Specimens From Tucson 2015, Page 2

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OKL-965

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OKL-965      Fluorite    RESERVED      Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  These beautiful clear fluorites actually form a cast after an unknown mineral.  Individual crystals are up to 3.8 cm each and appear to be octahedrons modified by both cubes and dodecahedrons.  A slight yellowish cast due to contact area of casts, crystals are actually transparent.  9 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm.  No damage.  Displays nicely.   Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-967

OKL-967    Scheelite and Quartz     near Hu Ya, Xue Bao Diang Mountains, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China.  A 6.5 x 5.5 x 5.3 cm grouping of several large scheelites with numerous water clear quartz crystals on their surfaces.  The scheelites very in translucence with a few areas appearing gemmy.  The octahedrons are unusually steep and the luster is good.  There is a ding to the front central octahedron but it is not distracting given that it is in a non-distracting position.  Base and back have matrix contact.  Sits and displays nicely.  A nice example of what have to be viewed as the worlds best scheelites.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.   Very bright fluorescence with these scheelites.  No more minerals from here...  now a panda reserve.   450$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-968

Magnetite

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Dumbell Scepter

OKL-965      Fluorite       Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  This is the type of specimen that will someday make these Inner Mongolian mines famous.  Here we see a big grouping of octahedral fluorites that are modified by cubes and dodecahedrons.  They are gemmy clear and crystallized on big scepter quartz crystals.  Everything is high in luster, so much so that the quartz and fluorites blend together.  The largest quartz scepter is a dumbbell measuring 8.5 cm long.  Also, adding contrast are black magnetite crystals to almost 2 cm each!  The entire specimen measures 11.2 x 9 x 6 cm.  I think these fluorites are equal tot he best clear fluorites to ever have come from Russia.  Photos can not due this big damage free specimen justice.  It is a floater!!!  Minor dolomite crystals.  It may look like a lot of money for a mineral specimen but this may actually be the best buy on my web site.  I know other dealers would be asking the price of a decent automobile for this specimen.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.    $2,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-971

Hematite close-up

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OKL-871     Quartz and Hematite       Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  This big ball of crystals shows transparent quartz crystal highly included by hematite with large hematite balls (crude rosettes).  The piece measures 13 x 10 x 7.8 cm overall and is a floater with only a couple very tiny contacts/ or possible spots showing breakage.  Displays as damage free.  More luster and aesthetic appeal than the images indicate.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  $850

 

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