Worldwide Mineral Specimen 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 Demetrius Pohl, Chet Lemanski, Dave Bergman, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, 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. Fine gemmy TANZANITE crystal
2. Excellent ANGLESITE on matrix from Morocco with unusual style crystals – ex Colin Manlove Collection
3. Superb CAFARSITE on matrix from Switzerland
4. Fantastic TETRAHEDRITE crystals from Cavnic, Romania – ex Brian Kosnar
5. GEMMY green SPHALERITE crystals on Quartz from Bulgaria
6. Rare pink PECTOLITE from the Millington Quarry, New Jersey
7. Classic GEM etched HELIODOR from Ukraine
8. Attractive bi-colored FLUORAPAITE crystals on matrix from the Foote Mine, North Carolina – ex Jack Eaker Collection
9. Classic RHODOCHROSITE on matrix from the Wolf Mine, Germany – ex Colin Manlove Collection
10. Fine WULFENITE crystals on matrix from the Red Cloud Mine, Arizona – ex Dave Bergman Collection

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Zoisite var: Tanzanite
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
1.3 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $215
Sphalerite with Siderite and Calcite
Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.0 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Wulfenite (classic material)
Red Cloud Mine, Silver Dist., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
7.3 x 5.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Goethite pseudomorph after Kutnohorite (rare)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Brian Kosnar
6.3 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $230
Smithsonite (Copper-bearing)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $320
Anglesite (rare style for the locality)
Touissit, Jerada Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Colin Manlove
7.7 x 7.2 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $501
Quartz with Schorl ''needle'' inclusion (Pinwheel Cut)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Rock Currier
21.15 mm, 37.08 carats
Winning Bid: $185
Atacamite (classic material - large specimen)
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas Dist., Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Prov. Atacama, Chile
15.8 x 11.3 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $373
Cafarsite (rare and fine)
Wannigletscher / Scherbadung, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland (Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
3.7 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $230
Pyromorphite on Galena (very rare locality)
Surprise Mine, Panamint Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
4.7 x 3.9 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $148
Tetrahedrite Subgroup (fine quality)
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș County, Romania
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.1 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $172
Taftan, near Dalbandi, Chagai Dist., Balochistan, Pakistan
10.6 x 7.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $72
Wendwilsonite (rare classic material)
Bou Azzer Mining Dist., Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (Co-Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.8 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Quartz (RARE ''Faden'' for the locality)
Stand-on-Your-Head No. 1 mine, Bland, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
Ex. Kyle Kevorkian; Tom Moore
2.6 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $287
Prehnite with Calcite
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
8.0 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Dioptase (unusual style)
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
10.4 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $416
Calcite ("flower")
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
7.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Botryogen with Copiapite, Butlerite and Parabutlerite (rare)
Santa Elena Mine, Quebrada Alcaparrosa, Calingasta Dept., San Juan, Argentina
Ex. Wouter Van Tichelen
4.3 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Flying Insect Fossil
Florissant Formation, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
8.1 x 5.9 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $260
Valentinite (rare and fine)
Colavi Mine, Cornelio Saavedra Prov., Potosi, Bolivia
4.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Azurite (uncommon locality)
Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.0 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $388
Eosphorite and Collinsite on Rose Quartz
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.7 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Augite var: Fassaite
Camonica Valley, Brescia Province, Lombardy, Italy
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.1 x 5.0 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $72
Calcite (superb quality) (fluorescent)
Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Chet Lemanski
6.8 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $400
Lithiophosphate (extremely rare)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Eaker
4.0 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Corundum var: Ruby (RARE classic locality specimen)
John Saul Mine, Tsavo West, Voi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya
Ex. Bill Larson
2.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $215
Kieserite (very rare)
Kladno District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Ex. Chet Lemanski
10.2 x 7.9 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Ferronigerite-2N1S (very rare)
Three Aloes Mine, Uis pegmatites, Uis, Damaraland District, Kunene Region, Namibia
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.1 x 5.2 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $321
Fluorapatite (bi-colored crystals)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Eaker
16.3 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Talc (beautiful color)
Waterbury Talc Mine, Waterbury, Washington Co., Vermont, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
8.8 x 5.5 x 5.2 cm
Winning Bid: $301