October 2017 Update, Page 5




OKP-195     Malachite after Cuprite an Azurite    Laurion, Greece.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  Circ. 1982.  This specimen measures6 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm and contains several attractive openings with druses of bright crystals.  No damage.  $75







OKP-196     Fluorite     Auglaize Quarry Junction, Ohio.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This grouping of iridescent fluorites is slightly domical in shape and measures 3.7 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  Edge contacts but the central areas are nice and damage free.  $25







OKP-197      Calcite and Pyrite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This miniature is very aesthetic in-hand.  It measures 4 x 3 x 2.3 cm.  One calcite on back is cleaved and a very tiny one on the side also.  Even given this, the specimen displays very well.  $40







OKP-198    Binnite and Realgar     Lengenback Quarry, Binntal, (Bin Valley) Switzerland.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  Type locality specimen.  This specimen measures 4.5 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm.  There is a single vug with bright, metallic binnite crystals and dull orange realgar.  Binnite is a silver bearing variety of tennantite.  These are damage free and quite interesting under magnification. $60







OKP-199    Barite and Silver    Creede, Colorado.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  Several vugs can bef found on this 8 x 7.4 x 4 cm silver bearing rock.  The opening photographed has barites with silver masses.  Only one small group of silver wires... but they are there and in nice condition.  TThis is a good example of classic material from the mines of Colorado.  $50







OKP-200    Fluorite on Sphalerite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This one is a 10 x 8 x 6 cm domical specimen with high luster crystals (for both species) as one would expect from this locality.  Several of the fluorites have damage as can be seen but the specimen still displays nicely so I know someone will appreciate it.  $50







OKP-202    Malachite and Chrysocollla   Lucky Mine, Otero County New Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This attractive plate has primary malachite coating one side and a higher luster patch of chrysycolla on the other.  The piece measures .5 x 3.9 x 1 cm.  No damage. 







OKN-806    Sulfur   Steamboat Springs, Nevada.  Ex. Harold Dibble Collection.  This is an attractive specimen that measures 8 x 7.5 x 3.4.  Some crystals are missing but is is in good condition overall.  An inexpensive way to add some color to your collection.  $40







OKP-203   Hemimorphite     Gila County, Arizona.  Ex. John Davis Collection. The rosasite seen on this specimen is beautifully formed, light robins egg blue and on for much of the crystal's body, transparent!  The specimen measures 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm.  Excellent condition with only minor edge contacts and excellent locality piece.  $50







 OKP-204     Rosasite on Wulfenite     Mapimi, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This attractive specimen measures 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm and has one sharp wulfenite crystal with green balls of rosasite.  No damage.  $50







OKP-205     Metastibnite    RESERVED  Steamboat Springs, Nevada.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  The specimen seen here shows a druse of light red metastibnite coating white matrix.  It measures 8 x 6 x 3.7 cm.  There is no damage.  $40







OKP-206    Hemimorphite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection. This piece of common material measures 7 x 6.2 x 3.5 cm.  Nicely formed clear crystals on matrix.  Good condition.  Attractive.  $25







OKP-207     Leucite     Mt. Vesuvius, Campania, Italy.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  Previous Sir Warington W. Smyth Collection, Circ. 1855.  Specimens (eight total) belonging to famous Italian geologist Warington Smyth (Misspelled first name on tag).  Here is a link to his bio....   Smyth Bio.   Each of the crystals is .5 to 1 cm each and all are damage free and nicely formed.  All tags are original (Ron Bentley tag not shown).  What could have more importance, a famous Italian mineral owned by a famous 19th century Italian geologist?!  $450







OKP-208     Conichalcite     Mapimi, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This plate is quite attractive and damage free.  7.1 x 5.3 x 2 cm.  $35







OKP-209     Siderite    Labeled Baltimore, MD (I believe this should be the Jones Falls Quarry, Baltimore City, Maryland).  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This is an unusual locality piece that is probably from the 1960s or 70s.  It is a small drapery of iridescent siderite very much like those from Graves Mountain, Georgia.  No damage to this 7 x 4.7 x 4 cm specimen.  Attractive and very uncommon.  Good from all sides.  There is some mineral tac on the bottom.  $150







OKP-210      Chalcopyrite, Quartz, Sphalerite    Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This attractive, lustrous example measures 5.7 x 4.6 x 4.4 cm.  Views well from all sides. No damage.  $25







OKP-211     Fluorite    Tong Wah, Korea.  Ex. Caroline Les Collection.  This piece is a partial quartz crystal with nicely formed octahedrons of light green fluorite.  The specimen measures 7.5 x 4.2 x 3 cm and displays crystals to .7 each (on edge).  The crystals on the main face are attractive and some are transparent.  $45







OKP-212     Sphalerite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This is a domical cluster of crystals measuring 6.7 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm.  Minor chipping as seen but in good condition overall.  The piece has very high luster and minor matrix.  $30







OKP-213     Pyrite     Peru.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This attractive cluster measures 5.7 x 5.4 x 3 cm overall.  Only damage is a small broken area seen to the left on the edge of the first image.  The piece is actually very good in-hand viewing well from any direction.  $40


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