January 2016 Update, Page 5

 

Just Acquired

The Harold L. Dibble Collection

Harold Dibble, is the author of "Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz", and was a well known east coast collector.  He passed in 2014 and his collection of fine minerals will be offered in upcoming months.  Some of his most important specimens grace the displays in the Seaman's and Smithsonian museums.  Harold's passions also included art and he was early in recognizing minerals as Nature's works of art.  Many of his minerals reflect this ideal. 

 

 

OKM-185

OKM-185      Malachite    RESERVED       Musonoi Mine, Shaba, Zaire. Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive, well crystallized, high luster stalactite measuring 5.2 cm in length.  It is on an acrylic base.  Light rub on back.  Displays damage free from any direction an back is even quit good!  $80 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-186

OKM-186      Barite    Los Blancos Mine, Cartagena, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Heavy, bladed specimen that will at first glance appear to be a calcite.  It measures  x 6 x 4.with blades of barite to 6 cm.  Translucent, white, average luster and a few rubs/ chips.  Sits nicely, displays well.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-187

OKM-187    Spessartine    RESERVED      Navegador Mine, Conselheriro, Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  2.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm floater with no damage and nice aesthetics.  Good views all around, high luster.  Mounted on an acrylic plate.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-188

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OKM-188      Andradite    Stanley Butte, Graham Co., Arizona.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A spectacular miniature of this material!  Domical display face showing off bright metallic luster crystals to 1.5 cm each comprise this aesthetic piece that measures 6 x 5 x 3.6 cm.  The display face is damage free and the edges are great an back is partially crystallized too.  Mounted on an acrylic block.  Fantastic for one of these specimens.   $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-189

OKM-189    Stibnite    Bajuz, Romania.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Some chipping and cracks but a decent example of this material.  4.6 x 3.5 x 3 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-191

OKM-191      Celestine     Likely a Michigan locality.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Transparent crystals to over 7 cm comprise this grouping.  It measures 7 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm.  The crystals have wonderful form, nice phantoms, nice luster, and no damage.  An excellent grouping.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-192

OKM-192      Barite and Calcite     Lexington Quarry Vein, Jessamine Co., Kentucky.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Lots of sprays of barite of light blue color locking around rhombs of calcite of an amber color.  7.8 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm.  I think this is in excellent condition but it is difficult to tell given how acicular the barite crystals are.  Attractive and uncommon.    $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-193

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OKM-193      Pyrargyrite     San Genaro, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine example of this uncommon material measuring 4.5 x 3 x 1.9 cm.  Large crude crystals that show better form along their edges.  On close inspections the crystals are nice, even showing the striations on faces.  No damage.  Tough to find in decent specimens like this one.   $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-194

OKM-194     Dolomite    Navarre, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A clear twinned specimen with light gray phantom.  It measures 3.3 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm.  Lower regions have a couple small cleaves and are actually casts after another rhombohedral species.  This piece views nicely from any direction and is mounted on an acrylic base.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-195

OKM-195     Tennantite     Jalcani Mine, Huancavalica, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7 x 5 x 3 cm thick plate with a coating of white quartz druse.  On this are bright silver colored tennantites and cream colored rhombs of calcite.  Four or five tennantites have damage but the majority are really nice.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-196

OKM-196    Augelite    Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Gemmy crystals of a light green to green/ yellow color coat one side of this piece and some of the back as well.  Measures 5 x 4.3 x 3.l2 cm overall.  No damage, great luster, good aesthetics.  Mounted on an acrylic base.  Excellent specimen.   $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-197

OKM-197      Melantite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Dark black, very high luster crystals of garnet coat one side of specimen.  Measures 5.2 x 4 x 4 cm.  One damaged crystal can be seen in top right of second pic.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-198

OKM-198    Spessartine     Navegador Mine, Conselheriro, Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  3.1 x 1.7 x 1 cm floater with nice aesthetics.  Very tiny chip on back.  Good views all around, high luster.  Mounted on an acrylic plate.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-199

OKM-199    Spessartine     Navegador Mine, Conselheriro, Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  3.5 x 1.6 x .7 cm floater with nice aesthetics.  Very tiny chip one side.  Good views all around, high luster.  Mounted on an acrylic plate.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-200

OKM-200       Dolomite      Navarre, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  6.9 x 6.9 x 4 cm example.  Most areas are nice but one face has been cleaved.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-201

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OKM-201    Aragonite     Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. "Flos Ferri" variety of aragonite has become very uncommon and this is an old one.  Prev. Dr. Hinegardner.  7 x 6.4 x 4 cm.  Two small spots of contact/ attachment? Not distracting.  Specimen is interesting and better in hand.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-202

OKM-202    Demantoid    Chokotka Peninsula, U.S.S.R.   Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Old Soviet Republic piece measuring 6.4 x 4.6 x .6 cm.  Many crystals have damage but many are also fine.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-787

OKM-787     Morganite     Pech, Kunar Prov., Afghanistan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Very gemmy morganite measuring 7.8 x 4.3 x 1.8 cm.  Some chatter on one end and a couple chips as seen but not in bad overall condition.  Milky area on the top almost looks like a repair but I believe it is natural.  A desirable specimen showing nice luster and crystal form.  No matrix, minor mineral tac (blue) on base/ back.  $2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-783

OKM-783     Celestine     Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A wonderful light blue cluster of double terminated, tabular barites on limestone matrix.  The piece measures 6.4 x 5 x 3.7 cm overall with crystals to 3.4 cm each.  Base has two crystals that were attached and are not clipped off.  All views are nice, damage free with lots to look at.  Good luster and an attractive mix of matrix and crystals.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-790

FIGURED SPECIMEN

OKM-790     Quartz     Perena, Salamanca, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 92 By Harold Dibble.  Attractive smoky quartz measuring 5.3 x 3.8 cm square and only .4 cm thick.  Light sugary quartz coating on back.  Is This actually a tabular crystal or a healed shard?! I think a crystal given how symmetrical the growth features are on both sides.  Transparent interior and no damage.  A very cool miniature.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-800

Best display side

OKM-800     Tourmaline    Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm piece that stands nicely for display.  Back has several areas of breakage but front displays damage free.  Soft greens and pinks, good luster, crude terminations.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-803

OKM-803     Tourmaline    Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm piece that stands nicely for display.  Damage free.  Bubblegum pink, good luster, nice gemmy interior that is fractured in areas, and crude terminations. There was a fracture (white) that once ran through the crystals and has now healed.  It gives the crystals a natural bend.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-802

OKM-802    Tourmaline    Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil.    Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A rich deep green, baseball shaped primary crystal with with two partial crystal attachments.  The piece measures 6.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  Nice luster, fibrous termination and prism surfaces.  Nice.  $350

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