Special Mineral Auction - Release of the Larson Burma Minerals Collection

Welcome to the first of several Fine Mineral Auctions planned from the holdings of the extensive Burma Minerals personal collection of dealer/collector "Burma Bill" Larson, assembled over 40 trips and nearly 30 years of travel to  Burma in its heyday as a specimen producer. This is a unique opportunity for all of us, ourselves included, to see the largest and broadest collection of specimen quality Burmese minerals assembled to date. Such focused collections built by single people in lucky times of production, as this was, are educational treasures because we dealers do not even see such quantity and breadth to learn context, without studying such rare assemblages. Due to the size of the collection (over 1000 items), we are posting installments every few months to either our website at iRocks.com or to the auctions here. Stay tuned for more!

For further information on this collection, assembled prior to 2008 and in storage for all that time until now, and which we are honored to have been the ones chosen to release, please also see our Wisdom Pocket blog: Larson Burma Blog

Other specimens currently for sale from our recent postings: iRocks.com Burma Gallery

Lastly, for a superb educational talking tour of Mogok, see our 2012 Dallas Symposium talk by Bill.

Tourmaline in Feldspar ex Obodda, Larson
Palelni Mine, Molo Village, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State
6.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Corundum var. Sapphire Trapiche (cabochon)
Thabeikkyin, Thabeikkyin Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
2.2 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Goethite ps. Pyrite
Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
3.4 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Jadeite (carving rough)
Hpakant, Hpakant Township, Myitkyina District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)
8.4 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorapatite gem crystal
Dattaw mines, Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
4.0 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Phlogopite and Muscovite (6 pc set)
Thabeikkyin, Thabeikkyin Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
1.9 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Elbaite Tourmaline
Palelni Mine, Molo Village, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State
2.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Painite intergrown with Ruby (significant size!)
Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
3.1 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Elbaite Tourmaline slice
Palelni Mine, Molo Village, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State
3.4 x 3.4 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Meionite
Ohn-bin-ywe-htwet mines, Mogok, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3.6 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Topaz
Sakhan-gyi, Kyauk-pyat-that Zone, Mandalay Region
4.7 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Ruby (highly fluorescent)
Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
4.5 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Schorl Tourmaline
Mine Loin, Chaung-gyi-ah-leywa, Chaung-gyi Zone, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
5.0 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz (5 artisan antique 19th century beads) - Petrified Wood and Agate
Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
8.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bidder: blmineral
Quartz (crystal bottle or decorative top)
Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
9.2 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Sodalite var. Hackmanite
Pyant-gyi Mines, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
4.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Amber (Cretaceous)
Hukong (Haukhaung) Valley, Maingkwan, Tanai Township, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)
5.9 x 5.5 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorapatite on Muscovite
Dattaw mines, Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
9.0 x 6.9 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Spinel - Macle Twinned
Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
1.5 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Muscovite (unusual habit)
Dattaw mines, Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
7.7 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Quartz var. Rose Quartz
Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
3.0 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Tourmaline (Elbaite, Olenite)
Palelni Mine, Molo Village, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State
8.6 x 7.4 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
large Pink Spinel
Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
5.5 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bidder: jabaco
Quartz flower on Quartz
Mogok Township, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
4.2 x 3.5 x 2.3
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Petalite - gem crystal
Palelni Mine, Molo Village, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State
3.5 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Muscovite ps after Corundum var. Sapphire
Thabeikkyin, Thabeikkyin Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
5.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Corundum var. Ruby
Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
3.5 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Orthoclase (variety moonstone)
Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
6.1 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
Fluorite
Thabeikkyin, Thabeikkyin Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
4.7 x 3.6 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder
gem Zircon embedded in Muscovite
Dattaw mines, Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
7.6 x 6.0 x 0.9
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder