Worldwide Mixed Minerals

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 Brian Kosnar, Paul Zerfass, Kurt Hefendehl, Bob Reynolds, Rich Kosnar, Christos Spiromitros, Colin Manlove 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. RARE GOLD with WULFENITE from Arizona! – ex Brian Kosnar Collection
2. Wonderful gemmy "phantom" zones FLUORITE crystals on Quartz from France – ex Paul Zerfass Collection
3. Large AFGHANITE crystal on matrix from Afghanistan
4. A rarely seen AZURITE with MALACHITE from a hard to find Congolese locality
5. GEMMY AZURITE crystals on matrix from Lavrion, Greece – ex Christos Spiromitros Collection
6. Very hard to find POTASSIUM BIPHTHALATE (synthetic) specimen – ex Bill and Anne Cook
7. Unique beautiful CALCITE "flower" from China – ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection
8. Fine AMBER with fossilized SPIDER inside from the Dominican Republic
9. Excellent vibrant orange WULFENITE from the Rowley Mine, Arizona – ex Dave Stoudt Collection
10. A rare RHODOCHROSITE specimen from the Foote Mine, North Carolina – ex Jack Eaker Collection

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Galena (skeletal crystal) with Quartz and ''Chlorite''
Borieva Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Ex. Dr. Barratt Phillips
8.8 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Spinel (good sized crystal)
Lục Yên District, Yên Bái Province, Vietnam
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.2 x 5.4 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Gold with Wulfenite (RARE locality and association)
Vulture Mine, near Wickenburg, Miracopa Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.8 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
Winning Bid: $180
Celestine (fine quality for the locality) with Sulfur
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
8.5 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $430
Fluorapatite (classic locality)
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
Ex. Brian Kosnar
5.7 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Cerussite (smoky ''floater'' specimen)
Mfouati Mine, Mfouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo
6.2 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Azurite with Malachite (RARE Congolese locality)
Mulungwishi, Kambove Territory, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Ex. Brian Kosnar
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $340
Fluorite (''phantom'' color zoned crystals) on Quartz
La Barre Mine, Saint-Jacques-d'Ambur, Pontgibaud, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Ex. Paul Zerfass
8.9 x 7.2 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $760
Pyrite (RARE locality specimen)
Kirazlı, İspir Dist., Erzurum Prov., Turkey
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss
2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $131
Mimetite with Wulfenite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Ex. Dave Stoudt
8.8 x 6.0 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $400
Chabazite var: Phacolite
Maglovec Quarry, Vyšná Šebastová, Prešov District, Prešov Region, Slovakia
Ex. Colin Manlove
4.7 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $57
Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.3 x 3.7 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $141
Fluorite (GEM quality - unique color)
Yiyang, Tongbai, Henan, China
7.2 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $831
Prehnite on Epidote
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
4.5 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $109
Besednice Moldavite Occurrences, Besednice, Český Krumlov District, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
3.2 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm, 12.11 grams
Winning Bid: $231
Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz
Pachapaqui Distrit, Aquia District, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash, Peru
6.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $215
Smithsonite (rare ''cast'' after botryoidal Fluorite)
Sounion Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Ex. Christos Spiromitros
11.0 x 6.5 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $137
Amber with rare Spider inclusion
Sabana de la Mar, Hato Mayor Prov., Dominican Republic
1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm, 0.98 grams
Winning Bid: $135
Baryte (fine gemmy crystals)
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco, Peru
Ex. Demetrius Pohl
11.1 x 8.3 x 7.2 cm
Winning Bid: $438
Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite coated by Quartz (classic material)
Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Globe-Miami Mining Dist., Gila Co., Arizona, USA
7.6 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Fluorite with Celestine (classic material)
Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Allen Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $290
Forsterite var: Peridot (sharp gemmy crystal) with Ludwigite inclusions
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra Dist., Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
1.7 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm, 3.09 grams
Winning Bid: $60
Lorenzenite (rare classic material)
Selsurt Mountain, Lovozersky District, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Russ Behnke
2.7 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $85
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.2 x 3.7 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $121
Calcite (unique ''flower'')
Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
6.1 x 5.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $2,050
Fluorite (rare locality specimen)
Foster Mine, Gila Fluorspar Mining Dist., Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
10.8 x 7.6 x 6.7 cm
Winning Bid: $445
Baryte (fine locality specimen)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-In-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
7.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $218
Azurite (GEMMY crystals) with Malachite
Christiana Mine, Mercati mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Dist., Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Ex. Christos Spiromitros
4.3 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $625
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Pectolite
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
5.7 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Erythrite (classic locality)
Mount Cobalt Mine, Selwyn District, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
Ex. Al Kidwell
7.1 x 5.8 x 3.2 cm
Winning Bid: $63