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Rare Mineral Specimens Net Over $2M At Nature & Science Auction

 Nature & Science auction

A legrandite specimen uncovered in Mexico sold for $93,750 and a tourmaline spray found in Brazil went for $81,250. Other highlights included a specimen of yellow sulfur sitting on a block of dark calcite, mined in Sicily, which sold for $68,750. A rose quartz on quartz from the private collection of scientist and author Fred Pough sold for $37,500. A seven-inch translucent crystal from the Brazilian aquamarine fetched $35k, and a Marra Mamba tiger’s-eye sphere from Western Australia tapped out at $22,500.

Rare Mineral Specimens Net Over $2M At Nature & Science Auction

 Nature & Science auction

A legrandite specimen uncovered in Mexico sold for $93,750 and a tourmaline spray found in Brazil went for $81,250. Other highlights included a specimen of yellow sulfur sitting on a block of dark calcite, mined in Sicily, which sold for $68,750. A rose quartz on quartz from the private collection of scientist and author Fred Pough sold for $37,500. A seven-inch translucent crystal from the Brazilian aquamarine fetched $35k, and a Marra Mamba tiger’s-eye sphere from Western Australia tapped out at $22,500.

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