Worldwide Mineral Auction - 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 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.  Superb thumbnail of XENOTIME-(Y) from Pakistan

2.  Classic RHODOCHROSITE on QUARTZ from the Grizzly Bear Mine, Colorado

3.  Rare and attractive AQUAMARINE / MORGANITE bi-colored crystals from Pakistan – ex Dave Bergman Collection

4.  Excellent WATER-CLEAR QUARTZ crystal from Arkansas

5.  Unique bi-colored DRAVITE TOURMALINE crystal from Tanzanite

6.  Fantastic AZURITE crystal group from the Milpillas Mine, Mexico

7.  Large impressive "floater" pseudomorph of COPPER replacing ARGAONITE from Bolivia

8.  Wonderful MIMETITE with CERUSSITE from Tsumeb

9.  Attractive LEPIDOLITE crystal group with rare MICROLITE association from Brazil


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Hematite (classic material)
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
4.3 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $152
Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Le Val-Saint-François RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
3.2 x 3.0 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $71
Xenotime-(Y) (superb thumbnail)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
2.7 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $485
Quartz (excellent WATER CLEAR crystal)
McEarl Ridge Prospect, Blue Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
6.9 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $213
Stibiconite pseudomorph after Stibnite (excellent)
Wadley, Catorce Municipality, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Ex. Wouter Van Tichelen
14.7 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Zanett Tunnel, Grizzly Bear Mine, Ouray, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.8 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $235
Morganite and Aquamarine Beryl (rare bi-colored crystal)
Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.7 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $252
Pyromorphite (beautiful material)
Asprières, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.2 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Spodumene (heavily etched ''floater'' crystal) with Smoky Quartz
Dara-e-Pech pegmatite field, Dara-e-Pech District, Kunar, Afghanistan
8.3 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm, 51.50 grams
Winning Bid: $65
Brazilianite (classic material)
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.3 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $398
Fluorite (classic material)
Jaimina Mine, Carrales, Obdulia vein, Caravia District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $158
Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite (large "floater" specimen)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Prov., La Paz, Bolivia
3.5 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $266
Celestine on Fluorite (RARE locality specimen)
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.2 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $365
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
5.2 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Brochantite (classic locality)
Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
6.7 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Apatite (large crystal for the locality)
Anemzi, Agoudim, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm, 163.2 grams
Winning Bid: $138
Colusite (rare)
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.7 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $89
Spherical Amethyst
Grape Agate Mines, Mamuju Regency, West Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
8.8 x 5.2 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Claringbullite (very rare)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $435
Microcline (var: Amazonite) (rare Brazilian locality)
Santa Maria de Itabira mine, Santa Maria de Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.3 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Fluorapatite (fluorescent) on Microcline
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Emerald Carving, Flower
Bubani Mine, Ajmer District, Rajasthan, India
37.31 mm x 24.85 mm x 16.12 mm, 120.25 carats
Winning Bid: $158
Native Bismuth with Skutterudite, Erythrite, etc.
Schlema, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.2 x 5.6 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Bornite with Baryte
Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Josef Vajdak
8.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $169
Brucite with Gypsum (RARE association for the locality)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.9 x 5.1 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Smithsonite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Carl Acosta
7.2 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm,
Winning Bid: $75
Colorado, USA
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.7 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite with Baryte
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
4.7 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $149
Calcite with Galena
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramureș County, Romania
7.7 x 5.0 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Wulfenite (classic material)
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.3 x 6.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $320