Indian Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 3

 

Mineral specimens such as this fantastic well piece of epistilbite on quartz is an example of the fine material found coming from India.     

            Epistilbite on Quartz                                           Cavansite on Stilbite                                        Fluorapophyllite on Stilbite                               Stilbite Stalactites

 

Mineral specimens from India are among some of the most aesthetic crystals to be found anywhere.  Though India is famous for its zeolite specimens the country has a wealth of other mineral treasures.  Only a tiny fraction of our inventory of Indian minerals is ever posted on this site so inquiries are welcome.  We take pride in having some of the best Indian minerals available anywhere, yet we have specimens for all levels of collectors.

 

 

 

OKN-194

OKN-194     Calcite and Heulandite on Quartz      Jalgaon, India.  A large showy partial vug of crystals dominated by a pair of intergrown, centrally located calcite twins measuring over 12 cm across in total!  The piece measures 16.5 x 14 x 11 cm.  The calcite is gemmy with some internal fracturing.  It has a pleasant light yellow color and the twinning can't be missed.  The quartz is extremely bright white making for a nice contrast.  No damage.  Beautifully trimmed, highly aesthetic display piece!  $900

 

 

 

 

OKN-639

OKN-639     Stilbite with Quartz casts after ? (probably Laumontite)    Nashik Distric, India.  Another aesthetic and unusual piece.  Bright red stilbite with clear quartz in casts after an unknown species, probably laumontite.  8.6 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm piece with no damage (a floater).  Exceptional in every regard except rarity of species.  $375

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-621

OKN-621     Stilbite and Fluorapophyllite     Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  A fine example with lustrous peach colored bowties of stilbite on stilbite and apophyllite.  Much redder than typical examples from this region.  15 x 11 x 6 cm.  Trimmed beautifully to sit as you see.  No damage.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-622

OKN-622      Fluorapophyllite with Stilbite    Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  21 x 18 x 12 cm museum sized specimen with blocky, double terminated apophyllites and pink stilbites.  Matrix is druse quartz.  Only damage is a rub on one of the apophyllites, otherwise pristine condition.  Impressive collection centerpiece for anyone loving Indian minerals.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-997

OKN-997     Fluorapophyllite on Prehnite casts after Laumontite with Okenite     Bombay, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  The apophyllite crystals are the stars here... very clear, high luster, double terminated and large, up to 1.5 cm each.  The piece measures 6.5 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm.  White okenite accessories in very small, white balls.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-320     Chalcedony with Heulandite    Jalgaon, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Numerous clear, diamond shaped heulandite crystals and one stilbite lightly attached to quartz stalactites.  The partial vug is 14.2 x 9.3 x 5.3 cm.  Not event the smallest spot of damage.  Top quality in all regards.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-321

OKN-321     Fluorapophyllite on Prehnite casts after Laumontite    India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Complete casts with large, clear, double terminated apophyllites (to 1.5 cm).  13.5 x 11 x 5.6 cm.  This is a floater with a small possible contact at base.  All areas show nice apophyllites on clean prehnite.  Exceptional quality.  Better in-hand.  $375

 

 

 

 

OKN-345

Back showing cast openings

OKN-345     Fluorapophyllite on Prehnite casts after Laumontite    India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Plenty of these to be had but not often in such fine examples.  10.4 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm.  A very minor base contact otherwise a damage free floater.  Most casts are open on the backside showing their internal structure.  Very fine in all regards.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-340

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OKN-340   Fluorapophyllite and Stilbite   Nasik, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Not the average Indian apophyllite!  Exceptional luster and very nice color and clarity.  Backside is slightly frosted.  7.8 x 6.3 x 5 cm.  Floater with no damage.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-946

OKN-946    Stilbite    Nasik, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7.8 x 4.4 x 4.5 cm plate with one large second generation stilbite on a crystalline stilbite matrix.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-434

OKN-434     Scolecite    Nashik,India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  11.2 x 9.2 x 7.4 cm.  A palm sized grouping of randomly scattered white, translucent crystals composes this specimen.  Nice condition overall although there are likely crystals that have been clipped or were once attached to matrix or other crystals.  Displays well from all directions.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-214

OKN-214       Heulandite-Ce with Celadonite inclusions       Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  The heulandites seen here represent what I believe may be some of the finest found to date from anywhere.  Why?!  Well, it is not just their impressive size, rich color or fabulous luster.  The form seen here is uncommon and most of the pieces are floaters with no damage, what-so-ever.  To begin with these specimens were discovered in 2015 as a single pocket.  I checked all the Tucson dealers and no one else had any or was aware of anyone who did.  The dealer who did have these specimens knew they were of exceptional quality for the species and was very stubborn with his pricing.  It took two days and three visits to finally negotiate a deal on a dozen pieces I high-graded form his total lot of perhaps 35 specimens.  I certainly grabbed up what I deemed the finest of the lot.  I've occasionally seen large green specimens like these in the past but they have always been uncommon in this size and color.  The problem with past finds has been their lack of luster.  The crystals had flat, graining surfaces (similar to the poorest areas on these crystals) and seldom had the same deep forest green color.  These new examples have exceptional luster for the species, very large crystal size, a rare crystal shape, and in most cases no points of contact to matrix.  In hand they look like flowers with gentle curves that reflect the light as they are turned.  They are impressive and the best of them are simply the "best of the best" when it comes to heulandites. 

This one measures 8.6 x 6.6 x 5 cm overall. Individual crystals are to 4 cm and they grad from the deep forest green color to clear at their tips.  This is a damage free floater.  Wonderful wave like crystals.  A great heulandite specimen in all regards.  $250

 

 

 

 

OKD-429

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OKD-429     Apophyllite and Stilbite on Calcite   Jalgoan, India.  A neat specimen which has flashy clear apophyllites and pink stilbites on an elongated, somewhat tabular calcite.  11.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.  One apophyllite near base, on back is cleaved otherwise perfect even to the tiniest crystal.  Showy.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-430

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OKD-430    Green Apophyllite on Stilbite   Poona, India.  Here is an old classic which represents the very finest apophyllite to leave India.  This is an old specimen with about 25 points of the deepest, gemmy green apophyllite ever to be found protruding off of a light pink stilbite matrix.  One missing point is visible under magnification so itís not perfect, however unless you nose is right against it you will find it to be quite nice.  Highly aesthetic and displayable.  Apophyllite grouping is approx. 4.5 cm long by 2 cm wide.  Entire piece measures 7.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm.  It is getting very tough to find these now.  595$

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-200

OKN-200       Heulandite-Ce with Celadonite inclusions       Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  The heulandites seen here represent what I believe may be some of the finest found to date from anywhere.  Why?!  Well, it is not just their impressive size, rich color or fabulous luster.  The form seen here is uncommon and most of the pieces are floaters with no damage, what-so-ever.  To begin with these specimens were discovered in 2015 as a single pocket.  I checked all the Tucson dealers and no one else had any or was aware of anyone who did.  The dealer who did have these specimens knew they were of exceptional quality for the species and was very stubborn with his pricing.  It took two days and three visits to finally negotiate a deal on a dozen pieces I high-graded form his total lot of perhaps 35 specimens.  I certainly grabbed up what I deemed the finest of the lot.  I've occasionally seen large green specimens like these in the past but they have always been uncommon in this size and color.  The problem with past finds has been their lack of luster.  The crystals had flat, graining surfaces (similar to the poorest areas on these crystals) and seldom had the same deep forest green color.  These new examples have exceptional luster for the species, very large crystal size, a rare crystal shape, and in most cases no points of contact to matrix.  In hand they look like flowers with gentle curves that reflect the light as they are turned.  They are impressive and the best of them are simply the "best of the best" when it comes to heulandites. 

This one, I believe, is one of the two finest of the discovery.  It measures 7.4 x 5.4 x 4.7 cm overall. Individual crystals are to over 5 cm and they grad from the deep forest green color to clear at their tips.  A tiny, shallow contact from another crystal exists on one of the clear areas, otherwise a damage free floater.  The contact is facing you in the top right region of the last photo and is still difficult to make out.  A great heulandite specimen in all regards.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-193

OKN-193      Calcite, Apophyllite and Stilbite on Quartz      Jalgaon, India.  A large showy partial vug of crystals dominated by a central calcite twin measuring 4.8 cm across.  The piece measures 16.5 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm.  The calcite sits on the matrix and a blocky apophyllite crystal and is flanked by a pink, double terminated stilbite measuring over 3 cm.  The calcite is gemmy with hardly any internal fracturing.  It has a pleasant light yellow color and the twinning can't be missed.  No damage.  Great display piece!  $825

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-146

OKN-146     Stilbite      Jalgaon, India.  Interlocking bowties of translucent stilbite on minor matrix.  Measures 8.6 x 6 x 4.1 cm.  No damage.  Very nice example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-147

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OKN-147       Stilbite      Jalgaon, India.  A beautiful, thick, complete bowtie of translucent stilbite.  Minor matrix on base, no points of contact, no damage, no discoloration or any distracting features what-so-ever.  Nice views all around.  7 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-148

OKN-148      Apophyllite and Stilbite on Quartz     Jalgaon, India.  An exceptionally bright and clean example of this common material.  The quality mentioned, however is not common!  7.1 x 6 x 3 cm  Sawn base and sides. No damage, great clarity, superior example of apophyllite.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-149

OKN-149      Calcite on Heulandite      Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  An exceptional example of what, in other colors and forms, would be common material.  This miniature has no true front as all sides are simply beautiful.  Highly translucent (in some areas transparent) pair of interlocking, double terminated crystals with a light dusting of light yellow calcites in some regions.  Minor base/matrix contact with no damage or other contacts.  EXCEPTIONAL.  6 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm.  Extremely high luster, nicely curved surfaces.  Better in-hand.  The quality of this piece is way beyond what most see in these Indian specimens.  $225

 

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