Worldwide Mixed Mineral Auction

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, Ron Romanella, Chet Lemanski, 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. Wonderful twinned FERBERITE crystal from the Tasna Mine, Bolivia

2. Attractive, gemmy, multi-color TOURMALINE from Russia

3. Fantastic, historic COLEMANITE specimen from Death Valley, California  - ex Manchester Collection!

4. Beautiful gemmy purple FLUORITE cubes on DOUBLY-TERMINATED QUARTZ from China – ex Brian Kosnar Collection

5. Classic specimen of DIOPTASE from Tsumeb, Namibia – ex Dave Bergman Collection

6. Rare VAUXITE with PARAVAUXITE from the historic Siglo XX Mine, Bolivia

7. A very hard to find RHODONITE from Brazil with RARE GARNET association – ex Ron Romanella Collection

8. Lovely TORBERITE ''rosette" from DR Congo – ex Bill and Anne Cook

9. An aesthetic matrix specimen of ACANTHITE on WIRE SILVER from Morocco – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection


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Rainbow Obsidian Heart
La Revoltosa Mine, San Andreas, Magdalena Municipality, Jalisco, Mexico
8.0 x 6.7 x 2.5 cm, 146.40 grams
Winning Bid: $112
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Kunar Valley, Nuristan, Afghanistan
11.1 x 3.3 x 0.9 cm, 80.44 grams
Winning Bid: $488
Fluorite on doubly-terminated Quartz (''floater'' specimen)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Pref., Hunan, China
Ex. Brian Kosnar
12.3 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $229
Tourmaline (multi-color)
Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Krasnochikoysky District, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
5.3 x2 .1 x 1.7 cm, 44.6 grams
Winning Bid: $330
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Lima, Peru
3.4 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $91
Rhodonite with RARE Garnet association
Morro da Mina Mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Ron Romanella
7.2 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $410
Calcite on Calcite
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Mitrovica Dist., Kosovo
6.2 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Kongsberg Silver District, Buskerud, Norway
Ex. Colin Manlove
2.7 x 2.0 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Thomsenolite (rare old classic material)
Ivigtut Cryolite Deposit, Ivittuut, Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland (Type Locality)
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
7.6 x 4.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $62
Danburite (rare matrix specimen)
Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.0 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $145
Opal-AN (formerly Hyalite Opal) (fluorescent)
Monok, Szerencs District, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary
2.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Fluorite on Quartz
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.7 x 2.9 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Stibnite (rare locality specimen)
Iyo District, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
13.2 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Fluorite (''ice cube'' crystals) with Galena and Calcite
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
7.7 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $661
Naica Mine, Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.2 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $295
Tourmaline (Chromium-bearing)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $46
Cerussite (twins) (old classic material)
Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Ex. Brian Kosnar
7.7 x 5.7 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $179
Diopside (rare doubly-terminated "Faden" specimen)
Hashupa alpine-type clefts, Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2.1 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $70
Axinite-(Fe) with ''Adularia'' and ''Mountain Leather''
Khapalu, Ganache Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.7 x 5.7 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $138
Corundum var: Ruby (fine crystals) on marble
Jagdalak Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
2.6 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $463
Torbernite (classic material)
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
2.7 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Scheelite (rare locality)
Chongyi Co., Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
4.3 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $135
Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
4.7 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Andalusite (rare locality specimen)
Lüsens valley, Innsbruck-Land District, Tyrol, Austria
Ex. Al Kidwell
5.7 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $45
Acanthite on Wire Silver on matrix
Imiter District, Djebel Saghro, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
2.8 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $81
Kupletskite-(Cs) (ridiculously rare)
Dara-i-Pioz Massif, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan (Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
5.1 x 3.9 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $460
Boracite (good sized crystals)
Alto Chapare, Chapare Prov., Cochabamba, Bolivia
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
2.2 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $36
Phosphohedyphane (rare)
Blue Bell Mine, Zzyzx, Soda Mts, Silver Lake Dist., San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
3.7 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $112
Triphylite (rare old classic material) (1949)
Chandlers Mill Quarry, Newport, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.2 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $118
Gormanite (rare)
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
5.1 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
Winning Bid: $208