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OKK-646     Gmelinite    Wassons Bluff, Cumberland, County, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A small plate of high luster, well formed, translucent/transparent crystal of light pink/ cream color.  4.8 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm.  No damage.  A very attractive miniature.  Old tag on back (Van Velthuizen collection)  $55







OKK-643      Apophyllite, Stilbite, Chalcedony     Jalgaon, India.  Old material, great quality, very lustrous, very clear material.  Measures 6.5 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm.  A couple of stalactitic contacts on the chalcedony otherwise damage free.  This miniature is very fine in-hand.  $80









OKN-634     Albite and Quartz    Rt.#55 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Beautiful floater composed all of twinned crystals that are gemmy to translucent.  Quartz is on back of this damage free floater but the piece is important for the quality of the feldspar crystals.  4.3 x 4.2 x 1.6.  Exceptional quality for this find.  $60









OKF-618     Fluorite    Hunan Province, China.  Transparent, slightly frosted cubes of green fluorite to 1.5 cm on edge each.  10.3 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm overall.  Coated front, back top and one side.  A couple chips bring the price down nicely.  Still an excellent piece for the money.  $45









OKN-663      Calcite and Quartz on Dolomite     Grant Quarry, Greeley, Ontario, Canada.  7.9 x 5.7 x 3 cm plate that is a floater with equal crystal coverage on all sides.  No damage, nice and lustrous.  Calcite and quartz (Herkimer diamond habit) are small.  Nice.  $50









OKK-681     Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Province, China.  Crystals are bright orange on front and bright yellow orange on back.  Acicular on back and nicely double terminated, barrel shaped on front.  Up to .8 cm each and very transparent.  6.4 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm.  No damage front or back.  Nice example of this difficult to find material.  $60








OKN-664     Willhendersonite      San Venanzo, Rome, Italy.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  Type locality.  3 x 2 cm coverage of small white balls of this rare mineral.  6.5 x 4 x 2.1 cm piece.  No damage.   $80









OKK-645      Hematite    Madera, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4 x 2.8 x .4 cm single, slightly skeletal crystal of high luster and nice form.  It is much more interesting in-hand.  Minor quartz and micro rubs on a couple of edges.  Great piece.  $60









OKK-679     Fluorite on Quartz    Yaogangxian Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chen Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China.   A good example of once common, now uncommon material.  5.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm miniature with a nice fluorite group (cubes) on termination face of quartz.  Minor rubs visible under magnification.  Excellent condition overall.  $45









OKK-574     Linarite    Lost Soldier Mine, Lyon County, Nevada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Ralph Lapham, circ. 1953.  Small crystals on edge of piece.  Reference of historic or odd locality importance.  $30









OKK-568    Chabazite (var. Phacolite) with Thompsonite    Burnt Cabin Creek, Spray, Oregon.  Ex. James Turek collection.  6.7 x 4.2 x 3 cm grouping of well formed crystals for both species.  Only damage is a couple tiny missing crystals on a high spot in top left of first image.  Not distracting.  Minor Styrofoam on back.  $50








OKK-563     Weloganite, Pyrite and Unknown    Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  nice small vug with weloganites to 2.2 cm each.  5.7 x 5.2 x 2cm overall, sawn on back.  The unknown is likely calcite and the white coating on the crystals likely franconite.  On this is a druse of pyrite in several place.  Very nice damage free specimen of these rare minerals (the franconite and weloganite, obviously).  $180









OKK-642    Apophyllite and Hubeite on Amethyst     Fengjiashan Mine, Hubei Province, China.  5.2 x 3 x 2.8 cm piece with a nice amethyst point and attached tabular, clear apophyllite crystals.  The hubeite is brown.  Some minor cleaves on a couple of apophyllites but overall in very good condition as can be seen in the images.  This material is very desirable since it was only available for a short time more than a decade ago and was not common then.  This one sits nicely too.  $125









OKK-214    Fluorite     Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  "Carthage corner".  These have become highly desirable (and expensive).  The first batch of these I had a couple decades ago I sold for $3 each.  Wow, have times changed.  This one is totally gem and would facet a large flawless stone.  The tip is gone and it has a tiny cleave (nick) on one edge.  Very nice example however with good color, great luster, and attractive etching.  $125








OKK-924    Garnet   Karelia , Russia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning.  A fine deep red garnet in a course grained mica schist.  Great form with only one corner being rough from removal from matrix.  I'm not sure I'd call it damage.  In any case it is not distracting and the specimen displays very nicely on edge.  3.9 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm overall with the garnet being 2.6 cm.  $30








OKK-219     Prehnite on Datolite    New Jersey.  Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Sorry, no specific quarry given.  Wonderful piece however.  Very translucent balls of datolite to 2.8 cm each.  The datolite are gemmy and clear.  5.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm overall.  Zero damage and fantastic aesthetics.  A superior, classic miniature for only $85








OKK-215    Apophyllite and Prehnite    Virginia Trap Rock Quarry, Loudon County, Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection, prev. Silsby College collection.  A clear cube like crystal of apophyllite on a bright bed of prehnite.  4 x 4 x 2.6 cm.  High luster, no damage...really attractive example.  $50

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