April 2015 Update, Page 2



OKH-452    Grossular on Prehnite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive specimen measuring 3.6 x 3 x 1.4 with a complete coating of amber colored, lustrous prehnite crystals.  On these are tiny clear to white dodecahedral grossular crystals.  An unusual and desirable specimen for the location.  Nicely three dimensional.  Zero damage.  $85








OKH-444     Calcite    Sinaloa, Mexico.  A large crystal dominating a thin crystallized calcite matrix.  2.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm overall.  Good luster, excellent transparency to translucence and a honey amber color.  No damage anywhere.  A fine displayable example.  $65








OKH-449     Fluorite    Auglaize Quarry, Ohio.  A nice partial cube on matrix measuring 1.4 cm on edge.  Clear surface layer with a rich purple core.  No damage, nice satin luster, clarity is excellent.  Nicely priced at…   $35








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








OKH-445    Sapphire   Ceylon.  A pair of intergrown hexagonal crystal that are alluvial. Good internal clarity with a richer blue phantom that is not very evident due to the frosted surfaces.  1.3 x 1.1 x .7 cm.  No damage, floater.  $45








OKH-457    Apophyllite with Natrolite     Cornwall Iron Mines, Cornwall, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, #15!!  One of Chamberlain’s earliest collection entries (this is an approximately 45,000 piece collection!).  His home state and one of its most historic and famous mines.  3.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm specimen with some crystallization on back and 100 % frontal coverage.  Nice clear to white apophyllite balls with thin natrolite needles mixed in.  Zero damage.  Very nice for one of these.  $80








OKH-439     Rhodochrosite      N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, North Cape Province, South Africa.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A 1.9 x .8 x .6 cm single crystal with beautiful terminations and form.  Gemmy, no damage and aesthetic views from all sides.  $100








OKJ-893    Rhodochrosite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  A small pink .7 cm crystal in a void with surrounding crystals.  Main crystal is damage free as well as others but some are damaged if near edge of matrix.  2.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  Great value at $30









OKJ-908    Idocrase    Val d’ Aosta, Piedmont, Italy.  An attractive deep purple blocky crystal, 1.3 cm long on diopside coated matrix.  No damage, backside contact from another crystal.   Very nice views from front/side.  2 x 1.7 x 1.3.  $40








OKJ-905     Malachite after Linarite    Blanchard Mine, Sunshine #4, Bingham, New Mexico.  Nice, sharp, terminated , bladed crystals of bluish green color nicely mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  1.5 x 1 x .8 cm.  $30








OKJ-813     Amazonite    Florissant, Colorado.  An attractive light blue Carlsbad twin measuring 2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  The crystal is translucent, lustrous and damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30








OKJ-808    Rodochrosite on Quartz    Taquaral, Brazil.   Translucent to transparent singlr crystals and aggregates of crystals on rose colored quartz crystals.  Nicely formed with an exceptional ball of crystals high on the piece.  2 x 1.6 x .8 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75









OKH-446    Copper pseudomorph after Azurite   Grant County, New Mexico.  A floater crystal measuring 2.7 x 2.3 x .8 cm.  Good form and patina.  No attachments, minor malachite.  No damage.  Minor attached Styrofoam.  $40









OKH-447    Copper pseudomorph after Azurite   Grant County, New Mexico.  A floater crystal aggregate measuring 3 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm.  Good form and patina.  No attachments, minor malachite. No damage.   $60









OKJ-907    Vanadinite  Couer d’ Alene, Idaho.  Ex. Lazard Cahn collection and tag.  Historic specimen measuring 2.6 x 2 x 1.3 cm with tiny crystals coating on surface.  Numerous crystals show damage so this is simply a reference piece with good provenance.  $20









OKH-428    Grossular   York River Skarn Zone, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, early 1990s.  This is a fantastic TN specimen with large crystals to 2.4 cm each.  The cluster is in fantastic condition with only minor contacts and the crystals are exceptional in color, form and translucence when compared to even the best material to have come from the location.  3.1 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm.  No damage and gemmy areas to crystals.  Top shelf example of material now unavailable to harvest.  $240









OKJ-821    Fluorite and Celestine?    Holloway Quarry, Berlin Township, Michigan.  A superb TN specimen with no damage and great aesthetics.  It measures 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  The crystals are very translucent, a rich brown color and very high on luster.  The celestine? (could be anhydrite) crystals are a light blue and also well formed, lustrous and add to the aesthetics of the piece.  No damage could be a floated but difficult to tell as it is mounted in a perky box.  $40









OKK-832    Brazilianite   Galilen Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  A fine parallel growth crystal measuring 3.1 x 2.2 x .7 cm.  This tabular crystal is gemmy in areas and highly included as one approached the base of the crystal.  Good color, form and luster.  No damage.  $50









OKJ-884    Hinsdalite pseudomorph after Pyromorphite    Sylvester Mine, Zechan, Tasmania.  An interesting, small matrix cluster of white and greenish crystals of partially pseudomorphed pyromorphite.  This specimen measures 1.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm overall and is mounted in a perky box.  $35








OKK-815    Grossular and Diopside    Mt. Belvidere, Eden Mills, Vermont.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  Rich cinnamon red crystals to 1 cm each are evenly dispersed among transparent light green diopside crystals.  Minor overgrowths of secondary garnets ranging from clear to red in color.  Lots of flash from these high luster, transparent to translucent crystals.  No damage only a couple very minor edge contacts to the piece.  3.2 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm so it barely fits into a perky box (but it does).  This is highly desirable material not often seen on today’s market.  Coveted and looked at a being among the finest garnets on the planet.  This is a fine example of that material.  $350

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