December 2015 Update, Page 4

 

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-781

OKM-781     Cerussite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  4 x 3.7 x 3 cm sixling twin crystal.  Broken spires as seen so low in price but a piece from a historic mine that is worth having.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-782

OKM-782     Barite    Huanzala, Huanuco Department, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A very aesthetic example of this material.  Nice phantoms in this 6 x 5 x 5.1 cm grouping with only chips to crystals on very edge.  The grouping sprays out in a wonderful 3-dimentional effect.  This is a great price...$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-135

OKM-135    Rutile       RESERVED       Cleveland Co, North Carolina.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  I've never seen one of these as nice as this example.  It measures 5 x 4.1 x 3 cm.  It is beautifully twinning and has crystal coverage almost completely covering the display face (frankly unheard of one of these).  So, not only uncommon, but unheard of in this quality.  These are transparent to translucent, terminated crystals!  Killer.  $600

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-142

OKM-142    Neptunite    San Benito, California.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Very attractive, high luster, damage free crystals to 1.6 cm each.  The specimen measures 3.4 x 3 x 2 cm and the crystals are contrasted nicely due to the bright white natrolite.  A nice example in miniature size.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-786

OKM-786     Brazilianite    Mendes Pimentel. Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A liberal coating of bright yellow, wedge shaped, gemmy crystals on matrix.  The specimen measures 6.8 x 5 x 5.4 cm.  Several crystals are broken off.  Reverse side of specimen is muscovite.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-141

OKM-141    Fluorite with Celestine   Lime City, Ohio.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  5.4 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm.  Nice gemmy, amber colored crystals to 1.4 cm each on edge.  Nice phantoms.  One cube has a tiny corner ding.  Good displayable piece that views well from all directions.   $60  

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-788

FIGURED SPECIMEN

OKM-788     Quartz      Tafelkop, Gobabisbert, Namibia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 56 By Harold Dibble.  This is a classic reverse scepter and is discussed as such in Harold book.  4.8 x 4.5 x 4.4 cm.  Strong contacts along edges but main crystal is very nice.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-789

FIGURED SPECIMEN

OKM-789    Quartz     Jeffrey Quarry, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 76 By Harold Dibble.  7.2 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm overall.  A floater cluster with complex compound terminations.  A couple of ponts broke off but the piece photos and displays nicely.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-137

OKM-137     Gypsum    Willow Creek, Nato, Alberta, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. These are not difficult to find as specimens today, but they are seldom this nice.  This example is large measuring 7 x 4 x 2.1 cm, twinned, damage free and aesthetic for a selenite.  Mostly clear, excellent form and of high luster.  Nice.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-792

OKM-792     Quartz      Nasik, India.   Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 77 By Harold Dibble.  A very attractive grouping of Indian quartz balls.  Very light bluish white balls to 1.9 cm in diameter each.  It measures 5 x 4 x 2.6 cm and displays great.  Excellent high luster, no damage and a wonderful image in the book.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-793

OKM-793     Quarz     Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A small, clay included quartz crystal.  It is a floater measuring 6.9 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm and only has a very tiny spot with minor chipping that will need magnification to be found.  Very skeletal in form and with obvious layering to the clay inclusions that is attractive.  $85

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