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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Analcime with Aegirine
Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry) Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
Ex. M. M. Judy
4.3 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $111
Wulfenite (classic material)
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock Dist., Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
7.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $316
Quartz on Rhodochrosite
Stari Trg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo
9.3 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $129
Grossular (rare locality specimen)
Akhmatovskaya Kop', Nazyamskie Mountains, Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
8.6 x 5.2 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $150
Fluorapatite (rare ''Faden'' group)
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Michel Jactat
6.5 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $153
Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena
Emperius Mine, Creede Mining District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
10.8 x 8.7 x 5.1 cm
Winning Bid: $65
Quartz var: Rose
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.7 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Winning Bid: $243
Kulanite (rare - large crystal)
Blow River Area, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada
Ex. Bob Reynolds
3.7 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Wulfenite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.0 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $157
Calcite with Pyrite inclusions
San Martín Mine, San Martín-Sabinas District, Sombrerete Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Winning Bid: $130
Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Santa Rita Mining District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
7.7 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $115
Hauyne (classic material)
In den Dellen Quarries, Eifel Volcanic Fields, Germany
Ex. Colin Manlove
3.1 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $25
Staurolite (twin) (RARE locality)
Martinsville, Henry Co., Virginia, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
5.3 x 4.6 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $38
Sugilite (rare) (fine color)
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
4.7 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $271
Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry) Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
Ex. Al Kidwell
3.3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Winning Bid: $118
Tourmaline (polished slice) (unusual coloring)
San Diego Co., California, USA
2.5 x 2.0 x 0.5 cm, 34.03 carats
Winning Bid: $117
Pyrrhotite on Quartz coated by Siderite
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.5 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm
Winning Bid: $351
Toumaline var: Indicolite (classic locality)
Oxford Co., Maine, USA
2.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm, 13.23 grams
Winning Bid: $465
Fluorite (GEM crystal) with Gypsum
Niagara Falls Quarry, Holcim Niagara Aggregates Quarry, Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., New York, USA
Ex. Dick Hauck
4.1 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
Winning Bid: $375
Quartz var: Ametrine (natural bi-color with a RARE ''c'' faces)
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Dist., Sandoval Prov., Santa Cruz, Bolivia
9.9 x 5.3 x 2.6 cm, 195.0 grams
Winning Bid: $1,060
Potassium Biphthalate (synthetic)
Ex. Bill and Anne Cook
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $35
Rhodochrosite (rare locality specimen)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
Ex. Jack Eaker
5.3 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm
Winning Bid: $343
Dawsonite (rare)
Selvena Mine (Morone Mine), Castell'Azzara, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
8.3 x 6.7 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $61
Quartz var: Amethyst and Smoky (with a scepter crystal)
Crystal Ridge, Johnson Spring, Tibbetts Dist., Inyo Mts, Inyo Co., California, USA
Ex. Bob Reynolds
9.7 x 6.3 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $313
Harmotome (fine classic crystals)
Bellsgrove Quarry, Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm
Winning Bid: $198
Pyrite (classic material)
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain
6.7 x 6.3 x 4.8 cm
Winning Bid: $240
Afghanite (large crystal)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
10.4 x 9.3 x 8.8 cm
Winning Bid: $363
Quartz coating Chrysocolla and Malachite
Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Globe-Miami Mining Dist., Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Dave Stoudt
7.7 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Winning Bid: $925
Calcite (doubly-terminated) (classic locality)
Mont-sur-Marchienne, Charleroi, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss
3.2 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm
Winning Bid: $130