Tennessee Mineral Specimens For Sale



                           Calcite on Barite                                                      Fluorite with Sphalerite                                                     Fluorite on Sphalerite                                                    Calcite on Fluorite


Tennessee has produced fluorites and calcites that will likely be ranked among the very finest ever produced in the United States.  We usually have some very fine examples available for sale.






OKP-626     Fluorite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  The cube seen here is 1.2 x 1.1 x .9 cm on edges.  The color is nice, luster typical (which means very nice for this location) and there is only one tiny edge chip.  Attractively mounted in a perky box.  Nice inclusions.   $25







OKO-893      Calcite      Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  This piece is a spectacular thumbnail sized piece measuring 3.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm.  There is no damage an it sports a fine twin standing up high off the matrix as well as a tiny companion crystal at its base.  Both crystals are twinned, transparent and the desired yellow coloration. There are tiny balls of a white mineral (probably barite) on the top backside area of the largest crystal.  This is such a fine quality piece that someone will have it fast.  Exceptional!  $195







OKO-560    Calcite     Elmwood, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This transparent, light amber colored gem measures 5.3 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm.  Small tip cleaves as seen.  Twinned.  $30







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-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







OKO-368    Garnet     Duck Town, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A .8 cm diameter floater of rich red color and exceptional form.  Translucent and damage free.  Mounted as seen.  Unusual location!  $20







OKJ-906     Calcite  RESERVED   Elmwood, Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  Very light tip rub.  Nice luster, form and transparency as is expected form these crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.   $25








OKK-214    Fluorite     Carthage, Tennessee.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  "Carthage corner".  These have become highly desirable (and expensive).  The first batch of these I had a couple decades ago I sold for $3 each.  Wow, have times changed.  This one is totally gem and would facet a large flawless stone.  The tip is gone and it has a tiny cleave (nick) on one edge.  Very nice example however with good color, great luster, and attractive etching.  $125








OKN-536   Sphalerite on Dolomite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm piece capped by a heart shaped sphalerite crystal that is 1.7 cm wide.  Fine luster on both species. No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  Odd shaped sphalerite.  Attractive piece.  $30








OKM-918    Calcite      Carthage Mine, Elmwood, Tennessee.  An attractive, high luster group of yellow/ amber crystals on white barite.  3.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm with no damage.  $25








OKN-182    Calcite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  Nicely double terminated and twinned.  Some matrix attachments.  Gemmy with typical yellow color.  Damage free.  5.9 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm.  $50








OKN-167    Calcite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.   Damage free!!!  calcites on matrix.  Nice twins with the largest being just over 4 cm.  9.8 x 5 x 4.5 cm.  Sawn flat base.  Nice clarity, light yellow color... spotless.  $125








OKN-145    Calcite on Sphalerite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  Gemmy double terminated crystals for which the region is so well noted.  These are on a plate of sphalerite.  Two contact areas on edges, no damage to body of specimen.  7 x 6.1 x 4.1 cm.  Flashy specimen with high luster.  $55