February 2016 Update, Page 4




OKM-750    Barite     Jefferson County, Montana.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  Nice, large, translucent to transparent tabular crystals with grainy secondary growth barite crystals coating each termination.  Damage free, any contact is at base or on back.  Amber color, displays well.  $85







OKM-751    Descloizite     Grootfontein, S.W. Africa.  Ex Charles Daniells collection.  A cast after ? this specimen measures 6.2 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm.  The crystals are a deep gray color and only one crystal on the entire piece is clipped off (that should be the backside).  $75








OKM-752    Galena and Quartz with Brochantite and Linarite     Bingham, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A really interesting piece both unusual and of high quality.  The large galenas have a druze quartz coating with Larger quartz crystals of a different generation, as well.  Nice sprays of bronchantite (green) and linarite (blue) add real interest in a specimen of galena which in its own right is rather exceptional for the location.  7.4 x 6 x 5 cm.  The biggest galena is 4.3 cm on edge.  No damage.    $180









KM-753    Barite with Galena, Quartz and Pyrite     Huanzala, Peru.  NO DAMAGE... floater with fine crystals of all the species.  Almost unimaginable that a specimen of this level of fragility doesn't even have a chip in a barite!  9.4 x 7 x 5 cm.  Would benefit from a mild cleaning with soap water and toothbrush.  Everything is of excellent luster and form.  Nice.   $200








OKM-754     Dolomite, Quartz, Calcite and Pyrite     Grant Quarry, Greeley, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  6.5 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm.  A floater with a tiny touch mark only visible with magnification on back.  The small calcites are schalenohedrons overgrown by rhombs (a really interesting aspect of the calcite from this quarry).  $50









OKM-756    Wavellite    Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  5 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm.  A few very tiny ball are split showing the internal radial structure.  For all intensive purposes the specimen displays as a damage free floater.  Excellent quality.  $40







OKN-124     Tourmaline     Mt. Mica, Paris, Maine.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm single crystal of green/blue color.  Slightly translucent, crude (somewhat dirty) termination.  Deeply striated, no damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $50








OKN-125    Tourmaline     Rice Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A fine example for the location measuring 4 x 3.3 x 3 cm.  Double terminated main crystal in quartz with partial crystal on backside.  Fraying along back edge terminal edge.  Nice condition otherwise.  Opaque, black.  A good piece for any collector of New England minerals.  Mounted in a perky box.  $80








OKN-131    Amethyst      near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa.  6.5 x 6 x 3.8 cm cluster with a dominantcrystal of nice color.  Termination is groved natural, of course).  No damage.  $80








OKN-133      Quartz      Lynx Mine, Long Lake, Olden Township, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6.5 x 6.4 x 6.1 cm group of gray, beta form crystals with back pepper like inclusions.  Nicely transparent to a decent depth.  Only one crystal on display face with a tiny ding.  Nice specimen.  $45








OKK-691     Fluorite with Quartz     Okorusu, Namibia, Africa.  A 8 x 7 x 3.4 cm plate (sawn flat on backside) with crystals to 1.8 cm on edge.  Fantastic phantoms in corners.  A couple smaller crystals have chips but not distracting to the piece as a whole.  $65








OKK-697     Fluorite     Okorusu, Namibia, Africa.  A 9.5 x 8.1 x 3.7 cm plate (sawn flat on backside) with crystals to 2 cm on edge.  Nice phantoms in corners.  Excellent transparency.  This should have been rinsed off prior to photographing.  Damage free and much better in hand.   $100









OKK-694   Fluorite on Quartz    Xianghualing Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Floater with only the smallest of contact spots on one side.  Damage free plate with clear crystals with all kinds of unusual phantoms.  6.5 x 6.2 x 2 cm.  Cubes are up to 1.8 cm each on edge.  Both sides are interesting and attractive.  $85








OKN-132     Quartz   Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, smoky tinted, transpaerent "Herimer" style crystal measuring 2.9 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm.  It is slightly skeletal and has an enhydro with a gas bubble in it.  The bubble does not move but is clearly visible.  No damage.  Really high quality specimen for the location.  Pieces without damage and this transparent are very rare and this is the first enhydro I have ever seen from the site.  The horizon the crystals are found in used to be just below the surface.  Freezing always destroyed enhydros and in turn created damaged crystals.  Long closed site.  $80








OKK-680     Fluorite on Mica    Yaogangxian Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chn Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China. A well placed single cube with interesting phantoms.  4.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.  Smaller cube is missing but main cube is nice.  $35








OKK-683     Fluorite on Quartz    Yaogangxian Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chn Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China. A Single cube on a double terminated quartz.  Back of fluorite is chipped yet the piece is still attractive.  $30








OKK-127    Fluorite    Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, Ex. Michael Walter collection.  This is the nices piece from a four day dig.  The base color of the crystals is a rich blue but that is mostly masked by clear, tan and green overgrowths.  Only damage is a couple small spots have the overgrowth chipped off. Excellent quality for an unusual and unique gash vein find just off the highway between Madoc and Marmora, Ontario.  Almost everything recovered from the excavation were smaller yellow cubes or single crystals.  This was one of the very few plates to hold together naturally and the largest by far.  Luster is better in person.  $240



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