Worldwide Mineral Auction - Various Collections

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, Chet Lemanski, Bill and Anne Cook, Gary Weaver, Bob Reynolds, Colin Manlove, Brian Kosnar 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. Wonderful rare fluorescent BLUE AMBER from Indonesia
2. Beautiful gemmy RUBELLITE TOURMALINE from Brazil - ex Brian Kosnar Collection
3. Unique COPPER inside CHRYSOCOLLA from Indonesia
4. Wonderful GEM QUALITY etched HELIODOR from Ukraine
5. A hard to find CHALCOCITE specimen from Tsumeb – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection                                                                                           
6. Excellent large COPPER ROSE PSEUDOMORPH from New Mexico
7. Lovely and hard to find WARDITE with GOYAZITE and APATITE from Rapid Creek, Canada
8. Fine DIOPSIDE crystals on matrix from a recent find in Afghanistan
9. Classic, fine quality ANGLESITE from the Monteponi Mine, Italy

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Rubellite Tourmaline
Santa Rosa Mine, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.6 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $465
Manganite (rare locality)
Bülten-Adenstedt Mine, Ilsede, Peine District, Lower Saxony, Germany
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.1 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $199
Beryl var: Heliodor
Khoroshiv Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
3.2 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm, 3.9 grams
Winning Bid: $710
Alabandite (large crystal)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
3.3 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Anglesite (classic material)
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
5.2 x 4.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Fluorite on Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
8.3 x 7.5 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $657
Ferberite with Bertrandite (RARE association)
Akchatau Mine, Akshatau, Shet, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
6.1 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $102
Prehnite on Epidote
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
8.3 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $198
Boleite (rare matrix specimen)
Amelia Mine, Arroyo de la Soledad, Boleo Dist., Santa Rosalía, Mulegé Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Ex. Anthony Gleckler
8.9 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $261
Wulfenite (classic material)
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mts, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.8 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Tuscanite (very rare)
Sacrofano, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Lazio, Italy
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.1 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $30
Copper pseudomorph after Azurite (''rose'') (rare material)
Copper Rose Mine, San Lorenzo, Georgetown Dist., Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
3.8 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $101
Diopside (New Find - 2022)
Janduk Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
11.7 x 9.7 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Chalcocite (classic material)
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk Co., Wisconsin, USA
7.3 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $237
Skutterudite (fine thumbnail)
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouisselsate Caïdat, Ouarzazate Prov., Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
2.2 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Quartz var: Amethyst (doubly-terminated)
Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
9.7 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $201
Wulfenite (rare Arizona locale)
Empire Mine, Tombstone Dist., Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
6.7 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $410
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
3.2 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $62
Copper in Chrysocolla (NEW FIND!)
6.2 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $420
Epidote (rare twin)
Lago Falin (Falin Lake), Val di Viù, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.5 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Grossular Garnet
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
2.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $178
Blue Amber (fluorescent)
Lampung Prov., Indonesia
4.0 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm, 9.30 grams
Winning Bid: $185
Baryte (fine gemmy crystals)
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Prov., Huánuco, Peru
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
6.3 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $158
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund Constituency, ǁKaras Region, Namibia
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.3 x 5.7 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $142
Fluorite (superb ''ice'' crystals) on Löllingite with Arsenopyrite
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Steven Smale
8.8 x 7.3 x 6.9 cm
Winning Bid: $500
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Mimetite (classic material)
Endeavor Mine (Elura Mine), Cobar, Robinson Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Bob Reynolds
7.2 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $961
Rhodochrosite (rare UTAH locality)
Burgin Mine, East Tintic District, Utah Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
8.3 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $205
Green Spodumene
Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Kunar, Afghanistan
8.0 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm, 176.5 grams
Winning Bid: $176
Bethel, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
3.7 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $62