May 2018 Update

 

 

OKP-669

OKP-669    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 4.6 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-670

OKP-670    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 6.4 x 5.5 x 3 cm and is composed both of unusually large and unusually small crystals.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-671

Nicely crystallized bottom

OKP-671    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 8.8 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm.  It is exceptionally well crystallized all around.  It is a deeper blue than most.  There is no damage to the specimen, no contact, no issues at all.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-673

OKP-673    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive cluster of crystals measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.  The piece is mounted on acrylic as seen and does have a couple tiny tip dings.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-674

Bottom

OKP-671    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 8 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm.  It is exceptionally well crystallized and aesthetic.  It is a much deeper blue than most and the crystals are thicker than usual, as well.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-385

Back

OKP-385     Wulfenite on Fluorite    Silver Thread Mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This is one of those really unusual mineral specimens... a very uncommon species combination, great, historic location, crystallization front and back, and wonderful condition.  The piece measures 7.1 x 5.5 x 2 cm.  There is no damage that I can find on either side.  There is a very tiny amount of mineral tack on back.  This is a really nice Arizona specimen.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-386

OKP-386     Wulfenite     Los Lamentos Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  Although this one looks like it is from Tsumeb, it is simply a less common form from this prolific location.  It is 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm and has nice, well formed, lustrous crystals to .8 cm on edge.  This is a damage free pice with only a couple of micro contacts.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-387

Back

OKP-387     Wulfenite     Melissa (Geronimo) Mine, La Paz County, Arizona.  Ex. Caroyn Les collection.  This 6 x 3.9 x 2.4 cm piece is studded with brightly colored, high luster crystals on a plate of quartz.  The crystals speak for themselves.  The back is crystallized by an unknown species which is in radiating balls of clear/ white crystals.  They look like gypsum but I am unsure.  The piece sits on the only contact nicely and views well from every side.  Minor mineral tac on back of specimen.  With magnification I can find one crystal that shows chipping on one edge.  Outstanding condition.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-388

OKP-388     Wulfenite and Dioptase    Mammoth-St. Anthony's Mine, Tiger, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  The piece measures 5 x 4.8 x 3 cm.  There is lots of damage which is the norm for the locality.  Sits on edge for display.  There are also a couple of other species present that I am unable to identify.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKP-390

OKP-390    Wulfenite?!     Duval Mine, Mineral Park, Mohave County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  I'm at a loss on this one... are the wulfenites the acicular white crystals or the metallic crystals that almost look like anatase?!  9.2 x 6 x 3 cm.  The tags say it was found in 1980 and x-ray confirmed as wulfenite by Bill Panzner.  It is more a reference piece to me but some Arizona collector or wulfenite specialist will cherish this one.  $125

 

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