Mineral Specimens from France For Sale

 

       

                  Fluorite                                                 Barite                                                               Barite                                                      Barite

 

Good French mineral specimens are tough to come by.  Almost all of of ours are from recycled mineral collections.  Many contemporary mining efforts have taken place that resulted in quality specimens from old mining districts.  Also, alpine minerals continue to be sought out by climbers willing to venture into the high peaks. 

 

 

 

OKO-376

OKO-376      Torbernite     RESERVED       Entrayges, Aveyron, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Several bright green crystal of excellent form and luster on front of this piece.  Also one nice crystal on back too.  Measures 3 x 2 x 1 cm.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKO-374

OKO-374     Pyromorphite     Les Farge, France.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A damage free plate covered by green/ yellow crystal.  It measures 2.5 x 2.1 x 1 cm.  Attractive.  Mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-790

OKN-790      Barite      Four La Brouqque, Pu de Dome, France.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a 4.4 x 1.5 x 1 cm sceptered crystal.  It is doubly terminated, transparent, and aesthetic.  There is a rider that has one end that is not there with a healed surface.  Excellent specimen.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-874

OKN-874      Pyrite      Calais, France.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Fully formed pyrite ball with small rider.  The piece measures 4.6 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm overall.  One small rim of attachment.  No damage, excellent luster and form.  Unusual European location.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-824

OKJ-824      Fluorite      Mt. Blanc, Chamonix, France.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive pink octahedron measuring 1 cm wide.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-991

OKM-991     Barite      St. Saturnin, Puy de Dome, France.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  3.5 x 2.8 x .9 cm single crystal.  Sceptered in form, totally gemmy, nice light amber color.  Complex and interesting.  Mounted on an acrylic plate.  No damage. $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-105

OKN-105    Barite     St. Saturnin, Puy de Dome, France.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  5 x 4 x 1.1 cm.  Dark amber colored transparent crystal.  No damage.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-801

Bottom Termination

OKM-801     Barite     Puy-de-Dome, France.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Transparent, amber colored scepter.  Really unusual to see these double terminated (floater).  5.4 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.  Minor chatter on top termination but in nice condition overall.  Very nice luster and form.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-804

OKM-804     Barite    Puy-de-Dome, France.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A very nicely formed, large for the location, sceptered barite crystal.  Large areas of transparency with its remaining areas being translucent.  5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm.  Very, very minor chipping on top edge.  Stands nicely on end for display.  Excellent example of this material at an outstanding price.  $170

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-813

OKM-813    Barite     Avellan Mine, Mascif d'LEsterel, France.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A pair of large, heavy, translucent crystals measuring 9 x 7.1 x 3.1 cm.  Large areas of the crystals are actually transparent.  Minor crystal modifications, no damage.  Great/ unusual location.    $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-834

OKK-834    Pyromorphite    Las Farges, Correze, France.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A nice example of this classic European material.  2.7 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm cluster with large crystals to 1.7 cm each.  One large crystal missing on back.  Fine damage free views from top, front and sides.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-871

OKJ-871    Fluorite    Mt. Blanc, Chamonix, France.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Single octahedron on top of small section of matrix.  2 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  Good pink color, some coatings, no damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-623

OKJ-623      Pyromorphite     Les Farges, Correze, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely formed single and double terminated crystal on a dark brown matrix.  The piece measures 2.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm with crystals to .7 cm each.  It is a damage free piece that is mounted in a perky box.  The crystals have a bright yellow color at their terminations and a pale green coloration on the remainder of each crystal.  A tough example to find for this price.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-112

OKJ-112     Fluorite     Mt. Blanc, French/ Italian Border.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Always tough to get material at a reasonable price.  This one isn’t cheap by any means but it is a very nice example measuring 1.5 cm on edge.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent TN sized piece with good color and form.  Slightly frosted appearance most typical of the material.  $140 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorite     Chamonix, France.      Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Fluorite Collection.  This piece is a well cut 6.37 carat pear shaped stone fashioned by the famous Art Grant.  The photos are off in that the mineral is pink as are the fine crystals from this region.  Approximately 1.35 x 1 cm.  Eye clean.  This is actually a nice, large, faceted stone for the location.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-586

OKH-586   Fluorite and Quartz   Alban, France.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  In attractive light blue specimen which cubes to 1.4 cm on edge.  Entire specimen measures 4 x 3.9 x 3 cm.  Small chip in one of the smaller cubes.   An uncommon European locality.  $165   

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-641

OKH-641   Pyrite    Calais, France.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  And interesting pyrite from another unusual location.  This one measures 4.5 x 3.6 x 3.1 cm.  It is not quite a floater because there is any shard of pyritized rock on one edge.  No damage and could luster.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-656

OKH-656    Fluorite    Sant Font Mine, Les Adrerres, France.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.   And aesthetic example composed of light purple cubes 2.7 cm each with minor overgrowths of barite and clear tabular crystals, mostly and backside.  This specimen is a floater that measures 5.8 x 4 x 2.2 cm.  It sits on edge display nicely.  There is zero damage.  The backside is probably just as nice as the front so it displays from every angle well.  A quality piece for the choosy fluorite collector.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-679

OKH-679    Barite    Four La Broque, Puy de Dome, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   A rare find this floater crystal is composed of two parallel growth crystals.  It measures 5.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm overall.  Gemmy and aesthetic.  Rough on edges and one termination.  Not perfect but very nice for such a rare thing.  $ 190

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-633

OKI-633     Malachite pseudomorphs after Cuprite       Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone-Alps, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A European classic which is nearly impossible to fine now in specimens of any size.  This floater crystal is mounted in a perky box and measures .8 cm on edge.  The crystal has no damage or contacts and each face in the octahedron is hoppered.  A desirable pseudo is fine condition.

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-439

OKF-439    Pyromorphite on Barite    Les Farge, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Donald Briggs collection.  Classic European material comprising this aesthetic thumbnail specimen which measures 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm overall.  Light green pyros to .5 cm each sit up high on a barite matrix (mounted in a perky box). 20$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-217

OKF-217    Pyromorphite    Ussels, France.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  A high luster, damage free specimen from a classic European location.  This piece measures 3.4 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm and is an exquisite thumbnail specimen is a beautiful apple green color and very clean for material from this locale.  The piece is damage free and displays great from every view.  $290

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-093

OKF-093    Malachite pseudo. After Cuprite     RESERVED      Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone-Alps, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Classic specimen which is a fully formed damage free floater crystal.  This one measures 1.2 cm.   125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-175

OKD-175    Gypsum    Agersville, France.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This 6.1 cm cluster is absolutely perfect!  So rare to find one of these without some form of damage.  This example is spectacular…very clear, beautiful symmetry and best of all, zero damage.  If you like miniatures with top shelf aesthetics, here it is.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-082

OKC-082  Selenite   Agersville, France.  Ex.  Michael Walter Collection.  I’ve seen quite a few of these over the years and this is the best I’ve ever come across.  Wonderful form and nice clarity.  One area of contact which should not be visible from any side when displayed correctly.  10 cm main crystal.  Nice piece and value…60$

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