August 2016 Update



OKN-367    Topaz on Quartz with Feldspar     Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  A domical grouping of crystals with obvious, well-formed topaz to 1.6 cm each.  Four damage free topaz… gemmy, clear crystals on 5.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm piece.  One millimeter tip ding on a quartz, otherwise in great shape.  Showy.  Sawn flat base.  $65







OKN-368    Topaz on Quartz     Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  This piece is dominated by two clear quartz crystals each with a topaz embedded in its front display view.  Damage free with clear topaz to 1.2 cm each.  6.1 x 3.8 x 3 cm.  Nice.  $45







OKN-371     Gold     Locations unknown.  Two flakes, largest measuring .6 cm.  No damage.   $25







OKN-372      Copper    Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona.  A stringer of crude, tabular crystals on a section of copper rich matrix.  6 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm overall.  No damage.  $40







OKN-373    Almandine (3 crystals)     Markstay, Ontario, Canada.  Three well-formed crystals to 4.6 cm each.  From schist, relatively damage free, nice ruby red color, and good form.  $35 takes them all.







OKN-374    Azurite    Morenci, Greenlee County, Arizona.  4.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm piece with one face covered by clusters of blades of a deep blue color.  One rub as seen on one spot.  $15







OKN-375    Ankerite    Chester, Vermont.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain, prev. George Robinson, 1981 specimen.  1.2 cm transparent, light yellow crystal in schist.  3.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm.  Not the expected species for this location!!   $25







OKN-376    Gypsum    Willow Creek, near Nanton, Alberta, Canada.  Damage free, transparent floater crystal measuring 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.  Nice luster and interesting/ attractive form.  $30







OKN-377     Barite     Indian Head Rock, Basin, Jefferson County, Montana.  Nicely formed, damage free example of this distinctive barite.  5.1 x 3.5 x 3 cm.  Base contact.  $30







OKN-513     Liberthenite     Tyrone, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6.7 x 4.7 x 3 cm specimen with one especially nicely crystallized region.  Tiny touch marks that may be natural or maybe not.  Even with magnification I can not tell.  $40







OKN-379    Fluorite with Calcite      Bingham Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico.  Attractive, blue fluorites with white calcite.  Mounted in a Perky box this specimen measures in at 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm overall with cubes to almost 1 cm each.  I see one small fluorite cleaved on close inspection.  $20








OKN-380     Bornonite, Hubeite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite    Fengiashan Mine, Daye County, Hubei Prov., China.  An interesting and aesthetic mix.  6.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm dome with crystals pointing out in numerous directions.  Chipping to chalcopyrites and small chip on one quartz.  Nice overall.  $40







OKN-514     Apophyllite on Prehnite   Centreville, Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Blocky, clear apophyllites on green and blue prehnite.  The plate measures 5.5 x 4 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  Attractive and from a desirable location.  $70








OKN-383    Calcite     Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, Union County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Very lustrous cluster that displays equally well front and back.  No damage.  5.1 x 3 x 2.1 cm with crystals to 1.7 cm each, mostly double terminated and transparent.  Nice!  $30








OKN-384     Fluorite     Paulding, Ohio.  Attractive, iridescent crystals on front, top and much of back.  Displays nicely.  Amazing luster.  3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $20








OKN-385    Clinochlore with Muscovite     Brougton Soapstone Mine, St. Pierre de Broughton, Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive floater that is fully crystallized on all sides.  Measures 7 x 4.8 x 3 cm.  Very minor rubs to back and base.  Really nice for this material.  $60








OKN-386    Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite    Greely Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Very aesthetic and interesting floater with complex calcites with wild looking phantoms.  Well documented occurrence.  5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  Simply gorgeous assemblage of minerals here.  $50







OKN-387    Stibnite on Calcite    Le Shi Mine, Hunan Prov., China.  No longer readily available material that showed up once about ten years ago on the market.  This damage free piece measures 5.5 x 5 x 2.7 cm overall.  Beautiful primary stibnite spray and minor ones too.  Back contact, displays great.  $60







OKN-388    Pyrite     Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1962.  A nice crystal with no damage and strong backside contact.  Glue and Styrofoam from being once mounted in a perky box.  3.8 x 3 x 2.4 cm.  $20







OKN-389    Wollastonite    Jeffrey Mine, Aesbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An uncommon species for here or frankly anywhere in crystallized form.  This crystal is 4 x 2 x 2 cm and healed on all sides.  Tiny green crystals I assume are vesuvianite.  No damage.  $80







OKN-390    Quartz     Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  An attractive skeletal quartz measuring 5.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm overall.  Base contact with minor attached crystals in same area.  Very rare to find these undamaged like this one.  Good views all around.  $100

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