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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Conichalcite with Halloysite
Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
7.1 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Swamboite-(Nd) (exceptionally rare)
Swambo Hill, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo (Type Locality)
Ex. Wouter Van Tichelen
4.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $211
Thorite (classic material)
Kemp Prospect, Cardiff Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
Ex. Al Kidwell
5.2 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $62
Amethyst (rare locality gem)
near Pocopson, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Ex. Jim Houran
19 mm x 15 mm x 6 mm, 3.98 cts
Winning Bid: $87
Gypsum var: Selenite (rare locality)
Negev Desert, Israel
Ex. Chet Lemanski
9.9 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $63
Variscite (fine color)
Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
4.8 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $71
Thomsonite with Prehnite
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
Ex. Gerry Morvell
9.1 x 7.1 x 4.2 cm,
Winning Bid: $145
Jeremejevite (rare classic material)
Ameib Farm 60, Usakos, Karibib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Ex. Carl Acosta
1.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $182
Fluorite (rare scepter habit)
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.1 x 5.6 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $263
Quartz var: Chalcedony (var: Chrysoprase) (New Find!)
Sulawesi, Indonesia
14.3 x 7.8 x 7.7 cm
Winning Bid: $100
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk Urban Dist., Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Shields Flynn
3.5 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $151
Zoisite var: Tanzanite
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Simanjiro Dist., Manyara, Tanzania
1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
Winning Bid: $225
Smithsonite (cadmium-bearing)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Rich Kosnar
5.1 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Kermesite (fine classic material)
Kolarsky Mountain, Pezinok, Bratislava Region, Slovakia
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $131
Quartz with Dolomite and Sphalerite
Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
9.7 x 9.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $86
Crocoite (classic material)
Red Lead Mine, Dundas Mineral Field, Zeehan District, West Coast Mun., Tasmania, Australia
4.6 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Pyrite on Calcite
Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.3 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $550
Aragonite (copper-bearing) (New Find!)
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
10.3 x 7.2 x 5.7 cm
Winning Bid: $166
Calcite (''poker chip" crystals)
Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo Ore Field, Suxian Dist., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Carl Acosta
5.7 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm
Winning Bid: $82
Vanadinite (arsenic-bearing)
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.7 x 8.4 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $165
Baryte on Fluorite (fine quality)
Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.2 x 4.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $80
Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite
Tongshankou Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
2.3 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $205
Quartz with Hematite and Rutile ''star'' inclusions (excellent!)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
5.6 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $653
Epidote (''Faden'')
Tormiq, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Tim Sherburn
5.0 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm
Winning Bid: $141
Cinnabar (twin) (classic material)
Wanshan Mine, Tongren, Guizhou, China
Ex. Brian Kosnar
6.5 x 6.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $700
Baryte (fine specimen) (rare locality)
White Raven Mine, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
10.2 x 6.3 x 5.6 cm
Winning Bid: $952
Spinel (twinned crystal)
An Phu, Luc Yen Dist., Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam
Ex. Tim Sherburn
4.0 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $255
Spinel (twinned crystal) with Chondrodite
Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen Dist., Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam
5.3 x 4.3 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $559
Fluorite (''phantom'' crystals)
Yangxin Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
9.8 x 8.0 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $600
Turquoise (RARE Colorado locality)
King Turquoise Mine, Manassa, Conejos Co., Colorado, USA
9.7 x 4.9 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $349