April 2018 Update, Page 3

 

 

OKP-379

OKP-379      Wulfenite     Los Lamentos Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This specimen measures 6 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm.  Edge crystals show damage but central ones are brightly colored, lustrous, and translucent.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-380

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OKP-380     Wulfenite     Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  Very large, transparent yellow crystals compose this 4.3 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm grouping.  The backsides are coated by a brown material making them look translucent instead of transparent.  Minor edge chipping on a couple of crystals but overall in very good condition.  These crystals are very thin and fragile.  A very nice example and unusual for the large crystal size.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-381

OKP-381     Wulfenite    Los Lamentos Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This piece looks like a cast but I do not believe it is.  A small grouping of wulfenites to 2 cm on edge each are clustered together in on area.  They have coatings however the piece still has a nice luster.  These are the uncommon crystal form for this prolific locality.  No damage anywhere (the piece is a floater).  $190

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-382

OKP-382      Wulfenite and Mimetite    Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This vug contains an attractive assemblage of crystals.  The piece measures 6.7 x 6 x 5 cm.  Several crystals near the mouth of the opening are damaged, as seen.  $170

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-383

OKP-383     Wulfenite    Los Lamentos Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Caroyn Les collection.  This attractive plate of crystals (to 1.1 cm on edge) measures 5 x 4.2 x 1.1 cm.  Some edge crystals are damaged, as seen.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

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OKP-384    Wulfenite      Helena, near Schwartenback, Mezica, Slovenia.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This rare example is composed of large, to 2.5 cm on edge, translucent orange crystals.  They have a very strange surface texture and some are unusual in shape (perhaps they are healed surfaces that create this appearance).  The specimen is in very good condition with a couple small contacts and some minor repair work on the back.  Old Sorbonne label.  This is an outstanding old European specimen.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-658

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OKP-658         Calcite, Hematite, Pyrite       Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  This is the same locality that produced these well know "Butterfly" twins over a decade ago.  These are from a recent find in 2017 that produced the same twins, as seen here, but in a very different style.  These show phases of growth that begin with calcites coated heavily by a layer of dark hematite and on this a druse of tiny pyrite crystal.  Next, an additional layer of clear, high luster calcite formed on the original calcites.  They really are something to behold, I think more interesting and aesthetic than the first discovery of these important specimens.  This example measures 10 x 5.9 x 5.4 cm.  It has numerous twins which include the largest of the crystals.  The growth phases are very obvious on this one as seen in the two close-ups.  This is an entirely damage free floater with no contacts or issues of any type.  This is rare given that much of this new material was damaged.  A fantastic mineral specimen.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-659

OKP-659         Calcite, Hematite, Pyrite       Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  This is the same locality that produced these well know "Butterfly" twins over a decade ago.  These are from a recent find in 2017 that produced the same twins, as seen here, but in a very different style.  These show phases of growth that begin with calcites coated heavily by a layer of dark hematite and on this a druse of tiny pyrite crystal.  Next, an additional layer of clear, high luster calcite formed on the original calcites.  They really are something to behold, I think more interesting and aesthetic than the first discovery of these important specimens.  This example measures 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm.  It has numerous twins which include the largest of the crystals.  The growth phases are very obvious and there are also clear shard-like areas of secondary calcite growth that are also fully terminated!  This is an entirely damage-free specimen except for a rubbed area on one crystal termination on the very edge of the piece.  This is not distracting and doesn't take away from the wonderful aesthetics of this piece.  This is a great example of what is sure to become classic material.  Better than the photos indicate.   $395

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-660

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OKP-660         Calcite, Hematite, Pyrite       Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  This is the same locality that produced these well know "Butterfly" twins over a decade ago.  These are from a recent find in 2017 that produced the same twins, as seen here, but in a very different style.  These show phases of growth that begin with calcites coated heavily by a layer of dark hematite and on this a druse of tiny pyrite crystal.  Next, an additional layer of clear, high luster calcite formed on the original calcites.  They really are something to behold, I think more interesting and aesthetic than the first discovery of these important specimens.  This example measures 8.8 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm.  It has twins which include the largest of the crystals.  The growth phases are very obvious but mostly now show as phantoms.  This is an entirely damage free floater with no contacts or issues of any type.  This is rare given that much of this new material was damaged.  $260

 

 

 

 

 

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OKP-661         Calcite, Hematite, Pyrite       Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.  This is the same locality that produced these well know "Butterfly" twins over a decade ago.  These are from a recent find in 2017 that produced the same twins, as seen here, but in a very different style.  These show phases of growth that begin with calcites coated heavily by a layer of dark hematite and on this a druse of tiny pyrite crystal.  Next, an additional layer of clear, high luster calcite formed on the original calcites.  They really are something to behold, I think more interesting and aesthetic than the first discovery of these important specimens.  This example measures 7 x 6.9 x 3 cm.  It has numerous twins which include the largest of the crystals.  The growth phases are very obvious on this one.  This is a floater with only one area on the very edge showing some chipping.  Overall the condition is very good.  This one stands on edge nicely as seen in the first image.    $350

 

 

 

 

 

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OKP-663       Chalcedony     Smara Es-Semara Province, El Hamra Region, Morocco.  These are interesting things that are now rather common on the mineral market.  All are unique, as can be seen, and form in combinations composed of brown and cream/white colored chalcedony.  I've posted some of the most uniquely formed ones I could find which include this 6.5 x 4 x 2.7 cm example.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

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OKP-664       Chalcedony     Smara Es-Semara Province, El Hamra Region, Morocco.  These are interesting things that are now rather common on the mineral market.  All are unique, as can be seen, and form in combinations composed of brown and cream/white colored chalcedony.  I've posted some of the most uniquely formed ones I could find which include this 6.4 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm example.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-665

OKP-665       Chalcedony     Smara Es-Semara Province, El Hamra Region, Morocco.  These are interesting things that are now rather common on the mineral market.  All are unique, as can be seen, and form in combinations composed of brown and cream/white colored chalcedony.  I've posted some of the most uniquely formed ones I could find which include this 4.5 x 3.4 x 3.8 cm example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-666

OKP-666       Chalcedony     Smara Es-Semara Province, El Hamra Region, Morocco.  These are interesting things that are now rather common on the mineral market.  All are unique, as can be seen, and form in combinations composed of brown and cream/white colored chalcedony.  I've posted some of the most uniquely formed ones I could find which include this 5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm example.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

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OKP-667       Chalcedony     Smara Es-Semara Province, El Hamra Region, Morocco.  These are interesting things that are now rather common on the mineral market.  All are unique, as can be seen, and form in combinations composed of brown and cream/white colored chalcedony.  I've posted some of the most uniquely formed ones I could find which include this 6.7 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm example.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-668

OKP-668       Chalcedony     Smara Es-Semara Province, El Hamra Region, Morocco.  These are interesting things that are now rather common on the mineral market.  All are unique, as can be seen, and form in combinations composed of brown and cream/white colored chalcedony.  I've posted some of the most uniquely formed ones I could find which include this 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm example.  $20

 

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