February 2017 Update

 

OKN-734

OKN-734      Calcite in Merenaria permagna Fossil      Ruck’s Pit, Okeechobee County Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Fluorescent, phosphorescent yellow green SW and LW.  9 x 7.2 x 4 cm fossil filled by transparent calcite crystals to over 2 cm each.  This complete bivalve shows excellent form, is totally damage free.  The calcites are beautifully spaced for viewing, free of damage, and colorful.  The luster is nice, the view through the piece is nice, it sits on edge for display… you could not as for more from one of these.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-735

 

OKN-735      Erytherite, Soselite, Quartz      Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A blocky specimen measuring 10.5 x 7.1 x 6.8 cm overall.  It is coated with erythrite crystals on one large face and one smaller side face.  Both views are distinctly different.  The large face is large erytherite crystals to almost 3 cm each.  They are bright red/purple, translucent to transparent and in excellent condition (although some on edge are broken from removal.  The side is quartz crystals with erytherite crystals in an attractive, undamaged, and uncommon mix.  It sits nicely for display a couple different ways.  Great quality for the species.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-736

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OKN-736     Fluorite      500 km North of Vladivostok (old U.S.S.R.), Tetuche, Far Eastern Region, Russia.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  7.5 x 6.1 x 4.9 cm dome of cubic, green colored, translucent crystals to 2 cm each on edge.  Frosted surfaces with minor white secondary fluorite overgrowths as seen.  No damage.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-737

OKN-737      Fluorite     Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A cube measuring 4.7 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm on edges.  Nice color and form but there is damage on some corners as seen in images.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-738

OKN-738      Quartz (faden)      Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  A single, tabular crystal measuring 10.1 x 7.2 x 1.7 cm thick.  Beautiful, clean faden line is very obvious in the piece.  Some contact and associated chipping on one end.  Very minor micro chipping in other areas, but overall in very good condition.  Wonderful piece in-hand.  Excellent luster and clarity with only minor internal veils. $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-739

OKN-739         Zincite       from industrial stack deposits, Poland.  A very fine, damage-free floater of this well-known material.  Two generations, the first being exceptionally red and gemmy, elongated, curved surfaced crystals, and the second being balls of more amber colored red crystals.  8.4 x 3.4 x 3 cm.  Very fine piece.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-740

OKN-740     Fluorite with Hydrorbon     Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Ozark- Mahoning Company, Ca-In-Rock District, Illinois. Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  10.5 x 9.2 x 5.5 cm overall with bright yellow crystals to 4.5 cm on edge.  Excellent form, transparency, phantoms, and of course, the obvious hydrocarbon inclusions.  Damage to edges as seen and one small repair to an edge crystal.  Aesthetic and desirable material from a famous mining region.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-742

OKN-742    Aragonite    Morocco.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  5.7 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm floater cluster of doubly terminated crystals in a "ball on a post" like aggregation.  No damage, better than usual luster, attractive form, and it stands on end.  Two colors of crystals: typical tan colored and less common light blue.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-743

OKN-743      Quartz      Coleman’s Mine, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A 7.6 x 4.6 x 4.5 cm cluster of clear crystals to approximately 3.5 cm each.  Nice display qualities and no damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-744

OKN-744      Endlichite      Erucion Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A nice, lustrous, plate of crystals measuring 8.2 x 7.8 x 3.2 cm.  I see two tiny spots with no crystals (probably rubbed off).  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-745

OKN-745      Spinel and Olivine      Parker Mine, Notre Dame de Lois, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An exceptional miniature measuring 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm.  Gorgeous black, very high luster, smooth faced spinels to approximately 1.2 cm on edge.  No damage.  Smooth faced crystals like this are not common at the location as most show surface modifications.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-746

OKN-746     Vivianite      Santa Fe, Oruro, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A single crystal, as most are, measuring 6.4 x 2.2 x 1 cm.  Very translucent/transparent with the great green color one expects from these specimens.  Some contact area on one end of this doubly terminated crystal, but no damage.  Nice piece. $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-747

OKN-747    Rhodonite     Ampanihy Rhodonite Deposit, Tulear Province, Madagascar.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  13 x 9.4 x 9.2 cm polished chunk of pink and black material typical for the deposit.  Sawn flat in a couple spots on the back/bottom so it sits nicely a couple of different ways.  This is a substantial display or decor piece.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-748

OKN-748     Quartz     Hot Springs area, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An attractive display specimen with large, clear crystals to 8.5 cm each.  18 x 8.5 x 8 cm overall.  Some edge crystals show breakage from removal.  A couple healed surface so overall condition is good.  Nice in all directions.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-930

OKO-930    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  7 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm piece with ample yellow sphalerites on one side of specimen.  Will dispersed, high luster groups of crystals without any damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-933

OKO-932    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A nice large specimen measuring 9 x 7 x 4.4 cm.  It has great sphalerites but several are missing in the center of the piece as can be seen.  Blue mineral tack on bottom.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-933

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OKO-933    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A 7.6 x 6 x 4.4 cm specimen with amber colored sphalerites on front and back.  A few sphalerites are missing but in inconspicuous places.  Blue mineral tack on bottom.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-934

OKO-934      Magnetite and Sphalerite     2,500 foot Level, Z.C.A. Mine #4, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex Chuck Bowman collection.  This is a large specimen with both classic, cubic magnetites and clear to white sphalerites.  The entire specimen, with the exception of it's base, is crystallized.  Only on contact spot on front as seen which is not distracting to the overall appearance of the piece.  10 x 4.1 x 4 cm.  Blue mineral tack on bottom.  $380

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-935

OKO-935      Magnetite and Sphalerite     2,500 foot Level, Z.C.A. Mine #4, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex Chuck Bowman collection.  This is a large specimen with both classic, cubic magnetites and raspberry colored sphalerites.  The front and about half of the back are crystallized.  No damage.  8.5 x 5.6 x 3.5 cm.  Stands on edge for a nice display.   Minor blue mineral tack on back.  $425

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKO-936     Calcite      Hyatt Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  9 x 7 x 5.5 cm piece with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  Large one on the display face is very complex.  The piece is a floater with only a few damaged crystal along a edge that the specimen sits on when displayed as seen in the first image.  Very light pink/purple color tint.  Good luster and an excellent example for this mine.  Minor sulfides.  $90

 

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