Florida Mineral Specimens

 

   

                              Calcite in Clam Fossil                                                         Calcite                                                                 Calcite in Clam Fossil

 

Florida is not well know for its mineral collecting or specimen production so when they are found they draw attention.

 

 

 

OKO-558

Back side?

OKO-558     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite that measures 11.7 x 4 x 2.2 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  The crown, shown in close-up, is likely a result of a water level contact.  One small chip on back side (first image).  Very nice for this material.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-559

OKO-559     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite that measures 11.5 x 2.6 x 2 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  The piece is damage-free and very nice for this material.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-562

OKO-562     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite that measures 11.5 x 2.6 x 2 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  A small chip facing you in first image (tough to see).  Very nice for this material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-564

OKO-564     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This thumbnail sized calcite that measures 2.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  A small chip on back side termination.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-561

OKO-561     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite group that measures 9.9 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  There are several cleaves however it is still a large, attractive example.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-563

OKO-563     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite that measures 4.8 x 2 x 1.7 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  There is a very tiny tip cleave (tough to see).  Very nice for this material.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-555

OKO-555     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This calcite that measures 8.3 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  There is a small tip cleave.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-554

OKO-554     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite that measures 8 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  The crown, shown at top of the first image, is likely a result of a water level contact.  It is damage-free and very nice for this material.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKO-417

OKO-417    Calcite    Clear Springs, Citrus County, Florida.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  You don’t see many thumbnail sized specimens of this material around!  3.2 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm, sharply formed crystals of transparent calcite.  The typical color and form.  It is mounted in a perky box.   $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-734

OKN-734      Calcite in Merenaria permagna Fossil      Ruck’s Pit, Okeechobee County Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Fluorescent, phosphorescent yellow green SW and LW.  9 x 7.2 x 4 cm fossil filled by transparent calcite crystals to over 2 cm each.  This complete bivalve shows excellent form, is totally damage free.  The calcites are beautifully spaced for viewing, free of damage, and colorful.  The luster is nice, the view through the piece is nice, it sits on edge for display… you could not as for more from one of these.  $250

 

 

 

 

OKN-980

OKN-980    Calcite    Citrus County, Florida.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A gemmy yellow floater measuring 10.5 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm.  No damage.  If you like etched crystals this is certainly a fine one.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-723

OKH-723    Vivianite    Clear Springs Mine, Bartow, Florida.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.    Several very attractive, gem, deep green crystals embedded in a white matrix.  No damage or deterioration to these fine crystals.  5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm with crystals to .8 cm.  It is tough to make out how good these crystals really are in the photos.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKB-020

OKB-020 Tampa Bay Coral Florida.     RESERVED    Ex. Charles Daniell Collection. 13 x 10 cm vug of amber colored coral. Translucent and very attractive when backlit. Priced to go at 18$

 

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