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OKP-926     Copper pseudomorph after Azurite    Georgetown, New Mexico.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This replacement of an azurite sun by copper measures 3 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm.  The crystal form is more evident in-hand and the crystals are actually quite sharp and well preserved.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-926

 OKP-928    Tourmalines    Mt. Mica, Paris, Maine.  This perky box is jammed full with 21 crystals to 2.2 cm each.  Some are quite gemmy and other only partially transparent.  Blues, greens, and pinks are all represented.  This probability represents all the finds from someone's happy day of digging in the tailings at the mine.   $50

 

 

 

 

OKP-929

OKP-929       Pyrrhotite     Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is a single crystal that measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm.  It has decent form for the location and no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKP-931

OKP-931      Grossular with Diopside and Vesuvianite     York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  good examples of these are getting hard to find.  Great examples like this piece are even rarer.  The piece measures 3.1 x 2.1 x 2 cm and has several large, complete, lustrous crystals to over a cm each.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKP-932

OKP-932      Grossular     York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  This small floater thumbnail specimen is a single crystals that measures 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm and shows better transparency and color than is commonly seen in this material.  A small chip otherwise in excellent condition.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKP-933

OKP-933      Grossular      York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994. This piece has exceptionally large crystals for the location but does just manage to fit in a perky box.  It measures 3.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm and has good color and transparent areas.  There are chips on two ends of the piece still far better than most of the material to come from this now closed locality.  Mounted in a perky box.    $145

 

 

 

 

OKP-934

OKP-934      Grossular      York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  Another fine TN piece measuring 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm that shows a fine tabular garnet sitting up in high relief.  It is in excellent condition and has fine luster, color, and form.  Mounted in a perky box.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKP-935

OKP-935      Vesuvianite with Grossular and Diopside      York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  This is one of the uncommon species from the locale and this is an exceptional TN.  It measures in at 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm and is fully crystallized on every side.  Great luster and aesthetics.  Mounted in a perky box.   $150

 

 

 

 

OKP-937

OKP-937    Zircon    York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  This is the really rare species.  Almost all are in the 1 to 3 mm size range and only ever noticed due to their strong yellow fluorescence.  This is from a single find we made where approximately 20 specimens in the 1 to 4 cm size range were recovered.  Because they were so exceptional in quality, purple in color and large, no one initially knew what they were.  Nothing like that had been found and nothing like these have been found there since.  This piece measures 2 x 1.6 x 1 cm and is composed of doubly-terminated crystals to 1.2 cm each.  Damage free with purple regions throughout.  Mounted in a perky box.   $400

 

 

 

 

OKP-938

OKP-938    Zircon on Diopside     York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  This is the really rare species.  Almost all are in the 1 to 3 mm size range and only ever noticed due to their strong yellow fluorescence.  This is from a single find we made where approximately 20 specimens in the 1 to 4 cm size range were recovered.  Because they were so exceptional in quality, purple in color and large, no one initially knew what they were.  Nothing like that had been found and nothing like these have been found there since.  This piece measures 3.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm and is dominated by and exceptional 2.1 cm doubly-terminated crystal.  It is in good condition with a single repair to the big zircon.  It is not mounted in the box even though it is photographed in it.   $800

 

 

 

 

OKP-939

OKP-939    Grossular    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This domical specimen measures 2.5 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  It is great on all sides with the only damage being some minor chipping on top.  Mounted in a perky box.  This is one of the rare colors.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKP-941

OKP-941      Vesuvianite with Grossular and Diopside      York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  This is one of the uncommon species from the locale and this is an exceptional TN.  It measures in at 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm and is fully crystallized on every side.  Great luster and aesthetics.  No damage and no longer mounted in a perky box.   $150

 

 

 

 

OKP-942

OKP-942      Herkimer Diamond Scepter      Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  The piece seen here is 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm in size.  The only contact is at the base of the scepter.  Great clarity in cap and nice dark stem.  Tiny area of clear calcites can be seen at top left in the third image.  Back side tip ding on the cap but no other damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKP-943

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OKP-943    Titanite     Lake Clear, Quebec, Canada.  Seldom seen are specimens from this long closed locality.  This crystal measures 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm and is damage free, high in luster and has a nice, classic form.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKP-944

OKP-944    Calcite     Berry Materials Quarry, North Vernon, Indiana.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This veryfine example measures 3 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm and is bright yellow, exceptional transparency, high in lusted, and loaded with inclusions, as can be seen.  On contact mark from another crystal zoomed in on in image 4.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKP-945

OKP-945    Calcite     Berry Materials Quarry, North Vernon, Indiana.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This crystal measures 3.6 x 3 x 2.1 cm is somewhat creamy internally and has one small cleave.  Good luster and form.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-948

OKP-948    Quartz     Anderson's Gully, Victoria, Australia.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is an exceptional example of one of these fine smoky quartz specimens measuring 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  It has just the proper amount of druse quartz matrix and beautifully formed crystals with high luster and good transparency.  It barely fits in a perky box and is better in hand. $75

 

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