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OKP-364

OKP-364    Tetrahedrite, Pyrite, and Quartz    Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Lima Department, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This large plate of crystals measures 10 x 8.2 x 4.3 cm. The tetrahedrite crystals are bright and sharp.  They are up to 1 cm each with most being smaller.  The diversity of crystal forms is interesting.  One quartz pint and one tetrahedrite have damage, so, overall it is in very good shape given the large number of crystals present.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-365

Color is actually BLUE

OP-365      Fluorite     Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This partial crystal has been slabbed and polished to show its amazing phantoms and color (actually an aesthetic baby BLUE).  Very attactive.  8.4 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-366

OKP-366     Wulfenite    Los Lomentos, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a domical, slightly triangular shaped specimen with lustrous, caramel colored wulfenites.  One crystal is broken off, otherwise nice.  6.3 x 4.6 x 4.1 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-367

OKP-367     Gypsum     ed River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Front (first image) is damage free.  Back (second image) has a couple very tiny chips.  Exceptional condition for one of these given that they find them in the clay by probing with metal coat hangers!  The shape, luster, transparency of blades, large size, and overall aesthetics make this an exceptional example of this form.  I have carried these gypsums since they were first discovered and I know for a fact that they are very RARE WHEN THIS NICE.  A beautiful mineral specimen in every regard.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-368

OKP-368       Quartz       Kwa Ndebele, Boekenhouthoek, South Africa.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This 8 x 6.3 x 4 cm piece stands nicely for display as seen in the images.  Light purple color in areas of front and tan coloration on back.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-369

OKP-369     Herkimer Diamond      Middleville, New York.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Approximately 10 x 5.6 x 3.6 cm.  Mounted, as seen, in a plaster base.  Front and side views are damage free and aesthetic.  Back view show some contact with dolostone and small contact from another crystal.  Good clarity with the normal internal fracturing.  Really nice display piece.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-914

OKN-914     Quartz with Calcite      Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Far East Region, Russia.  2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Prev. New York State Museum.  This cluster is very clear and free of damage.  Even totally problem free along the edges (no breakage or contact from matrix or other crystals).  Very high luster for the quartz and the calcites form interesting little stacks that are not distracting.  Linear, domical shape.  8.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm.  Photos don't do this one justice.  Exceptional!!  $300

 

 

 

 

OKN-915

OKN-915      Quartz        Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Far East Region, Russia.  2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Prev. New York State Museum.  This 7 x 4 x 3.4 cm cluster is another beauty from Russia.  It has the most interesting, clearly visible phantoms.  They are visible due to a brown grainy coating on the first growth of crystal coated by a glass clear final layer of quartz.  Linear, domical shape.  Damage free, displays wonderfully.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-917

Specimen is actually a deep BLUE color

Bottom side view of pyrite studded phantom

OKN-917     Fluorite with Pyrite   Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This corner cleave measures 8.2 x 6.3 x 4.1 cm overall.  The color is BLUE.  Very clear with large gemmy regions and a small phantom base.  Edges are rough, as seen.  Very desirable color.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-916

OKN-916     Fluorite      Rosiclare Leve, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris District, Illinois.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This looks like a roughly treated specimen but it is actually in excellent condition.  Only a small chip to one crystal on back.  The appearance is due to many of the cubes being modified by octahedral faces that are frosted and sometimes stepped.  There are also some contacts from other crystals along the edges of the piece.  The crystals are actually very clear as can be seen in the unmodified crystals.  The luster is good (typical), not what I would consider great.  9.5 x 7 x 6.2 cm.  A couple small, loose but stable crystals.  A very fine desirable specimen for numerous reasons although the photos fail to reflect this.   $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-918

OKN-918      Garnet    Norway.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a 3.5 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm example of this material.  Smallest I've seen... There are some marks on the crystal which may be natural or may e from removal from the schist.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-519

Back

OK-519    Fluorite with Calcite    Cave-In-Rock, Hardin County Illinois.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This piece is a nice little specimen that measures 3.9 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm.  Back is crystallized, too.  Only minor edge contacts.  Some cube modifications by octahedrons.  Surfaces are stepped and cores are yellow.  Center has a small, healed, etched region where there was once an attachment or more likely a small loosely attached crystal.  Nice piece.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-520

OKO-520    Quartz     Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a smoky colored, transparent, slightly skeletal specimen that measures 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm.  There is a notable chip on back, or base (depending on how it is displayed) of specimen (sorry, it is not shown in the images).  Other views are damage free.  Good luster.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-521

OKO-521      Vanadinite    Tucson, Arizona.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This damage free specimen is a domed piece that measures 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm.  Attractive form, luster, and desirable location.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-522

OKO-522     Ferberite     Aquilas, Sierre Almagrera, Northern Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a Type Locality specimen.  The piece measures 4.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm overall.  Good metallic crystals on top of piece.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-523

OKO-523      Herkimer Diamond      Middleville, New York.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is an attractive cluster composed of four smaller Herks around a larger one.  One small one has chipping along one edge and another has a crystal contact so overall the condition is very good.  displays great.  Typical internal fracturing on big crystal while the smaller ones are clearer.  7 x 6.5 x 3.3 cm.  $230

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-524

OKO-524    Halite     Inowroclaw, Poland.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This large, water clear crystal shows beautiful surface features and a high luster.  It is quite stable having been on display in Harolds collection for at least two decades.  No damage.  6.2 cm on edge.  Nice!   $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-525

OKO-525     Varisite      Box Elder County, Utah.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  The polished slab seen here measures 10.1 x 9.4 cm and 1 cm thick.  The surface has a satin like polish.  No damage.  $180

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