Arkansas Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

                                            Quartz

 

Arkansas is well known for producing quality mineral specimens.  It's quartz, from numerous mine currently operating and having operated in the past, is known world wide.

 

 

 

These mineral specimens are classics from the famous Arkansas mineral region of Magnet Cove.  The brookites are high luster, well formed crystals.  Brookites from Magent Cove are a North American classic.        Most of the brookites from this classic site at Magnet Cove, Arkansas show growth hillocks on their surfaces.        Brookites from Magnet Cove, AR

Nice examples from this classic U.S. location.  Seldom seen on the mineral market today these specimens are from a find made in the early 1970s.   All show well formed brookite (pseudomorphed by rutile) crystals, many with highly developed growth hillocks on ½ or more of the crystal faces.  The crystals have great metallic luster but the growth hillocks sometimes make them appear duller than they really are.  All are on quartz which has been altered to albite.  Tough to get material at a very reasonable price.

 

 

 

OKN-774

OKN-774     Quartz      Hot Springs, Arkansas. (I think given some of the surface growth features that it is actually from Brazil).  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7.5 x 7.4 x 6.3 cm piece that displays nicely, has good clarity, but a couple tiny dings as seen.  Someone will love this piece at this price…. $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-769

OKN-769    Quartz   RESERVED  Coleman’s Mine, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine cluster measuring 10 x 7.1 x 5. 4 cm with crystals to 6 cm each.  I’ve searched and only find one crystal with a ding on its backside.  Outstanding condition overall given how much is here and vulnerable to breakage.  It dispalys damage free and sits well on a section of flat base or other ways.  Great views all around.  Top grade quartz from this prolific locality.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-617

OKN-617     Quartz (faden)     Stand on Your Heads Mine, Saline County, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  3.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm grouping forming a beautiful, stacked grouping of doubly terminated crystals.  No damage.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  An excellent example in a form not common to Arkansas quartz.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-760

OKN-760      Quartz (irradiated)      Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A typical piece that is transparent and smoky.  Sits upright, no damage.  Tiny (about 1 mm) internal crack at termination is visible from back.  Top luster, attractive for this price….  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-748

OKN-748     Quartz     Hot Springs area, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An attractive display specimen with large, clear crystals to 8.5 cm each.  18 x 8.5 x 8 cm overall.  Some edge crystals show breakage from removal.  A couple healed surface so overall condition is good.  Nice in all directions.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-743

OKN-743      Quartz      Coleman’s Mine, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A 7.6 x 4.6 x 4.5 cm cluster of clear crystals to approximately 3.5 cm each.  Nice display qualities and no damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-403

OKN-403     Quartz    Ron Coleman’s Mine, Arkansas. A nice point with some matrix.  Minor rub along edge otherwise in excellent shape.  Nice clear, well formed, lustrous, matrix crystal.  8 x 3.8 x 3 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-601

OKN-601     Pyrite pseudomorph after Marcasite   Highland, Arkansas.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Exceptional luster, exceptional form, great views from any direction.  No damage.  2.9 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm.  Minor adhesive on base.  Great specimen.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-348

OKN-348     Quartz     Wegner’s Blue Phantom Mine, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Collected by Michael Walter, circ. 1990.  An 11 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm plate.  Some inclusions in this exceptionally clear quartz.  Some minor damage that is not distracting to the overall high aesthetics of this piece.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-465

OKN-465     Quartz     Jeffrey Mine, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Very unusual for the location a floater with a distinct Faden line running its length.  5.8 x 1.5 x .8 cm overall, composed of double terminated crystals with zero damage.  Minor oxide staining on one end.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-943

OKM-943      Perovskite     Kimzey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Hot Springs Co., Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  10 octahedral, metallic crystals to 1.2 cm each in a perky box.  Some show damage but most are in nice condition and I believe a couple are twinned.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-944

OKM-944      Perovskite     Kimzey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Hot Springs Co., Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  10 dodecahedral, metallic crystals to .9 cm each in a perky box.  Damage free and several are twinned.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-343

OKN-343    Quartz (Irradiated)     Coleman's Mine, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Very high luster, dark point measuring 11 x 7.1 x 5.2 cm.  Third pic shows an tiny internal crack (2 mm) on backside.  Great condition with no true damage unless you consider this internal mark.  Top quality.   $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-989

OKN-989     Quartz     Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  9.3 x 9 x 8 cm with stocky crystals to 10 cm each.  Free of any damage, displays/ sits great.  A very nice quality quartz.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-417

OKN-417      Quartz     Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Although common, fine quartz specimens are seldom quite as display worthy as this one.  The cluster measures 14.9 x 11 x 8.2 cm.  The balance and form are great and the crystals are of high quality.  The specimen views well from any direction but does need a stand to show upright as I am showing it in the images.  There is a tip ding on the backside of he big point.  Aesthetic and well priced.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-418

OKN-418     Quartz     Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a large, imposing quartz plate with big damage free crystals.  It would make a fine home decor specimen but would also display great in a cabinet.  24 x 18 x 14 cm.  High quality crystal in a large plate weighing in at about ten pounds.  No damage anywhere.  The sandstone matrix is healed with small quartz crystals appearing in several places on its back and base surfaces.  Mostly single terminated crystals with some being double terminated.  Much better in person.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-756

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OKM-756    Wavellite    Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  5 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm.  A few very tiny ball are split showing the internal radial structure.  For all intensive purposes the specimen displays as a damage free floater.  Excellent quality.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-132

OKM-132    Quartz     Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Very clear small cluster.  One point chipped of but it looks terminated unless closely inspected.  5.5 x 4 x 4 cm.  Attractive.   $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-789

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OKM-789    Quartz     Jeffrey Quarry, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 76 By Harold Dibble.  7.2 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm overall.  A floater cluster with complex compound terminations.  A couple of ponts broke off but the piece photos and displays nicely.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-479

OKL-479    Rutile     MCTC Mine, Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  This is a specimen composed of several intergrown “sixlings” which measures 2.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm overall.  The twins are large and clear to view.  Views well from any direction, and could be a floater but it is mounted in a perky box and would need to be removed to find out. Zero damage, high luster, minor attached calcite.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-947

OKK-947       Quartz       Ron Coleman Mine, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Michael Walter collection, collected by Michael Walter.  Figured Specimen, Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power, book by Teresa Kennedy, Marlowe and Company, New York, 2007.  Currently available through Barnes & Noble and various other book dealers.  A nice plate of single and double terminated crystals to 5.7 cm each.  13 x 7 x 5.3 cm overall.  The crystals have a milky base/ matrix but the crystal terminations and prisms are glass clear.  No damage except contacts along edges.  The images fail to convey how clear these crystals really are.  The crystals are all damage free, of course.  Great example.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-948

OKK-948       Chalcopyrite on Dolomite     Blackrock, Arkansas.  Ex. Michael Walter collection, perv. Nancy Collins collection.  Figured Specimen, Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power, book by Teresa Kennedy, Marlowe and Company, New York, 2007.  Currently available through Barnes & Noble and various other book dealers.  A sharp looking plate of deep salmon/ pink dolomite crystal.  Small chalcopyrites sit up high on several crystals.  9.4 x 9.2 x 2.6 cm.  No damage.   $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-675

OKK-675     Brookite     Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  A cute, high luster single crystal with no damage and attractive form.  .9 x .8 x .5 cm.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-662

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OKK-662    Faden Quartz    Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   This is a rare deal for the area.  Fadens have always been rare from here and this one is one of high quality.  It measures 3.2 x 2.5 x approx.7 cm overall, is a floater and shows only very minor chipping in a couple of small areas.  Exceptional piece for the quartz collector who appreciates rarities.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-153

OKK-153     Quartz       Ron Coleman's Mine, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Collected by Michael Walter.  A big, displayable perfect point clear at tip down to milky at base.  Zero damage, sharp edges and point, extra faces (very small ones).   11.7 x 7.2 x 6.6 cm.  Excellent aesthetics all around.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-620

OKK-620     Brookite and Quartz     Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nice high luster brookite embedded in quartz.  The big quartz has a very minor tip ding on its backside, otherwise a very clean specimen.  3.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm and even some decent crystals on the backside.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-852

OKJ-852    Quartz    Jeffrey Mine, Arkansas.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Nice cluster of long, water clear crystals measuring 3.7 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-743

OKJ-743      Quartz      Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Aesthetic stack of very clear, double terminated crystals from a famous location noted for delicate clusters such as this.   3.8 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm overall.  One tiny crystal is missing a tip otherwise a floater.  Mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-639

OKJ-639     Brookite on Quartz    Magnet Cove, Hot Springs County, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Two very attractive brookites in octahedral form on a stalactitic grouping of small quartz crystals.  3.3 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm.  1 plus cm large brookite.  No damage and aesthetic.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKOK-111

OKOK-111     Quartz      Ron Coleman’s Mine, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Collected by Michael Walter mid 1990’s.  Nicest piece from a football sized pocket.  Combination of clear and semi-clear crystals to over 8 cm each.  9.9 x 8.5 x 5.2 cm.  Very clean minus a micro ding of less than a mm on the big crystal.  Minor base contact with fantastic views from any direction.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-843

OKH-843    Smithsonite after Dolomite     RESERVED       Rush, Arkansas.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Attractive curved saddles of large dolomite crystals replaced by light orangish yellow smithsonite.  3 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm overall.  Excellent damage free example.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-727

OKH-727    Wavelite    Avant, Arkansas.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Nice complete balls to 1.4 cm each and a half ball measuring 2.2 cm in diameter on this 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm piece.  The split open ball is what would have to be considered damage but it certainly adds to the aesthetics of the piece to see the interior of one of the crystal aggregates.  Nice luster and matrix color contrast.  Excellent specimen.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-412

OKH-412    Smithsonite    Rush Arkansas.  Pseudomorph after dolomite???  2 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm.  The crystal grouping is of nice color and very attractive form, thin saddle shaped, intergrown crystals that stand way off of the matrix.  No damage.  Mounted in Styrofoam perky box base.  Nice!  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-579

OKI-579     Quartz    Jeffrey Quarry, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. A nice, tabular grouping of clear crystals measuring 3.5 x 2.3 x .7 cm.  Typical of the nice crystals from this locale…very clear, crisply formed and interesting their aesthetics.  A good example.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-176

OKI-176    Quartz     Ron Coleman’s Mine, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1998.  A nice large point on minor sandstone matrix.  Beautifully trimmed with several minor crystals.  Largest crystal measures 8.6 cm and is gem clear.  Showy and without damage.  One minor internal crack.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-142

OKI-142     Brookite and Brookite pseudomorph after Rutile on Quartz    Kilpatrick and Adams Mine, Magnet Cove, Hot Springs Co., Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A interesting rarity from the early 1980s.  A 1.1 cm pseudomorph (hollow) and some smaller, nice clean brookites.  Both on the same specimen is rather unusual, but there they are!  There is no damage to this miniature.  3.4 x 2.4 x 2 cm overall.  Attractive from all sides.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-512

OKF-512     Rutile pseudo. after Brookiteite     Magnet Cove, Hot Springs, Arkansas.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George English specimen.  This is likely a nineteenth century specimen, and a good one at that.  A classic American specimen and location.  Great provenance.  Super piece!  This excellent example measures 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm and is a floater (although on surface is regrown).  It has zero damage and is amazing in its form and luster, especially for a pseudomorph.  Very complex growth features on the surface of this large crystal.  A beautiful example!  300$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-088

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OKF-088    Brookite    Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  What a whopper!  This beautiful 3.2 cm crystal has a great luster and excellent form.  There is old matrix contact (partially recrystalized on back and a small part of one corner of crystal).  Exceptional piece for this site….the best I have seen in the many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of specimens I have handled.  There is also a small rider crystal.  Great specimen!   150$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-018

OKD-018    Quartz    Jeffrey Stone Quarry, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Beautiful, gemmy, alpine style quartz.  This one is damage free and a complete floater with everything having wonderful double terminations.  10.6 cm long.  There was a decent supply of these three decades ago but no longer.  They were seldom this perfect.  The serious quartz collector needs several of these in the collection.  120$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-019

OKD-019    Quartz    Jeffrey Stone Quarry, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Beautiful, gemmy, alpine style quartz.  This one is damage free and a complete floater with everything having wonderful double terminations.  9 cm long.  This fine piece has some of its crystals are in parallel growth and tabular in form.  There was a decent supply of these three decades ago but no longer.  They were seldom this perfect.  The serious quartz collector needs several of these in the collection.  165$

  

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-263

 

OKB-263   Quartz   Colemans Mine, Arkansas.   Irradiated cluster.  Nice form.  18$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-180

OKB-180 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. Tabular, double terminated, crystal 3 x 2.5 cm in size. Very clean and showy. One very tiny chip. 10$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-181

OKB-181 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. Three water clear points and minor points on matrix. Biggest point is 5.5 cm long. Overall 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm. 22$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-182

OKB-182 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. Tiny water clear cluster with a regrown base. Cute 2 cm thumbnail. 6$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-183

OKB-183 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. Nice cluster with crystals to 3.5 cm. This 7 x 7 cm plate is also coated by crystals on its bottom side. Good form and show. 20$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-184

OKB-184 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. This 5 cm long specimen is a fully crystalized shard. Very clean. Superb specimen to wire wrap. 20$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-186

OKB-186 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. 6 cm single clear crystal on milky matrix. most surfaces on matrix are recrystalized. Nice. 15$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-187

OKB-187 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. Big point which is clear near tip and grades to milky at base. 45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-188

OKB-188 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. Great display cluster with c=some clay staining. 9 x 6 x 5 cm with biggest point being 5.5 cm 35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-001

OKB-001 Quartz Wegner's Blue Phantom Mine, Arkansas. Water clear, 3.9 cm, single point with a nice gray phantom. Excellent example. 15$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-002

OKB-002 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas. 5 x 3 x 2 cm cluster with only one small contact spot. Two bigger points are 2 to 3 cm each while others are smaller. These clear crystals displays very nicely. 18$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-003

OKB-003 Quartz Coleman's Mine, Arkansas.  Great water clear points compose this cluster. Biggest point is over 4 x 2 cm while the entire specimen measures 5 x 5 x 4 cm. Displays well showing the radiating points. 40$

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