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OKN-641    Apophyllite    Pashan Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India.  A beautiful matrix miniature measuring 5 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm.  Yes, this is the desirable, viberant apple green color so rare to find in today's market.  When you see it the price is simply astronomical.  This one is a wonderful example that views from any direction.  I find a few cleaved pints on the edges a would be expected and on that is more difficult to find in the cluster.  Sounds like a mess but the piece displays great and none of the described cleaves will draw your attention as can be seen in the images.  A high quality miniature.  $500










OKN-623    Phospuranylite    Palermo Mine, Cannan New Hampshire.  Ex. Ralph Lapham, Dr. Steve Chamberlain collections.  Historic location and collector.  4 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm example.  $40








OKN-624     Stibnite     Qingjiang Mine, Jiangxi Province, China.  A beautiful 5.5 cm miniature with fine luster, excellent terminations and no damage.  Displays well from any direction.  $40









OKN-625     Gypsum      Nanton, Manitoba, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Damage free floater measuring 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm.  Clear, well formed and attractive.  $35










OKN-626     Leucite     Civita Castellano, Rome, Italy.  Ex. Ralph Lapham, Dr. Steve Chamberlain collections.  Historic location and collector along with impeccable form make this damage free floater very desirable.  3.7 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm overall.  Nice piece!  $50









OKN-627     Garnet      Fairfield Church, New Cumberland, PA.  Ex. Ralph Lapham, Dr. Steve Chamberlain collections.  Unusual location and a nice example measuring 2.9 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm.  Primary garnet (species ?) is over a cm.  $40










OKN-628    Spessartine    Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian Province, China.  6.6 x 5 x 3 cm piece that sits nicely as seen in the images and views well.  Garnets are up to 13 cm and a rich red color with fine translucence to transparency.  No damage.  $60








OKK-571    Grossular (var. Andradite)    Coahuila, Mexico.  Ex. James Turek collection.  Lots of these were available in the past but almost never of this quality.  6.1 x 5 x 2.3 cm with gemmy crystals to 2.3 cm each.  Great pink color!  No damage.  $175








OKK-560     Fluorite with Dolomite    Shang Bao Mine, China.  A fine, small example of this desirable material measuring 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm with largest crystal measuring 2.1 cm on edge.  No damage, some contact on back.  $65









OKK-562     Fluorite     Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, circ. 1990.  A great example from this old find measuring 6.9 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm.  Crystals to 2.5 show internal hematite phantoms but are a medium blue color, translucent and cuboctahedral in form.  No damage.  Minor dull pyrite needs to be freshened by a soak in Iron Out.  One of the best I was able to collect.  $80








Bottom with minor prehnite

OKN-631    Natrolite    Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1985.  Nice ball of fine crystals measuring 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.  In excellent condition.  $45









OKN-632     Chalocpyrite and Galena    Caspalca, Peru.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   6.5 x 4 x 2 cm piece with very large lustrous chalcos and smaller galenas.  No damage.  A good example of this material.  $35








OKN-646    Pyromorphite     Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  (Red/ orange fluorescence).  9 x7 x 3.7 cm plate of very well formed crystals.  Yes, they are small crystals but they are nicely colored, well defined and of good luster.  No damage.  $150









OKN-648     Pyromorphite     Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  (Red/ orange fluorescence).  This example is very nice with quartz fully covering the backside of specimen.  The front is fully covered by pyromorphite in nicely formed crystals of varying sizes.  12.3 x 6 x 2.8 cm overall.  No damage, displays well, and is an uncommon material for Spain.  $220









OKK-581    Heulandite, Calcite, Quartz     Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Blocky, mostly lusterous heulandite crystal averaging .5 to 1 cm in size dominate the specimens display face.  Back is dominated by calcite.  Likely an old specimen, acquired by Steve in 1961.  It is specimen # 388 in his 45,000 specimen collection.  13.8 x 5.6 x 4 cm.  Display face is in good condition with an occasional scuffed crystal to be found when looked over with 10x.  Displays clean to the eye for damage but desperately needs cleaning.  Fluorescent.  Excellent old timer.  $150

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