Worldwide Minerals Auction - Mixed 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 Kurt Hefendehl, Bob Reynolds, Bill and Anne Cook, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Rich 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. Excellent SPINEL (twinned crystals) with CHONDRODITE from Vietnam
2. Old-time (1980s) AZURITE "rose" from China – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
3. Beautiful, gemmy, doubly-terminated FLUOR-LIDDICOATITE TOURMALINE from Madagascar
4.  Fine quality MOLYBDENITE on matrix from China
5.  Classic gemmy SMOKY QUARTZ "GWINDEL" from Switzerland – ex Rich Kosnar Collection                                                                                                       
6.  Fantastic RARE NOVACEKITE thumbnail on matrix from Brazil!
7.  Eye-catching AMETHYST "cast" after CALCITE from Uruguay
8.  Wonderful old-time "drillbit"-twinned CINNABAR from China – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
9.  Hard to find matrix TURQUOISE specimen from Colorado!

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Calcite (excellent classic material)
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
8.8 x 6.2 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Schorl Tourmaline (fine crystal) with Quartz, Albite and Topaz
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
8.2 x 6.7 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $310
Azurite (''rose'') (1980s)
Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Pref., Guangdong, China
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.4 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $1,900
Quartz var: Smoky (''Gwindel'')
Göscheneralp, Göschener Tal, Göschenen, Reusstal, Uri, Switzerland
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.6 x 5.6 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $185
Orthoclase (''floater'' Carlsbad twin) (rare locality specimen)
Pikes Peak, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
4.0 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $25
Brucite (excellent rare yellow color)
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
5.7 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $343
Stibiotantalite (fine thumbnail)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
1.4 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Fluor-Liddicoatite (Tourmaline) (doubly-terminated)
Befisoitsy, Soatanimbary, Tanamarina Bekisopa, Ikalamavony Dist., Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
5.3 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm, 27.9 grams
Winning Bid: $337
Fluorite (GEM crystals) on Baryte
Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Colin Manlove
8.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Aegirine on Pink Microcline
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
4.9 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo
5.6 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
11.7 x 7.7 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $525
Amphibole (formerly ''Uralite'')
Calumet Mine, Turret District, Chafee Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
3.8 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Azurite (New Find!) (rare locale)
Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java Prov., Indonesia
5.5 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $225
Beryl var: Aquamarine on Muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.7 x 4.7 x 4.4 cm
Winning Bid: $300
Prehnite (polished nodule)
Wave Hill Station, Kalkarindji, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia
7.0 x 6.5 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $55
Nickelskutterudite (formerly Chloanthite) pseudomorph after Native Silver
Bad Schlema, Aue-Bad Schlema, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Manuelita Mine, Morococha Dist., Yauli Prov., Junín Dept., Peru
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.8 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Babu District, Hezhou, Guangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.8 x5.8 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Dravite (chromium / vanadium-bearing) on Albite
Landanai, Simanjiro Dist., Manyara Region, Tanzania
Ex. Tim Sherburn
6.0 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Opal (multi-color)
San Juan del Río Mun., Queretaro, Mexico
2.1 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm, 4.7 grams
Winning Bid: $100
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Navajo Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
10.1 x 8.6 x 2.9 cm, 448 grams
Winning Bid: $50
Quartz var: Amethyst ''cast'' after Calcite
Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay
Ex. Brian Kosnar
8.4 x 6.7 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Quartz var: Amethyst (''flower'')
Ametista do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
7.1 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $405
Cassiterite (twins)
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.1 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $161
Pink Dolomite with Chalcopyrite
Black Rock, Lawrence Co., Arkansas, USA
5.2 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $41
Nováčekite (fine rare classic thumbnail)
Pedra Preta Pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
1.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
7.3 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $230
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Stannite with Arsenopyrite on Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Colin Manlove
5.3 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $71