February 2015 Update, Page 3

 

OKK-820

OKK-820     Fluorite     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully colored, light green fluorite crystals with no matrix.  They are cubes highly modified by dodecahedrons.  The faces are glassy and with a high luster.  You can clearly see into them as they are totally transparent.  5.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm with crystals to 2 cm on edge.  Nice condition with only a 2 mm internal chip.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-821

OKK-821     Fluorite     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully colored, light green fluorite crystals on a light green rock matrix.  Crystals are gemmy and highly lustrous.  10 x 8.5 x 5 cm with crystals to 3.3 cm across.  They are cubes highly modified by dodecahedrons.  No damage only matrix contacts.  Very fine.   $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-822

OKK-822     Fluorite and Quartz    Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully formed, clear to very light green (I think the only reason they look greenish is because of the matrix) fluorite crystals on a light green rock matrix.  The matrix is quartz coated (crystals).  Crystals are gemmy and highly lustrous.  A damage free piece measuring 5.9 x 4.2 x 2 cm with crystals to 1.3 cm across.  They are cubes highly modified by dodecahedrons.  Very fine.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-823

OKK-823     Fluorite     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully formed, clear to very light green (I think the only reason they look greenish is because of the matrix) fluorite crystals on a light green rock matrix.  Crystals are gemmy and highly lustrous.  5.5 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm with crystals to 1.6 cm across.  They are cubes highly modified by dodecahedrons.  No damage.  Very fine.   $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-824

OKK-824     Fluorite     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully formed, light green fluorite crystals on a light green rock matrix. Crystals are gemmy and highly lustrous.  10.4 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm with crystals to 2.4 cm across.  They are cubes highly modified by dodecahedrons.  No damage only edge contacts.  Very fine.   $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-825

OKK-825     Fluorite and Quartz     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully formed, clear to very light green (I think the only reason they look greenish is because of the matrix) fluorite crystals on a light green crystallized quartz and dolomite matrix.  Crystals are gemmy and highly lustrous.  7 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm with crystals to 1.5 cm across.  They are cubes highly modified by dodecahedrons.  No damage.  Very fine.   $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-826

OKK-826     Fluorite      Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  5.5 x 4.3 x 3 cm Piece with large cubes on a thin sliver of quartz crystallized matrix.  No damage.  Great miniature.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-827

Dolomite crystals on phantoms

OKK-827     Fluorite with Dolomite inclusions     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Beautifully formed, transparent light bluish/ purplish green fluorite crystals on a fluorite matrix.  Crystals are gemmy and glassy to frosted depending on the faces.  11 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm with crystals to 2.4 cm across.  They are cubes with no modifications.  No damage.  The really nice feature this specimen has is that some of the cubes have nice purple phantoms that were coated by sharp white dolomite rhombs and eventually these prior crystals were coated by the final green fluorite.  The phantons are well defined and very interesting.  Nice.   $190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-135

OKK-135    Quartz and Datolite     Lane Quarry, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. Quartz casts in pink and white coating datolite crystals.  Only one datolite peeking out from under the quartz showing its transparency and light green color.  6.6 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm.  No damage, only edge contacts.   $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-136

Back

OKK-136    Quartz (variety Amethyst) with Apophyllite and Hubeite    Fengjiashan Mine, Hubei Province, China.  Very important material when first found and not seen since.  7 x 3.5 x 3 cm quartz point of light amethyst color with lots of apophyllite blades and brown hubeite on side and back.  A couple apophyllite blades are cleaved so the price is very reasonable for this now uncommon material.  Fine luster, very displayable.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-812

OKK-812    Stibnite and Barite    Xi Kuangshan Mne, Hunan Province, China.  This 11.5 x 8 x 5 cm piece is sawn on base and part of one side so it displays better.  Lustrous stibnites to 3 cm each are nested in mounds of clear barite blades.  Old material and a nice quality piece.  Good condition overall but a couple barites show cleaves and stibnites show contacts.  Displays well from several directions.  Needs a light washing.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-137

OKK-137    Apophyllite on Stilbite     Ahmednagar, India.  Green crystals to 3.2 cm each are embedded in blades of lustrous stilbite.  The apophylites ar a nice viberant green in their bodies and grade to clear at their terminations.  Attractive material.  This one measures 7.2 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm overall.  It is basically a floater with no damage.  Old contacts on base with stalactitic quartz are healed.  Great quality.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-138

Side

Back

OKK-138    Garnet on Epidote with Pyrite    Marmora, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, circ. 1990.  The epidote coated matrix is a deep green color and flashy due to the micro crystallization on its entire surface.  The garnets are dodecahedrons to about .5 cm and scattered about.  They are a metallic brown color and some are coated by an overgrowth of an unknown mineral.  9 x 6.4 x 3.4 cm overall.  Almost all the pyrites are on the backside.  Stands on end for display… damage free.  Very nice.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-139

OKK-139    Quartz (variety Herkimer Diamond)    Treasure Mountain Mine, Fall Hill, Little Falls, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2002.  A nice example of once not uncommon material.  Now with the site being closed it is uncommon to see these specimens.  This one measures 6.8 x 6 x 4.4 cm and is a skeletal crystal with black stems at its base.  It is not in the classic scepter form because the stems have been overgrown by the skeletal crystal.  Still a nice damage free quartz from the Herkimer diamond region of New York.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-828

Bottom

OKK-828     Galena    Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri. Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, previous, Dr. George Robinson collection.  Circ. 1967.  A large, somewhat tabular cube with a smaller on bottom.  Very tiny octahedral modifications in a couple places and a couple very tiny corner dings.  For its size and age it is very good condition.  7.8 x 7.5 x 4.6 cm.  Very heavy!  A floater with minor healed attachments on bottom.  An excellent large example of the species.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-126

OKK-126    Fluorite    Florida Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a strange fluorite… they are cubes with odd overgrowths of plate like fluorite which appears to only have attached to the faces of crystals and neglected to grow at face contacts.  This is basically the opposite of a skeletal crystal.  If there is a name for this interesting growth habit I am unfamiliar with it.  Light purple bands also are at some of the face junctions.  The crystals are frosted and reach 1.4 cm each.  The specimen is 7.5 x 4 x 3.6 cm and is damage free.  Not a very aesthetic fluorite but certainly interesting for its unusual crystallography.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-654

OKF-654     Apophyllite on Stilbite     Ahmednagar, India.  Green crystals to 2.5 cm each.  Several are cleaved but the main display crystal that sticks up is damage free.  8 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm.  A floater with minor healed stalactitic attachments.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-829

OKK-829     Apophyllite and Stilbite on Chalcedony (stalactite)   Jalgaon, India.  Several greenish blue quartz stalactites form the base for these fantastic stilbites and double terminated apophyllites.  This is very old stock and far higher in quality than the junk we so often see from India today.  6/8 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm.  The luster is the highest possible for the species and there is no damage.  Exceptionally high quality.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-831

Bottom

OKK-831     Calcite    Berry Minerals Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana.      Ex. Jay Walter collection.  A fine floater with only a couple tiny rub spots.  Great from any direction.  Classic material in a good 6.2 x 6 x 4.6 cm example.  Fine translucence to transparency and the inclusions of pyrite are sharp and bright.  $50

 

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