Various 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 Dave Bergman, Chet Lemanski, Stephen Smale, Gerry Morvell, Colin Manlove, Kurt Hefendehl, Al Kidwell 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 doubly-terminated multi-colored TOURMALINE from Brazil – ex Brian Kosnar
2. Classic DIOPTASE on CALCITE from Tsumeb – ex Dave Bergman Collection
3. Fantastic gemmy "phantom" FLUORITE from China – ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection
4. A fine classic ILMENITE crystal on matrix from Russia – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
5. A rarely seen WULFENITE specimen from the Krischnig Mine in Austria – ex Al Kidwell Collection
6. Gorgeous WULFENITE on CERUSSITE thumbnail from Republic of the Congo – ex Dave Ziga
7. A rarely seen SPHALERITE specimen from Warren, New Hampshire – ex Gerry Morvell Collection
8. Wonderful gemmy red RUTILE with HEMATITE in/on QUARTZ from North Carolina
9. A notably rare ORANGE CLINOCHLORE on matrix from Langban, Sweden – ex Rock Currier Colleciton
10. Beautiful classic blue BOLEITE crystals on matrix from Mexico
11. An incredibly hard to find specimen of SCHORL from the Foote Mine in North Carolina – ex Jack Eaker Collection

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Tourmaline (multi-color crystal - ''floater'' specimen)
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.3 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm, 18.07 grams
Winning Bid: $310
Pyrite (classic material)
Huanzala Mine, Huanzala, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
Ex. Dave Bergman
3.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Red Quartz
Tarya Mine, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Prov., Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
9.7 x 5.1 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Copper (uncommon trap rock locality)
Chimney Rock Quarry (Bound Brook), Bridgewater Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.3 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $99
Dioptase with Calcite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.5 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $349
Mica / Sericite pseudomorph after Cordierite-Indialite ("Cherry Blossom") (RARE MATRIX piece)
Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
4.6 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $46
Azurite (''roses'')
Christiana Mine, Mercati mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Dist., Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Ex. Christos Spiromitros
4.3 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $267
Ilmenite (fine crystal)
Ilmen Nature Reserve, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.2 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $175
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals) with Muscovite on Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
9.3 x 7.8 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $361
Wulfenite (uncommon locality)
Krischnig Mine, Windisch-Bleiberg, Ferlach, Klagenfurt-Land District, Carinthia, Austria
Ex. Al Kidwell
9.3 x 8.9 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Corundum var: Ruby on marble
Jagdalak (Jagdalek) Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
5.2 x 4.7 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Dolomite with Malachite
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. John Dagenais
8.3 x 8.1 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $54
Pima Mining District (Twin Buttes District), Sierrita Mountains, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm, 106.6 grams
Winning Bid: $222
Calcite pseudomorph after Glauberite
Camp Verde, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
6.7 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $93
Pyrite pseudomorph after Pyrrhotite with Rhodochrosite
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča complex, Mitrovica, Mitrovica District, Kosovo
5.1 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Spherical Amethyst (''Grapes'')
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
7.3 x 6.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $222
Wulfenite on Cerussite with Mimetite
Mfouati, Mfouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
Ex. Dave Ziga
2.0 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $222
Copper (classic material)
Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $50
Sphalerite (RARE locality specimen)
Warren, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
7.2 x 6.2 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Chalcocite with Calcite
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
11.6 x 7.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Parun pegmatite field, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Ex. Gerry Morvell
8.5 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Gold on Bornite (rare classic locality specimen)
Cole Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
3.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $230
Azurite (fine crystals)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Mun., Sonora, Mexico
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Beryl var: Aquamarine (doubly-terminated) with Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.1 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Rutile and Hematite in/on Quartz
Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $96
Agate (polished)
Sankt Egidien, Zwickau District, Saxony, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
10.0 x 9.0 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Brewsterite Subgroup
Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland, Scotland, UK
Ex. Kay Robertson
7.8 x 4.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $53
Dumortierite included in Quartz (rare)
Vaca Morta Quarry, Serra de Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
3.0 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $388
Molybdenite (RARE locality specimen)
Kaveltorp Mines, Kopparberg, Ljusnarsberg, Örebro County, Sweden
Ex. Chet Lemanski
9.6 x 7.1 x 4.9 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Veszelyite (rare)
Dongchuan Dist., Kunming, Yunnan, China
3.6 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $104