California Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2

 

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California pegmatites offers a good selection of top shelf minerals including fine tourmalines, kunzites, aquamarines and spodumenes.  How about those gold, benitoite, garnets and the other fine specimens form California, as well.

 

 

 

 

OKH-448

OKH-448    Rutile     Bishop, California.  A sharply formed crystal measuring 1.2 x .9 x .7 cm overall.  Double terminated with thin white matrix covering part on one.  It is a twin.  Shows a tiny micro abrasion on back visible only with magnification.  Sharp specimen $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-510

OKL-510      Ferroaxinite with Actinolite      New Melones Dam spillway, Calaveras County, California.  Transparent, gemmy axinites to 1.3 cm each forming a plate of damage free crystals measuring 2.7 x 1 x 1 cm.  Among these fine crystals are needles of fibrous actinolite to approx.. a cm each.  This is somewhat rare for the site with these actinolites coming from only a single vein ant the locale.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent condition, luster, form and color for the location.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-582

OKL-582   Calcite, Gypsum and Dolomite    Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, California.  Ex. Bob Trimingham collection.  A very unusual calcite that on first glance woulf pass as a pseudomorph after wulfenite.  Large tabular crystals are up to 3.5 cm each and coat the upper surface of the piece.  Most of the crystals stand up in high relief and give you an excellent look at their strange morphology. A nice little spray of transparent, acicular gypsum crystals on what I would consider to be the backside.  Minor damage to a couple smaller crystals.  10.5 x 7.2 x 4 cm.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-179

OKK-179    Cinnabar    Culver Bear Mine, Sonoma Co., California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunnning collection.  Raspberry red crystals coating the inside of a concave matrix.  6.2 x 4 x 3 cm overall.  Crystals are small and flat to matrix.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-981

OKK-981     Gold    Yuba River Placers, Nevada County, California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs and Herb Oboda collections.  This 1.5 cm crudely crystallized nugget has as wonderful a provenance as look to it.  No damage, fine form and history, it makes for a fantastic addition of any collection.  $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-907

OKK-907     Elbaite          Pala District, San Diego County, California.  An attractive example with a healed base, measuring 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm.  Very translucent to transparent, light green with pink in the base.  No damage.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-596

OKK-596    Kunzite    San Diego, San Diego County California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Nice gemmy healed cleave.  It measures 3 x 1.8 x .8 cm and is mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-912

OKH-912    Gold    Tuolumne River, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  3 millimeter nugget nicely mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-907

OKH-907     Boleite     Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A typical sized floater specimen of this uncommon material.  It measures .4 cm on edge.  Two small chips on edges.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-962

OKH-962    Tourmaline        RESERVED       Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A fine damage free, single terminated crystal with minor quartz and lepidolite as accessories.  The crystal measures 3 cm long and is .8 cm wide.  Translucent to transparent, lightly striated, rich pink color.  Only $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-875

OKH-875    Fluorite      Felix Mine, Azusa, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Atypical crystal form for the location exhibited by a green crystal showing light purple edge phantoms (internally).  This was subsequently covered by green fluorite in a cube octahedron combination.  Really unusual in several ways.  2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm with main crystal being 1 cm in diameter.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-768

OKH-768    Gold    Grass Valley, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A well formed 9. x .5 x .2 cm nugget.  All gold, no accessories.  No damage and in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-722

OKH-722    Artinite and Desautelsite     San Benito, County, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.    A lesser specimen with incomplete groupings of acicular artinite crystals.  No matting.  Good coating of yellow desautelsite below on the matrix in some areas.  The entire piece measures 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm.  Good systematic collection example of this rare mineral.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-623

OKH-623   Fluorite   Felix Mine, Azusa, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This small example measures 3.4 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm overall.  What makes it special is the elaborate crystals.  They are well formed transparent green octahedrons that have been overgrown by cubes.  I each octahedral point is a larger cubic growth of clearer fluorite.  Very reminiscent of Mexico and Peru.  No damage.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-684

OKH-684    Gold Nugget    Diltz Mine, Mariposa County, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  3.1 gram specimen that measures 1.6 x 1 x .7 cm and is slightly hollowed on backside.  There is a tiny dab of rubber cement on the backside that should be removed otherwise a perfect, show example.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-685

OKH-685    Elbaite          Himalaya Mine, Pala, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A wonderful, competition grade TN specimen that measures 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm.  Nice rich colors and great translucence to pink region, gemmy in green cap.  Fine termination without the normal dings and minor issues.  One 2 mm dissolution pit on termination.  Minor modifications to what is essentially a finely single terminated crystal.  No damage.  Very aesthetic.  $425

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-714

OKH-714    Fluorite   Felix Mine, Azusa, California.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This example is a more typical specimen from the location.  It is dominated by a large octahedron measuring 3 cm on edge.  Itís surfaces are highly modified by cubes, it is apple green in color, and internally transparent.  It measures 7 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm overall and is damage free.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-606

OKI-606    Axinite    San Quinita, Baja, California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A fine, very translucent blade of axinite measuring 1.5 x 1.3 x .3 cm.  Damage free and mounted in a perky box.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-632

OKI-632     Epidote    Miracle Mountain Mine, Calaveras Co., California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A nice, stocky, mildly translucent crystal from a locale which I know nothing about.  An expensive piece for me to acquire, nice form and attractive.  2.6 x 2.6 by a cm thick.  120$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-436

OKF-436    Boleite    Amelia Mine, Baja, California.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Donald Briggs collection.  A beautiful little .5 cm floater crystal of this rare mineral mounted on a post in a perky box.  Deep blue and of the highest luster for the species.  Nicely priced!  35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-291

Close up

OKF-291    Rutile     Champion mine, Laure, Inyo County, California.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  This find plate of crystals measures 6.5 x 5.3 cm in is approximately 2 cm in thickness.  The primary crystal is 1.4 cm and absolutely gorgeous.  The luster is very high on the specimen.  One tiny accessory crystal is broken, otherwise this is a damage free specimen.  None of the main crystals have any problems.  A great piece for this locality.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-287

A dusty close up

OKF-287    Rutile     Champion mine, Laure, Inyo County, California.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  This section of matrix measures 7.5 x 6.5 cm and averages approximately 3 cm thick embedded within a surface are several rutile crystals to 2 cm each.  There of exceptionally high luster and damage free.  These specimens rival those of the famous Graves Mt. in Georgia and show more tints of red.  A very good specimen for this unusual rutile locale.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-150

OKF-150    Benitoite and Neptunite    San Benito, California.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  This attractive specimen measures 7.3 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm.  Its primary display face boasts a lustrous, double terminated, 1.8 cm neptunite crystal.  Others are present as well, including one which is broken off near the termination of the primary neptunite.  There is also one small benitoite which is approximately .4 cm on edge.  It is somewhat hidden near the upper edge of the piece.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

CC0100

Coemanite cluster from Boron, California. 70$

Double terminated crystals to over a cm.

Very showy. Minor glue/ foam on backside.

OKB-016

OKB-016 Garnet/ Epidote Bishop, Inyo Co., California. Gemmy, glassy luster, brownish red garnets up to 3 cm form a small pocket like cluster with several translucent green epidote crystals at its center. Attractive grouping with all the garnet crystals only being partial crystals. The epidotes are prismatic and reach up to 2.5 cm. 4.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm overall. Good piece from an unusual location. 35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-017

OKB-017 Garnet Bishop, Inyo Co., California. Gemmy, brownish red garnets up to 2.5 cm. Smaller garnets in the .5 cm range are complete and very nice. 4 x 2.5 x 3 cm. Fantastic luster. 20$

 

 

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