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OKP-354      Grossular      Jeffery Quarry, Asbestoes, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  Along with the vesuvianites, these crystals are what Jeffrey is famous for.  This example is composed of the finest cinnamon colored garnets one would expect for the local.  They are intergrown on a flat matrix and much gemmier than the images indicate.  They are high in luster, transparent, and gem grade.  5.4 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm.  No damage and very aesthetic.   $425







OKP-355      Wulfenite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This specimen is a long, sharp shard that has crystals on both sides with the one photographed being better.  The crystals are transparent with one being zoned (second photo, poorly done but you will get the idea).  Several smaller crystals are broke but all the big, noticeable ones are nice.  13.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.  $45







OKP-356     Rhodochrosite and Calcite     American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado.  Ex John Davis collection.  This one measures 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm.  It has nicely colored crystals and no damage.  $65







OKP-357     Calcite     Lockport Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  There is plenty of this material found by local collectors but you almost never see them this god.  The crystals in this cluster are large, almost transparent, and have an uncharacteristic lack of damage.  The grouping measures 6 x 4.6 x 4 cm.  The crystals are up to 4.7 cm each.  Exceptional.  $160







OKM-207   Gypsum   Naica Mine, Naica Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This beautiful little cluster measures 9 x 6 x 5 cm and has crystals to 5 cm each.  One side of specimen (front, first image) is very clean and other side (back, second image) is slightly frosted.  Crystals are transparent and have excellent luster.  One small crystal is missing but it looks like and old break so I do not believe it is damage and it is certainly not obvious or distracting.  This is a very high quality specimen for this material.  $125







OKP-362     Fluorite      Stoneco, Auglaize, Junction Paulding Co., Ohio.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  These crystals are very bright, transparent purple cubes with a minor iridescence.  They cover a small domical piece of matrix.  It measures 3.6 x 3 x 2.1 cm.  There is a tiny corner cleave (not easy to see) on one crystal at the edge of piece otherwise it is in excellent condition.  $60







OKM-992    Brazilianite     Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is not a photogenic piece but in hand is very aesthetic.  The main crystal is 2.7 cm, free of damage (one edge extends to edge of specimen and has breakage from removal), and is gem grade.  The surrounding crystals are partials and have edge contacts.  Exceptional luster and color.  $120







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OKM-989     Calcite    Egremont, West Cumberland, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This crystal is a classic butterfly twin that is a damage free floated but hoes have obvious natural contacts from other crystals.  The contacts are mostly on one side of the back of the specimen but it does extent to the front, on one side, as well.  Even the small base contact is naturally healed.  It measures 4 cm base to top, 4.2 cm wide and is 1.6 cm thick. It is clear and of a very high luster.  There is a light brown phantom on the left wing of the twin.  $480


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