May 2015 Update, Page 2

 

OKL-921

OKL-921    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  Nice light purple octahedrons to 1.7 cm one edge on matrix.  The specimen measures 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm and shows no damage.  Edge contacts but the largest crystal is very nice showing well from all directions.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-922

OKL-922    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  A large (1.5 cm on edge) deep purple crystal sits up high on this small piece.  3.3 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm.  No damage, only minor edge contact.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-923

OKL-923    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.   (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  A beautiful example of this classic material showing the unusual surface texture in crystals to 1.8 cm on edge.  Only edge contact, no damage to these fine deep purple crystal (cores are darker than surfaces).  Base, showing on back is green.  An excellent example for this price.  4.1 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-924

OKL-924    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  Small sharp octahedrons in the uncommon green color on matrix.  Crystals to .8 cm on a 4.8 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm piece.  Greener than the images indicate, also light purple phantoms.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-925

OKL-925    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  This is one of the few major specimens I have that compares nicely, or better, than those in the Mineralogical Record article.  This one is 6.4 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm overall with octahedrons to 1.8 cm on edge.  Typical deep purple cores, lighter purple surfaces, green on base, and the classic surface texturing so unusual and noteworthy for this location.  Very complete, damage free crystals.  Even the edges are nice.  Outstanding fluorite!!  $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-926

OKL-926    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  This is one of the few major specimens I have that compares nicely, or better, than those in the Mineralogical Record article.  This one is 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm overall with octahedrons to 1.6 cm on edge.  Typical deep purple cores, lighter purple surfaces, green on base, and the classic surface texturing so unusual and noteworthy for this location.  Very complete, damage free crystals.  Some edge contacts.  Unusually robust and well formed crystals.  Outstanding fluorite!!  $340

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-927

OKL-927    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  5.2 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm specimen with crystals to 1.1 cm each.  Some crystals are beautifully formed and some are morphed.  Nice crystal separation and contrast.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-928

OKL-928    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  Crystals to 1.3 cm each on a 4 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm specimen.  Attractive complete crystals with the typical form and color.  Some edge contacts.  A good piece.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-929

OKL-929    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  This is one of the few major specimens I have that compares nicely, or better, than those in the Mineralogical Record article.  This one is 4.9 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm overall with octahedrons to a huge 2.1 cm on edge!  Typical deep purple cores, lighter purple surfaces, green on base, and the classic surface texturing so unusual and noteworthy for this location.  Very complete, damage free crystals.  Even the edges are nice.  The main crystal is one of the most impressive I have seen from this location.  Outstanding fluorite!!  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-930

OKL-930    Adamite    Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico. A large matrix specimen measuring 9.1 x 7 x 2 cm with crystals to 1.2 in fan shaped groupings.  Entire surface has damage free crystals with really nice crystal separation and contrast.  Very high luster is not very evident in the image.  A fine showy example in a displayable piece.  A nice value at      $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-931

OKL-898    Dolomite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite    Dongxiang County, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China.  A showy specimen of high luster measuring 9 x 6 x 4.1 cm.  Everything is beautifully crystallized, high in luster, damage free, and showy.  The chalco on the end of the piece is damaged but it is at the edge where there was contact with surrounding minerals.  Great piece at this price!!  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-932

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OKL-932    Dolomite on Quartz    Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Showy, high luster dolomites of a light pink color on slightly milky quartz points.  Very attractive piece which is rather unusual to find for this prolific mine.  6.8 x 5 x 4.5 cm piece with excellent crystallization on all sides less the one edge where there was contact.  A couple chipped quartz points on bottom otherwise damage free and displays as such.  $60 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-933

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OKL-933     Vanadinite     J.C. Holmes Mine, Santa Rita Mountains, Temporal Gulch Area, Wrighton District, Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  5.9 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm.  I believe this is new material... well formed crystals with a satin luster, in good coverage on an almost damage free specimen.  Two tiny crystals show damage or contact but are not distracting.  It displays great.  Only one small edge with matrix contact otherwise a floater!  Super example.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-934

OKL-934     Vanadinite     J.C. Holmes Mine, Santa Rita Mountains, Temporal Gulch Area, Wrighton District, Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  6.2 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm.   I believe this is new material... well formed crystals with a satin luster, in good coverage on a damage free specimen.  It displays great.  Only minor edge matrix contacts. Super example.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-935

OKL-935     Vanadinite     J.C. Holmes Mine, Santa Rita Mountains, Temporal Gulch Area, Wrighton District, Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  6.2 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm.   I believe this is new material... well formed crystals with a satin luster, in good coverage on a damage free specimen.  It displays great.  Only minor edge matrix contacts. Super example.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-936

OKL-936     Vanadinite     J.C. Holmes Mine, Santa Rita Mountains, Temporal Gulch Area, Wrighton District, Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  7.4 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm.  I believe this is new material... well formed crystals with a satin luster, in good coverage on an attractive specimen.  The crystals are exceptionally large for this material.  There are a few places with tiny crystals missing but given the size of the crystals and display qualities of the piece, I believe it superior to the others seen in this section.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-937

OKL-937    Fluorite     Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China.  A deep grape purple grouping of nicely formed octahedrons.  Interesting surface growth features.  Excellent condition with only minor edge contacts and fully mineralized on back/ base as well.  10.4 x 5.5 x 4 cm with crystals to over 3 cm on edge.  Unusual and aesthetic.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-938

OKL-938    Fluorite with Hematite     Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China.  A large specimen measuring 11.5 x 11.6 x 5 cm with a medium bluish purple grouping of octahedral crystals to 3 cm on edge each.  There is secondary overgrowth by lighter octahedra, phantoms, interesting surface features and blades of metallic gray hematites scattered about.  Some edge contacting but no noticeable damage that I can see.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-939

OKL-939    Quartz and Dolomite    Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China.  A fine damage free, floater dumbbell scepter.  5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm.  Better than the images indicate.  Exceptional luster for this material.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-941

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OKL-939    Quartz and Dolomite    Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China.  A fine damage free, floater scepter grouping measuring  6.1 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm.  Better than the images indicate.  Good luster and beautiful form.  There are two generations of dolomites: first generation ones are pseudomorphed or coated by a green/ gray mineral and second generation are large and light pink.   $130

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-942

OKL-942    Azurite and Malachite    Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  A nice piece with large azurite pseudos by malachite.  Front has matrix rock and small bright azurites of good form and the typical vibrant "electric" blue color.  There are contact areas but the main crystallized areas front and back are in good condition.  6.7 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-943

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OKL-943     Chalcoalumite and Hydrohetaerolite    Hardscribble Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico.  Material collected in 2004and analyzed by Dr. Vergil Leuth at the New Mexico School of Mines.  I purchased these two as reference pieces.  This on measures 8 x 5.5 x .8 cm and is dominated by the green colored chalcoalumite and minor blue colored hydrohetaerolite.  Mostly botryoidal forms and some very tiny crystals.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-944

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OKL-944     Chalcoalumite and Hydrohetaerolite    Hardscribble Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico.  Material collected in 2004and analyzed by Dr. Vergil Leuth at the New Mexico School of Mines.  I purchased these two as reference pieces.  This on measures 8 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm and is about evenly coated by the green colored chalcoalumite and minor blue colored hydrohetaerolite.  Mostly botryoidal forms and very tiny crystals.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-945

OKL-945    Prehnite    Sadiola Hill, Kayes Region, Mali.   7.8 x 5.2 x 5 cm complex grouping of botryoidal branches.  lack inclusions, probably epidote, with a couple minor contacts.  Views well from any direction.  $65

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