October 2017 Update, Page 3




OKO-634      Witherite with Sphalerite and Barite      Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nentsberry, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is a very unusual ball of witherite with small fragments of brecciated limestone, sphalerite crystals and barite on its surface.  5.5 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm.  Excellent condition with a couple small base contacts.  $175







OKO-635      Sphalerite     Nenthead, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This piece is made of complex sphalerites all intergrown in a 9.4 x 5 x 3.2 cm plate.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $60







OKO-636      Barite      Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This fine specimen is a domical cluster of barite blades that form an aesthetic rosette.  7.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm.  The crystals are transparent to translucent and higher in luster than the images indicate.  One crystal on very end is chipped (small cleave).  This is actually excellent condition for one of these classics.  Very fine piece.  $195







OKO-637    Strontianite     Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This floater plate is entrrely coated by bright white strontianite in druses and larger crystals to over a cm each.  Both sides are very fine.  10.4 x 6.5 x 3 cm.  Zero damage.  A spectacular example of this classic material.  $280







OKO-638      Harmotome on Calcite     Oberstein, Germany.   The piece has beautiful white bowties to 2.3 cm each on calcite.  This one measures 6.4 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm.  No damage.  Another fine classic.  $180







OKO-639      Pharmocosiderite     Burdell Gill, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  There is a 4 cm, centrally positioned vug in this specimen with a nice coating of pharmocosiderite crystals lining it.  The specimen measures 10 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm.  No damage.  $150







OKO-641      Magnetite pseudomorphs after Hematite and Quartz     Sterling Mine, Jefferson County, New York.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is an east coast classic that has become almost impossible to find for sale.  There are bright quartz crystals dispersed within the darker magnetite pseudos.  This is a large, robust specimen with a fantastic area of crystallization.  8.3 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.  No damage.  This is a great price for this rarity.   $150







OKO-6342    Dolomite     Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This thick plate is totally coated by bright white, lustrous dolomite crystals.  7 x 7 x 3.5 cm.  Back is crystallized too but they are tiny compared to the large ones on the front.  No damage.  $130







OKO-643        Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This ball shaped cluster measures 7.7 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm.  Lots of openings and folds all covered by crystals of good luster and form..  A couple small contacts, otherwise a floater.  $250






OKO-644     Arsenopyrite       Huanggang Mines, Inner Mongolia, China.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This golf ball sized cluster (4.8 x 4.7 x 4 cm) is crystallized on all sides.  It is a damage free floater of the highest quality.  $220







OKO-645      Mimetite (variety Campyllite)    Dry Gill, England.  This fine English classic measures 5.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm.  Large crystals compose the piece but there are several chips as seen.  $40






OKO-6346     Strontianite on Calcite    Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is a very fine, damage-free plate of crystals measuring 12 x 9.1 x 2.8 cm.  It is bright white and fully crystallized.  No damage to these fine crystals which are up to 1.7 cm each.  Exceptional for this classic material.  $300







OKO-647        Witherite with Alstonite    Alston Moor, Cumbria, England.   Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Another classic specimen!  This fine piece measures 7 x 5 x 4 cm.  It appears to be a witherite crystal coated by platy alstonite crystals over almost all of its surface.  No damage but it has some edge contacts.  $150

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