Austrian Mineral Specimens For Sale








OKO-716      Dolomite     Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Here is an attractive, bright white plate of small stalactite like stacks of dolomite crystals on a fully crystallized matrix of dolomite.  The piece measures 12 x 8.8 x 3.1 cm and is crystallized on the back, too (no stalactite like forms, however). Interesting and attractive specimen.  No damage.  $75







OKO-646     Strontianite on Calcite    Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is a very fine, damage-free plate of crystals measuring 12 x 9.1 x 2.8 cm.  It is bright white and fully crystallized.  No damage to these fine crystals which are up to 1.7 cm each.  Exceptional for this classic material.  $300







OKO-6342    Dolomite     Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This thick plate is totally coated by bright white, lustrous dolomite crystals.  7 x 7 x 3.5 cm.  Back is crystallized too but they are tiny compared to the large ones on the front.  No damage.  $130







OKO-637    Strontianite     Oberdorf, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This floater plate is entrrely coated by bright white strontianite in druses and larger crystals to over a cm each.  Both sides are very fine.  10.4 x 6.5 x 3 cm.  Zero damage.  A spectacular example of this classic material.  $280







OKO-654     Albite     Murursprund, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen is composed of translucent to transpaernet, platey, fully terminated feldspars to 2 cm each.  Zero damage.  It measures 9 x 5.2 x 3.5.  Good from any direction.  Base is partially crystallized.  Needs cleaning.  $60








OKO-648       Calcite and Dolomite     Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming Valley, Styria, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is an attractive floater that sits nicely on edge for display.  It is composed of light white to clear calcites partially coated by bright white dolomites.  The calcites and dolomites are on thin shards of dolostone.  9.3 x 4.9 x 3.6 cm overall.  No damage and only one very small contact on the tip of one end of the piece.   $90







OKM-157      Grossular     Val Strem Mine, Salzburg, Austria.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  This specimen measures 6.6 x 4.3 x 2.9 cm and sits on edge nicely for display.  A can be seen the crystals are gemmy with lots of internal imperfections and smooth lustrous surfaces.  There are contacts on the top where it would have grown into the other wall of the small vug.  The crystals showing have been etched out of calcite and further work on that front would expose more.  An attractive European specimen.  $190







OKN-998     Strontianite     Schwarzleograben, Hutten, Leogang, Salzburg, Austria.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A matrix specimen measuring 6.6 x 5.6 x 3.6 cm overall with clear to white translucent crystals to 1.2 cm each.  A nice small opening filled with fine crystals make this an attractive and desirable specimen.  No damage.  $180







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OKM-118    Dolomite    Sunk, near Triben, Austria.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Two generations of dolomite crystals: first are small gray crystals on matrix and second are large, with the largest, 7.5 cm, being twinned and partially hollow.  Small cleave on large ccrystal shows from back and othe cleaves Small on back on smaller crystals.  10 x 7 x 5.1.  Unusual specimen.  $225







OKJ-530    Epidote       RESERVED        Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Austria.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A sharp grouping of tiny epidote crystals from this classic European locality.  They are covered by acicular termolite of bisolite and the entire piece measures 2 x .8 x .6 cm.  No damage and in a perky box. Nice but, “yes”, small.  $30








OKH-592     Fluorite, Barite and Calcite     Lungau, Salzburg,  Austria.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.   This attractive medium luster specimen displays cubes to 1.7 cm on edge.  They range from water clear to slightly milky in color.  They are on a partial base of white barites in acicular sprays.  There is a light overgrowth of high luster micro calcites on approximately one half of the specimen.  This specimen is mineralized on all sides with only a couple small areas on edge contact and a couple small cubes and minor damage that is not distracting.  High quality European specimen from an unusual location.  It’s total size is 6.1 x 4.4 x 3 cm.  Displays will from all sides.  $195








OKI-411    Almandine    Granatwald, Tyrol, Austria.  Ex Anthony Dunn Collection.  Embedded in schist we see eight large (to 2.7 cm) garnets.  The back has garnets to but they are not display worthy due to damage.  This specimen has not been polished, coated, painted, etc. as they most often are from this locale.  I have seen all kinds of things done to these to make them presentable.  They are doctored up in order to remove or hid the minor damage which they almost always seem to have.  This one does have two chips and a tiny ding but it is exceptional for this material.  It is one of only a couple which I have seen which has not been repaired/inappropriately improved.  Big plate measuring 14.4 x 11. 6 cm.  It averages 3 cm thick.  Good luster in its natural state.  Try and find one this nice for sale…I don’t think you will and certainly not at this low a price.  Great classic European specimen.  395$







OKF-087    Strontianite     Schwarzleograben, Hutten, Leogang, Salzburg, Austria.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This translucent, damage free crystal measures 2.9 x 1.5 x 1 cm high and is quite impressive for any strontianite.  200$