Tennessee Minerals Page 2





OKN-135    Sphalerite on Dolomite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  A floater plate with two fine, high luster, translucent sphalerite crystals.  Chipping on one corner is hardly noticeable but there.  8.8 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm.  Excellent example.  $55








OKM-974    Calcite, Fluorite and Barite on Sphalerite    Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  I have sold many, many hundreds of these specimens over the years and I think this is actually the finest miniature I've handled.  Why?  1.  The twinned calcites are double terminated and damage free (less a tiny INTERNAL crack at the termination of one) and transparent, 2. All four species for which the locality is famous are present in this small specimen.  3. It is very aesthetic, in-hand,  4. The luster is excellent.  Impressive in all regards.  6.5 x 5.1 x 3 cm.  $1,400







OKL-768     Sphalerite on Galena   RESERVED   Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A nicely formed cube measuring 1.7 cm on edge with bright sphalerite crystals studding most of the upper surface and one side.  Minor mineral tac on base.  2 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm (more like 2.3 cm corner to corner on top).  No damage.  $40







OKAA-003    Calcite and Sphalerite    Elmwood Mine,  Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.   11 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm single, double terminated crystal of excellent color and good transparency.  It is a twin.  One termination is perfect and the second, which is buried in the base so not viewable, has a minor cleave.  This ends up being a very displayable specimen for someone not wanting to take out a loan and still have a fine example of what probably ranks as the most aesthetic calcite on the planet.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  $350








OKK-933    Calcite twin on Sphalerite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Jim Turek colection.  A cute miniature which I'm sure will sell fast!  Tiny tip cleave on one end is only issue and is reflected in the price.  However, when the specimen is this small that flaw is difficult to detect.  The gemmy calcite is wonderful with minor sphalerite inclusions and a well developed twin plane.  3.5 x 3.3 x 2 cm.  3.3 cm calcite crystal.  $50








OKJ-837    Fluorite    Elmwood, Tennessee.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  A nice transparent cube with extensive surface modifications (hexatetrahedral?  I just don’t remember).  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  1.5 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm.  $25








OKJ-404    Barite and Fluorite on Sphalerite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  A large plate measuring 14.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm.  Minor damage to sphalerite and one tiny corner cleave on one fluorite cube, but in general, good condition.  All the species are of high luster and nice form.  Attractive color contrast and well priced at $195






OKJ-405    Calcite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  A large parallel growth pair of crystals with multiple terminations on one side.  The group measures 15 x 9.5 x 7.5.  Really nice condition with only a few micro chatter marks.  Contacts on back and a tiny area of sphalerite contact near base. The piece sits nicely for display.   Terminations are nice, luster is super, gemmy areas…this is a real bargain for the price and should go very fast.   $195








OKH-905     Calcite    Elmwood, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A spotless floater from the now famous calcite locality.  This double terminated twin crystal grades from clear/ white to light yellow and has multiple terminations on one end that have several small translucent sphalerite plates attached.  The crystal is gemmy in areas and measures 3.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm.  Super high luster as is the norm for this material.  Very desirable and aesthetic.  No blemishes what so ever.  $40








OKH-852    Calcite Twin    Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm crystal.  Gemmy and lustrous with amazingly well defined twin plane.  Tip dings are there but not major.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30








Base...note fine translucence

OKH-762     Sphalerite (twin)    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A fine, lustrous twin that is almost a floater (only very minor base attachment) that measures 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  Views well from any direction.  Very interesting and has no negatives at all.  Minor Styrofoam attachment   Minor quartz, crystals, on back and mild translucence.  $120







OKI-488    Sphalerite    Carthage, Tennessee.  A fine dome of transparent crystals to almost 2 cm each.  The cluster is 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm overall.  It displays beautifully from every side.  It is entirely damage free and has as high a luster as one could expect for any specimen.  The sphaletites from this locale do not get better looking than this one.  Plenty of flash!  400$








OKI-175    Sphaletite and Calcite    Carthage, Tennessee.  An attractive arrangement of crystals on a small section of gray limestone.  It measures 7.4 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm overall and is dominated by sphalerite crystals to over 2 cm each.  They are bright red and only translucent.  Amber colored double terminated calcites to a cm each are on the sides and base of piece.  No damage to sphalerite but there are a couple of minor contacts on edges.  Some of the calcites have damage but they are on back (base) of specimen.  Displays well, super high luster and lots of pop.  60$







OKF-142    Fluorite on Sphalerite    Carthage, Tennessee.  A somewhat triangular specimen measuring 9.7 x 7 x 5 cm with light purple fluorites to 1.8 cm on edge each.  The fluorites of slightly curved faces an excellent form the largest pair sit high on the piece with greater than normal relief.  When the sphalerites near the top edge of specimen is cleaved otherwise the specimen is in great shape.  Nice high luster to all minerals and the piece displays well in several positions.  $300







OKF-132    Fluorite on Sphalerite    Carthage, Tennessee.  This specimen measures 8.9 x 6 x 3 .8 cm and stands on edge nicely for display.  The light purple cubes measure to 1.5 cm each and are nicely spaced amongst the gemmy sphalerite crystals.  There is peripheral damage and one small corner ding to the largest fluorite, thus the low price.  Still very attractive and desirable.  $100




OKA-430 Sphalerite / Quartz Smith County, Tennessee. This 8 x 5 cm matrix specimen has several large silver intergrown sphalerites with small whitish clear quartz crystals sprinkled over much of its surface. Nice luster, good form and attractive. 40$

OKA-766 Fluorite/ Sphalerite Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tenn. Tiny but attractive piece is composed of a 3 x 3.5 cm sphalerite crystal (one). Beautifully formed 1 cm purple fluorite cube sits on top. 15$

OKA-767 Fluorite/ Calcite Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tenn. Part of a light purple cube has 2 larger (to 2.5 cm) and numerous smaller scalenohedral, yellow calcites on its surface. Damage to edges of fluorite and one calcite. Small but attractive. 20$







OKA-979 Fluorite on Dolomite   This partial cube is just over 2 cm wide, white colored with a minor purple tint. There is minor white crystallized dolomite matrix on one side and one corner has a small cleave. Good example that displays well. 15$



OKA-984 Sphalerite Cluster of intergrown sphalerite crystals are the lone component in this 6 x 5 x 5 cm piece. 8$