Sphalerite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
- Zanett tunnel, Grizzly Bear Mine, Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado
- Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm
- Start Time: 04/01/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 04/08/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Grizzly Bear specimens are among some of the most sought after San Juan specimens by Colorado collectors. This specimen hosts sharp, translucent/gemmy, rich orange color, modified crystals of Sphalerite up to 5 mm on Quartz with cubic silvery Galena, micro tan Siderite crystals on massive Quartz matrix. This is one of the very few Sphalerite specimens from this well known locality that I have seen, and possibly the first one I have offered in the auctions. The Zanett tunnel is named after the family that owns the Grizzly Bear mine.