April 2019 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKQ-369

OKQ-369      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This stalactitic growth of large (to 1.2 cm each), transparent crystals measures 2.7 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm.  It is damage-free and aesthetic from any direction.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-371

OKQ-371      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This stalactitic growth of large (to 1.6 cm each), transparent crystals measures 3.8 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.  One crystal is cleaved and there is a coating of another mineral covering or replacing the largest of the crystals.  Unusual crystal form, sharp schalenohedral crystals.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-372

OKQ-372      Cobaltoan Smithsonite with Quartz and Tennantite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a fine cluster with excellent tennantite growing on cobaltoan smithsonites and quartz.  Damage-free and aesthetic.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKQ-373

OKQ-373      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  These smithsonite crystals are transparent and form a plate-like grouping that measures 3.5 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm.  Damage free, beautifully formed, and high in luster  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-374

OKQ-374      Wulfenite and Unknown       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Yellow wulfenites are dispersed on a rich green, botryoidal species I can not be sure of.  3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm in size.  One wulfenite has what "may be" an edge rub or chip (seen on left in second image) but it may be natural.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-375

OKQ-375      Cadmian Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This domical group of prismatic, transparent, brown crystals measures 3.7 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm and has nice coatings on all sides.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-376

OKQ-376      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a huge (approximately 3.4 cm) single crystal of translucent to transparent, light yellow smithsonite.  Cleaved on back and there is a tiny yellow quartz poking out of the bottom face seen in the first image.  Exceptionally large crystals like this are uncommon things.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-378

OKQ-378      Cobaltoan Smithsonite with Quartz and Pyrite coated Tennantite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a fine cluster with excellent pyrite coated tennantite (partially visible in second image) growing on the base of a plate of transparent cobaltoan smithsonites and quartz.  Damage-free and aesthetic.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $195

 

 

 

 

OKQ-379

OKQ-379      Wulfenite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This grouping is coated on all sides by crystals.  Top crystal is broken off otherwise damage-free.  3.7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm.  Interesting crystals with a range of color and nice phantoms.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-380

OKQ-380      Cobaltoan Smithsonite with Quartz on Tennantite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a fine cluster of quartz and pink smithsonites growing on the base of a plate of tennantite.  Damage-free and aesthetic.  Measures 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKQ-381

OKQ-381      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  These smithsonite crystals are translucent and the grouping measures 2.7 x 2 x 2 cm.  Edge contacts with the main crystals all being damage-free.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-382

OKQ-382      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  These smithsonite crystals (to 1.4 cm each) are transparent and form a plate-like grouping that measures 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm.  Damage free, beautifully formed, and high in luster  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-383

OKQ-383      Wulfenite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This large single crystal measures 1.8 x 1.6 cm and has an obvious corner that is broken off.  3.7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-384

OKQ-384     Calcite on Hematite     Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Transparent, high luster, and highly striated crystal are seen here on hematite crystals.  It measures 2.9 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm and it would benefit from having the Styrofoam on its base removed.  No damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-385

OKQ-385    Heulandite     Coonaborabran, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Very lustrous, red, translucent crystals measuring 3 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm.  Colorful and aesthetic.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-388

  OKQ-388     Azurite      Bisbee, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This small nodule has a void with tiny crystals lining it.  The piece measures 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm.  No damage, classic locality.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-389

OKQ-389     Desautelsite on Artinite   San Benito Mountains, California.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This vug shows lots of small amber colored crystals of desautelsite on white artinite.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKQ-390

OKQ-390    Quartz     Rt. #72 Road Cut, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This is a beautiful cluster for the locality sporting water clear crystals to 1.7 cm each.  The piece measures 2.4 x 2.4 x 2 cm.  No damage.   $50

 

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