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



Quartz (''Faden'')
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Ex. Herb Obodda
7.7 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm
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
Arsenopyrite (rare locality specimen)
Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field, Nandan County, Hechi, Guangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Monazite (fine crystal)
Ampangabé pegmatite, Miandrarivo, Faratsiho, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
2.0 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm
Dolomite (cobalt-bearing) (rich color)
Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.6 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Anatase on Quartz
Taftan, near Dalbandi, Chagai District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.7 x 5.4 x 4.3 cm
Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
4.4 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Fluorapatite with Tourmaline inclusions
Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
4.3 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm
Rainbow Obsidian Heart
La Revoltosa Mine, San Andreas, Magdalena Municipality, Jalisco, Mexico
4.4 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Phosphosiderite (rare)
Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Aikinite (rare) in Quartz
Cucomungo Spring, Tule Canyon Mining District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.1 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Corundum (var: Sapphire) (bi-colored crystal)
Zazafotsy Quarry, Zazafotsy, Ihosy, Ihorombe, Madagascar
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.8 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Fluorite (gemmy multi-color ''phantom'' cubes) on Arsenopyrite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
5.3 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm
Boulder Opal (carved / art piece)
Quilpie, Quilpie Shire, Queensland, Australia
12.0 x 5.4 x 0.4 cm
Opal (multicolor) (RARE LOUISIANA locality!)
Hidden Fire Opal Mine, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
32 mm x 31 mm x 6 mm, 63.41 ct
Weloganite (rare classic material)
Francon Quarry, Quebec, Canada
2.6 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm
Smithsonite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
7.2 x 6.4 x 5.2 cm
Smithsonite (cadmium-bearing)
Wenshan, Yunnan, China
11.3 x 6.9 x 5.2 cm
Spodumene (var: Kunzite)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5.3 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm, 71.0 grams
Dioptase (large sized crysals)
Omaue Mine, Opuwo Rural, Kunene Region, Namibia
3.2 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm
Gold (rare locality)
Greaterville Mining District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
1.1 x 1.0 x 0.2 cm, 0.49 grams
Fluorite (richly colored crystals)
Okorusu Mine (Okarusu Mine), Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Ex. Brian Kosnar
9.7 x 9.5 x 6.3 cm
Hemimorphite (excellent color)
Sa Duchessa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, South Sardinia Province, Sardinia, Italy
Ex. Francesco Bedogné
7.8 x 6.4 x 2.6 cm
Prehnite with Chrysocolla (rare association)
Hongxizhen Unnamed Mining Area, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi, Sichuan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.9 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Quartz on Hedenbergite
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.8 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
Pyrite (fine crystals) with Sphalerite
Huarón Mine, Huarón Mining District, Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco, Peru
6.7 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Olmiite (rare)
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
10.2 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
Dumortierite included in Quartz (rare)
Vaca Morta Quarry, Serra de Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
Ex. Bill Larson
6.2 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm, 50.9 grams