Minerals for Sale from Washington State

 

 

                                         Pyrite                                                                                    Quartz                                                                           Gold                                                                 Pyrite and Quartz

 

Washington State has produced some noteworthy mineral specimen.  The quartz and pyrite claims have become especially productive in contemporary times.  Some fine examples of mineral specimens from this state can be seen below.

 

 

 

OKJ-815

OKJ-815    Quartz and Pyrite   King County, Washington.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This fine example measures 2 x 2 x 2 cm, is damage free and shows the typical combination of crystals for the region.  The cube is modified by what looks like an octahedron and possibly another form.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-641

OKJ-641     Pyrite      Spruce Peak, King County, Washington.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  3.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm single crystal with good luster and interesting form.  No damage, numerous complex faces.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-999

OKH-999    Barite, Pyrite, and Quartz     Spruce Pine Claim, King County, Washington.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Unusual material for the locality with the inclusion of these large, white, zoned barite crystals.   The piece measures 6.5 x  4.1 x 3.8 cm.  The barites are up to 3 cm each and the quartz to 4 cm.  All crystals are double terminated and milky in color.  Several barites are broken but the specimen is in respectable condition considering that there are no obvious points of attachment.  The quartz shows no damage and splays out in all directions.  It sits nicely and has equally good views from several directions.  An unusual specimen of nice quality.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-705

Calcite

OKH-705     Tremolite and Calcite    (var. mountain leather)      Metaline Falls, Washington.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.   I’ve seen plenty of this material from many different locations.  This is the first I have seen that contained calcite crystals as an accessory mineral.  The entire mass is over 10 cm long and the largest calcite is 1 cm.  The calcites are tabular and clear.  No damage.  This is an excellent deal for someone who likes the unusual.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-780

OKH-780     Gold     Washington.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A 1 x .8 cm plate of tiny gold crystals.  Well mounted and attractive and without damage.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-324

OKH-324    Autunite    Mt. Spokane, Washington.   Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  3.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm grouping of large blades of a light green to deep green color.  Mineralized on all sides and mounted in a perky box.  One of the nicest TN specimens of this material that I have had over the years.  Slightly radioactive.  No damage.  75$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-409

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OKE-409    Meta-autunite    Mt. Spokane, Washington.  Ex. Jim Turek Collection.  Nice big plate of damage free crystals to 1.2 cm each.  11.5 x 7.5 cm.  Thin plate which has been re-enforced by plaster on backside.  Prev. owners label present in reverse on plates back.  A fine example of this material which is normally only available in TN to miniature specimens.  300$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-841

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OKD-841    Quartz, Hematite pseudo. After Epidote     RESERVED      Bessemer Claim, Green Mt., North Bend, WA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An interesting specimen…the single terminated, single epidote crystal has been replaced first by hematite and then it has acquired an encrusting of tiny, clear quartz crystals.  No Damage.  6 cm long.  A nice pseudomorph for the pseudo collector.  70$

 

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