January 2018 Update, Page 3

 

 

OKP-354

OKP-354      Grossular      Jeffery Quarry, Asbestoes, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  Along with the vesuvianites, these crystals are what Jeffrey is famous for.  This example is composed of the finest cinnamon colored garnets one would expect for the local.  They are intergrown on a flat matrix and much gemmier than the images indicate.  They are high in luster, transparent, and gem grade.  5.4 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm.  No damage and very aesthetic.   $425

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-355

OKP-355      Wulfenite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This specimen is a long, sharp shard that has crystals on both sides with the one photographed being better.  The crystals are transparent with one being zoned (second photo, poorly done but you will get the idea).  Several smaller crystals are broke but all the big, noticeable ones are nice.  13.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-356

OKP-356     Rhodochrosite and Calcite     American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado.  Ex John Davis collection.  This one measures 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm.  It has nicely colored crystals and no damage.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-357

OKP-357     Calcite     Lockport Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  There is plenty of this material found by local collectors but you almost never see them this god.  The crystals in this cluster are large, almost transparent, and have an uncharacteristic lack of damage.  The grouping measures 6 x 4.6 x 4 cm.  The crystals are up to 4.7 cm each.  Exceptional.  $160

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-358

OKP-358    Celestine     Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  John had lots of celestine, legally collected back in the day, from this now closed locality.  Very few were this nice.  This one has transparent, very high luster crystals of nice color to 1.2 cm each.  The piece measures 5.5 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm.  Very minor rubs on a couple spots, tough to see even in the close-up images.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-359

OKP-359      Fluorapatite and Faceted Gemstone      Durango, Mexico.  The crystal measures 4.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm and from the front looks like two crystals in parallel growth.  There is minor chipping as seen.  Large gemmy regions in the crystal.  The gemstone, also fluorapatite from the same locale, is 1.1 cm.  It has a tiny corner chip on the backside but is appealing to the eye and looks great unless louped.  Together certainly worth the price.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-360

OKP-360     Barite     Oklahoma.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  These are common as mineral specimens however these are nice enough to put in a listing.  The three "roses" in this cluster measure 10 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm.  They make for an aesthetic display.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-206

OKM-206    Quartz on Fluorite      2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This specimen is composed of orange colored, Tessen habit quartz on white octahedral fluorites.  The fluorites are a case after an unknown mineral (likely a ball of barite).  Some of the quartz are well terminated, several are broken off, several are hollow terminations.  An interesting and colorful specimen.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-207

OKM-207   Gypsum   Naica Mine, Naica Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This beautiful little cluster measures 9 x 6 x 5 cm and has crystals to 5 cm each.  One side of specimen (front, first image) is very clean and other side (back, second image) is slightly frosted.  Crystals are transparent and have excellent luster.  One small crystal is missing but it looks like and old break so I do not believe it is damage and it is certainly not obvious or distracting.  This is a very high quality specimen for this material.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-208

OKM-208    Pyrrhotite and Quartz     Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is an interesting and nicely formed crystal that measures 6.1 x 4 x 3 cm.  There is some minor chipping as seen but its overall condition is very good.  It has a nice, natural patina and sits nicely for display.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-361

OKP-361     Fluorite      Stoneco, Auglaize, Junction Paulding Co., Ohio.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  These crystals are very bright, transparent purple cubes with a minor iridescence.  They fill a shallow void in the limestone that spans the entire piece.  It measures 7.4 x 6.4 x 4.5 cm and is sawn on the base and part of back so it sits perfectly.  It displays as natural from all views except the very back.  There is no damage to the specimen.  For one of these it is quite nice.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-362

OKP-362     Fluorite      Stoneco, Auglaize, Junction Paulding Co., Ohio.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  These crystals are very bright, transparent purple cubes with a minor iridescence.  They cover a small domical piece of matrix.  It measures 3.6 x 3 x 2.1 cm.  There is a tiny corner cleave (not easy to see) on one crystal at the edge of piece otherwise it is in excellent condition.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-992

OKM-992    Brazilianite     Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is not a photogenic piece but in hand is very aesthetic.  The main crystal is 2.7 cm, free of damage (one edge extends to edge of specimen and has breakage from removal), and is gem grade.  The surrounding crystals are partials and have edge contacts.  Exceptional luster and color.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-989

Backsde contact

OKM-989     Calcite    Egremont, West Cumberland, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This crystal is a classic butterfly twin that is a damage free floated but hoes have obvious natural contacts from other crystals.  The contacts are mostly on one side of the back of the specimn but it does extent to the front, on one side, as well.  Even the small base contact is naturally healed.  It measures 4 cm base to top, 4.2 cm wide and is 1.6 cm thick. It is clear and of a very high luster.  There is a light brown phantom on the left wing of the twin.  $480

 

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