August 2017 Update




OKO-758     Spodumene (variety Kunzite)    Kharna-khuna, Darrah Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  16 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm nicely colored kunzite.  A floater with no damage and a scepter like shape.  All etching and striations are on the surface.  Entire crystal is gemmy on its interior.  $500







OKO-759      Quartz      Minas Gerais, Brazil.    Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large doubly terminated, smoky crystal dominates this piece.  There are a couple tiny rider crystals as well but, the really odd thing is the matrix.  It is a mix of green and yellow brecciated material.  The yellow actually looks like brazilianite but I am unsure as I have not seen a piece quite like this before.  The specimen measures 12.4 x 8 x 7 cm.  There are no contacts nor damage.  An especially fine specimen.  $650








OKO-756      Quartz      Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This specimen is what we call a shard.  It is fully healed in an "alligator quartz" type of surface patterning.  The piece is a floater measuring 16.7 x 5.3 x 2.4 cm.  It is in really nice condition with only one termination showing some chatter/ chipping.  There is a slightly smoky coloration to the piece.  Really nice in-hand.  $190







OKO-757    Quartz      Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A big parallel growth section of what was probably a huge crystal.  Main body is free of damage (the white areas are simply white colored quartz) and the edges are contacts.  Discoloration of front of big crystal seen in the second image was from a sticker I failed to notice when taking the pictures.  It is now removed.  15.7 x 15.4 x 6 cm.  $150







OKO-761     Fluorite     Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-In-Rock District, Illinois.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This fluorite plate measures 20 x 13 x 5.2 cm overall with cubes having minor octahedral modifications to 7.3 cm on edge each.  It is a very uncommon copper color.  The luster is moderate but better than the images indicate.  The two cube corners on left have a couple layers of growth knocked off showing the zoned growth that resides below.  Great condition with healed edges and back.  Displays nicely.  $350








OKO-760    Quartz (variety amethyst and smoky)      Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  13 x 8.8 x 8.5 cm.  Smoky quartz capped by thickly layered amethyst that is slightly skeletal in areas.  The amethyst is gemmy and so saturated that it is difficult to photograph easily.  Minor clay inclusions along skeletal planes.  Minor damage to tip and very minor rubs in a couple other spots.  Sits great for display and views well from any direction.  A fine piece even with the minor condition issues.  $400







OKN-789       Fluorapophyllite and Stilbite on Quartz Stalactites        Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  A fine specimen measuring 15.2 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm.  It is composed of two light blue quartz stalactites bridged by a cross piece.  All are fully coated by doubly terminated apophyllites and some pink stilbites.  Very high quality with no damage just contacts on ends of the stalactites where they were connected to matrix.  $240







OKN-790      Barite      Four La Brouqque, Pu de Dome, France.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a 4.4 x 1.5 x 1 cm sceptered crystal.  It is doubly terminated, transparent, and aesthetic.  There is a rider that has one end that is not there with a healed surface.  Excellent specimen.  $95







OKN-792      Calcite    Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  These are tabular crystals with good transparency/ translucence throughout.  It measures 5.3 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm.  There is one part with crystal contacts on back and one area that has contact from matrix on base.  No damage to all primary crystals.  Good luster and form.  A fine calcite from a location known for its fluorites, not its calcites.   $90







OKM-217       Barite       Muddy Creek, Rio Grande County, Colorado.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  Big blue barites to almost 6 cm each form this cluster.  Most are doubly terminated, show moderate luster and decent form.  A couple crystals are showing small cleaves on the back of the the specimen otherwise a floater that is in excellent condition. Many of the crystals show ends of a lighter tan color.  The bodies of the crystals are a light blue.  11.2 x 8.5 x 6 cm.  $195







Backside not polished

OKN-720       Rhodochrosite       Peru.    Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  Here we have a 8.1 x 4.3 x .6 cm slab that is nicely polished on one side.  $50


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