March 2014 Update, Page 2

 

Minerals From Tucson 2014 Show

 

 

OKL-470

OKL-470    Azurite      RESERVED       Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This fine thumbnail sized specimen measures 2. 9 x 2.4 x 1.5 and has double terminated crystals to 2.2 cm each.  There is no damage and it is beautifully formed on all sides, even very nice on its back.  Only $45!!!

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-471

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OKL-471    Azurite with Malachite     RESERVED       Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  These are among the nicest TN sized specimen I have offered in several years.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This fine thumbnail sized specimen measures 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm and has double terminated crystals to 2.2 cm each. There is no damage and it is beautifully formed on all sides, even very nice on its back.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-472

OKL-472    Azurite    Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  These are among the nicest TN sized specimen I have offered in several years.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This fine thumbnail sized specimen measures 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm and has double terminated crystals to 1.9 cm each. There is no damage and it is beautifully formed on all sides, even very nice on its back… and it is a matrix specimen!   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-473

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OKL-473    Azurite with Malachite    Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  These are among the nicest TN sized specimen I have offered in several years.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This fine thumbnail sized specimen measures 2.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm and has double terminated crystals to 2 cm each. There is no damage and it is beautifully formed on all sides, even very nice on its back.   $38

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-474

OKL-474    Azurite with Malachite    Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  These are among the nicest TN sized specimen I have offered in several years.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This thumbnail sized specimen measures 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm and has double terminated crystals to 2 cm each. There is damage but it is a nice example. $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-475

OKL-475    Azurite with Malachite     RESERVED       Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  These are among the nicest TN sized specimen I have offered in several years.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This fine thumbnail sized specimen measures 2.8 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm and has double terminated crystals to 2 cm each. A fantastic, sharp cluster with only one tiny micro chip on one crystal.  An exceptional example.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-476

OKL-476    Azurite with Malachite    RESERVED        Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  2013 Pocket.  Of all the material produced in this important find I believe this pocket has produced the finest quality of specimens discovered at Milpillas.  The luster and rich blue color is the finest known for azurite, only surpassed by the great material from Tsumeb and perhaps some of the finest Moroccan specimens.  I was able to hand pick the few I invested in this year at Tucson (2014) and was thrilled at their individual quality and the price.  These are among the nicest TN sized specimen I have offered in several years.  Without argument these will soon become modern day classics.  This fine thumbnail sized specimen measures 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm and has double terminated crystals to 2 cm each. A fantastic, sharp cluster with only one tiny micro chip on one crystal.  An exceptional example with great views all around.  You can’t beat this price!   $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-477

OKL-477    Anatase    Cuiaba District, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  A fine, double terminated crystal of large size, measuring at least 1.8 cm (visible).  Mounted in a perky box.  A floater with no damage.  Moderate pitting.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-478

OKL-478     Calcite    Drammen, Norway.  A large grouping coating most sides of matrix measuring 4 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm with crystals to 1.1 cm each..  Milky color with very fine luster.  Edge contacts with no damage.  Views nicely from most directions (except back).  Mounted in a perky box.  Nice example for an unusual locality.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-479

OKL-479    Rutile     MCTC Mine, Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  This is a specimen composed of several intergrown “sixlings” which measures 2.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm overall.  The twins are large and clear to view.  Views well from any direction, and could be a floater but it is mounted in a perky box and would need to be removed to find out. Zero damage, high luster, minor attached calcite.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-480

OKL-480    Anatase    Cuiaba District, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  A fine, double terminated crystal of large size, measuring at least 2.4 cm (visible).  Mounted in a perky box.  A floater with no damage.  Really nice crystal.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-482

OKL-482     Beryl var. Goshenite      Resplendor, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  A single crystal of tabuar form measuring 1.5 cm in diameter and approximately .6 cm thick.  It appears to be a floater with one side being etched.  Nice hexagonal, clear crystal with minor tourmaline inclusions.  No damage.  Very famous find.  Nicely priced at $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-483

OKL-483    Corundum var. Ruby       Tanzania, Africa.  This single crystal is a nicely formed hexagonal prism of light red ruby measuring 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  There is no damage and it is mounted in a perky box.  Nice quality piece  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-484

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OKL-484    Vanadinite    Mibladen, Morocco.  This grouping is dominated by a large fully formed crystal measuring 2.3 x 2.2 x 1 cm thick crystal.  The entire specimen is slightly larger.  Floater with great color and only minor brown overgrowth / staining on backside.  One micro ding on edge is very minor so it is in excellent condition visually. Mounted in a perky box.  Large crystals such as this one are normally quite uncommon and expensive.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-485

OKL-485    Anatase    Cuiaba District, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  A fine, double terminated crystal of large size, measuring at least 2.1 cm (visible).  Mounted in a perky box.  A floater with no damage.  Really nice crystal.   $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-486

OKL-486    Vanadinite     RESERVED    Macy’s Mine, Hillsboro, New Mexico.  A 2.4 x 1.7 x . 6 cm matrix specimen with a single, prismatic greenish yellow crystal measuring 1.8 cm long.  Unusual location and an excellent crystal for the species.  It rests in a bed of white tabular quartz crystals.  Nicely terminated with some stress cracking along its length. Mounted in a perky box.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-487

OKL-487    Smithsonite    Kelly Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico.  An attractive thumbnail sized piece measuring 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  This is an unusual color for the Kelly mine being more of a baby blue than the classic robin’s egg blue normally seen from there.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-488

OKL-488    Kimeyite     RESERVED       Perovskite Hill, Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  A good example with numerous well formed, metallic crystals in matrix.  It measures 2.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm overall.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  Uncommon material from a classic United States locality.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-489

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OKL-489    Rutile    Perovskite Hill, Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  This is a classic “sixling” with all its rays showing beautifully.  Fine luster, no damage and mounted in a perky box.  1.5 x 1 x .8 cm.  Excellent specimen… a floater and excellent price… $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-490

OKL-490    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a damage free floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 2.3 x 1.9 x .6 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-492

OKL-492    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 2.7 x 2 x .7 cm overall.  One tiny ding.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-493

OKL-493    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a damage free floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 3.4 x 1.8 x .5 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-494

OKL-494    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 3 x 1.4 x .3 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example with only minor chipping in one small area.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-495

OKL-495    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a damage free floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 2.7 x 2 x .8 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-570

OKL-570      Stilbite Stalactites with Quartz coatings      Poona, India.  I seldom purchase these any longer with Indian zeolite minerals being so common on today's market.  This one however really got my attention!  It is composed of nine beautifully formed stalactites with large blades of stilbite, to 2.5 cm each, coating all their surfaces.  The specimen is a floater having all its contacts on base healed.  It measures a large 14.4 x 10 x 8 cm.  The really attractive quality this specimen has is its high luster (which is not evident in the photos).  Way to high for stilbite.  Once I got it home I noticed why this was so.  There is a microscopic coating of quartz druse on most of the specimen's surfaces.  This specimen far exceeds the normal aesthetics associated with this species.  There is no damage what so ever and it sits well viewing equally well from any side.  Impressive!  $395

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-571

OKL-571     Quartz on Quartz      Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  A very flashy specimen from this now prolific mining region.  It is dominated by a 6 cm point with lots of internal clouding and smaller clear points.  The specimen has selective areas coated by draperies of bright, sparkling, clear druse quartz.  The specimen is considerably better than the images make out.  There is absolutely no damage to this 9.3 x 7.5 x 7 cm specimen.  It sits nicely and views equally well from any direction.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-572

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OKL-572     Calcite cast after Calcite?     Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa.  I have not seen an example of this material which was an obvious cast.  The crystals are up to 2.6 cm each and the entire plate is damage free showing only minor edge contacts in a few places.  Attractive and different that this material usually appears.  13.5 x 12.5 x 3.3 cm.  Nice luster and exce3llent crystal form and coverage.  A value.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-573

OKL-573      Quartz with Calcite      Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  Large, translucent, lustrous quartz points to 6.5 cm each radiate out from a base of pink calcite blades.  No damage and sits nicely, viewing well from any side.  10 x 8 x 6.5 cm overall.  Great hand specimen!  $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-574

OKL-574      Fluorite and minor Quartz      Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  Large parallel growth light green crystalsThese are octahedrons modified by cubic and dodecahedral forms.  The crystals are transparent and included by what looks to be dolomite or maybe quartz in places.  One one surface there are a few fine but small quartz crystals with unique white phantoms running their length.  This is a floater which may once have had a base contact (now healed).  No damage and an interesting form.  Displays great from any direction.  Great price for a damage free grouping of this quality.   $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-575

OKL-575    Galena on Sphalerite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  This big specimen sports what would have to be considered on of the rarer species, galena, from this mine.  It sits nicely in a large cube cluster with individual crystals measuring to over 3 cm each on large, translucent sphalerite crystals.  12 x 9 x 8 cm piece.  No damage.  Large and very displayable piece.  $185

 

 

 

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RAI-006

RAI-006    Quartz and Calcite      RESERVED    Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.   10 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm with crystals to 1.8 cm each.  This is a really interesting group of calcites: the form is unusual, the hematite selective face/ layer coating are attractive and internally the crystals are clear.  The few quartz that are present are heavily hematite coated to the point of being opaque.  Very clean with only the lower edge showing normal breakage from removal...easily seen at bottom right in first photo.  The matrix is botryoidal, layered quartz (not evident in images).  I only believe there were two or three specimens like this from the entire find!   $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-007

 

RAI-007     Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm.  The quartz are to 2 cm each. This example is a domical specimen composed of several balls of calcite encrusted quartz with larger quartz points and larger calcite crystals scattered about entire surface of the piece.  Several crystal are broken off around the lowest edge of the piece.  Sits nicely and displays great with all upper areas being clean and attractive.    $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKG-170

OKG-170     Calcite and Quartz      Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.   7.2 x 6.8 x 2 cm with quartz crystals to .7 cm each.  The plate seen here has attractive and heavy hematite coatings on the quartz point, only, that create a fine contrast for the forms and contrast of colors.  The quartz with this type of effect were not common from the find.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKG-457

OKG-457    Quartz Stalactite     Quartz on Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  10 x 5.4 x 5 cm.  A thick and heavy stalactite completely coated by Herkimer form quartz crystals.  The crystals each have grainy white to gray phantoms which are very noticeable on close inspection.  A few chips on crystals but none are obvious without the aid of magnification.  This is a very fine and rare example from the find.  Very displayable and attractive.  Impressive for an East Coast quarry specimen and way below the price I'd expect to see other dealers asking who would write paragraphs about how rare and special this specimen is.  $395

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-010

RAI-010    Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.   8.1 x 5 x 3 cm with quartz crystals to 2.3 cm each.  A nice example of both the quartz and the calcite from this find.  Appears damage free but has micro rubs on a couple of calcites.  Very nice.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-011

RAI-011    Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.   10.5 x 8 x 7 cm with crystals to 2.2 cm.  An outstanding example of this material... it looks busy, almost like there are layers of secondary, second generation,  quartz, but these are actually thing plates of crystals that are quartz casts after anhydrite plates (crystals).  The piece is a dome that views fine from all sides and sits nicely.  I can find one point miss so it would rank as very clean for this material keeping in mind that this is an active quarry and that there is extensive blasting being conducted.  Certainly a noteworthy example.   $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-012

RAI-012     Quartz and Calcite      RESERVED     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  7.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm with crystals to 1..2 cm each.  A unique specimen which has a dome of small calcite crystals, creating a large ball, that are coated on one side by a layer of beta form, clear, double terminated quartz crystals.  No damage, displays beautifully and again, unique for the find.  Beta form quartz is found here rarely but I've never seen it in an example similar to this.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-013

RAI-013      Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.   7 x 4.1 x 4 cm overall with the calcites almost reaching 2 cm each.  This specimen has a druse of Herkimer style, clear quartz crystals and several double terminated calcite crystals.  On close inspection the deep red hematite balls can be seen to be inclusions as well as surface encrustations.  The small calcite on far left has a tiny tip cleave that requires close inspection to detect. Very attractive, more so than the images indicate.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-014

RAI-014       Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  7.8 x 5 x 5 cm with quartz crystals to 1.5 cm each.   A fine example less two missing crystal.  A good example of material in typical condition.  Yes, some damage by worth this price.  $95

 

 

 

 

RAI-016

RAI-016     Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  8.3 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm piece with quartz crystals to 1.8 cm and calcite to 1.6 cm.  Very fin quartz and calcite crystals all in spectacular condition.  One quartz crystal missing.  Displays wonderfully with a fine contrast between the clear high luster quartz and the red hematite.   $90

 

 

 

 

 

RAI-015

RAI-015       Quartz and Calcite     Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  8 x 7 x 4.8 cm with quartz points to 2.1 cm each.  Matrix composed of both quartz and calcite, viewable from several directions, and displays nicely.  Well formed clear quartz points pointing in all directions  and some crystallization on back/ bottom.  Some minor chipping but priced accordingly.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-733

OKK-733    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.  5.1 x 4.1 x 1 cm plate of an unusual red color.  Beautifully formed, totally damage free crystals to almost a cm each.  A very fine example of this wonderful material with no staining or other issues.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-734

OKK-734    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.  Crystals to .7 cm make this inexpensive plate of crystals.  It measures 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.4 cm.  Typical red color with only slight edge contact chipping, seen with magnification.  Great example and price.  Sorry for the blurry pic...  the quality is fine.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-735

OKK-735    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.  Fine, bright red crystals to almost a cm each compose this aesthetic dome.  It measures 6.7 x 4.2 x 2 cm and is damage, stain, and problem free.  A fine miniature sized example of the finest material from the location.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-736

OKK-736    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.  Heavy, thick crystals to 1.4 cm make up this dome that measures 5.7 x 4.3 x 2.1 cm overall.  No damage but there is very minor brow staining typical of the more modern material from Morocco.  It is not distracting and located on the basil pinnicoids of the crystals leaving the prisms lustrus and aesthetic.  Very nice in hand and composed of crystals of a size that makes the piece far less common.  $185

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-737

OKK-737    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm piece with red crystals to .7 cm each.  Aesthetic form and very nice in hand.  Minor backside tan colored staining and a couple very tiny dings on edge from contact.  Another fine example at a good price.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-309

OKI-309    Danburite    RESERVED     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions. This example is composed of numerous crystals, the largest of which is a double terminated 2.1 cm crystal with gemmy areas.  Several smaller crystals are also gemmy.  Quite clean with one tiny area showing a bit of breakage.  3.7 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm overall.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-302

OKI-302    Danburite    Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions.  This 5.6 x 4 x 3 cm piece has crystals to 1.3 cm many of which are gemmy, at least in part.   The tiny ones are water clear.  Several crystals are broken but many are fine.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-293

OKI-293     Danburite    Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions. This thumbnail specimen is a single crystal with a single, very nice, termination.  It measures 1.4 x 1 x .7 cm and is translucent to gemmy in area.  Somewhat frosted, dirty looking surface, excellent form.  A wonderful little northern New York "topaz".  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-349

OKI-349     Danburite    Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions. This thumbnail specimen is a single large crystal that is double terminated.  One face is sheared off and healed.  Numerous smaller crystals that are gemmy and nicely formed.  2.4 x 2 x 1.8 cm.  Large crystal is 1 x 1 cm.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-347

OKI-347     Danburite    Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions. This thumbnail specimen is a cluster of single and double terminated crystals and views well from all sides.  No real damage that I can note.  The crystals are up to 1 cm each and often gemmy in areas.  The specimen itself measures 3 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm overall.  Excellent example.  $180

 

 

 

 

OKI-345

OKI-345     Danburite    Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions. This thumbnail specimen is composed of two larger intergrown crystals with nice terminations.  One crystal has a healed, natural, crack.  Gemmy in small areas.  3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-357

OKI-357     Danburite    Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  These rarities were collected a few years ago by a local collector who secured permission to dig at this historic locality and did manage to find a few things.  The pod he collected produced material of a more gemmy nature than the classic material from the 1800's.  Quoting Bob Jones from a recent Rock and Gem Magazine article, Dec. 2013, p. 40, "You never see these classics today except in museums".   This are one of those rare exceptions. This thumbnail specimen is made up of several crystals, one of which is very noteworthy.  It resides in the center of the group and is very gemmy throughout.  it is .9 cm across, so large for one of these, and beautifully terminated.  The ones around it are only partial crystals.  Total size is 2.6 x 2 x 1.1 cm.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-743

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OKK-743    Barite        Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  This thumbnail specimen is composed of high luster, radiating and diverging groups of cauliflower shaped barite blades.  It measures 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm, has zero damage and views equally well from any side.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-744

OKK-744    Barite        Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  This thumbnail specimen is composed of high luster, stalactitiacally grouped barite blades.  It measures 3.3 x 2 x 1.3 cm, has zero damage and views equally well from any side.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-744

OKK-745    Barite        Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  This large thumbnail specimen is composed of high luster, radiating groups of cauliflower shaped barite blades.  It measures 34 x 2.5 x 2 cm, has zero damage and views equally well from any side.  This one is an exceptional piece for the find.  $80

 

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