Mexican Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2




                          Wulfenite                                                                     Fluorite                                                   Fluorite with Pyrite                                       Azurite



We carry a diversity of Mexican mineral specimens both from purchased collections and from more modern finds.  On the following pages you will encounter crystals from many locations and in many species.  Most are quite aesthetic and normally very reasonable in price however, high quality, damage free specimens of unusual or highly aesthetic species from Mexico have always commanded top dollar.  Because we purchase older collections we often have fine examples of older Mexican minerals that are not common in today's contemporary mineral market.





OKO-120    Pyrite     Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve chamberlain collection.  A 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm specimen with good luster and form.  $15








OKO-719      Creedite     Navidad Mine, Durango, Mexico.  This location stopped production some time ago, but you can still find these important specimens available.  Great ones like this however have become exceedingly rare.  The size and quality of this piece are exceptional, and the price is about the same as a 3-5 cm cluster when they were first discovered.  It measures 26 x 18 x 8.5 cm overall.  As with any of these there are a few crystals missing, but not a lot as can be seen.  Both sides are crystallized but the side shown is the better of the two.  Why own a second rate piece of this uncommon mineral when you can own a killer like this.  $450








OKJ-827        Mimetite        Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Typical yellow botryoidal material measuring 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $25








OKJ-804     Carnotite      Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A rare species in a yellow druse of crystals covering much of this undulating 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm piece.  No damage.  Slightly radioactive.  Mounted in a perky box.    $35









OKJ-805     Celestine      Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A nice, single crystal, of a rich blue color measuring 3.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm.  Deepest color is at termination and it lightens toward base.  No damage, some matrix attached along one side.  Mounted in a perky box.    $25









OKJ-801      Fluorite      Mina, Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A nice cube which appears to be a floater.  Backside is not fully formed or it is a healed region.  Great transparency shows off a small cubic phantom which is positioned toward one corner.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $35









OKN-756    Boulangerite   Nocha Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An attractive piece measuring 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm.  Front (or top) coated by metallic crystals and overgrown afterwards by fibrous boulangerite.  Fragile, of course.   $70








OKN-744      Endlichite      Erucion Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A nice, lustrous, plate of crystals measuring 8.2 x 7.8 x 3.2 cm.  I see two tiny spots with no crystals (probably rubbed off).  $40









OKN-361     Pyrite on Quartz     Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6 x 4 x 2 cm plate of quartz crystals with bright, complex pyrites.  Zero damage.  Displays great.  $35









OKM-983     Wulfenite    Los Lamentos, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is the finest small cabinet specimen of this material we have handled (and we've had many!).  It is damage free with large, highly lustrous, translucent, butterscotch colored crystals to 1.3 cm on edge.  7.1 x 6 x 4 cm overall with crystals everywhere.  Bright, vibrant color with no staining.  Fantastic, desirable, aesthetic example.  This specimen will include a custom engraved acrylic base.      $2,500









OKK-645      Hematite    Madera, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4 x 2.8 x .4 cm single, slightly skeletal crystal of high luster and nice form.  It is much more interesting in-hand.  Minor quartz and micro rubs on a couple of edges.  Great piece.  $60








OKM-955    Acanthite    Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.8 x 1 x 1 cm cluster of very nicely formed, small, high luster crystals of this silver bearing mineral.  No damage to this floater.  $30








OKM-946    Fluorapatite    Cerro de Mercader, Durango, Mexico.  A stocky, large single crystal of excellent color and good transparency.  It measures 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm overall.  Just fits into and is mounted in a perky box.  An area of breakage on very back, out of view.  Fine luster, form, no stains or overgrowths typical of the material.  $45









OKN-661     Fluorite    Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico.  Almost a floater with only a couple contacts on ends.  A couple very small cleaves.  Nice clarity to the fluorites.  9.6 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm.  A good example of this material.  $40









OKN-446    Fluorite with Pyrite    Siglo Crystal Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Brilliant, bright blue fluorites in very complex crystal form on a mixed mineral matrix with bright pyrites.  2.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  Mounted in a perky box.  Very aesthetic, damage free specimen when viewed in-hand.  $55








OKN-549    Topaz    Mexico.  Damage free cluster measuring 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm.  Great luster and nice form to the crystals.  Transparent but not gemmy.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $20










OKK-570    Andradite     Laguna Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  Perfect dome of crystals to over 3 cm each.  No damage, could use a good rinse with water.  5.5 x 4.4 x 3 cm.  Minor glue on back.  Views great from all directions.  $35







OKF-211    Legrandite    Ojda Mine, Mapimi, Drango, Mexico.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  This is an outstanding crystallized specimen of this rare mineral.  The piece is a competitive great thumbnail with three legrandite crystals which measure 1.9, 2.0, and 1 cm respectively.  A very displayable piece which is much better in person.  The crystals are beautifully formed and one stands up on end well-off the matrix.  The crystals are typical brownish yellow, translucent and a high luster.  Very clean and damage free specimen which would be a great addition to any serious thumbnail collection.  $1,000








OKK-644      Datolite     Charcas, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1982.  A dome of large crystals (to 2.7 cm each.  Good color, clarity and luster on all.  Bottom and back contact but main crystals all damage free.  7.1 x 6 x 4.6 cm overall.  Nice example and price.  $40








OKN-454    Gypsum on Calcite    Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  One tiny clear gypsum standing up in a grouping of calcite rhombs.  4.6 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm.  Edge contacts.  The gypsum can be seen in the first image, central lower section between the two big calcite crystals.  It is a side view of a tabular crystals.  Excellent condition.  $25








OKN-467     Wulfenite     Los Lomentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Thick, very high luster crystals of butterscotch wulfenite to almost 1 cm on edge each.  The plate measures 7 x 5.3 x 3 cm.  Edges show contact with a couple broken crystals right on the edges.  Everything in the body of the specimen is very clean and damage free.  Minor Styrofoam on base.  Attractive and desirable piece.  $150







OKH-451      Rhodochrosite on Fluorite    Mexico.  White quartz druse on pink calcite on green fluorite.  3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  Edge contacts, no damage.  $45







OKN-920      Calcite     Mina Chiquitina, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine grouping of beautifully formed, transparent, light yellow crystals measuring 5.7 x 5.6 x 4.4 cm.  Elongated schalenohedrons with numerous modifications and stepped growth.  No damage.  Interesting piece.  $60









OKN-324      Calcite      Potasi Mine, Santa Eualia District, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large cluster of these hematite included and coated crystals that measures 16.5 x 12.2 x 5.6 cm.  It has good luster which is not evident in the images and interesting overgrowths on selective faces.  This material was once readily available to collectors but no so any longer.  This is one of the nicer clusters I have seen from the location. Very clean with no damage.  Edge contacts are also very nice except the on facing forward in the first image.  This could be trimmed off if found distracting.  Excellent quality! $400









OKN-322     Rosasite     Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  9.2 x 6 x 4 cm.  Balls of a robin's egg blue color to .6 cm each on all sides of the piece.  No damage.  Excellent example.  $60









OKN-429      Calcite on Anhydrite      Naica Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. Two large feathery anhydrite crystals that cross compose this specimen.  Tiny clear to white calcites on the terminal areas of the crystals creates an attractive accent.  Backsides have an heavy coating of calcite.  Displays well.  10.4 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm.  No damage.  $145










OKN-437      Calcite     Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Attractive light pink calcites in a row like formation on calcite matrix (most in parallel growth).  Attractive color, medium luster, excellent transparency, and large size make for a desirable specimen.  It sits nicely for display and looks good from any direction.  Minor scuffing on a couple edges but in nice condition overall.  $320









OKN-186      Mimetite and Calcite     Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Beautifully colored piece with calcite rhombs included by mimetite and just plane mimetite filling the void.  Very clean from damage with only one edge calcite having a tiny touch mark.  7.2 x 5 x 4.8 cm.  Great piece.  $50







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OKN-141    Sphalerite, Fluorite, Pyrite, Dolomite    Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  A 6 x 4.9 x 4 cm miniature with a fine mix of lustrous species.  Some contacts but overall condition is good.  Not really common material now.  $35










OKM-106      Fluorite with Pyrite    Naica, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A big, clear main octahedral crystal with riders and pyrite crystal inclusions.  It measures 7.7 x 6.4 x 5 cm with the main crystal measuring 4.9 cm on edge.  Base and some edge contacts.  Some contacts are healed, some not.  Main display view is nice with all visible terminations being clean.  The inclusions are nice crystals to several millimeters each.  $350










OKM-103      Fluorite with Calcite    Naica, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large example of this popular, well known, desirable material.  It measures 10 x 8.8 x 4.2 cm overall with both cubes and highly modified "Aztec pyramid" style crystals.  In fact, much of the crystal is actually the side of one very large pyramid style crystal.  No damage to body of piece.  Fantastic clarity is not very evident in the images but the interior would be described as gem throughout  A couple tiny chips right on edges as would be expected... really clean, even the edges are much better than would be expected.  Tetrahexahedral? modifications to many corners on crystals.  This is an exceptional piece for the location.  The calcites are small white bladed crystals found on one side/edge of the piece.  Very nice.  $650









OKM-844    Gypsum     Mexico.    Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Specific location unknown for this nice "Rams Horn" selenite piece.  It is a single curl that resembles a breaking wave on a beach.  9.4 x 5.3 x 5 cm.  There appears to be a small contact spot on top but looks damage free in all other respects.  A good example of now uncommon material.  $230










OKM-840   Calcite    Mina Chiquitina, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A neat calcite measuring 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm with large crystals in a divergent grouping.  The crystal as multiple terminated and stepped in form.  Nicely translucent and of good luster.  Only damage is one broke crystal on backside of specimen.  Views nicely from all directions (except back and that view isn't bad either).  Nicely priced....  $90










OKM-200       Dolomite      Navarre, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  6.9 x 6.9 x 4 cm example.  Most areas are nice but one face has been cleaved.  $50











OKM-201    Aragonite     Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. "Flos Ferri" variety of aragonite has become very uncommon and this is an old one.  Prev. Dr. Hinegardner.  7 x 6.4 x 4 cm.  Two small spots of contact/ attachment? Not distracting.  Specimen is interesting and better in hand.  $200









OKM-197      Melantite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Dark black, very high luster crystals of garnet coat one side of specimen.  Measures 5.2 x 4 x 4 cm.  One damaged crystal can be seen in top right of second pic.  $50









OKM-179      Calcite on Quartz   La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.  12.3 x 11 x 6 cm piece with a large, central calcite measuring 6 cm in diameter.  Nice luster overall, chip on back of big calcite but a nice frontal display.  $90









OKM-177   Calcite     Mina Salaverna Concepion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.  10 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm grouping that is well crystallized by twinned crystals to well over 2 cm each.  There is some damage as seen but still an interesting piece.  $35




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