English, Scottish, and  Irish Mineral Specimens For Sale


A fine English quartz specimen.     

                              Quartz                                                                            Calcite                                                                            Fluorite and Quartz                                                                         Fluorite


Mineral specimens from the United Kingdom represent some of the most sought after material in the mineral collector's world  Many of the materials from this region of the world are considered classics.  In today's mineral collecting market these specimens are becoming more difficult to get.  Most reach the market thought the redistribution of older collections.  We are proud to  have a good selection of minerals in stock from the U. K.





OKO-647        Witherite with Alstonite    Alston Moor, Cumbria, England.   Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Another classic specimen!  This fine piece measures 7 x 5 x 4 cm.  It appears to be a witherite crystal coated by platy alstonite crystals over almost all of its surface.  No damage but it has some edge contacts.  $150







OKO-645      Mimetite (variety Campyllite)    Dry Gill, England.  This fine English classic measures 5.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm.  Large crystals compose the piece but there are several chips as seen.  $40







OKO-639      Pharmocosiderite     Burdell Gill, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  There is a 4 cm, centrally positioned vug in this specimen with a nice coating of pharmocosiderite crystals lining it.  The specimen measures 10 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm.  No damage.  $150






OKO-634      Witherite with Sphalerite and Barite      Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nentsberry, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is a very unusual ball of witherite with small fragments of brecciated limestone, sphalerite crystals and barite on its surface.  5.5 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm.  Excellent condition with a couple small base contacts.  $175







OKO-635      Sphalerite     Nenthead, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This piece is made of complex sphalerites all intergrown in a 9.4 x 5 x 3.2 cm plate.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $60







OKO-636      Barite      Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This fine specimen is a domical cluster of barite blades that form an aesthetic rosette.  7.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm.  The crystals are transparent to translucent and higher in luster than the images indicate.  One crystal on very end is chipped (small cleave).  This is actually excellent condition for one of these classics.  Very fine piece.  $195







OKN-802      Hematite      Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England.  Ex. Harold Dibble Collection.  This specimen measures 10.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm and is domical in shape.  Well lit the upper surfaces sparkle from micro crystallization.  No damage to this fine, classic example.  $60







OKO-377    Calcite and Analcime    Croft Quarry, Croft, Leicestershire, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A lustrous, domical piece with attractive translucent and transparent crystals.  3.1 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm.  No damage.  $25







OKO-649       Barite     Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This 6.6 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm cluster is a damage free piece that has two sides of equal beauty.  No damage anywhere and only a small edge of contact that is it's base.  Very translucent milky /cream colored crystals of typical bladed form.  Could use more cleaning with iron removal product so it is priced accordingly.  Excellent example of this classic material.  $70








OKO-650       Barite     Freiberg, England. Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Here is a beautiful cluster of tabular barite crystals forming a hemispherical dome.  8.5 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm overall.  It has high luster, attachments of what looks like calcite or quartz coated b barite, and minor sulfides.  This kind of classic European material is not often available to acquire at this kind of price.   $225







OKO-651       Galena, Dolomite, Quartz, Sphalerite      Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Another classic piece of English mineralogy!  This plate measures 7.7 x 6.1 x 3.1 cm overall.  This is a fine, damage-free, domical plate with galena cubes modified by octahedra.  Fine patina but, it also has flash created by its quartz druse matrix and minor coatings.  This piece is better in person having a historic look, as it should, but also the ability to catch the eye with it's aesthetics!  $175







OKO-652       Mimetite (variety Campylite) on Quartz      Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Classic... this is an aesthetic example (my photos are way to dark, the piece is bright and attractive), that measures 5.3 x 5 x 3.8 cm.  A couple chipped quartz crystal but, all the mimetites are complete, well formed, large (to over a cm each) and damage free.  The piece can be displayed different several ways quite nicely.  This price is a real bargain for this material.  $135







OKO-653       Fluorite      Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is rather uncommon for this classic fluorite county.  Clear fluorite!  This fine plate of fluorites is 9.2 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm in size with crystals to 1.7 cm on edge.  The large twin on the edge of the plate is a thing of beauty with one of the crystals being tabular.  The crystals are transparent and of good luster.  I see only two tiny dings and can only find them under magnification, so the piece displays as if it were totally damage free.  FLUORESCENT red in SW and even brighter red/purple in LW UV light.  An excellent piece in so many ways.   $180







OKO-655    Calcite on Quartz    Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen has light green calcites on white to clear quartz crystals.  It measures 6.1 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm.  One large quartz on the edge shows breakage.  $85







OKO-656    Calcite     Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is an aesthetic cluster that is better in person.  It measures 5.7 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  There is only a thin edge showing a couple tiny points of contact.  No damage and good from any direction or side.  The crystals are clear to slightly milky.  $40







OKO-658    Calcite     Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen is composed of clear to slightly milky crystals that coat every part of the specimen.  6.5 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  Only a tiny contact on base/back side.  $55







OKO-659     Galena, Dolomite, Sphalerite, Quartz     Nenthead, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  The aesthetics on this specimen are very nice.  It measures 5.6 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm with crystals to 2.5 cm on edge.  The specimen is domical and the galenas have a fine patina.  No damage.  Classic material.  $80








OKN-794     Calcite      Lancashire, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A classic calcite of wonderful form and color is seen here!  The crystals have obvious red phantoms, very high luster and interesting form.  There is one crystal that is cleaved off in main body of crystals.  It is seen at it worst from the side in the third image.  Other than that this is in good condition.  Front view is spectacular.  $450







OKN-792      Calcite    Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  These are tabular crystals with good transparency/ translucence throughout.  It measures 5.3 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm.  There is one part with crystal contacts on back and one area that has contact from matrix on base.  No damage to all primary crystals.  Good luster and form.  A fine calcite from a location known for its fluorites, not its calcites.   $90







OKO-726       Barite       Dufton, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A huge single crystal measuring 14 x 8.4 x 6.4 cm.  There is notable damage on the termination of this old timer with and a couple of obvious scratches needing some oiling, as seen.  Very translucent, actually transparent to a considerable depth.  $400








OKN-737      Fluorite     Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A cube measuring 4.7 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm on edges.  Nice color and form but there is damage on some corners as seen in images.  $40








OKN-584    Fluorite    Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.2 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm single twin crystal of a fantastic green color and very high luster.  Internal cracking, lots of gemmy areas, well formed.  A classic in anyone’s book.  No damage.  $35








OKM-953     Sphalerite    Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbra, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1970s.  Prev. George Springs collection.  A beautiful plate of twinned and no-twinned crystals measuring 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.  No damage to primary crystals, just to one on the edge where the specimen was broken free from the host rock.  CLASSIC.  Views nicely, mounted in a perky box.   $70








OKN-450    Fluorite    Rogerley Mine, Frosterley County, Durham, England.  Ex. Dawne and Paul Dunning collection.  4.4 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm dome of large cubes to 2.4 cm on edge.  One corner cleave otherwise in good condition.  Nice translucence, rich color and good form.  Some faces frosted and others lustrous.  $50









OKN-472     Fluorite     Newlandside Quarry, Stanhope, Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  5.5 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm dome of twins and single cubes.  One twin in the center has a tiny chip seen with 10x magnification otherwise in nice condition.  Attractive with a high luster and excellent crystal transparency.  $40








OKN-924      Fluorite, Quartz and Galena     Rogerley Mine, Fosterley Co., Durham, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An aesthetically formed grouping of nice green crystals on clear druse quartz.  No twinned crystals.  Octahedral galenas are a nice addition.  No damage only perimeter contacts.  Is glued to a circular acrylic base.  5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm overall with cubes to .8 cm each on edge.  $150








OKN-116     Fluorite     Derbyshire, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7 x 5.4 x 3.4 cm piece with cubes to 2.4 cm on edge each.  Odd flower like inclusions throughout these purple cubes.  Edge contacts and some minor chips of small size.  Domical piece so can be viewed from any direction.  A good specimen for the price.  $150









OKN-974     Barite     Yorkshire, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A very fine barite with no damage, only minor edge contacts.  Well formed white, transparent/ translucent crystals to 3 cm each make up this slightly domical plate that measures 9.5 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm.  Classic material.  Attractive example.  $400








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OKN-982      Fluorite      Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection, prev. Richard Norman Kelley, perv. Lazard Cahn collections.  A large, historic specimen with wonderful provenance.  This museum sized piece measures 20 x 16 x 6 cm with nicely twinned and simple cubes to 3.8 cm each on edge.  Great purple color and transparency in areas and other zones of the crystals have that classic whitish look.  In excellent condition with only a couple very tiny corner cleaves close to the edges.  No rough edges or areas of lower luster.  Much better in person.  Tiny, clear, double terminated quartz crystals are scattered about over the display face making for more flash while the entire backside... base is coated by larger, intergrown quartz crystals of a more milky color.  Only one small chip on backside.  An exceptional quality English specimen for the discerning collector.  $4,800



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