California Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

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California pegmatites offers a good selection of top shelf minerals including fine tourmalines, kunzites, aquamarines and spodumenes.  How about those gold, benitoite, garnets and the other fine specimens form California, as well.

 

 

 

OKO-788

OKO-788         Spodumene (variety Kunzite)             Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  An attractive gem crystal measuring 6 x 2.3 x .4 cm.  A small area showing minor clay inclusion seen in the third image.  No damage floater.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-886

OKJ-886     Andradite/ Melanite     San Benito, California   Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A nice plate of small crystals (to .7 cm each) exposed in matrix.  3.2 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm overall.  No damage.  Attractive.   Mounted in a perky box.    $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-810

OKJ-810      Tourmaline     near San Diego, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A small, but beautifully formed, bubblegum pink, tourmaline that measures 1.3 x 1 x.6 cm.  Great translucence/transparency.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-567

OKK-567     Calcite     Palm Wash, California.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  Small plate of crystals from an unusual location 5.6 x 4.5 x 4 cm.  Second pic should be front with bigger crystals and only one tiny ding.  Back is also nice but a couple of dings present there.  Interesting selective face phantoms.  Crystal form is tabular and also unusual. $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-331

OKN-331     Tourmaline     "Cityscape Pocket", Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, circ. 1980s.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  5.4 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm.  Front side is open showing pink, fibrous core while the back is coated by white (albite)?  The only damage is to the green base which is chipped along part of its length as seen.  Nice specimen.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-219

Back

OKM-219    Colemanite    Boron, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  8 x 6.8 x 5.5 cm grouping of drapery form (stalactitic) deposits of crystals that view from any side.  Very minor contacts at top.  Excellent condition overall with white double terminated bladed crystals throughout piece on yellow crystals.  Excellent contrast, excellent luster, excellent form.  Sits nicely.  High quality in all regards.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-218

Back

OKM-218    Colemanite    Boron, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  8 x 5 x 5.5 cm grouping of drapery form (stalactitic) deposits of crystals that view from any side.  Very clean all around.  Excellent condition overall with white double terminated bladed crystals to 3 cm each throughout piece on yellow crystals.  Excellent contrast, excellent luster, excellent form.  Sits nicely.  High quality in all regards.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-798

OKM-798     Tourmaline with Lepidolite    Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This tourmaline is a bright pink color, transparent with heavy internal fracturing and singly terminated with lepidolite covering the majority of that termination.  A couple minor chips on termination where lepidolite is flaked off.  Overall nice condition.  4 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm  $280

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-800

Best display side

OKM-800     Tourmaline    Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm piece that stands nicely for display.  Back has several areas of breakage but front displays damage free.  Soft greens and pinks, good luster, crude terminations.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-803

OKM-803     Tourmaline    Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm piece that stands nicely for display.  Damage free.  Bubblegum pink, good luster, nice gemmy interior that is fractured in areas, and crude terminations. There was a fracture (white) that once ran through the crystals and has now healed.  It gives the crystals a natural bend.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-142

OKM-142    Neptunite    San Benito, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Very attractive, high luster, damage free crystals to 1.6 cm each.  The specimen measures 3.4 x 3 x 2 cm and the crystals are contrasted nicely due to the bright white natrolite.  A nice example in miniature size.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-151

OKL-151    Neptunite on Natrolite     San Benito, California.  Ex Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A 1 cm crystal stands up beautifully in the center of natrolite matrix.  Small area on one front edge looks stepped.  I do not think it is damage.  3 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm.   Mounted in a perky box.  Attractive crystal in high relief and contrast.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-448

OKH-448    Rutile     Bishop, California.  A sharply formed crystal measuring 1.2 x .9 x .7 cm overall.  Double terminated with thin white matrix covering part on one.  It is a twin.  Shows a tiny micro abrasion on back visible only with magnification.  Sharp specimen $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-510

OKL-510      Ferroaxinite with Actinolite      New Melones Dam spillway, Calaveras County, California.  Transparent, gemmy axinites to 1.3 cm each forming a plate of damage free crystals measuring 2.7 x 1 x 1 cm.  Among these fine crystals are needles of fibrous actinolite to approx.. a cm each.  This is somewhat rare for the site with these actinolites coming from only a single vein ant the locale.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent condition, luster, form and color for the location.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-582

OKL-582   Calcite, Gypsum and Dolomite    Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, California.  Ex. Bob Trimingham collection.  A very unusual calcite that on first glance woulf pass as a pseudomorph after wulfenite.  Large tabular crystals are up to 3.5 cm each and coat the upper surface of the piece.  Most of the crystals stand up in high relief and give you an excellent look at their strange morphology. A nice little spray of transparent, acicular gypsum crystals on what I would consider to be the backside.  Minor damage to a couple smaller crystals.  10.5 x 7.2 x 4 cm.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-179

OKK-179    Cinnabar    Culver Bear Mine, Sonoma Co., California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunnning collection.  Raspberry red crystals coating the inside of a concave matrix.  6.2 x 4 x 3 cm overall.  Crystals are small and flat to matrix.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-907

OKK-907     Elbaite          Pala District, San Diego County, California.  An attractive example with a healed base, measuring 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm.  Very translucent to transparent, light green with pink in the base.  No damage.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-834

OKJ-834    Halotrichite      Mojave, Kern County, California.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  3.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm piece with bright white sprays of halotrichite fibers on matrix.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-596

OKK-596    Kunzite    San Diego, San Diego County California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Nice gemmy healed cleave.  It measures 3 x 1.8 x .8 cm and is mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-912

OKH-912    Gold    Tuolumne River, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  3 millimeter nugget nicely mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-907

OKH-907     Boleite     Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A typical sized floater specimen of this uncommon material.  It measures .4 cm on edge.  Two small chips on edges.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-962

OKH-962    Tourmaline    Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A fine damage free, single terminated crystal with minor quartz and lepidolite as accessories.  The crystal measures 3 cm long and is .8 cm wide.  Translucent to transparent, lightly striated, rich pink color.  Only $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-875

OKH-875    Fluorite      Felix Mine, Azusa, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Atypical crystal form for the location exhibited by a green crystal showing light purple edge phantoms (internally).  This was subsequently covered by green fluorite in a cube octahedron combination.  Really unusual in several ways.  2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm with main crystal being 1 cm in diameter.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-768

OKH-768    Gold    Grass Valley, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A well formed 9. x .5 x .2 cm nugget.  All gold, no accessories.  No damage and in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-760

OKH-760      Gold     Grass Valley, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This small, 1 cm, piece displays lots of gold leaf (maybe crystals…tough to tell when it’s this small) and is mounted in a perky box.  In nice condition, fine luster and interesting form.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-721

OKH-721    Artinite and Desautelsite     San Benito, County, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.    Nice groupings of acicular artinite crystals.  The sprays are well formed in most cases and damage free.  No matting.  Good coating of yellow desautelsite below on the matrix and on most other surfaces of the matrix.  The entire piece measures 5.2 x 4 x 3 cm.  Very nice displayable example of this rare mineral.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-722

OKH-722    Artinite and Desautelsite     San Benito, County, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.    A lesser specimen with incomplete groupings of acicular artinite crystals.  No matting.  Good coating of yellow desautelsite below on the matrix in some areas.  The entire piece measures 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm.  Good systematic collection example of this rare mineral.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-623

OKH-623   Fluorite   Felix Mine, Azusa, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This small example measures 3.4 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm overall.  What makes it special is the elaborate crystals.  They are well formed transparent green octahedrons that have been overgrown by cubes.  I each octahedral point is a larger cubic growth of clearer fluorite.  Very reminiscent of Mexico and Peru.  No damage.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-684

OKH-684    Gold Nugget    Diltz Mine, Mariposa County, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  3.1 gram specimen that measures 1.6 x 1 x .7 cm and is slightly hollowed on backside.  There is a tiny dab of rubber cement on the backside that should be removed otherwise a perfect, show example.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-685

OKH-685    Elbaite          Himalaya Mine, Pala, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A wonderful, competition grade TN specimen that measures 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm.  Nice rich colors and great translucence to pink region, gemmy in green cap.  Fine termination without the normal dings and minor issues.  One 2 mm dissolution pit on termination.  Minor modifications to what is essentially a finely single terminated crystal.  No damage.  Very aesthetic.  $425

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-714

OKH-714    Fluorite   Felix Mine, Azusa, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This example is a more typical specimen from the location.  It is dominated by a large octahedron measuring 3 cm on edge.  It’s surfaces are highly modified by cubes, it is apple green in color, and internally transparent.  It measures 7 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm overall and is damage free.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-606

OKI-606    Axinite    San Quinita, Baja, California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A fine, very translucent blade of axinite measuring 1.5 x 1.3 x .3 cm.  Damage free and mounted in a perky box.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-632

OKI-632     Epidote    Miracle Mountain Mine, Calaveras Co., California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A nice, stocky, mildly translucent crystal from a locale which I know nothing about.  An expensive piece for me to acquire, nice form and attractive.  2.6 x 2.6 by a cm thick.  120$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-436

OKF-436    Boleite    Amelia Mine, Baja, California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Donald Briggs collection.  A beautiful little .5 cm floater crystal of this rare mineral mounted on a post in a perky box.  Deep blue and of the highest luster for the species.  Nicely priced!  35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-291

Close up

OKF-291    Rutile     Champion mine, Laure, Inyo County, California.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  This find plate of crystals measures 6.5 x 5.3 cm in is approximately 2 cm in thickness.  The primary crystal is 1.4 cm and absolutely gorgeous.  The luster is very high on the specimen.  One tiny accessory crystal is broken, otherwise this is a damage free specimen.  None of the main crystals have any problems.  A great piece for this locality.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-287

A dusty close up

OKF-287    Rutile     Champion mine, Laure, Inyo County, California.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  This section of matrix measures 7.5 x 6.5 cm and averages approximately 3 cm thick embedded within a surface are several rutile crystals to 2 cm each.  There of exceptionally high luster and damage free.  These specimens rival those of the famous Graves Mt. in Georgia and show more tints of red.  A very good specimen for this unusual rutile locale.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-150

OKF-150    Benitoite and Neptunite    San Benito, California.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  This attractive specimen measures 7.3 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm.  Its primary display face boasts a lustrous, double terminated, 1.8 cm neptunite crystal.  Others are present as well, including one which is broken off near the termination of the primary neptunite.  There is also one small benitoite which is approximately .4 cm on edge.  It is somewhat hidden near the upper edge of the piece.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-540

OKD-540     Benitoite    Dallas Mine, San Benito Co., California.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.     Several blue beitoite crystals to 1.9 cm on edge form this attractive thumbnail sized specimen.  The crystals interpenetrate one another at odd angles.  Two crystals have small chips on their bottom sides from matrix contact.  Good translucence and form.  Moderate to good luster.  165$

 

 

 

 

 

CC0100

Coemanite cluster from Boron, California. 70$

Double terminated crystals to over a cm.

Very showy. Minor glue/ foam on backside.

OKB-016

OKB-016 Garnet/ Epidote Bishop, Inyo Co., California. Gemmy, glassy luster, brownish red garnets up to 3 cm form a small pocket like cluster with several translucent green epidote crystals at its center. Attractive grouping with all the garnet crystals only being partial crystals. The epidotes are prismatic and reach up to 2.5 cm. 4.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm overall. Good piece from an unusual location. 35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-017

OKB-017 Garnet Bishop, Inyo Co., California. Gemmy, brownish red garnets up to 2.5 cm. Smaller garnets in the .5 cm range are complete and very nice. 4 x 2.5 x 3 cm. Fantastic luster. 20$

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