World Wide Minerals - Assorted Collections

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Dave Bergman, Brian Kosnar, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Dr. Vasco Trancoso 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 fine quality classic BLUE HEMIMORPHITE from Italy - ex Francesco Bedogné Collection

2.  Fine classic SMITHSONITE on matrix from Tsumeb

3.  RARE OPAL specimen from LOUISIANA! – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection

4.  RICH GREEN colored FLUORITE crystal group from the Okorusu Mine, Namibia

5.  Very aesthetic display specimen featuring FLUORITE with CALCITE from China – ex Brian Kosnar Collection

6.  Superb classic golden BARYTE from the Meikle Mine, Nevada – ex Dave Bergman Collection

7.  Large DIOPTASE crystals from the Omaue Mine, Namibia

8.  Beautiful strong gemmy green FLUORITE crytals from Peru

9.  Gorgeous FLUORITE, FERBERITE and APATITE specimen from Panasqueira, Portugal – ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection



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Fluorite (uncommon locality specimen)
Homestake-Jack Pot Mine, Gold Road Mining District, Oatman Mining District, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
8.4 x 7.3 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Parisite-(Ce) (rare matrix doubly-terminated crystal)
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
7.8 x 7.8 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $387
Amethyst with Pyrite, Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite
Turț Mine, Turț, Negrești-Oaș, Oaș Mountains, Satu Mare, Satu Mare, Romania
10.2 x 9.3 x 9.1 cm
Winning Bid: $811
Hematite pseudomorph after Magnetite (excellent) (ex Dr. Barratt Phillips Collection)
Payún Matrú volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matrú, Agua Escondida District, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
9.3 x 6.9 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Kongsberg Silver District, Buskerud, Norway
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.0 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $436
Baryte (fine quality)
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.2 x 7.3 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $412
Pyromorphite (classic material) (great pedigree)
Block 14 Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. R. W. S. Doo; Albert Chapman; Albert Campbell
6.3 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $1,306
Apatite with Hematite and Arfvedsonite
Anemzi, Agoudim, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.7 x 3.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Quartz (''Faden'')
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Ex. Herb Obodda
7.7 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $171
Fluorite (superb ''ice cube'' crystals)
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.8 x 5.3 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $1,010
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Ex. Wouter Van Tichelen
4.7 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Lazulite (large crystal) on matrix
Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
5.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Hematite / Iron Nodules
Yellowstone River, Montana, USA
Ex. Jack Arbiser
10.3 x 8.8 x 7.1 cm
Winning Bid: $40
Fluorite with Calcite (aesthetic specimen)
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.3 x 8.1 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $918
Malachite pseudomorph after Cuprite (classic material)
Chessy Copper Mines, Chessy, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $157
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite (fine specimen)
Bou Beker Mining District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 3.9 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Smoky Quartz
Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia
5.7 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
7.7 x 6.2 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $144
Chalcopyrite on Dolomite
Tri-State Mining District, USA
6.8 x 4.4 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Calcite (aesthetic specimen)
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
5.3 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $166
Epidote (beautiful ''pinwheel-shaped'' group)
Zard Mtn, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan District, Balochistan Region, Pakistan
3.7 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $265
Henmilite (incredibly rare)
Fuka Mine, Bitchu-cho-fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan (Type Locality)
2.9 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $540
Thomsonite (rare color) with Stilbite
Aurangabad, Maharahstra, India
5.8 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $76
Fluorite (richly colored crystals) (2020 discovery)
Cerro de Pasco, Pasco Prov., Pasco, Peru
5.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $450
Chlorite pseudomorph after Staurolite
Patrick Co., Virginia, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.3 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $75
Gladite (very rare) (polished)
Peace of Mine Group Prospect, Germania Creek Mining District, Blaine Co,, Idaho, USA
Ex. David Burgess; Josef Vajdak
7.2 x 2.9 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Rhodonite with Galena (classic material)
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
9.7 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $198
Analcime (rare from Namibia)
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 7.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Fluorite with Ferberite and Fluorapatite (2014 find)
Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
11.3 x 7.3 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $306
Primary Malachite -rare style
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.2 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $210