Colorado Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

    

                                 Rhodochrosite                                                                Barite                                                           Rhodochrosite

 

Colorado is important for many of its historic mining operations that produced fine mineral specimens for collectors.  Equally important are contemporary finds and commercial mining operations.  Together, minerals owing their origins to past or present collecting efforts in Colorado rate among some of the finest from anywhere in North America.

 

 

 

 

OKP-578

Back view

OKP-578      Sliver     Creed, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This piece is an oval shaped curle of wire silver that measures 1.7 x .7 x a few millimeters thick.  It has a nice patina on the front and is darker on the back.  As you can see it is well mounted in a perky box.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-557

OKP-557    Barite     Hartsel, Colorado.  The large TN specimen shown here measures 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm and is composed of very translucent buff colored blades.  The piece views from any direction well and has no damage.  All sides are equally nice.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-550

OKP-550     Amazonite    Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive crystal that measures 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm.  It has no damage and a light blue color.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-356

OKP-356     Rhodochrosite and Calcite     American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado.  Ex John Davis collection.  This one measures 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm.  It has nicely colored crystals and no damage.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-419

OKO-419     Hubnerite, Quartz, Calcite    Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This fine specimen shows a layer of metallic hubnerites climbing one side of a white quartz point and a tan/ yellow calcite amongst them.  The piece measures 2.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm overall and it has no damage.  It is mounted in a perky box.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-352

OKP-352     Spessartine    Ruby Mountain, Colorado.  Ex. John Davis collection.  The garnet is very bright and well formed.  No damage.  The ece measures 4 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm and is mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-199

OKP-199    Barite and Silver    Creede, Colorado.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  Several vugs can bef found on this 8 x 7.4 x 4 cm silver bearing rock.  The opening photographed has barites with silver masses.  Only one small group of silver wires... but they are there and in nice condition.  TThis is a good example of classic material from the mines of Colorado.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-380

OKO-380       Rhodochrosite, Calcite, Pyrite    American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Bright pink rhodos with interesting clear clacites and minor pyrite.  2 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm.  Great condition and better than most thumbnail sized examples I have seen from this find.  Mounted in a perky box.   $60

 

 

 

 

OKO-384

OKO-384      Uralite (talc pseudomorph after diopside)    Salida, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive cluster of crystal with some white calcite.  2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-381

OKO-381     Molybdenite     Climax County, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A crudely formed grouping of crystal measuring 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm.  Views well and damage free from any direction.  A fine example of this material.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-217

OKM-217       Barite       Muddy Creek, Rio Grande County, Colorado.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  Big blue barites to almost 6 cm each form this cluster.  Most are doubly terminated, show moderate luster and decent form.  A couple crystals are showing small cleaves on the back of the the specimen otherwise a floater that is in excellent condition. Many of the crystals show ends of a lighter tan color.  The bodies of the crystals are a light blue.  11.2 x 8.5 x 6 cm.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-869

OKN-869    Barite     Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A 5.1 x 4.4 x 1.8 cm triangular shaped plate with crystals to well over a cm each (actually 1.3 cm).  The largest crystals are very gemmy and a beautiful amber color.  The form and luster of these crystals is also excellent.  The mineralization wraps around from the front onto the back.  No damage, but the edges were in contact with matrix except for the nice top edge that also has the nicest crystals.  Excellent example of this classic Colorado material.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKO-515

OKO-515     Quartz    Ouray, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine example of this well recognized material from Colorado.  It measures 9.1 x 5.6 x 5.6 cm.  It is composed of small secondary growth crystals on a large, single, primary growth quartz crystal.  It has a sugary texture and bright white color.  The luster is very nice and there are some tiny crystals broken off as is always the case with any of these I have ever seen.  Overall, it is in nice condition and very display worthy.  It sits nicely on end for display.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-185

OKO-185    Barite    Raymer, Colorado.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Bright blue, transparent, damage free crystal with beautiful, complete form.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  Great display piece with fine characteristics, all around.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-662

OKN-662    Sphalerite    Commodore Mine, Creede, Colorado.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  A nice face showing lots of crystals with variety in form.  Many are twinned.  As can be seen some are very translucent and yellow while most are darker.  All have great luster.  6.1 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm.  Classic location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-541

OKN-541    Calcite   Otero County, Colorado.  A curved (distorted) honey yellow, transparent crystal measuring 2.8 x 1.2 x .6 cm.  Attachment on one end an a tiny bit of Styrofoam.  No damage.  Unusual.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-542

OKN-542    Sphalerite    Creede, Mineral County, Colorado.  A cluster of yellow and amber colored crystals measuring 2.4 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  Nodamage but there is contact along one side.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-537    Calcite   Otero County, Colorado.  A curved (distorted) honey yellow, transparent crystal measuring 3.5 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  Attachment on one end is complete and other end very minor.  No damage.  Unusual.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-388

OKN-388    Pyrite     Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1962.  A nice crystal with no damage and strong backside contact.  Glue and Styrofoam from being once mounted in a perky box.  3.8 x 3 x 2.4 cm.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-952

OKN-952     Barite     Muddy Creek, Rio Grande Co., Colorado.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  6.5 x 5.5 x 5.2 cm with large crystals to over 3 cm each.  These are usually white but sometimes blue are found.  There are broken crystals and nice complete ones here making this reasonably priced for what it is.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-342

OKN-342     Fluorite    Mt. Antero, Colorado.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Etched and frosted octahedrons showing green with blue cores.  7.5 x 6.6 x 5 cm.  Good piece for the location.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-987

OKN-987     Manganocalcite     Silverton, Colorado.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large plate of large medium pink crystals to several cm each.  It measures approx. 12 cm on each side of the equilateral triangle and is 6.5 cm thick.  One area has several cleaved points, still a nice specimen for the location.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-421

OKN-421     Quartz     Crystal Peak, Colorado.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is an aesthetic Colorado quartz with smoky and very gemmy, high luster crystals.  Minor feldspar (white).  The cluster has a nice balance and the crystals diverge in an attractive manner.  Excellent condition.  A very fine miniature.  4.9 x 4 x 2.3 cm.  Flat base and back with edge contacts.  Front displays nicely.  Crystals are exceptionally nice.    $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-423

OKN-423      Barite    Muddy Creek, Tributary of Crater Creek, Rio Grande County, Colorado.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Nice diamond shaped, stocky, translucent crystals of white/ gray color on matrix.  In perfect condition.  5.1 x 3 x 2.7 cm overall with largest crystal being just shy of 3 cm.  Unusual location.  Great example.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-183

OKN-183      Barite     Muddy Creek, Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado.  Matrix piece with diamond shaped barites to 1.2 cm on edge.  7.3 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm.  No damage.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-747

OKM-747     Gypsum      Canyon City, Colorado.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A transparent, disc shaped crystal measuring 3 x 3.4 x 2 cm.  One smaller interpenetrating rider crystal.  No damage floater.  Mounted in a perky box.     $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-813

OKJ-813     Amazonite    Florissant, Colorado.  An attractive light blue Carlsbad twin measuring 2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  The crystal is translucent, lustrous and damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-603

OKL-603    Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz     Commodore Mine, Creede Mineral Co., Colorado.  This specimen shows sphalerite in twinned crystals on quartz.  The piece is attractive with a moderate luster and interesting crystal congregation along one side.  The sphalerite ranges from the typical steel gray color and opaque to a yellow color and translucent.  8 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm.  Edge contacts but no damage.   $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-869

OKJ-869    Fluorite    Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Excellent bright green plate of crystals with small quartz crystals on the peaks of some of the octahedrons.  Nice contrasts.  3.1 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage and attractive in all regards.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-111

OKK-111     Pyrite     Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm group with several contacts and chips as seen in the images.  Still a nice representative specimen.  $15

 

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