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, Rich Kosnar, 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. A fantastic "floater" group of multi-colored TOURMALINE crystals from Brazil
2. Gorgeous GEMMY SPHALERITE crystals on matrix from Peru – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
3. Very attractive micro GOLD crystals on matrix from the famous Olinghouse District in Nevada
4. An excellent old-time AZURITE "rose" from Bisbee, Arizona
5. RARE GEMMY GREEN POWELLITE crystals on matrix from India!!
6. A cool doubly-terminated gem sherry TOPAZ crystal from Pakistan – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
7. An interesting LAZURITE after SODALITE specimen from Afghanistan – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection
8. Fantastic fluorescent BLUE AMBER specimen from Indonesia
9. A LARGE crystal of WULFENITE from Touissit, Morocco – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection
10.  A rarely seen euhedral, eye-visible crystal of RHODOCHROSITE from the Foote Mine in North Carolina – ex Jack Eaker Collection
11. Rarities include CHLORARGYRITE, BARBOSALITE (superb specimen) and SERPIERITE with CONICHALCITE

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Tourmaline (multi-color crystals - ''floater'' specimen)
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.0 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $675
Azurite (classic "rose")
Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
6.5 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $578
Dolomite pseudomorph after Aragonite (RARE locality specimen)
near Yeso, De Baca Co., New Mexico, USA
4.3 x 3.9 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $20
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Erongo Mountains, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.0 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
15.7 x 13.2 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $1,085
Aegirine (excellent doubly-terminated crystal)
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
8.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $112
Copper (fine ''Spinel'' twin)
Rocklands Group Copper Project, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
3.2 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Topaz (doubly-terminated)
Nyet Bruk, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.1 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $192
Beryl var: Aquamarine with Muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.3 x 5.1 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $197
Spessartine Garnet on Albite
Shengus, Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Brian Kosnar
9.7 x 7.2 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Fluorapatite (doubly-terminated) with Pyrite and Calcite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.2 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Lazurite after Sodalite
Faisabad, Kokcha Vallye, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Baryte (classic gemmy crystal)
Book Cliffs area, near Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Ron Romanella
6.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Smithsonite (Cadmium-bearing)
Wenshan, Yunnan, China
10.3 x 4.7 x 1.0 cm
Winning Bid: $218
Sphalerite (''Spinel''-twins) with Calcite
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Mitrovica Dist., Kosovo
6.7 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
6.1 x 5.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $186
Biotite (rare locality specimen)
Topsham, Sagadahoc Co., Maine, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
9.2 x 6.9 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Dioptase with Mimetite on Calcite
Ntola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Dept., Republic of the Congo
8.2 x 6.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $325
Vanadinite (great quality)
Mibladen Dist., Midelt Prov., Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.7 x 5.2 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $380
Mimetite (classic material)
Guatomo Mine (''Hat Yai'' Mimetite Locality), Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata Dist., Yala Prov., Thailand
5.7 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Blue Amber (fluorescent)
Lampung Prov., Indonesia
5.2 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm, 21.6 grams
Winning Bid: $210
Quartz var: Ametrine (natural bi-color)
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Dist., Sandoval Prov., Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Ex. Ron Romanella
10.7 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm, 157.2 grams
Winning Bid: $331
Calcite on Chrysocolla (RARE locality specimen)
Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA
8.3 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Microcline (Baveno Twin)
Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
6.2 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $64
Pyrite (classic material)
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain
6.3 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Azurite pseudomorphing to Malachite on Dolomite
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Michel Jactat
6.1 x 5.3 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $291
Spodumene (heavily etched ''floater'' crystal) with Smoky Quartz
Dara-e-Pech Pegmatite Field, Dara-e-Pech District, Kunar, Afghanistan
15.1 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm, 89.4 grams
Winning Bid: $140
Creedite (rare Nevada locality)
Hall Molybdenum Mine, San Antone Dist., Nye Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
4.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $311
Anorthite (Feldspar) (classic locality)
Miyake Island, Miyake Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Ex. David Burgess
2.1 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $47
Aragonite (Copper-bearing) (New Find!)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
4.3 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $50