English, Scottish, and  Irish Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2


A fine English quartz specimen.     

            Quartz                                        Hematite                                                            Fluorite


Mineral specimens from the United Kingdom represent some of the most sought after material in the mineral collector's world  Many of the materials from this region of the world are considered classics.  In today's mineral collecting market these specimens are becoming more difficult to get.  Most reach the market thought the redistribution of older collections.  We are proud to  have a good selection of minerals in stock from the U. K.





OKN-794     Calcite      Lancashire, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A classic calcite of wonderful form and color is seen here!  The crystals have obvious red phantoms, very high luster and interesting form.  There is one crystal that is cleaved off in main body of crystals.  It is seen at it worst from the side in the third image.  Other than that this is in good condition.  Front view is spectacular.  $450







OKN-792      Calcite    Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  These are tabular crystals with good transparency/ translucence throughout.  It measures 5.3 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm.  There is one part with crystal contacts on back and one area that has contact from matrix on base.  No damage to all primary crystals.  Good luster and form.  A fine calcite from a location known for its fluorites, not its calcites.   $90







OKO-726       Barite       Dufton, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A huge single crystal measuring 14 x 8.4 x 6.4 cm.  There is notable damage on the termination of this old timer with and a couple of obvious scratches needing some oiling, as seen.  Very translucent, actually transparent to a considerable depth.  $400








OKN-737      Fluorite     Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A cube measuring 4.7 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm on edges.  Nice color and form but there is damage on some corners as seen in images.  $40








OKN-584    Fluorite    Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.2 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm single twin crystal of a fantastic green color and very high luster.  Internal cracking, lots of gemmy areas, well formed.  A classic in anyone’s book.  No damage.  $35








OKM-953     Sphalerite    Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbra, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1970s.  Prev. George Springs collection.  A beautiful plate of twinned and no-twinned crystals measuring 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.  No damage to primary crystals, just to one on the edge where the specimen was broken free from the host rock.  CLASSIC.  Views nicely, mounted in a perky box.   $70








OKN-450    Fluorite    Rogerley Mine, Frosterley County, Durham, England.  Ex. Dawne and Paul Dunning collection.  4.4 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm dome of large cubes to 2.4 cm on edge.  One corner cleave otherwise in good condition.  Nice translucence, rich color and good form.  Some faces frosted and others lustrous.  $50









OKN-472     Fluorite     Newlandside Quarry, Stanhope, Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  5.5 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm dome of twins and single cubes.  One twin in the center has a tiny chip seen with 10x magnification otherwise in nice condition.  Attractive with a high luster and excellent crystal transparency.  $40








OKN-924      Fluorite, Quartz and Galena     Rogerley Mine, Fosterley Co., Durham, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An aesthetically formed grouping of nice green crystals on clear druse quartz.  No twinned crystals.  Octahedral galenas are a nice addition.  No damage only perimeter contacts.  Is glued to a circular acrylic base.  5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm overall with cubes to .8 cm each on edge.  $150








OKN-116     Fluorite     Derbyshire, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7 x 5.4 x 3.4 cm piece with cubes to 2.4 cm on edge each.  Odd flower like inclusions throughout these purple cubes.  Edge contacts and some minor chips of small size.  Domical piece so can be viewed from any direction.  A good specimen for the price.  $150









OKN-974     Barite     Yorkshire, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A very fine barite with no damage, only minor edge contacts.  Well formed white, transparent/ translucent crystals to 3 cm each make up this slightly domical plate that measures 9.5 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm.  Classic material.  Attractive example.  $400








Back.... base

OKN-982      Fluorite      Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection, prev. Richard Norman Kelley, perv. Lazard Cahn collections.  A large, historic specimen with wonderful provenance.  This museum sized piece measures 20 x 16 x 6 cm with nicely twinned and simple cubes to 3.8 cm each on edge.  Great purple color and transparency in areas and other zones of the crystals have that classic whitish look.  In excellent condition with only a couple very tiny corner cleaves close to the edges.  No rough edges or areas of lower luster.  Much better in person.  Tiny, clear, double terminated quartz crystals are scattered about over the display face making for more flash while the entire backside... base is coated by larger, intergrown quartz crystals of a more milky color.  Only one small chip on backside.  An exceptional quality English specimen for the discerning collector.  $4,800







OKM-882     Calcite Twin      Egremont, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Old Gregory, Bottley and LLoyd Minerals of England... label included.  Classic "butterfly twin" measuring 2.9 x 2.3 x 2.7 cm.  No damage, excellent form, good luster, excellent transparency.  Nice.  $320








OKM-832      Fluorite     England.  Location is undetermined.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fluorite twin on mixed minerals including smaller fluorites, pyrite, dolomite and calcite.  5.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm.  Backside is well crystallized with small clearer fluorite.  The only damage I can find on either side is a tiny 1 millimeter cleave on one cube in the twinned grouping.  Very high luster, aesthetic, and mounted in a miniature sized perky box.  $95









OKM-109     Fluorite      Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England.  I suspect that this is a rather old specimen...  8.5 x 8.2 x 3.7 cm with cubes to 3.2 cm on edge.  Minor chipping throughout but not in what most would call bad condition.  The big twins are doubles, with two sides showing the penetration.  I've seen these in the literature but do not remember what to call them.  I have not seen this in contemporary material from anywhere.  Small, ugly etched calcite in center of piece.  Great clarity and surface have mixed luster with corners being clearer (much like "Carthage Corners" seem on Tennessee material.  The first $300 gets it.









OKM-139     Fluorite    Cumbria, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Light yellow, transparent cubes to 1.5 cm on edge.  Piece measures 8 x 5.3 x 1.5 cm.  Repair don center of specimen invisible from front.  Very minor micro chipping seen with 10x.  Displays as damage free.  Nice inclusions of sulfides (likely pyrite) and a few on the surfaces of cubes.  Classic material.  $180








Front side.

OKM-184      Fluorite      Cumbra, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  The specimen measures 11.7 x 7 x 3.4 cm and has both sides crystallized.  Back has lots of damaged crystals were as the front is damage free.  These crystals are interesting having white regions with light green bodies.  The crystals are to 1 cm each on edge.  Some are twinned.  Old specimen with a Gregory, Bottley and LLoyd of London tag.  $195









OKM-180     Goethite     Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  11 x 10 x 4 cm plate of fine botryoidal goethite.  Classic!  High luster and aesthetic display.  No damage.  Small areas have shed a thin layer (natural not damage) otherwise very even luster and color.  $175









Close up of front center

OKM-171     Goethite      Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  The classic location for this famous material.  "Kidney Ore"   This monster is a museum sized piece measuring in at 27 x 17 x 9 cm overall.  It is difficult to handle and difficult to display as it is probably about 20 pounds in weight.  Front and back are both damage free.  Calcite overgrowths on surfaces once attached to matrix and one small calcite cluster in the front adds some interest.  Not scuffed up, chipped or abraded in any way.  Beautiful, high quality piece.  P.O.R.










OKM-989    Calcite Twin    Cumberland, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Here is a nice find.  I think finding another as good for sale (at this price) anywhere would take some work!  This example is classic English material.  It measures 4.7 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm.  Small contact from matrix on very tip of base of twin.  Back of one wing shows a large contact from another crystal.  Great front view.  Good transparency, partial phantom, no damage.  $380










OKM-818    Barite    Cumberland, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine example of this classic material in an attractive matrix specimen measuring 11 x 9.5 x 6 cm.  Single and double terminated crystals of lustrous, transparent barite to 6.7 cm each are scattered nicely on the surface of hematitic matrix.  Some crystallization on back but it is minor compared to the display face.  A couple of the crystals are missing their tapered terminations due to what appears to have been contacts with other crystals or matrix.  I think the specimen is natural and is free of any human damage... an unusually thing for such an old specimen.  $3,000




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