November 2013 Update

 

OKK-701

OKK-701    Wulfenite and Calcite     Silver Bill Mine, Costello Mine Group, Dragoon Mts., Gleason, Cochise County, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  We just don't see this material any longer which is a real shame.  Although this location received little acclaim the material occasionally was quite nice.  This specimen is the finest I have seen with beautiful transparent to translucent, yellow tabs of wulfenite accented with clear calcites (some with nice red hematite phantoms).  It measures a respectable 6.3 x 3.2 x 3 cm with crystals to 1 cm on edge.  There is only minor chipping to a couple crystals so the overall condition is excellent.  This specimen is a real looker far superior to an comparable piece I have seen in many years.  $2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-702

OKK-702    Pyrite     Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.  An aesthetic cluster propped up high on a small section of matrix.  The specimen measures 5 x 4 x 3 cm and has crystals to 1.5 cm on edge.  Displays as damage free but there are a few micro chips as seen in the blow up images.  The highest luster possible.  Sits upright for display.  Miniatures from this location don't get much more aesthetic than this!    $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-703

This is the proper color balance for these specimens of pyrite.

OKK-703    Pyrite     Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.  n aesthetic cluster propped up high on a small section of matrix.  The specimen measures 7.2 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm and has crystals to 1.6 cm on edge.  Nine beautifully arranged cubes in matrix.  Damage free and of the highest luster possible.  Sits nicely on edge for display.     $240

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-122

OKK-122    Witherite    Mahoning #4 Mine, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This point is composed of two intergrown twinned crystals of a light milky color.  They are very translucent and damage free.  Excellent form good luster and a fin example of this rather uncommon material.  2.7 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm.  This one should fit into a competition category for size.   $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-569

Smithsonite close up.

OKK-569     Smithsonite on Adamite      Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  Tan to clear colored schalenohedral smithsonite crystals cover much of this piece which was first coated by a druse of light green adamite.  It is a large specimen with mineralization on all sides except where there were minor contacts.  9 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm overall.  Nice luster and excellent form to the crystals which are up to 1 cm each with most being smaller.  A fine example.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-933

OKK-933    Calcite twin on Sphalerite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Jim Turek colection.  A cute miniature which I'm sure will sell fast!  Tiny tip cleave on one end is only issue and is reflected in the price.  However, when the specimen is this small that flaw is difficult to detect.  The gemmy calcite is wonderful with minor sphalerite inclusions and a well developed twin plane.  3.5 x 3.3 x 2 cm.  3.3 cm calcite crystal.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-925

Top down view.

OKK-925     Fluorite     Pasto Bueno, Peru.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine "Aztec Pyramid" form to this large light green single crystal.  Base contact and only one minor scuff on one side.  Most views are fine and show wonderfully complex crystallography.  Gemmy interior, minor white quartz on base, and minor sulfides on surface.  6.2 x 5.8 x 5 cm overall.  A steal at this price.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-156

OKK-156    Creedite     Abasolo Mine, Navidad, Durango, Mexico.  Two intergrow balls of crystals that show no damage.  Perhaps with lengthy scrutiny you could find a missing crystal(s) but it looks very clean to me.  8 x 5.5 x 5.2 cm overall.  These are beginning to become scarce.  This example has excellent luster and is as good as you can expect ones of this size to be.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-157

OKK-157    Topaz on Quartz and Muscovite   Shigaer Valley, Baltistan, Pakistan.  Good clean damage free crystals of respectable size.  The color is a light champagne and their luster is high.  4.5 x 4.2 x 3.7 overall with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  Desirable material at a reasonable price.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-158

OKK-158    Calcite    Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  I had not seen this type of calcite until the beginning of this year from these prolific mines.  These are of high luster and a light pink color.  The groupings are slightly stalactitic and a couple on one edge are missing.  Very nice display characteristics, lots of flash and well priced.  7.6 x 6.5 x 4 cm overall with a carved back to reduce its size.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-160

OKK-160    Fluorapatite    Panasqueira, Porugal.  Ex. Ed Swaboda collection.  This famous collector was well known for his eye and this specimen reflects that.  The blocky crystals have excellent translucence and areas of transparency.  6.6 x 4.8 x 3 cm overall with largest crystal measuring a respectable 2.3 cm across.  A excellent apatite group with good views from any side...only base contact.  No damage.  $390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-161

OKK-161    Quartz    Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  An interesting piece with good views and high luster.  a couple of small contacts from where other crystals were at one time.  Not distracting.  7.7 x 4 x 3.2 cm overall.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-163

OKK-163    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.  A large grouping of crystals which are also large.  They have a slightly melted appearance but remain very attractive.  They have an uncommon but not unattractive appearance.  8.5 x 5 x 5 cm overall with crystals to almost 2 cm in diameter!  No damage.  A substantial specimen. $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-164

OKK-164     Hemimorphite    Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Attractive sprays of crystals of high luster and good form.  I don't usually buy these but this one is really nice for its size.  8 x 6.5 x 5 cm overall.  Sawn base.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-165

OKK-165    Quartz    Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  A single scepter that is nicely translucent, ogg good form and high luster.  Double terminated and only one contact.8.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm overall.  Very nice for the price.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-166

OKK-166    Quartz    Huanggangliang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.  A fine example of this material that is a floater with no contacts or damage.  Better luster than most and only minimal coatings which are not distracting.  This fine scepter cluster is better in hand and priced to go!  7.8 x 6 x 5.5 cm overall with largest crystal measuring over 7 cm.   $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-167

OKK-167    Vanadinite    Upper Moulouya District, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Milbaden, Kkenifra Province, Morocco, Africa.  12.5 x 10 x 6 cm.  Crystals to over a cm each.  A very large pece with lots of color and variety.  Some barite.  Both sides are equally attractive so it will be tough to decide which is best.  A colorful, damage free specimen of highly desirable material.  Damage free specimens of this material have always been difficult to obtain and this one will not disappoint.  Price is firm and very reasonable for the quality.  $780

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some blow-up images will not match with the image of the mineral specimens in the September- November listings. 

I'm sorry and will try to have this problem corrected starting with the December postings. 

 

 

OKK-661

OKK-661    Wulfenite    Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A clean, attractive damage free matrix specimen measuring 2 x 2 x 1 cm.  A great example with bright lustrous crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.  Only $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-662

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OKK-662    Faden Quartz    Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   This is a rare deal for the area.  Fadens have always been rare from here and this one is one of high quality.  It measures 3.2 x 2.5 x approx.7 cm overall, is a floater and shows only very minor chipping in a couple of small areas.  Exceptional piece for the quartz collector who appreciates rarities.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-663

OKK-663    Pyrolusite     Alberta, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A spray of fully terminated high luster crystals in a small quartz lined cavity.  Zero damage and of high quality.  3.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-664

OKK-664     Willemite    Buckwheat Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. John Caswell collection.  This fine historic piece measures 1.7 x 1.4 x .8 cm and is a single crystal.  The crystal is somewhat crude in form but it is complete, damage free, and very desirable for the species, location, and for the historic significance.  Bright green fluorescence and pink area (calcite) has bright red fluorescence.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-665

OKK-665    Pyrolusite     Alberta, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A spray of fully terminated high luster crystals on part of a quartz lined cavity.  Only a couple of small contacts on some crystals, most all are well terminated.  Mounted in a perky box.  2.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm.   $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-666

OKK-666     Rutile      Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Several interlocking rutile twins to over 2 cm each with a small area of matrix which they are attached to.  The piece measures 3 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm overall and has some minor chipping as can be seen in the images.  The overall condition is very good, the form is excellent on all the twinned crystals, large or small, and the luster is very high, even for one of these.  A great example for the price….$70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-667

OKK-667     Weloganite      Upper Sill, Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Eight single and double terminated crystals, all damage free between .5 and 1.4 cm in length.  All are the nice yellow looked for in desirable specimens of this material.  Very clean, attractive and interesting crystals.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-672

OKK-672     Pectolite    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Prev. National Museumes of Canada, Jacques Bradley collection.  This is a magnificent example for the species in a divergent spray of crystals measuring 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm overall.  The crystals are clear and included throughout much of their bodies and the terminations are white and fiberous.  Displays great and is an exceptional example for the location. No damage.  $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-673

OKK-673     Epidote     San Pedro Martir, Baja, California, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This, of course, is a common species but in this case it is in a most uncommonly fine example.  This deep emerald green crystal measures in at 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm.  It is a floater with no damage, mild striations, some translucence, and exceptional luster.  A magnificent crystal that displays well from any direction and is impressive in-hand.  $130

 

 

Some blow-up images will not match with the image of the mineral specimens in the September- November listings. 

I'm sorry and will try to have this problem corrected starting with the December postings. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-674

OKK-674    Fluorite    T&G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A rich purple group of crystals measuring 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  Great translucence/ transparency, no damage, and excellent for,.   Minor quartz matrix.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-669

OKK-669     Weloganite      Upper Sill, Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Three single and double terminated crystals, all damage free up to 1.2 cm in length.  All are the nice yellow looked for in desirable specimens of this material.  Very clean, attractive and interesting crystals.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-670

OKK-670     Weloganite      Upper Sill, Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single terminated crystal, damage free main crystal but two rider crystals had attachments or are chipped.  The nice yellow looked for in desirable specimens of this material.  Very clean, attractive and interesting crystal.  1.7 cm long.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-671

OKK-671     Weloganite      Upper Sill, Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Three single and double terminated crystals, all damage free between .1.2 and 1.6 cm in length.  All are the nice yellow looked for in desirable specimens of this material.  Very clean, attractive and interesting crystals.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-675

OKK-675     Brookite     Magnet Cove, Arkansas.  A cute, high luster single crystal with no damage and attractive form.  .9 x .8 x .5 cm.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-676

OKK-676     Ruby    Ampanihy, Madagascar.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single crystal with one small attachment on backside.  Good form and color.  Mounted in a perky box.  1.4 x 1.2 x .8 cm.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-677

OKK-677     Lazulite    Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. John Caswell collection.  This fine historic piece measures 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm and is a single crystal.  The terminations have contacts but are not damaged in my opinion, nor is there any damage elsewhere on the crystal.  This is a very well formed, large, and exceptionally nice crystal for the location.  The provenance is just a further bonus!  $260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-678

OKK-678     Hiddenite    Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Alvin Schortmann collection.  This is a beautiful little floater crystal of gem material in a bright green color and fantastic luster.  Yes, it is small but in all other respectes it represents the finest material discovered at the locality.  1.2 x .5 x .3 cm overall.  No damage.  $190

 

 

 

Some blow-up images will not match with the image of the mineral specimens in the September- November listings. 

I'm sorry and will try to have this problem corrected starting with the December postings. 

 

 

 

OKK-681

OKK-681    Cryolite    Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Don Doell collector, 1978.  A fine example of this rare material in a large octahedral crystal with others (highly etched others) on a matrix of what appears to be calcite and possibly magnetite.  Main crystal is 1 cm on edge and the entire piece is 3.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm.  No damage but the crystal is not fully formed.  Exceptional example for Francon!  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-682

OKK-682     Tremolite     Magadi, Kenya.  A crude floater crystal (likely embedded in matrix at one time) of an uncommon vibrant green color.  2 Mounted in a perky box.  2.5 cm long.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-683

OKK-683     Vanadinite    Old Yuma Mine, Pima County, Arizona.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very fine cluster, coated on both sides, of translucent crystals of the highest luster.  Mounted in a perky box.  2.2 x 1.6 x 1 cm.  No damage.  Very attractive.  $38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-684

OKK-684     Vanadinite    Mibladen, Morocco.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Mounted in a perky box this specimen is typical for nice color and form.  2.7 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-686

OKK-686     Epidote with minor Quartz    Prince of Wales Island, Sulzer, Alaska Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Wells College collection.  A fine single crystal from the classic locality.  I personally believe these to be the finest epidotes available, second only to Austria’s great specimens.  This blocky, slightly elongated crystal is deep green and exceptionally lustrous.  It measures 3 x 1.5 x 1 cm and has good translucence for the location and material.  Double terminated with only minor backside contact/ no true damage.  A North American classic!   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-687

OKK-687    Galena     Joplin, Missouri.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A magnificent example of this “cityscape” type of crystal measuring 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  The rare and amazing thing about this one is that it is a true floater with no points of attachment!  Amazing.  Moderate luster, actually the proper patina and attractive form.  This should be entered in someone’s US competitive TN collection quickly.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-418

OKH-418     Elbaite      Minas Gerais, Brazil.   2.7 cm each and all gem throughout these two crystals will be of value to someone.  Both are double terminated, high in luster, and damage free.  One crystal is nicely hemimorphic.  A deal at $30

 

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