September 2013 Update

 

Welcome back!  This year there will be an update the first day or two of each month.  They will be mixes of materials from the major shows, like Tucson, field collected materials, and select specimens from purchased collections.  Enjoy.

 

OKK-801

OKK-801    Amethyst     Uruguay.    This beautiful quartz specimen has been carved into the shape of a heart and had its edges polished.  It measures 6.5 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm overall and is damage free.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-802

OKK-802    Quartz      near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa.  An attractive example of large points on matrix.  Deeper purple near tips.  Measures 6.5 x 4.8 x 4 cm.  Only minor scrape along edge on one crystal.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-803

OKK-803     Quartz (Faden)     Pakistan.  Thin interlocking crystals making up a faden group measuring 9.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  All double terminated crystals to 4 cm each.  Only one small contact on very end and no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-804

OKK-804     Siderite cast after Calcite     Aggenys, North Cape, South Africa.  A complete, hollow, chocolate brown pseudomorphs measuring 5.6 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  No damage.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKK-805

OKK-805     Calcite     Linwood, Iowa.  Attractive, water clear calcite rhombs on limestone with crystals to 2.1 cm each.  The crystals stand up high off rock and the piece sits on edge beautifully for display.  A couple tiny scuffs which are not an issue for most.  Mineralized on all sides so the piece displays well from any direction.  9 x 6.2 x 4 cm.  Nice.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-806

OKK-806     Calcite     Linwood, Iowa.  A domical piece with no damage and crystals to 2 cm each.  These are clear with light gray phantoms.  Measures 7 x 6.1 x 5.9 cm.  Excellent example for only $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-814

OKK-814     Siderite cast after Calcite     Aggenys, North Cape, South Africa.  These odd things have been around for awhile now.  Totally hollow and iiit can be seen due to breakage on one edge.  The piece measures 7.2 x 5 x 5 cm.  It is a matrix specimen and great conversation piece!  $45

 

 

 

 

OKK-807

OKK-807     Wulfenite on Mimetite      Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Mina La Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Flat green, low luster mimetite coats much of the specimen and on this are nice blocky wulfenites to over a centimeter each.  This piece is very three dimentional with well spaced crystals growing throughout.  6.5 x 6 x 3.4 cm.  No damage and attractive.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKK-808

OKK-808     Vanadinite     Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Prov., Morocco.  This is the top quality vanadinite for both color and luster.  A nice stack of large crystals is the primary focus and it rises straight up off the matrix.  The crystals are up to 1.6 cm each and the piece measures 8.5 x 4.9 x 4.9 cm.  Small area of breakage on backside only.  Very reasonably priced at $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-809

OKK-809     Wulfenite on Mimetite      Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Mina La Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Well distributed, blocky, lustrous, butterscotch crystals are high up on this matrix piece.  It displays great and measures in at 6.7 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm and has crystals to a centimeter on edge.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-810

OKK-810    Amethyst     Uruguay.    This beautiful quartz specimen has been carved into the shape of a heart and had its edges polished.  It measures 8.2 x 7.1 x 4.1 cm overall and is damage free.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-811

OKK-811    Quartz      near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa.   A nice cluster of damage free crystals at a good cost.  7.7 x 6 x 3.3 cm overall with no damage and fine aesthetics  $35

 

 

Some blow-up images will not match with the image of the mineral specimens in the September- November listings. 

I'm sorry and will try to have this problem corrected starting with the December postings. 

 

 

 

 

OKK-981

OKK-981     Gold    Yuba River Placers, Nevada County, California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs and Herb Oboda collections.  This 1.5 cm crudely crystallized nugget has as wonderful a provenance as look to it.  No damage, fine form and history, it makes for a fantastic addition of any collection.  $325

 

 

 

 

OKK982

OKK-982    Quartz     Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  Fully gem smoky quartz crystal measuring 2.4 x .8 x .7 cm.  What makes this piece very interesting are the extra terminal faces.  I assume it is twinned but under which law I am unaware.  No damage, very attractive.  $75

 

 

 

 

OKK-983

OKK-983    Phosgenite    Bage Mine, Cromford, Derbyshire, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  This fantastic little crystal is a floater measuring 1.6 x .6 x .5 cm overall.  It is tan in color with no damage and excellent form.  It is a relatively rare tetragonal carbonate that I have only ever seen from Italy.  This one is a classic and unlikely to be found for sale anywhere else.  A desirable piece for its quality, location, and species rarity.  $650

 

 

 

 

OKK984

OKK-984    Campylite    Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbia, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  This richly coated TN specimen measures a huge 4.3 x 2.2 cm and is approximately half a cm thick.  The balls of crystals are to .5 cm each.  There are also single hexagonal crystals too that are smaller on the matrix giving the piece a nice diversity of forms.  No damage excluding a couple of the balls along the edges.  A piece this well coated is unusual and this is likely the best of these classics in this size that I have had available.  Just barely fits in a perky box.  $195

 

 

 

 

OKK-985

OKK-985    Millerite    Rt. 27 Road Cut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  George Shaw collector, 1982.  Beautiful, long golden millerites are twisted in all manner of positions within this geode.  The vug is lined with quartz stalactites and the millerites are well rooted.  The crystals stick out well beyond the void, are dense, and attractive to the eye.  2 x 2 x 1.7 cm overall.  Very high quality.  Mounted in a perky box.  $120

 

 

 

 

OKK-986

OKK-986    Analcime    RESERVED    Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A very attractive, damage free, and balanced specimen measuring 2.9 x 2.1 x 2 cm overall.  It is a floater and displays well.  Other species present.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKK-987

OKK-987    Calcite on Fluorite       RESERVED     Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  An excellent TN cube of nice gemmy clarity (one large internal crack) that is damage free.  Overgrowth by white calcites, a couple with minor damage.  Overall very good quality with attractive views, nice luster and good form.  3.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm yet it does fit in a perky box.  $130

 

 

 

 

OKK-988

OKK-988    Fluorite       RESERVED    Montrose Rock Dump, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  One good crystal measuring 1.2 cm on edge.  Nearby crystal is broken off as can be seen in the images.  3.5 x 3 x 2 cm.  $15

 

 

 

 

OKK-989

OKK-989    Millerite    Friedrich Mine, Wissen, Sigerland, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  Oh my!  This thing is nothing short of impressive for a millerite.  Thick stocky crystals to .8 cm long is thick nests on matrix.  The piece measures 2.5 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm overall and is exhibiting nice crystals on all sides.  I’ve inspected this closely with 10x and believe it to be damage free with any crystals that were once matrix connected to have healed or been overgrown by other millerites or micro quartz.  Great form, luster, and aesthetics.  This is another one of those classic specimens which I believe is nearly or entirely impossible to fine in today’s market. Yes, expensive, but I believe it will be a real treasure for the discerning TN collector.  $900

 

 

 

 

OKK-991

OKK-991    Fluorite     Heights Mine, Westgate, Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A large twinned TN measuring 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm.  Nice clarity and luster, one internal crack, no external damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKK-992

OKK-992     Fluorite    RESERVED   May Stone and Sand Quarry, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A single yellow cube of nice clarity with minor limestone matrix.  It measures 1.9 cm on edge.  Surfaces are of high luster with scallop shaped growth hillocks.  Very nice, very minor base contacts/ almost a floater.  Views great from all sides with the minor contacts being down facing.  $55

 

 

Some blow-up images will not match with the image of the mineral specimens in the September- November listings. 

I'm sorry and will try to have this problem corrected starting with the December postings. 

 

 

 

OKK-993

OKK-993     Fluorite     Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A somewhat crude cube on a matrix of fluorite and calcite.  The specimen is 2.9 x 2 x 2 cm.  Aesthetic form, moderate luster and odd coloration.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKK-994

OKK-994    Amethyst with Rutile Inclusions     Fields near Pocopson, Pocopson Township, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  Another rare classic!  Thread like rutile crystals in a zoned Herkimer diamond like quartz crystal measuring 2.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm.  One contact on end and very minor chipping, overall condition being good.  Excellent luster and clarity with striation clean faces and rich purple color where color is present.  A very uncommon specimen!  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-996

OKK-996    Fluorite     Heights Mine, Westgate, Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  Another nice damage free twin measuring 3.1 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKK-997

OKK-997   Beryl    Reynolds Mine, Beryl Hill, Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs and Ralph Lapham collections.  Definitly a pocket crystal of good translucence and excellent medium blue color.  Double terminated with no damage and only a single small contact.  Measures 1.4 x .7 x .6 cm.  Very nice!  $90

 

 

 

 

OKK-998

OKK-998   Beryl    Reynolds Mine, Beryl Hill, Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs and Ralph Lapham collections.  This nicely emerald colored beryl measures 1.7 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  Cryde form but definitely double terminated.  Part of a small rider crystal attached and some minor gray quartz.  $75

 

 

 

 

OKK-999

OKK-999     Titanite     Eagles Nest, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A single crystal of good form measuring 2.6 x 2.5 x 1 cm.  Unusual location for these, in good condition with oly minor chipping.  From an older collection “TITANITE” written on base of crystal.  $35

 

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