' crystal)
Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Kunar, Afghanistan
17.6 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm, 206.03 grams
Winning Bid: $340
Lukuni Mine, Kawama, Kipushi Territory, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.2 x 11.1 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Quartz var: Smoky (unique crystal!)
Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Paul Zerfass
7.4 x 7.2 x 0.3 cm, 27.0 grams
Calcite (Cobalt-bearing)
Agoudal Mines, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
8.2 x 5.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Phillipsite Subgroup (rare locality specimen)
Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Ex. Lee Peterson
6.7 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Corundum var: Ruby (old historic locality)
Sivec Marble Quarries, Sivec Mountain, Prisad, Prilep Municipality, North Macedonia
2.3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Hematite pseudomorph after Magnetite (fine classic material)
Payún Matrú Volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matrú, Agua Escondida Dist., Malargüe Dept., Mendoza, Argentina
Ex. Rock Currier
9.3 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $725
Fluorite with Quartz (classic locality)
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt; Victor Yount
11.8 x 9.8 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Andradite var: Melanite (excellent large crystal)
Candelaria Copper mining complex, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
Ex. Rock Currier
6.9 x 6.4 x 6.2 cm
Winning Bid: $353
Sphalerite (gemmy twins) on Quartz (rare locality)
Dongxiang Cu-polymetallic Deposit, Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou, Jiangxi, China
9.3 x 8.1 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $285
Baryte (polished) (fluorescent)
Rutyna's Pocket, Lubin Mine, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland
15.6 x 7.1 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Vesuvianite (HUGE crystal!)
Sandaré diggings, Sandaré, Sandaré Commune, Nioro du Sahel Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
10.3 x 10.1 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Plumbogummite replacing Pyromorphite
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
7.1 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $583
Calcite (LARGE ''butterfly'' twin)
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
12.9 x 12.8 x 8.2 cm
Winning Bid: $454
Vanadinite on Baryte (classic material)
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.7 x 6.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $398
Calcite (twins) with iron oxide inclusions)
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
9.4 x 7.0 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $259
Beryl var: Emerald
Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria
Ex. Brian Kosnar
2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm, 1.82 grams
Winning Bid: $249
Synthetic Quartz (Bell Telephone Laboratories)
New Jersey, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
19.2 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm, 130.2 grams
Winning Bid: $450
Azurite (GEMMY crystals - classic locality)
Concepcion del Oro, Concepcion del Oro Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
10.7 x 10.1 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $435
Precious Opal (multi-color)
Tsehay Mewcha, Delanta Woreda, North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
3.2 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm, 3.82 grams
Calcite (fine GEM twin)
Sokolovskoe Iron Mine, Rudny, Kostanay Prov., Kazakhstan
4.7 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $249
Tourmaline on and included inside Smoky Quartz (rare locality specimen)
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
10.8 x 6.0 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $386
Parahopeite pseudomorph after Hopeite (rare classic material)
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe, Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia
Ex. Brian Kosnar; Keith Hammond
6.2 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $249