Worldwide Minerals 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 Dave Bergman, Dave Stoudt, Gerry Morvell, Colin Manlove, Kurt Hefendehl, Al Kidwell, Paul Zerfass 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. Excellent "cogwheel" shaped twinned BOURNONITE crystals on PYRITE from Bolivia
2. Attractive orange WULFENITE with green MIMETITE from Mexico – ex Dave Stoudt Collection
3. Saturated pink colored ROSE QUARTZ specimen from Brazil
4. Fine classic RAMSDELLITE crystal group from New Mexico
5. Wonderful rich green DIOPTASE on CALCITE from Republic of the Congo
6. STRONG blue color EUCLASE crystal from Zimbabwe
7. Newly mined rare CHRYSOCOLLA replacing COPPER from Indonesia
8. Hard to find REALGAR with ORPIMENT from the White Caps Mine, Nevada – ex Al Kidwell Collection
9. Rare, attractive "blister ore" HEMATITE specimen from China
10. Fine gemmy DANBURITE crystals on RARE SPHALERITE matrix from Mexico – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
11. Wonderful matrix SIDERITE specimen from the Mimosa Mine, Peru – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
12. Rarities include: PAPAGOITE, BUSTAMITE (good sized crystal), EUDIDYMITE (large rare crystal group) and SUGILITE!

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Fluorite Quarry, Jebel Tirremi, Taourirt Complex, Taourirt Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
7.2 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Forsterite var: Peridot (gemmy crystal)
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm, 7.66 grams
Winning Bid: $215
Covellite (classic material)
Reynolds Tunnel, Summitville District, Rio Grande County, Colorado
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.2 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $340
Albite with Actinolite
Alchuri Alpine-type Clefts, Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
7.6 x 6.9 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Quartz var: Rose
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.9 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $333
Smithsonite (copper-bearing) (classic material)
Lavrion Dist., Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Ex. Bob Reynolds
4.7 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $87
Analcime on Microcline, et al.
Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
Ex. Gerry Morvell
11.6 x 6.7 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $42
Dioptase on Calcite
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Mindouli Dist., Pool Dept., Republic of the Congo
4.6 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $200
Siderite on Galena (classic material)
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Tourmaline (polished ''watermelon'' slice)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
2.5 x 2.4 x 0.3 cm, 18.15 ct
Winning Bid: $90
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Dave Bergman
2.6 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm, 20.51 grams
Winning Bid: $70
Euclase (superb color)
Last Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
0.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Almandine Garnet (classic ''floater'' crystal)
Zillertal, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria
Ex. Rich Kosnar
3.2 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $401
Quartz with iron oxide coating
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Cercle, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.2 x 6.7 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Clinochlore (attractive crystals)
Burgumer Alm, Val di Vizze (Pfitschtal), Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
Ex. Gerry Morvell
7.7 x 6.7 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals) on Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
4.8 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Graphite (rare locality specimen)
Pulpit Point Road, Putnam, Washington County, New York, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
5.5 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $69
Pune District, Maharashtra, India
9.7 x 7.5 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $143
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $123
Sulfur (good sized crystal)
El Desierto Mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Prov., Potosí, Bolivia
7.1 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $287
Enigma Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Arbiser
6.2 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (var: Chrysoprase) (2022 find)
Sulawesi, Indonesia
14.3 x 7.8 x 7.7 cm
Winning Bid: $105
Calcite with Native Copper ''phantom''
Quincy Mine, Quincy Township, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Aragonite pseudomorph after Glauberite
Camp Verde Salt Mine, Camp Verde, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
8.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $49
Hematite ("blister ore") (RARE locality specimen)
Shuangfengshan Au deposit (Twin Peaks Au deposit), Barkol Co., Hami Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
11.7 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Brochantite with Linarite
Goulmima, Goulmima Cercle, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $118
Danburite (RARE matrix specimen)
Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.7 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $190
Mimetite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $235
Babingtonite with Prehnite
Lane & Son Traprock Quarries, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Ex. Gerry Morvell
6.7 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $64