February 2018 Update

 

 

OKP-189

OKP-189     Calcite on Quartz    Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This piece is a 7.7 cm "Arkansas" quality point with an attached doubly-terminated quartz of equal quality and numerous modified rhombs of calcite.  The mound of calcite measures 3.8 cm in length and has minor pyrite and selective face stains and phantoms from hematite.  This is the most attractive example of material from this location I have seen.  Both species have a high luster (exceptional for the location).  Excellent condition with only one small chip behind calcite, on back of piece, and a very thin termination rub, also on back.  Calcite had to be reattached.  This repair is invisible.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-565

Back??

Marix of crystallized quartz

OKO-565      Acanthite with Pyrite on Quartz     San Juan Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.  This is a fine miniature that measures 5.9 x 4 x 3 cm.  The nest of interwoven acanthites sits up high on crystallized quartz.  There a few small pyrites but these are all on the back of the specimen.  The best crystals of acanthite are crude, blocky, and mostly hollow.  These seem to be mainly on the left flank of the nest.  Most crystals are smaller making the price reasonable on what would be an outrageously fine specimen if they were a bit larger.  The back could easily be considered the front by many collectors as the crystallized matrix is better.  No damage.  $800

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-817

Vug on front (right side)

Vug on back side

Bottom!

Vug on front (left side)

OKO-817      Magnetite     2,500 Foot Level, Z.C.A. Mine #4, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection and collector.  This was the large display piece that Chuck kept for himself when he and his father brought out thousands from the Fowler ore body in 1991 and 1992.  This huge specimen has vugs and crystallization on every side so one might be confused, at first, on how to display it.  As seen in the images there are two large openings on the front, a large vug on the back (sorry no images of that one), and the base is crystallized with, perhaps, the largest of the crystals.  Areas that appear to be rock and not crystallized usually are, the crystals are just much smaller.  These are likely the finest, most unique and rare examples for this species and this one is a stunning museum quality example.  Very rare to see a large one like this for sale because they ended up in museums.  The only reason you see it here is because I purchased all of Chuck's minerals after his passing.  That includes this one from his living room.  It measures 18 x 11 x 11 cm and is in excellent condition with contacts being few and chips very minimal.  $3,600

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-191

OKP-191     Calcite and Pyrite on Quartz    Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This piece is a milky cluster that measures 19 x 10 x 9 cm and is composed of doubly-terminated "Arkansas" quality points with an attached pyrite and numerous modified rhombs of calcite.  The piece was found by John and was the only specimen displayed on the coffee table in his living room.  The quality is very high with only a couple dings as seen.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-566

OKO-566    Wulfenite     Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This 3.7 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm piece has two large tabs reminiscing of days gone by.  It is an older piece, likely from Ed Over's work.  The crystals are robust, to 2 cm each on edge, translucent to transparent and of fantastic color.  One crystal has a strong edge contact as seen in the images, otherwise in nice condition.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-567

Back

OKO-567    Wulfenite and Mimetite    San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn  Les collection.  This cluster measures 6 x 6 x 3.1 cm overall and contains large crystals to over 2 cm each on edge.  The crystals are transparent, amber/yellow in color and included and partially coated by balls of mimetite.  Several crystals on back and edge are cleaved.  Front is excellent.  $395

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-568

OKO-568    Wulfenite     Loudville, Massachusetts.  Ex. Carolyn  Les collection.  This piece measures 5.2 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm.  The wulfenites are small but have a bright orange/ red color.  No damage to  the main body of the specimen.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-569

OKO-569    Wulfenite and Calcite?     Finch Mine, Pinal County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn  Les collection.  This is a rather large example from this location measuring in at 10.1 x 6.8 x 3 cm.  The crystals are small and show good coverage.  With magnification I can make out two chipped off crystals.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-370

OKP-370    Wulfenite    Los Lamentos Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn  Les collection.  These are obviously the more unusual and uncommon variety of crystals from this location.  The tabs (not blocky opaque crystals) are transparent and up to a cm each on edge.  There is some chipping on the crystals to the right on the piece as seen.  7.5 x 6 x 4 cm in size.  $395

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-371

OKP-371    Wulfenite and Calcite     Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  Ex. Carolyn  Les collection.  This specimen is composed of transparent, tabular, yellow wulfenites to 1.5 cm on edge.  They show coatings, usually on one side each, of white calcite.  Some crystals along rdges are gone but the crystals in the body of the specimen are in fine condition as seen.  7.7 x 6 x 3.7 cm overall.  $185

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-372

OKP-372     Wulfenite    Whim Creek, Australia.  Ex. Carolyn  Les collection.  This thin plate of gossen measures 4.6 x 3.5 x .6 cm.  It has a nice number of transparent wulfenites of an amber yellow color.  They have a very unusual, somewhat bipyramidal crystal form.  No damage t this fine specimen.  $75

 

 

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