Worldwide Mixed 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 Demetrius Pohl, Chet Lemanski, Dave Bergman, Rich Kosnar, Dr. Vasco Trancoso, Kurt Hefendehl, 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:

2. Lovely DESCLOIZITE from Namibia with unique crystallization!
3. Beautiful INDICOLITE TOURMALINE with a RARE PURPLE TERMINATION from Brazil – ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso
4. Wonderful crystallized LAZURITE on matrix from Afghanistan – ex Demetrius Pohl Collection
5. Fantastic crystals (!) of AZURITE from the Liufengshan Mine, China 
6. Superb HAMBERGITE crystal from Pakistan
7. Fine quality MEYERHOFFERITE pseudomorph after INYORITE – ex Bob Reynolds Collection
8. Rare attractive blue and reddish-brown SCORODITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico – ex Dave Bergman Collection
9. Classic PYROMORPHITE from the Friedrichssegen Mine (Bad Ems), Germany – ex Rich Kosnar Collection
10. Interesting synthetic specimen of Ammonium magnesium sulfate – ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection

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Hambergite (fine crystal)
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.7 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm
Winning Bid: $550
Hübnerite (gemmy) with Fluorite and Quartz
Huallypon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru
Ex. Rich Kosnar
6.9 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $356
Cobaltite (classic material)
Håkansboda, Lindesberg, Örebro County, Sweden
5.6 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $229
Phosphophyllite (rare classic material)
Unificada Mine, Cerro Rico, Potosi City, Potosi, Bolivia
2.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $603
Pyromorphite (old classic material)
Friedrichssegen Mine, Lahnstein, Rhein-Lahn District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Ex. Rich Kosnar
4.6 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $136
Calcite (Manganese-bearing) (beautiful form)
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
13.2 x 8.6 x 6.0 cm
Winning Bid: $332
Tetrahedrite Subgroup on Quartz
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Chicla District, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru
Ex. A. E. Seaman Museum
8.3 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $82
Tourmaline (Indicolite with a RARE purple termination)
Piauí valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
7.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $1,100
Arfvedsonite (scepter-esque crystal) (rare locality)
Intervale, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
1.3 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Sphalerite (rare color for the locality)
Shuikoushan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
5.6 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $98
Wavellite (rare locality)
Willard Mine, Willard Dist., Humboldt Range, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver
8.7 x 5.3 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Wulfenite (classic material)
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.6 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $555
Aragonite var: Tarnowitzite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.6 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $60
Vesuvianite (manganese-bearing)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Hematite pseudomorph after Magnetite
Payun Volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Malargue Dept., Mendoza, Argentina
8.7 x 6.7 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $232
Gypsum var: Selenite (with ''hourglass'' sand inclusions)
Great Salt Plains, Jet, Alfalfa Co., Oklahoma, USA
5.1 x 2.3 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $95
Willemite (gemmy stalactites)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.6 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Winning Bid: $311
Tourmaline (rare locality)
Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Province No. 1, Nepal
3.0 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
Winning Bid: $220
Epidote (''Faden'')
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.7 x 2.7 x 0.6 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Quartz with Pyrite inclusions
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
8.8 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $231
Microcline var: Amazonite (color zoned crystals)
R. A. Kosnar claim on Yucca Hill, Steven's Ranch, near Lake George, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Brian Kosnar
3.1 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Scorodite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Ex. Dave Bergman
8.2 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $141
Spherical Amethyst (''Grapes'')
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
8.4 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $211
Molybdophyllite (exceptionally rare)
Långban Mine, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden (Type Locality)
Ex. Colin Manlove
6.6 x 4.3 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Mimetite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.3 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $431
Fluorapatite (flourescent) with Albite
Shengus, Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.9 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Winning Bid: $160
Bustamite on Galena (classic material)
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
3.6 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $99
Talmessite (Cobalt-bearing) (rare)
Tamdrost Mine, Tamdrost, Tansifte Caïdat, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
3.7 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $360
Strontiodresserite (extremely rare)
Dielengraben, Stein, Dellach im Drautal, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austria
Ex. Colin Manlove
9.3 x 7.8 x 4.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Sphalerite (''Spinel''-twins)
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Mitrovica Dist., Kosovo
5.2 x 4.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $90