January 2017 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKN-815

OKN-815     Albite (var. Antiperthite) and Diopside    Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, July 2016.  This is from the classic locality where good specimens of most species have become very difficult to find.  This one is a fine example in a plate measuring 13.5 x 12.5 x 6.5 cm.  A tapering plate that displays very nicely flat or on edge.  High luster, deep green diopsides with excellent form for this location are on ivory colored albites. One diopside is chipped, but the specimen is otherwise free of damage.  Contacts on all edges except one which is nicely crystallized.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-814

OKN-814      Albite (var. Antiperthite) and Diopside with Calcite    Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, July 2016.  This is from the classic locality where good specimens of most species have become very difficult to find.  This large plate measures 22 x 10 x 5 cm overall with beautiful, blocky albites to over 2 cm each.  As viewed in the first image the right side of the plate has natural cleaving of some crystals.  Overall in outstanding condition.  Small bright green diopsides scattered throughout as well as massive calcite (cream colored).  A very fine example.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-816

Back

OKN-816      Albite (var. Antiperthite) and Titanite with Calcite    Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, July 2016.  Another great example this one with small, translucent titanites to .8 cm each.  The specimen is 6.8 x 5 x 4 cm.  The albite crystals are blocky, very sharp, and free popf problems like growth distortions or staining.  Sides, bottom and back are also crystallized partially or entirely.  One small titanite has a tiny cleave otherwise free of damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-817

OKN-817     Tourmaline (Dravite with Fluor-uvite cores) and Talc pseudomorphs after Quartz  RESERVED    Waddell Vein, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 2004.  From a well documented find described in our new book (2016).  This example is damage free with minimal contacts from removal.  The tourmalines are nice but don't look that way in the images.  Some are healed.  The talc pseudos are well formed.  The piece is much better in person.  8.2 x 4.7 x 6 cm overall.  Check out the article on this historic site.    $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-819

OKN-819      Scapolite       "Purple Diopside Mound", Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 26, 2013.  Bright fluorescence in L.W. UV.  5.6 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm cluster in, or nearly in, parallel growth.  Silky luster, no damage, minor purple diopside on back or base if you want to display it as shown in my hand.  A complete and uncommon piece.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-818

OKN-818      Scapolite on Diopside       "Purple Diopside Mound", Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 26, 2013.  Bright fluorescence in L.W. UV.  A rare matrix example of this unusual material that measures 7.5 x 6.6 x 5.6 cm.  The scapolites sit up high on the purple diopside matrix and are beautifully formed.  The biggest grouping has one edge contact from another crystal, now gone.   No damage.  Excellent piece for this locale.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-578

Back view

OKN-578    Fluorapophyllite    Jalgaon, India.  A very nicely formed crystal on gyrolite balls for a matrix.  The piece measures 3.5 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm with no damage.  Perfect and complete all around.  $25        

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-579

OKN-579    Cavansite    Walgholi Quarry, Pune, India.  A small stilbite blade sticks up from this pair of vibrant blue, high luster cavansite balls.  Only microscopic damage, so it displays great.  2.2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm overall.  Nice example.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-580

OKN-580     Cobaltocalcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  A 3 x 2 x 1.7 cm plate of rich pink, high luster crystals.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-581

OKN-581     Cobaltocalcite, Pyrite, and ?     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  An unknown coating on pyrite with nice pink colbaltocalcite crystals.  2.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm.  One crystal has a shallow cleave.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-582

OKN-582     Cobaltocalcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  A 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm plate of rich pink, high luster crystals.  About 40% of plate shows damage.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-583

OKN-583     Cobaltocalcite, Pyrite, and ?     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  An unknown coating on pyrite with nice pink colbaltocalcite crystals.  3.1 x 2 x 2 cm.  No damage on these fine large crystals.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-584

OKN-584    Fluorite    Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.2 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm single twin crystal of a fantastic green color and very high luster.  Internal cracking, lots of gemmy areas, well formed.  A classic in anyone’s book.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-585

OKN-585    Elbaite    Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  One sharp and a couple of crude crystals of green translucent tourmaline for this cluster.  It measures 2.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm overall. Terminations are very translucent.  No damage.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-586

OKN-586     Vanadinite    Apache Mine, Gila County, Arizona.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A cavernous (hoppered) single crystal that measures 1.5 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  Exceptional luster, no damage,  interesting form.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-587

OKN-587   Fluoro-richterite on Calcite  RESERVED  Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  3.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm twinned crystal embedded in calcite.  No damage.  Nice example of this rare species.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-588

OKN-588     Rhodochrosite and Quartz  RESERVED   Silverton, Colorado.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive plate of crystals with rhodochrosites of a light pink color on quartz.  2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-589

OKN-589    Silver and Copper    Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Crude silver crystals on non-crystallized copper (“halfbreed”).   1.7 x 1 x .3 cm.  No damage.  Typical patina.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-591

OKN-591     Thorianite    Betroka, Madagascar.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This cube is .6 cm on edge and has a small attached cube.  Tiny contact.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-593

OKN-593     Pyrite    Shangbao Mine, China.  3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm disc of crystals (floater) with only minor chaffing.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-594

OKN-594    Smithsonite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.    Small example nicely mounted in a perky box of the rare green smithsonite.  The single crystal, on quartz matrix, measures .9 x .9 x .8 cm.  No damage.  Translucent to transparent.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-596

OKN-596    Scolecite      RESERVED      Bombay, India.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A very aesthetic, small spray of crystals mounted in a perky box.  It measures 3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm.  Very complete with only a few crystals lower on the specimen being clipped off.  Great transparency and luster.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-595

OKN-595     Calcite (var. helectite)     Southwest Mine, Bisbee, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A small 2.7 cm x 1.7 x .3 cm piece made of a single calcite strand.  No damage to the body but I do not believe this is a terminated piece.  Historic location.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-598

OKN-598    Fluorite    Thomaston Dam Site, Thomaston, Connecticut.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Typical example as seen here.  This one is light purple measuring 2.7 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm.  No damage.  Closed location.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-599

OKN-599    Opal    Old Pali Road, Oahu, Hawaii.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A 1.2 x 1.2 x .9 cm nodule of common opal from a very unusual location. No damage, one tiny contact point.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-600

OKN-600     Topaz     Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A gem crystal with only a couple tiny inclusions at termination.  2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm.  Very light champagne color.  Good luster and no damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-601

OKN-601     Pyrite pseudomorph after Marcasite   Highland, Arkansas.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Exceptional luster, exceptional form, great views from any direction.  No damage.  2.9 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm.  Minor adhesive on base.  Great specimen.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-602

OKN-602     Pyrite    Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A beautiful single crystal with one tiny chip, or contact, and minor abrasions.  A good example measuring 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm.  $30

Page 3

HOME           ORDERS