July 2018 Update, Page 4




OKP-701         Fluorite, Lollingite, Quartz     Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  Not only are the fluorites interesting but the matrix they are on is unusual too.  It contains nicely formed blades of Lollingite up to a cm each.  The fluorites are clear but masked on many surfaces by a satin luster.  The quartz are typical for the locale and interpenetrate the fluorites.  The piece measures 7 x 6 x 4.2 cm.  No damage.  $175







OKP-702      Fluorite and Quartz     near Xinyang, Henan Province, China.  This is a nice example of this exceptionally transparent fluorite on milky/clear quartz.  This one measures 7.7 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm.  One fluorite is chipped but still an excellent example as this is very difficult to see in this material.  $100







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OKP-703       Siderite and Albite      Mont St-Hilair, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. National Museums of Canada.  Circ. 1960.  This came from a huge historic siderite pocket.  The ex ample seen here measures 9.5 x 7 x 6.7 cm.  The albites are small, white sprays on the huge, opaque siderite crystals.  There are contacts on the base, back and part of one side.  Displays nicely.  $190







OKP-704      Pyrite       Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China.  This floater measures 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm.  The frayed edges are, for the most part, tiny modifications.  A couple minor rubs.  $25







OKP-705      Pyrite       Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China.  This floater measures 3.4 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm.  The frayed edges are tiny modifications.  A small area of contact on one end.  $25







OKP-706      Sphalerite       Joplin, Missouri.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  The piece here is a floater that measures 4 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm.  There is no damage and the pronounced growth hillocks are very interesting.  $40






OKP-707     Agate Geode     Brazil.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This half geode is filled with quartz (agate) stalactites of a light purple color.  The piece measures 8 x 6.5 x 6 cm.  It is in good condition, as seen.  $40







OKP-708      Phosphosiderite     Indian Mountain, Cherokee County, Alabama.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Colorful purple phosphosiderite exposed from within a thin vein coats part of this specimen.  The piece measures 6 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm.  The botryoidal mounds show damage because this was obviously a thin vein and the large ones grew across the opening contacting the opposite side.  $45






OKP-710      Jade     Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  I know nothing about the quality of this piece.  It is a very nicely polished, heavy piece with attractive color.  No damage.  $95







OKP-711       Sphalerite     Cantabria, Spain.  This thick, polished section has gem areas for faceting but is also attractive as a specimen.  Stabbed side is nicely polished and other side show crystallization.  It is not damaged on crystallized side and show a distinct twin plain.  It is certainly a desirable piece of this popular, yet uncommon, material.  $320







OKP-712       Apophyllite and Stilbite on Quartz Stalactites      Poona, India.  The cluster of stalactites seen here have several apophyllites and stilbites spread out over their surfaces.  11.2 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm overall.  No damage.  Some blue putty on base.  Stands on end for display.  $85







OKP-713      Amazonite     Lake George, Colorado.  The color is good in this single crystal.  It measures 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm.  There is no damage and the crystal is quite complete and attractive.  $40







OKP-714      Calcite, Quartz, Dolomite     Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  The photos of this one do nothing to convey how interesting and attractive this piece is.  Everything blends together.  4.2 x 4 x 3 cm in size.  On the display face of this large single calcite there are dolomites, secondary calcites and an approximately 1 cm water clear Herkimer diamond.  In the Herkimer is an enhydro (the bubble isn't movable).  The backside is a contact area and it shows four or five more Herks.  No damage to front.  $225







OKP-715      Calcite on Dolomite with Quartz    Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This is a rare "butterfly" twinned crystal that stands up high on the matrix.  The piece measures 3.6 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm.  Also, there is a black to gray tabular Herkimer style quartz crystal embedded in the side of the matrix.  The piece is domical and show nicely from any side.  Very minor fraying on one edge of the "butterfly" twin can be seen in the second, magnified, image. 







OKP-716      Calcite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz       Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This specimen has several calcite scepters which is its major interest.  The specimen measures 6.2 x 4.5 x 4 cm.  The specimen shows light rubbing on a couple calcites and a couple are broken.  Again, the important thing is the rarity of calcite scepters from this region.  Frankly, this is the only location from which I have heard of them occurring.  $50







OKP-717    Stilbite     Mt. Mitchell, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This piece measures 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm.  It is a nicely colored, nice luster blade with a couple smaller attachments.  It is well formed and could pass for being from India, but it is not.  Documentation card is included.  $30







OKP-718       Smithsonite        79 Mine, Pinal County, Arizona.  This color and quality of smithsonite is unusual for the location.  The specimen measures is photoed in a perky box but is now removed.  It is damage free, brightly colored, high in luster and nicely 3 dimensional.  The coatings are also on the backside but not on the base.  The edge of one plate shows contact as seen in the first image however no surfaces, including those not seen in the images, show any damage at all.  The quality is exceptional.  The piece measures 7.5 x 5 x 3.7 cm.  $350







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Front view

OKP-719     Sphalerite and Calcite     Dundas Quarry, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  The piece seen here is an exceptional miniature sized specimen of this material that measures 4.6 x 3.8 x 3 cm.  The crystals of both sphalerite and calcite are very nice and rest on the perfect amount of natural dolostone.  It is a floater.  On close inspection the backside shows a small calcite and a small sphalerite that are cleaved (which is the only damage).  A top notch piece for this location.  $200







OKP-720       ? on Quartz        Lake George, Colorado.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2000.  When I found this small pocket I thought the tiny black crystals were tourmalines but now do not believe that to be true.  My guess now is that these are primary goethite crystals.  In either case this 4.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm pair of quartz crystals is damage free but reassembled. It has good luster, sunken and coated faces (probably hematite) and is interesting.  Hopefully someone will appreciate it.  $25







OKP-721      Calcite      Francon Quarry, Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario, Canada.  This fine domical miniature measures 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm cluster of singly and doubly-terminated crystals in quite nice.  The crystals are transparent to translucent, sharply formed, and very lustrous.  It views well from any direction and sits nicely for such viewing.  An outstanding example from a little seen locality.  $60







OKP-722      Amethyst       Hallelujah Junction, Peterson Mountain, Washoe County, Nevada. This scepter is an amethyst capped example that measures 5.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm.  It is damage-free and mounted as seen in an elongated perky box.  The backside shows an area of internal fracturing.  This is a nice example with good luster, form, and clarity with its cap.  $125



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