Indian Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2

 

Mineral specimens such as this fantastic well piece of epistilbite on quartz is an example of the fine material found coming from India.     

            Epistilbite on Quartz                                           Cavansite on Stilbite                                        Fluorapophyllite on Stilbite                               Stilbite Stalactites

 

Mineral specimens from India are among some of the most aesthetic crystals to be found anywhere.  Though India is famous for its zeolite specimens the country has a wealth of other mineral treasures.  Only a tiny fraction of our inventory of Indian minerals is ever posted on this site so inquiries are welcome.  We take pride in having some of the best Indian minerals available anywhere, yet we have specimens for all levels of collectors.

 

 

 

OKO-512

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OKO-512    Stilbite    Poona, India.  6.5 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm bowtie cluster of translucent crystals.  The luster is great, it is damage free, only a tiny base contact from matrix… displays great.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-510

OKO-510      Prehnite casts after Laumontite    Jalgoan, India.  A large plate of casts to 2.2 cm each coat the upper surface which is 11.5 x 9 cm.  Only a couple small chipped spots that are challenging to find.  An excellent example of this well known material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-165

OKM-165       Calcite on Scolecite     Poona, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  Very clear and lustrous scolecite needles with attached, lower luster rhombs of calcite.  An attractive combination.  It measures 6.6 cm long, is damage free, and has no damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-769

OKO-769       Heulandite       India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  A nice small cabinet piece that measures 5.5 x 5 x 2.7 cm piece composed of transparent crystal, mostly double terminated and up to 2.7 cm each.  Great luster, no damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-178

OKO-178     Corundum (variety Ruby)    Mysore, India.  Ex. Charles Daniels collection.  A stocky crystal measuring 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm overall.  Mildly translucent, nice form and average luster.  Color is nice.  Old material.  There is one healed crack along one side and a crystals contact on back.  Good piece.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-179

OKO-179     Corundum (variety Ruby)    Mysore, India.  Ex. Charles Daniels collection.  A stocky crystal measuring 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm overall.  Mildly translucent, nice form and good luster.  Color is nice.  Old material.  There is a crystals contact on back.  Good piece.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-180

OKO-180     Corundum (variety Ruby)    Mysore, India.  Ex. Charles Daniels collection.  A stocky crystal measuring 2.5 x 2 x 1.1cm overall.  Mildly translucent, nice form and high luster.  A richer red color than usual.  Old material.  Not fully formed on backside.  Excellent damage free piece.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-181

OKO-181     Corundum (variety Ruby)    Mysore, India.  Ex. Charles Daniels collection.  A stocky crystal measuring 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm overall.  Mildly translucent, nice form and high luster.  A richer red color than usual.  Old material.  A fine damage free piece.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-182

OKO-182     Corundum (variety Ruby)    Mysore, India.  Ex. Charles Daniels collection.  A stocky crystal measuring 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm overall.  Mildly translucent, nice form and high luster.  A richer red color than usual.  Old material.  Not fully formed on backside.  Excellent damage free piece.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-612

OKN-612     Fluorapophyllite on Prehnite     Bombay, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Clear, blocky apophyllites to 1.1 cm each on thin prehnite stalactites.  2.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-609

OKN-609      Fluorapophyllite with Stilbite      Poona, India.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Mint green crystal in a small spray measuring 3 x 2.2 x 2 cm.  Minor light peach colored stilbite blades.  No damage.    $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-685

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OKN-685      Cavansite and Stilbite       Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.   An absolutely exceptional example of this fine material.  No damage, fantastic coverage, great luster... I can't imagine one of these displaying much better than this one.  It measures 15.5 x 8.3 x 5 cm.  They don't get much better than this!  Sculpted back, flat base and comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.   $2,400

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-578

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OKN-578    Fluorapophyllite    Jalgaon, India.  A very nicely formed crystal on gyrolite balls for a matrix.  The piece measures 3.5 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm with no damage.  Perfect and complete all around.  $25        

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-142

OKK-142    Fluorapophyllite and Stilbite on Chalcedony (stalactite)    Jalgaon, India.  This 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm piece is composed of water-clear, doubly-terminated apophyllites and light peach colored stilbites on a quartz stalactite.  Damage free and aesthetic.  Minor blue mineral tack on one end.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-910

OKJ-910    Cavansite     Wangol Mine, Pune, India.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A stack of vivid blue crystalline balls measuring 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm.  Top attachment.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-681

OKN-681      Powellite on Stilbite     Jalgaon Distric, Maharashtra, India.  A fine bipyramidal crystal measuring 2 cm on edge in stilbite 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm.  Minor tabular, clear apophyllites.  The tip of the powellite may have a tiny rub which I see with 10x.  Even at this high a magnification it looks natural, so it is hard to say.  It is not distracting and displays nicely.  I have priced it as if it were slightly damaged so I believe it is a steal at the price offered.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.   $650

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-683

OKN-683      Powellite with Apophyllite     Jalgaon Distric, Maharashtra, India.  A pair of tip dings change this from a 4K specimen into what it is... a bargain for someone willing to overlook minor damage.  4.5 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm overall with high luster crystals of both species.  The powellites are exceptional examples for color, luster, form, and transparency.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-678

OKN-678      Apophyllite       Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India  A stalactitic grouping measuring 16.5 x 10 x 6 cm.  A fine medium green color, exceptional luster and nice form.  The stalactite contacts are the two points touching the base.  A couple cleaved crystals on back.  Minor stilbite.  Repaired masterfully.  A very high level specimen from years gone by.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  $1,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-679

OKN-679      Stilbite on Quartz        Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  A thin quartz plate with attractive peach colored stilbites to over 8 cm each.  No damage (the white area looks to be laumontite).  Little spots appear to be tiny goethites that have been overgrown (now inclusions).  This piece measures 20.5 x 14 x 5 cm.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  Only $600

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-680

OKN-680     Cavansite    RESERVED    Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  A fantastic vertically positioned piece with a flat base and sculpted back that looks very natural.  The cavansites are exceptionally bright in color, damage free and with minor calcite rhombs.  The specimen is simply gorgeous.  At 11 x 6.6 x 5 cm it is also substantial in size.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  $900

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-215     Gyrolite on and in Calcite Twins     Poona, India.  An impressive specimen when one takes a moment to consider all that is here.  The primary crystal is a floater with a minor region of contact on bottom from where it looks to have been attached against some gyrolite or okenite.  There is also a chunk missing but the specimen sits on this area so the specimen displays like a floater and is certainly an impressive twin.  It measures 6.5 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm and is clear with minor inclusions including well formed balls of gyrolite.  Numerous larger gyrolites also appear on the surface of the crystal.  Displays great from all sides.  Outstanding Indian calcite!  220$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-685

OKN-685      Cavansite and Stilbite       Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  A fine example measuring 7.2 x 6 x 5.8 cm.  Bright blue balls of cavansite of high quality with minor rhombs of calcite.  Flat base, sculpted back, no damage to body of piece... two cavansites at base are gone.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  Well priced at $350

 

 

 

 

OKN-682

OKN-682       Apophyllite       Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India  A stalactitic grouping measuring 15.4 x 10 x 4.6 cm.  A fine medium green color, exceptional luster and nice form.  The stalactite is a floater with only one cleaved crystal which is directly on the bottom left contact with base.  A exceptional piece that is for the person really after perfection.  A very high level specimen from years gone by.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  $2,400 firm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-667     Goosecreekite        Nashik District, Mahrashtra, India.  The finest of these we have handled.  A sculpted base allows this beauty to stand in a perfect position for viewing.  7.3 x 7 x 6 cm.  The goosecreekite ball is 6 cm and sits high on a bed of white quartz  Zero damage.  Views nicely from any direction.  Well priced for such a rare and fine example.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.   $850

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-686

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OKN-686    Okenite, Apophyllite, Stilbite on Calcite    Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India.  18 x 12 x 12 cm specimen that is built upon a base of five large calcite schalenohedrons of a light peach color.  On these are the species mentioned.  Only the okenite are less than exceptional.  A very uncommon and unusual piece.  It does have a repair that is invisible.  Some minor chipping to the smaller first generation stilbite crystals.  Nothing distracting in any way.  Fantastic piece.  $1,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-643

OKK-643      Fluorapophyllite, Stilbite, Chalcedony     Jalgaon, India.  Old material, great quality, very lustrous, very clear material.  Measures 6.5 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm.  A couple of stalactitic contacts on the chalcedony otherwise damage free.  This miniature is very fine in-hand.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-698

OKK-698    Fluorapophyllite, Stilbite and Laumontite     Panvel, Maharashtra, India.  A flower like dome of pink stilbite with a blocky green apophyllite sitting on it.  A very clean , damage free piece.  Even nice around the edges!  9.5 x 8.5 x 4.2 cm.  An excellent example.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-559

OKK-559     Fluorapophyllite, Stilbite, Stalactitic Chalcedony      Jalgaon, India.  Beautiful example of one of these with huge double terminated apophyllites to 7.5 cm each.  Front is damage free, back shows some cleaves and minor contact.  10 x 8.4 x 5.2 cm.  This example is more typical of nice quality material from decades ago.  We don't see it this nice as much any more.  Much better in-hand.  Will not disappoint.  $185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-641

OKN-641    Fluorapophyllite    Pashan Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India.  A beautiful matrix miniature measuring 5 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm.  Yes, this is the desirable, viberant apple green color so rare to find in today's market.  When you see it the price is simply astronomical.  This one is a wonderful example that views from any direction.  I find a few cleaved pints on the edges a would be expected and on that is more difficult to find in the cluster.  Sounds like a mess but the piece displays great and none of the described cleaves will draw your attention as can be seen in the images.  A high quality miniature.  $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-636

OKN-636    Fluorapophyllite with Stilbite     Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.   This is obviously a fine Indian piece with rich color, impeccable form and high luster.  The plate is a floater completely damage free, no modifications and measures 10.1 x 9.8 x 3.8 cm.  Fantastic aesthetics.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-637

OKN-637    Fluorapophyllite on Stilbite     Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  14 x 10 x 6 cm plate with minor modification (grinding of edges) on back that passes as natural.  Front has large light green blocky apophyllites to 4.4 cm on edge.  Only damage is an area of missing crystals seen in lower right of specimen.  Not distracting in hand.  Very nice specimen of this material.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-638

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OKN-638     Gyrolite with Stilbite   Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.  A large floater with no damage.  One of the finest I have seen measuring in at 11.7 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm.  The imperfections on the balls surfaces are not imperfections but stilbite bowties!  $360

 

 

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