Mineral Specimens For Sale from Germany

 

   

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German minerals are seldom seen in today's market with any amount of quality or diversity.  Old collections seem to be the main source for quality German mineral specimens.  We always seem to have a few but never many. 

 

 

 

OKO-638

OKO-638      Harmotome on Calcite     Oberstein, Germany.   The piece has beautiful white bowties to 2.3 cm each on calcite.  This one measures 6.4 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm.  No damage.  Another fine classic.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-657

OKO-657     Galena     Luderich Mine, Altenbruck, Germany.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This nicely sized plate measures 10.5 x 8 x 3.4 cm.  There are a few tiny red sphalerites but most of the crystallization is by cubes (modified by octahedrons) of galena.  Classic patina on the crystals which is fitting with a specimen from a classic German location.  No damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-321

OKO-321     Strontianite    Beckum, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine cluster of tiny damage free crystals coating an undulating surface on this 2.2 x 2 x 1.6 cm overall.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-322

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OKO-322    Stephanite   Himmelsfust Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Oren Root collection.  A small but fantastic, historic specimen.  This 1.4 x .8 x .5 cm piece is actually well formed crystals on a small crystallized piece of calcite encrusted stephanite.  A fantastic thing when viewed up close.  Historic location and from a historic collection!  No damage.  $240

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-720

OKO-720      Fluorite on Quartz     RESERVED    Clara Mine, Oberwolach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Germany.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collecton.  This is a huge example for this European locale.  It measures in at 20 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm overall. The quartz isn't in very good shape while the fluorites are.  They ar light green, very translucent, highly modified balls to over 3 cm each.  Condition is an issue on this one however it is an important piece for size and location.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-952

OKM-952    Quartz    Suttrop, Warstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1970s.  Prev. Wards and George Springs collections.  Euhedral floater with no damage or contacts.  2.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm.  Very fine example of this classic.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-989

OKK-989    Millerite    Friedrich Mine, Wissen, Sigerland, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  Oh my!  This thing is nothing short of impressive for a millerite.  Thick stocky crystals to .8 cm long is thick nests on matrix.  The piece measures 2.5 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm overall and is exhibiting nice crystals on all sides.  Iíve inspected this closely with 10x and believe it to be damage free with any crystals that were once matrix connected to have healed or been overgrown by other millerites or micro quartz.  Great form, luster, and aesthetics.  This is another one of those classic specimens which I believe is nearly or entirely impossible to fine in todayís market. Yes, expensive, but I believe it will be a real treasure for the discerning TN collector.  $900

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-870

OKJ-870    Mixite and Azurite    Neubulach, Germany.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm specimen with splotches of blues and greens on all surfaces.  Seams fillings, ect. All of which appear massive, not crystallized. Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-830

OKJ-830    Fluorite   Pohla, East Germany.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  1.5 x 1 x .9 cm cubic specimen of briht yellow color and it has a micro this purple phantom.  Good damage free representative.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-124

OKJ-124    Pyrite     Radantal, Harz, West Germany.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A very aesthetic group of pyrites to 1.5 cm each in calcite.  3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm.  Nice views from all sides.  Good luster and form.  Mounted in a perky box.  Very minor chipping on backside.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-111

OKJ-111    Pyromorphite    Badems, Germany.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.7 cm long crystal that is complex in form and complete, without any damage, and of moderate luster.  An unusual color and an uncommon find.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent TN sized piece.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-691

OKH-691    Limonite (Goethite) pseudomorphs after Pyrite     Bosingfeld, Weser, Germany.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This is likely an old specimen from previous West Germany that measures a robust 3.3 cm in diameter.  It barely fits in a perky box.  Great patina with only a few tiny marks where the pyrite shows through.  Cubes are intergrown and highly striated.  Very minor Styrofoam on one area.  Very attractive piece.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-326

OKH-326    Quartz     Suttrip, Warstein, Nordrhein-Westfaln, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Large, attractive, low luster piece composed of two large (to 3.6 cm) and numerous tiny, double terminated crystal.  3.6 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm.  Base contact and old tack attached to base.  Views great from any direction.  No damage.  An excellent example of an uncommon European mineral specimen.  130$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-602

OKI-602    Erythrite     Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, prev. Wardís Minerals, Queens Univ. and Mineralien-Niederlage zu Freiberg.  Tufted piles of erythrite coat the sides of this thin plate of matrix.  2.7 x 1.8 x .9 cm overall.  No damage, minor contacts.  Nice color, historic example with an elaborate provenance.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-601

OKI-601    Erythrite     Glucksbrunn, Schweina, Thuringia, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, prev. John Caswell.  Tufted balls of erythrite line a cavity along the long edge of the specimen.  3.5 x 2.6 x .7 cm overall.  Nice color, historic example from a famous collection.  85$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-604

OKI-604    Galena    Freiberg, Saxony, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A good example of this lead mineral from a locale noted mostly for silvers.  This piece exhibits cubes modified by octahedrons to 1.5 cm on edge.  2.9 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  Nice patina.  No damage.  Edge and base contacts.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-634

OKI-634    Pyromorphite     Grube Rosenberg, Bad Ems, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Another rare European piece with tiny pyros to .4 cm mixed with platy quartz.  Entire piece is 3 x 3 x 2 cm and covered in pyros of a light gray tan color.  A fine representative specimen.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-343

OKD-343    Proustite    Saxsony, Frieberg, Germany.   Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.   Two fine balls of iridescent crystals on a crystalline matrix (silver?).  The specimen measures 3 x 2.7 cm.  Each ball measures approximately 1.3 cm in diameter.  This is a fine damage free classic and a competitive grade thumbnail specimen.  500$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-168

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OKD-168    Vivianite  Utphe, Hessen, West Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Jerry Van Velthuizen Collection.  This piece is composed to two balls of compact blades of deep green vivianites.  This is an unusual and certainly uncommon European specimen.  It measures 4 x 3 x 3 cm overall, is a floater and has no damage.  Choice specimen!   70$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-104

OKD-104   Selenite   Pommelllwald, West Germany   Ex. Jay Walter Collection.  5.5 cm long selenite from an unusual location.  Great form, clarity and fully terminated on all sides.  Very displayable.  No damage.  48$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-666

OKB-666    Anthracite and Quartz      Nockerade, near Saalfeld, Thuringia, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Chamberlain Collection.   Acquired from John H. Caswell Collection.  Reference specimen with good pedigree.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-657

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OKB-657    Heulandite    Germany   Ex. Dr. Chamberlain Collection.    Acquired from Dr. Bernd Walz, Univ. of Ulm.   11 cm plate of crystals with good luster up to .8 cm each.   Combination of white and salmon colored crystals.  40$

 

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