Sundry Minerals Auction

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted pieces from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as, Demetrius Pohl, Armon McPherson, Rich Kosnar, Colin Manlove, Dave Bergman, Kurt Hefendehl, John Dagenais, Chet Lemanski and more!  Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

 Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Beautiful gemmy green FLUORITE with PYRITE from the Milpo Mine, Peru
2. Hard to find LEAD specimen from an uncommon Swedish locality
3. Attractive multi-colored doubly-terminated TOURMALINE from Madagascar
4. Newly mine PYRITE from a rare Indonesian locality
5. Wonderful DIOPTASE with MIMETITE from Republic of the Congo
6. Classic German HALITE with a STRONG blue color
7. Fantastic large cabinet specimen of "Spinel"-twinned SPHALERITE from Peru – ex Demetrius Pohl Collection
8. Lovely QUARTZ (Chalcedony) with CHRYSOCOLLA from a new find in Indonesia
9. Stellar GEM "Spinel"-twinned FLUORITE specimen from the Erongo Mts., Namibia
10. Classic rare PAPAGOITE with AJOITE from the Type Locality in Arizona
11. Gorgeous pink APOPHYLLITE on green DATOLITE from Russia – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection

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Neptunite (classic material)
California State Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
4.3 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $155
Tourmaline (Fluor-Liddicoatite) (doubly-terminated)
Tsarafara Sud, Sahatany Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
2.6 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Calcite with ''phantoms''
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.7 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $457
Halite (beautiful color)
Wintershall Potash Works, Heringen, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Kassel Region, Hesse, Germany
Ex. Rich Kosnar
3.8 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $155
Pyrite (NEW FIND!)
Beruang Tengah Prospect, Borneo, Indonesia
8.2 x 6.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Quartz (unusual habit) on Carlsbad Twinned Microcline
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Armon McPherson
13.2 x 7.7 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $730
Silver with Bornite
Sabinas Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
Ex. Armon McPherson
4.0 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $211
Colemanite (large crystals - rare locale)
East Coleman Mine, Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
6.3 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Titanite (''Faden''-esque group)
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
3.3 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $95
Galena (rare octahedral habit)
Joplin Field, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.2 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Dolomite var: Cobalt-bearing
Mashamba West Mine, Sicomines copper-cobalt project, Mutshatsha, Lualaba, DR Congo
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.1 x 5.4 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $81
Dissakisite-(Ce) (exceptionally rare)
Trimouns Talc Mine, Luzenac, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie, France
3.2 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $190
Lead (uncommon locality)
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna County, Sweden
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.3 x 4.7 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $199
Hydroxylherderite on Albite
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Gerry Morvell
6.4 x 4.6 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $331
Malachite with Azurite (classic locality)
Apex Mine, Jarvis Peak, Tutsagubet Mining District, Beaver Dam Mountains, Washington Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
9.2 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Dolomite coated by Galena with Sphalerite
Black Cloud Mine, Iowa Gulch, Leadville, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Rich Kosnar
7.6 x 6.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Akchatau Mine, Akshatau, Shet District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
2.0 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Dioptase with Mimetite (2018 find)
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
7.2 x 6.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Calcite (pseudo-pyritohedral)
Yizhang Co., Chenzhou District, Hunan, China
8.3 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $93
Quartz with Fluorite
Crystal Peak Area, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Lee Burnett
9.6 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Diaspore var: Mangan-diaspore with Ephesite (rare)
Gloucester Farm, Western Belt, Gamagara Ridge, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.1 x 3.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $262
Topaz (classic material)
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
9.8 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $163
Papagoite with Ajoite (rare classic material)
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo Dist., Pima Co., Arizona, USA (Type Locality for BOTH species)
6.2 x 5.3 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $95
Flint var: Striped (polished)
Śródborze, Ożarów, Opatów, Opatów County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland
13.4 x 13.0 x 0.8 cm, 279.7 grams
Winning Bid: $60
Bornite (rare locality specimen)
Mangula Mine, Mhangura, Makonde District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Ex. Mark Bandy
7.7 x 7.4 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $153
Tourmaline on Quartz
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.6 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Sphalerite (twins) with Quartz and Calcite
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Chicla District, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
16.8 x 8.7 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $800
Ilmenite (rare locality specimen)
Bentley Lake occurrence (Madawaska Mine property), Faraday Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
4.0 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
Ex. Colin Manlove
5.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $234
Olmiite (rare) with Bultfonteinite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Mn Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Gerry Morvell
9.1 x 8.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $166