March 2015 Update

 

OKL-198

OKL-198     Dickite, Calcite, Quartz     Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This is the first documented occurrence of this phyllosilicate (in the kaolinite-serpentine group of minerals) from any Herkimer or Herkimer like occurrence in the Little Falls or Beekmantown dolostones.  This material comes from within closed pockets and it is likely a hydrothermal breakdown from a feldspar within the surrounding rock.  Only four or five examples of dickite have been found.  The others went to the New York State Museum.  This example measures 7.8 x 5.2 x 5 cm overall with dickite in masses to 1.3 cm across.  The entire domical piece is crystallized and in fine shape however the dickite is the mineral of note.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-199

OKL-199     Dickite, Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite    Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This is the first documented occurrence of this phyllosilicate (in the kaolinite-serpentine group of minerals) from any Herkimer or Herkimer like occurrence in the Little Falls or Beekmantown dolostones.  This material comes from within closed pockets and it is likely a hydrothermal breakdown from a feldspar within the surrounding rock.  Only four or five examples of dickite have been found.  The others went to the New York State Museum.  This example measures 7.7 x 5.2 x 3 cm overall with a single bright white dickite in mass measuring .7 cm across.  The entire piece is crystallized on one side and in fine shape however the dickite is the mineral of note.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-200

OKL-200     Fluorite    Highway #5, Old Chelsea, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  A fine example of this rare and coveted material.  This one is approximately half an octahedron with an even light green color (not bluish like the images indicate.. it is the same color as the specimen shown below, OKI-236) and the typical frosted surfaces.  2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-236

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OKI-236     Fluorite    Highway #5, Old Chelsea, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Dr. George Robinson, 1981.  An unusually fine example of this rare and coveted material. This is a very fine thumbnail showing two corners with well defined purple inclusions for which the location is so well noted.  A 2 cm wide crystal measuring 1.6 cm on edge.  The crystal is double terminated with a small base contact and one repair that resulted in some residual chipping to one side.  Several views are exceptional and make this rarity will worth the asking price.  I never seem to have these remain in my inventory very long and would not expect this one to do so either.    $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-202

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OKL-202    Quartz (var. Herkimer Diamond)    Middleville, New York.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A 2.3 cm single crystal wrapped in dolostone.  The specimen measures 7 x 6.5 x 3 cm thick.  The effect is of a window, frame made of dolostone and the glass is the crystal.  It is quite clear with minor internal fracturing.  The crystal is secure and the piece stands on end naturally.  Interesting and unusual to be able to have light shine through the backside of a matrix specimen.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-205

OKL-205    Dolomite    Cicero, New York.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This unusual material was discovered decades ago during an underground project in the city.  At first thought to be calcites, these world class dolomites crystals were found in limited quantities.  The couple I have here are all that I am aware of that did not find their way to the New York State Museum.  The best were up to 3 inches on edge and very similar to those from Spain.  This large vug is filled by smaller crystals to 1 cm each.  They are in excellent condition, pearly in luster, well formed and highly translucent to transparent.  The specimen is 14 x 8.5 x 9 cm and displays great.  It sits well and is open for view from any angle except the back.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-206

OKL-206    Dolomite    Cicero, New York.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This unusual material was discovered decades ago during an underground project in the city.  At first thought to be calcites, these world class dolomites crystals were found in limited quantities.  The couple I have here are all that I am aware of that did not find their way to the New York State Museum.  The best were up to 3 inches on edge and very similar to those from Spain.  The miniature seen here has one of the larger crystals that measures 2 cm and sits high on a small section of matrix and other crystals.  5.1 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm overall.  Primary crystal is damage free, lustrous, and gemmy in areas.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-203

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OKL-203    Quartz (var. Herkimer Diamond)    Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, New York.  Collected by Jerry Marchand, summer 2007.  Ex. Michael Walter Collection.  A 15 x 8.7 x 4.4 cm grouping with crystals to 7.5 cm each.  The quality is very high with no front side damage, only a couple tiny crystal contacts on edges.  Back is also very nice with only a couple contacts or chips.  Bases of crystals show minor inclusions of anthraxolite and some yellow staining.  Large crystals are more included while the smaller ones are quite clear.  This is a nice example of a reassembled cluster but does not take a good picture.  Finding good clusters like this at this type of price is a thing of the past.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-204

OKL-204    Quartz (var. Herkimer Diamond)    Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, New York.  Collected by Jerry Marchand, summer 2007.  Ex. Michael Walter Collection.  A 10.7 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm grouping with crystals to 5.6 cm each.  The quality is very high with only a couple very small rubs and one tiny chip that is well concealed.  Back is damage free.  Bases of crystals show minor inclusions of anthraxolite.  Large crystals are more included while the smaller ones are quite clear.  Moderate sized crystals have large gemmy areas.  The piece sits on edge naturally and displays better than the images indicate.   Finding good clusters like this at this type of price is a thing of the past.  $395

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-168

OKK-168   Quartz     Fuka Uri, Switzerland.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This 4.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm sinlge smoky point is totally gem inside with no visible inclusions what-so-ever.  Damage free with fine lustrous faces (including what appears to be an "x" face).  The small hair like inclusion seen in the first  and third images is right near the surface, only a fraction of a millimeter deep, but not exposed externally.  Nice!    $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-975

OKK-975    Quartz with Aegirine     Mount Malosa, Domasi, Zomba District, Malawi.  Nice smoky points on dark (likely iron rich ) dolomite and crude feldspar.  Point missing near base of piece and a chipped dolomite crystal.  Still quite aesthetic and interesting.  6.4 x 4 x 3 cm.  Nicely priced at $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-973

OKK-973    Quartz with Aegirine and Feldspar    Mount Malosa, Domasi, Zomba District, Malawi.  An interesting cluster, in good condition with only a couple contacts from other crystals.  An interesting mix of minerals witht he smoky quartz including fibrous inclusions like rutile?? internally.  They look tan in color vs. gold like rutile would typically be so I'm not sure what they might be.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-733

OKL-733     Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  4 x 3 x 2.1 cm mass coated by tiny pyros to 3 mm each (mostly smaller).  Bright crystals on all sides of a pyromorphite matrix.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-734

OKL-734     Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A larger piece with crystals to no more than a millimeter each.  Matrix is massive and crystalline quartz.  Crystallization on ront side only.  No damage.  7.2 x 6.2 x 3 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-735

OKL-735     Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This example has crystals to 2 cm each but most are smaller.  Some are a gray color but almost all are bright and forest green or grass green in color.  No damage.  5.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm overall.  Some attached Styrofoam on base.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-736

OKL-736     Beryl    Rice Quarry, Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This cluster is a radiating spray of thin crystals in a matrix of massive quartz.  Most of the crystals are terminated in a stepped manner. One side is made of crystals that are milky colored while on the other they are clear and gemmy.  6.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-737

OKL-737    Tourmaline in Cleavlandite    Strickland Quarry, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  The tourmaline crystal is a nice green color, well terminated, and rests between the blades of feldspar.  It is 2 cm long, undamaged and has a slight curve.  The cleavlandited are chipped to expose the tourmaline.  A nice example in a perky box.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-739

OKL-739    Prehnite    O & G Quarry, Woodbury, Connecticut.   Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A nice example in a perky box.  High luster with a few scuffs.  4.5 x 3.5 x 1 cm.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-740

OKL-740    Quartz Faden     Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  A very nice example of this now common material.  No damage, base contact (on one end) only.  7.5 x 3 x 2 cm.  Clear crystals with well developed milky faded line.  Lies nicely on edge for display.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-742

OKL-742     Calcite and Pyrite    Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  3.5 x 3.3 x 3 cm pyrite coated crystals surround clean calcites.  An interesting mix that sits nicely.  Only one point and edges are cleaved.  Interesting unusual piece and location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-744

OKL-744    Siderite Twins    Poudrette Quarry, Mont. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Ward's of Rochester.  A damage free floater measuring 6.1 x 3.6 x 2 cm overall.  Composed of attractive translucent, light greenish tan twins of tabular siderite with accessories as white coatings (looks to be tabular feldspars and dolomite).  Crystals to 2.8 cm each.  Very nice quality MSH specimen.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-745

OKL-745    Quartz with Chamosite   Rt #55 Road Cut, Windsor, Quebec, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice 7.7 cm long and 1.6 cm thick point.  It is double terminated and has a small tabular shard attached to one end.  Minimal attachment on the shard is the only contact.  Some internal cracking and one very tiny rub.  Nice example of this now uncommon to see material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-747

OKL-747    Microcline, Albite    North Conway, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful example of selective face coloring differences with some being white and others being a light blue.  The matrix is graphic granite.  3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  Large crystal is 3 cm.  The piece is cleaner and slightly more lustrous that the images indicate.  Very unusual for New Hampshire!  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-207

OKL-207    Heulandite with Laumontite    Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A domical specimen measuring 4.6 x 3.5 x 3 cm mounted in a perky box.  Great color form and luster.  An excellent example with no damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-208

OKL-208    Stilbite    Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A nice piece measuring 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm totally coated by translucent to transparent blades of stilbite.  Nice color and luster.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-209

OKL-207    Heulandite with Stilbite    Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A plate of crystals of high luster and nice form.  The stilbites are clear, slightly milky and the heulandite color is a rich salmon.  4.6 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm overall.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-210

OKL-210    Heulandite with Laumontite    Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A domical specimen measuring 4 x 3.2 x 2 cm.  Great color form and luster.  An excellent example with no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-211

OKL-2011    Stilbite and Laumontite    Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A beautiful ball of bladed crystals sitting on a matrix with laumontite and stilbite.  The ball measures 2.5 cm in diameter and the piece 4.5 x 3 x 2.3 cm.  It is mounted in a perky box.  No damage, aesthetic for this material.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-212

OKL-212    Stilbite    Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A domical specimen composed of large clear to translucent blades.  5 x 4 x 3 cm.  No matrix, no damage, excellent luster and form to these crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-213

OKL-207    Stilbite, Laumontite, Stilbite.  Halls Harbor, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  The big crystals seen here are aggregates of smaller bladed crystals taking on the typical wheat sheath form of this species (stilbite).  5.5 x 4 x 2 cm overall.  Minor chipping.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-214

OKL-214     Wulfenite    Los Lomentos, Mexico.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Great crystals of the high luster and form expected with the best of these.  Several crystals show damage however, so this one will be priced accordingly.  Crystals are very translucent and up to 1 cm on edge.  5.5 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.   $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-215

OKL-215    Calcite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A really neat calcite grouping formed from parallel growth concentric rings of rhobs to 1.1 cm each on edge.  Even the base shows the stalactitic like concentric rings that resulted in what we see here.  11.6 x 7.7 x 5 cm.  One crystal shows a cleave otherwise the specimen is clean, even the edges.   Very nice quality.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-217

OKL-217    Sphalerite and Calcite    Joplin, Missouri.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  6 x 4 x 2.1 cm specimen with several large sphalerites to 2.2 cm each.  Matrix is dolomite.  Two transparent calcites can be seen too.  Minimal contact on one end of specimen only, all other sides crystallized.  Nice satin luster and no damage.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-216

OKL-216    Calcite with Chalcopyrite   Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This is a beautiful, three dimensional cabinet sized piece with damage free crystals to 3.3 cm.  Almost all the crystals are double terminated and terminated with numerous modifications.  The piece is a floater and the only mark on the thing is a small cleave/contact on the crystal that is on the base of the specimen.  9 x 8 x 5.8 cm.  The calcite crystals are transparent with moderate internal clouding and seen in two generations... very tiny ones all over the matrix and the larger, obvious ones.  .  The luster is great!  The chalcopyrite has a patina that I have not altered.  Super Iron out would make these brassy and flashy, but many collectors do not want that so it remains as you see it (for now).  This is a truly beautiful specimen of common material in very uncommon quality.  The piece is under priced at $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKAA-040

OKAA-040    Wulfenite and Calcite   Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine example of butterscotch colored crystals to 2 cm each.  The plate measures 5.6 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm.  This is a floater!!  Only two small crystal under the edge, on base are chipped so it is obviously in stellar condition.  This is an excellent price for an exceptional American wulfenite.  $575

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKAA-041

OKAA-041    Wulfenite and Calcite   Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine example of butterscotch colored crystals to 1.4 cm each.  The plate measures 3.1 x 3 x 1.2 cm.  This is a floater like the one described above!!  Only two small crystals on the base are chipped so it is obviously in fine condition.  $175

 

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