February III, 2013 Update

 

Tucson 2013 Specimens

 

OKK-792

OKK-792     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 7.5 x 6.2 x 4 cm and is domical in form.  It views well from all sides showing no contact except for the base on which it sits.  Well formed crystals to almost a cm each.  Very high quality for this material.  Rich, rose quartz pink on front and more brownish pink on back.  I see one small cleaved crystal with magnification.  Exceptionally clean and displays damage free.  $295

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-793

OKK-793     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 8.6 x 5.4 x 2.4 cm overall.  No damage.  This plate has flattened crystal of great color that have stepped growth.  Exceptional luster for this material.  Very nice!  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-794

OKK-794     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 6.1 x 4.8 x 1.5 cm.  Even medium pink (a very true pink color) with well formed crystals.  Nice luster, displays great, and is damage free.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-797

OKK-797     Cobalto Calcite    RESERVED     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 8.8 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm.  Here we have a brighter purplish pink specimen that has a damage free display face, domical shape, but no backside view.  Still very nice and displays beautifully head on or well from the sides.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-796

OKK-796     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm.  It is large, impressive, very three dimensional but has more edge damage from removal than some would like (this is clear in the pictures.  The main body of crystal are nicely colored, of good luster and are in good condition but not totally free of damage.  A very nice display piece.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-770

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OKK-770      Quartz     “Crystal Cave Pocket”, Dunquin, Dingle County, Kerry, Ireland.  Collected by William and John Lawson, September 2004.  These alpine quality quartz crystals come form an unusual metamorphic environment in a country that seldom produces collector grade specimens in more modern times.  This one measures 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm and is composed of crystals to 2.5 cm.  Almost a floater having only the thinnest of edge contacts.  Tiny chip on one side of one crystal makes it nearly damage free and it will certainly view as damage free under close inspection and from almost any angle.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-771

OKK-771      Quartz and Chlorite     “Crystal Cave Pocket”, Dunquin, Dingle County, Kerry, Ireland.  Collected by William and John Lawson, July 1999.  These alpine quality quartz crystals come form an unusual metamorphic environment in a country that seldom produces collector grade specimens in more modern times.  This one measures 6.9 x 5 x 3.8 cm and is composed of crystals to 4.7 cm.  Almost a floater having only the thinnest of edge contacts.  This is an excellent plate of crystals with only one, on the very edge, having a tip ding.  Views beautifully.  $170 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-772

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OKK-772      Quartz     “Crystal Cave Pocket”, Dunquin, Dingle County, Kerry, Ireland.  Collected by William and John Lawson, September 2003.  These alpine quality quartz crystals  come form an unusual metamorphic environment in a country that seldom produces collector grade specimens in more modern times.  This one measures 6.5 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm and is composed of crystals to 4 cm.  It is a damage free near floater having only the thinnest of edge contacts on one small area.  Views great from any side and is even crystallized on edges and back.  It actually appears to be two generations of crystals.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-783

OKK-783     Wulfenite     Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Mina La Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Beautifully formed, blocky, crystals reminiscent of the Los Lamentos material.  The entire specimen measures 8 x 6.3 x 5 cm and has beautiful butterscotch colored crystals to 1.3 cm each.  The luster of the crystals varies but most big ones near top and on display face are high in luster.  Very attractive display piece that is crystallized on all sides.  These are readily available now and are likely to be future classics at prices no one will like.  One should seriously consider getting a few of these now.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-773

OKK-773      Heulandite    Touch Hills, Stirlingshire, Scotland (Type Locality, named after famous geologist John Henry Heuland).  Collected by William and John Lawson,1999- 2003.  I have four fine examples of these bright orange/red heulandites from this famous locality.  These are seldom/ never seen on our modern mineral market due to the difficult collecting spot from which they come (usually below water level).  This is the largest specimen measuring 6 x 3.2 x 2 cm with a 3.2 cm opening.  It is a complete vug with no damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKK-774

OKK-774      Heulandite    Touch Hills, Stirlingshire, Scotland (Type Locality, named after famous geologist John Henry Heuland).  Collected by William and John Lawson,1999- 2003.  I have four fine examples of these bright orange/red heulandites from this famous locality.  These are seldom/ never seen on our modern mineral market due to the difficult collecting spot from which they come (usually below water level).  This vug with more basalt matrix measures 4 x 3.1 x 3 cm.  Nicely exposed bladed crystals.  No damage. $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-775

OKK-775      Heulandite    Touch Hills, Stirlingshire, Scotland (Type Locality, named after famous geologist John Henry Heuland).  Collected by William and John Lawson,1999- 2003.  I have four fine examples of these bright orange/red heulandites from this famous locality.  These are seldom/ never seen on our modern mineral market due to the difficult collecting spot from which they come (usually below water level).  This one is a open nodule measuring 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm.  It is damage free and displays well developed crystals in an aesthetic manner.  No damage.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-776

OKK-776      Heulandite    Touch Hills, Stirlingshire, Scotland (Type Locality, named after famous geologist John Henry Heuland).  Collected by William and John Lawson,1999- 2003.  I have four fine examples of these bright orange/red heulandites from this famous locality.  These are seldom/ never seen on our modern mineral market due to the difficult collecting spot from which they come (usually below water level).  This beauty measures 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm and is very aesthetic showing nice damage free crystals of varying size and shape $120

 

 

 

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Michael R. Walter Collection, New York State Mineral Specimens

 

I went to specializing in St. Lawrence County, New York minerals approximately three years ago.  As a result I am beginning to dissolve my New York State collection, a few specimens at a time in each week's mineral update.  These are not specimens I am calling part of "my collection" in order to give them some form of significance, these are cataloged specimens in my collection that have been with me, generally for ten or more years.  Many are self collected or purchased directly from the miner/ field collector.  Almost all are of very good quality or represent an unusual species, crystal form, or some other characteristic making them important to the suite of specimens (based on locality) from where they came. Much of the material I sell here will be from closed but well documented  locations.

 

 

OKK-668

OKK-668    Sphalerite on Dolomite     Summit Street Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter New York State collection.  Prev. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Field collected by Roy Urban.  A large plate of small (average size for the location) complex, translucent crystals on lightly crystallized dolostone.  11 x 11.5 x 4.5 cm.  Lots of clusters and individual crystals with only two missing on entire piece.  An excellent example for this quarry.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-673

OKK-673    Celestine     Walworth Quarry (Dolomite Products Company, Inc.) Walworth, Wayne County, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter New York State collection.  Prev. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.   Three diverging prismatic crystals measuring 4.7 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm.  It was once attached to matrix along its edge, now free, healed and partially coated with small dolomite crystals.  Transparent to translucent depending on area of crystals, high luster and very light blue tint.  No damage and only has broken contact at the very base of the crystal group as would be expected.  This species is less common than the popular fluorites and almost never seen in complete crystals from Walworth.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-671

OKK-671     Dolomite     Cicero, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter collection, prev. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This location, now long closed, produced the finest dolomite crystals ever found in the United States!  The best rival or exceed those from Spain.  These are average sized crystals of this material seldom seen and rarely even known of.  Base is sawn flat for best display.  It is the remains of part of a seam with nice clear crystals to approximately .6 cm each on edge.  Needs some cleaning but is damage free, only having it along the edges where broken free from rock.  8.8 x 7 x 3 cm.  A rare find and unusual piece to find even in very well represented NY State or east coast collections.    $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-669

OKK-669     Fluorite     Walworth Quarry (Dolomite Products Company, Inc.) Walworth, Wayne County, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter New York State collection.  Prev. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This TN sized example is a typical clear cube measuring 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.  One small corner chip. $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-674

OKK-674     Fluorite     Walworth Quarry (Dolomite Products Company, Inc.) Walworth, Wayne County, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter New York State collection.  Prev. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.   A matrix specimen measuring 4.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm.  Main cube is slightly elongated and 1 cm on edge.  Second cube on back is smaller and has a cleaved corner.  Good represenative piece with no damage to display side.  $55

 

 

 

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OKJ-647

OKJ-647     Celestine    Scofield Quarry, Maybee, Montroe County, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful pair of stocky, lustrous and very translucent, transparent in much of their interiors, crystals on matrix.  4 x 2.8 x 2.5 makes it a very large TN but it will fit in a perky box.  The color is the only real giveaway that these are celestines.  The form could pass better for fluorite.  Very aesthetic.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-648

OKJ-648    Zircon    North Cheyenne Canyon, El Paso County, Colorado.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Not large but beautifully formed, damage free, and an interesting locality.  1.4 cm long specimen with a crystal that measures .8 cm on edge.  I think the crystal is reattached to the small piece of matrix.  Mounted in a perky box.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-649

OKJ-649    Quartz     La Garita, Colorado.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fantastic little spray of clear quartz crystals measuring 2.9 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm with minor matrix.  Distplays nicely, mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-650

OKJ-650    Wulfenite     Rowley Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Beautifully mounted group of tabs measuring 2 x 1.7 x .7 cm with transparent orange crystals to 1.3 cm.  No damage.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-651

OKJ-651    Wulfenite     Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A typical rich red tab on matrix.  It measures 2 x 1.6 x 1 cm and is on a tiny bit of matrix.  Displays nicely.  Tiny mark on one corner visible with 10x.  Contact on on edge.  Fine, classic US specimen.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-652

OKJ-652     Datolite     Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Light sea foam green domical grouping of large crystals.  It measures 3.8 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm with crystals to 2.7 cm in diameter.  Very translucent, no damage or contacts.  Minor quartz overgrowths.  Attractive N. American classic. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-653

OKJ-653    Fluorite    T & G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A large crystal measuring 1.1 cm on edge.  2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm overall.  This one has the scalloped growth features on the surface like the one on the Min. Record cover.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-654

OKJ-654    Calcite and Strontianite       Fayor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, Union County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A large transparent yellow calcite which is very nice for this locality.  It is on calcite and strontianite coated crystal matrix.  Showy and of very high luster.  3 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm.  The base of the calcite is a contact from another crystal.  It sits nicely on this surface making it unobservable.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-655

OKJ-655    Andradite     Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 2 cm diameter crystal from a classic American iron deposit.  This on is a bit rough missing a small rider crystal and having a bit of chipping on one edge.  Still a desirable specimen.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-656

OKJ-656    Chondrodite     Limecrest Quarry, Sparta, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by Steve in 1963, it is the #53 in his 45,000+ specimen collection!  A bladed, flesh colored condrodite on calcite matrix.  Unusual find and locality.  The crystal is very clean measuring 1.2 cm across.  1.7 x 2.2 x .5 cm overall and damage free..  $130

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-657

OKJ-657    Hemimorphite    Stevenson-Bennett Mine, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A pair of crystals to 2.2 cm each mounted in a perky box.  Nice locality piece with no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-658

OKJ-658    Apophyllite     Cornwall Iron Mines, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This attracive specimen is a 2.3 cm diameter floater mounted in a perky box.  Another US classic!  Tough to find this material in any size any longer especially damage free floaters like this one.  Beautiful transparent crystal aggregate.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-659

OKJ-659    Sphalerite, Calcite, Quartz     Lane Quarry, Westfield, Massachusetts.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This complex translucent, bright red crystal is in calcite and measures 1.2 cm across.  Te specimen is 2.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm.  Damage free and showy specimen.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-660

OKJ-660     Arfvedsonite    Hurricane Mountain, Conway, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This rich black, 2.1 cm crystal is mounted nicely in a perky box and is flanked by two balls of brownish bladed crystals (? species).  Classic New England material.  2.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm overall.  No damage.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-808

OKH-808     Ramsdellite     Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A slightly domical, high luster plate of damage free crystals.  This on measures 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm.  Very clean on edges as well so it has fantastic views from any side or back.  Mounted in a perky box.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-740

OKJ-740     Amethyst    Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive 2.4 cm scepter with great luster and an attractive purple cap.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-741

OKJ-741     Red Beryl      Wha-Wha Mountains, Utah.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Very nice luster, form and good to moderate  internal gemmyness on this crystal.  It is small as most of these are.  It measures .7 cm and the specimen is 2 x 2 x .8 cm overall.  Mounted in a perky box. The rarest and most desirable of the beryl colors.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-742

OKJ-742      Danburite and Quartz     San Luis, Potosi, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3.2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm with a nice danburite and a clear, complex quartz crystal attached to its front.  Good luster and form for both crystals.  In a perky box.  No damage.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

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-744

OKJ-744      Hematite   Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Interlocking rosettes mounted in a perky box.  It measures 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm. The small crystals have flat edges while the large ones have serrated edges (terminations).  Very high luster and no damage.  $40

 

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