February 2017 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKN-749

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OKN-749       Fluorite, Calcite (strontianite?)       Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris District, Illinois.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A 13.4 x 7.1 x 5.6 cm piece that is in excellent shape (maybe a couple of damaged calcites).  Edges and back are natural, not broken (healed), and the cubes are up to 5.1 cm on edge.  Good luster, but not exceptional.  White mineral in poorly formed crystals, almost a druse, of what appears to be strontianite.  Sits and displays great.  $230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-750

OKN-750      Pyrite         RESERVED        Quirvilca, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A large, 13 x 11.2 x 4 cm plate of highly striated cubes.  Some chipping as seen but in decent condition overall and very displayable.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-751

OKN-751       Barite       Quirvilca, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A 12.2 x 8.1 x 6.7 cm piece with large transparent crystals on limestone matrix.  The crystals are to 2.5 cm each and very attractive.  Good luster, excellent form, and attractive crystal dispersal.  Very three-dimensional.  Excellent condition, as well, with only contact from matrix along a back edge.  Could be displayed nicely several ways.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-752

OKN-752      Quartz      Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Fine clear crystals compose this 11.4 x 8 x 7.7 cm cluster.  Healed base and one area with non-healed contact or breakage.  A couple points are completely missing, broke off, but the specimen still displays very well.  $170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-753

OKN-753     Barite      Spain (specific location unknown but likely Villabona, Asturias, Spain).  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Blocky, transparent crystals to 2.7 cm on edge.  Front view is nice.  Contacts on back and sides.  Damage as seen but big crystals are nice.  6.2 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-754

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OKN-754      Fluorite and Barite     Rock Candy Mine, Grande Forks, British Columbia, Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A very fine example of this material with large, light amber colored barites on mixed colored fluorites.  The fluorites are crudely formed, but all complete with many being healed, front and back.  Multi-colors include white, purple, and green.  The barites are very nice being transparent and lustrous.  Excellent condition with only a couple of barites showing breakage.  10.1 x 8.4 x 5 cm.   $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-755

OKN-755     Gypsum      Salinasde Otuma, Ica Department, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine miniature with no damage and outstanding aesthetics.  6.5 x 5 x 5 cm.  Five nice swallow-tail twinned crystals stand up nicely on this small section of matrix.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-756

OKN-756    Boulangerite   Nocha Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An attractive piece measuring 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm.  Front (or top) coated by metallic crystals and overgrown afterwards by fibrous boulangerite.  Fragile, of course.   $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-757

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OKN-757     Barite     Mina Teresita, LaUnion, Murcia, Spain.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Large, blue, double terminated crystals in a stack mounted on an acrylic base.  6.2 x 3.6 x 2.5 overall with individual crystals reaching 4 cm across.  No damage, minor matrix.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-758

OKN-758      Gypsum      Zaragoza, Spain.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine cluster of transparent, beautifully formed crystals.  They spray out in all directions and, from what I can tell, are free from any damage.  This fragile and aesthetic piece measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm.  Great example!  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-759

OKN-759      Barite and Sulfur     Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A large plate measuring 12.5 x 11 x 3 cm.  Front side is nicely crystallized by transparent, amber colored barites, and minor yellow sulfur.  Two small spots have a couple smaller barites broken, but are difficult to detect.  In all, the specimen displays very well.  Unusual and attractive piece.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-760

OKN-760      Quartz (irradiated)      Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A typical piece that is transparent and smoky.  Sits upright, no damage.  Tiny (about 1 mm) internal crack at termination is visible from back.  Top luster, attractive for this price….  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-761

OKN-761     Barite and Pyrite     Quirvilca, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine miniature with large transparent crystals.  Views nicely from any direction because it is damage-free and almost a floater with only a tiny bit of base contact.  5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm overall with crystals to 3 cm on edge.  Everything is bright clean and lustrous.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-762

OKN-762      Barite on Fluorite     Rock Candy Mine, Grande Forks, British Columbia, Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A 13.5 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm piece with large barites on quartz coated fluorite.  In good condition with one crystal having a chipped area and one small crystal on very edge being cleaved.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-763

OKN-763    Vanadinite   Mibladen Mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Province Meknes- Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine example with deep red crystals having no coatings on any sides.  They do not have as strong a luster as they could, but the form of the piece is really nice.  The crystals stand up on top and trail down the sides.  The matrix that stands upright nicely and is all natural (not broken or sawn).  No damage.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-764

OKN-764     Barite with coatings of Pyrite on Fluorite     St. Honore, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine example of these well known crystals.  This one is 9.4 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm.  There is minor chipping to the termination.  The coatings, phantoms, and overall appearance are excellent.  $95

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