SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION – Classic Minerals from the Richard Rossi mineral collection - Ends Sept 30, 2021

We are proud to present a special auction featuring classics and fine display pieces from the collection of Richard Rossi, an East Coast collector and longtime Fellow and supporter of the Mineralogical Record and the community. This selection includes a very esoteric mix of display specimens with a focus on aesthetic examples of classics, many from older collections as well.

This special auction features items such as:

PENTAGONITE in a protected pocket

OLD ENGLISH BOURNONITE  VALUED over $5000 

a MAJOR KONGSBERG SILVER, and a SWEET HOME RHODOCHROSITE VALUED over $5000 

EPIDOTE from Alaska from the Smithsonian collection

SMITHSONITES And more….!

Wulfenite, Mimetite, and Willemite (fluorescent)
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Sonora, Mexico
9.1 x 7.4 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $359
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Babingtonite on Calcite and Prehnite (classic USA locale)
Lane & Son traprock quarries, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
8.8 x 6.5 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $282
Winning Bidder: andrew_rocks
Opal var. Opal-AN (fluorescent)
Zacatecas, Mexico
7.5 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $117
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tourmaline var. Dravite ex NY Museum
Bower Power's Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
5.8 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $355
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Dyscrasite with Silver and Allargentum on Calcite
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.9 x 4.4 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $127
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Covellite with Pyrite and Quartz
Leonard Mine, Butte Mining Distric, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA
4.7 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorapatite
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Legrandite with Smithsonite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $631
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Ilvaite, Calcite, and Quartz, on Hedenbergite
Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
4.8 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyromorphite
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
6.7 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $575
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Szenicsite (ex Szenics & TYPE LOCALITY) with Cu-Powellite
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro mining Dist., Atacama, Chile (TL)
7.7 x 7.1 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $945
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Epidote (ex Roebling circa 1900, Smithsonian)
Green Monster Mtn., Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
7.1 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $825
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Calcite, Chalcopyrite, and Marcasite
Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
6.8 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Natrolite with Calcite- rare USA locale
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
5.1 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $270
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Vanadinite on Baryte - superb miniature
Mibladen mining Dist., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.0 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Gypsum var. Selenite (fluorescent)
Salinas de Otuma, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Prov., Ica, Peru
6.5 x 6.5 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $280
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pentagonite on Stilbite
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune Dist., Maharashtra, India
8.6 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $781
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Pyrolusite - superb crystals
Montreal Mine, Gogebic Range, Iron Co., Wisconsin, USA
4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $280
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Galena (twinned) perched on Sphalerite
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
4.2 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Purple Fluorapatite (fluorescent)
Dara-e-Pech pegmatite field, Kunar, Afghanistan
4.0 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $492
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Cerussite (fluorescent) and Baryte
Mibladen mining Dist., Midelt Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.7 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Rose Quartz - superb miniature
Alto da Pitorra, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.4 x 4.2 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $800
Winning Bidder: Duane
Smithsonite on Calcite - 1800s, ex Bement, American Museum
Altenberg Mine, Kelmis, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium
7.7 x 6.1 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $1,350
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Manganite (TYPE LOCALITY circa 1880s)
Manganese deposit, Ilfeld, Thuringia, Germany (TL)
7.7 x 4.3 x 4.s cm
Winning Bid: $650
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Smithsonite
Choix, Choix Municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $379
Winning Bidder: andrew_rocks
Bournonite and Quartz - old classic circa mid 1800s
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England, UK
6.4 x 4.8 x 7.7 cm
Winning Bid: $2,000
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Taconite
Adams Mine, Boston Township, Ontario, Canada
9.3 x 7.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $295
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Cassiterite on Muscovite (old classic!)
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czech Republic
8.5 x 6.0 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $2,105
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Rhodochrosite and Quartz
Hedgehog Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park Co., Colorado, USA
9.1 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $5,501
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Silver and Calcite , with Acanthite
Kongsberg silver mining Dist., Buskerud, Norway
5.2 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $5,150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder