January 2018 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKO-862

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OKO-862    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a damage-free floater that measures 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm.  It is dominated by a very large, doubly terminated crystal which has a stringer of smaller crystals attached along one side. A very small amount of blue mineral tack still attached to one edge.  The crystals are clear on their surfaces and get milky to gray colored internally.  The hematite is very lustrous.  Aesthetic and uncommonly high quality.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-863

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OKO-863    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a piece that measures 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm.  Clear crystals with tan cores dominate the upper edge of the specimen.  A very small amount of blue mineral tack still attached to one edge.  No damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-864

OKO-864    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a piece that measures 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm.  Clear crystals with tan and gray cores dominate the specimen.  Good form any side with only the base showing a contact that is old/healed.  A very small amount of blue mineral tack still attached to one base of cluster.  No damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-867

OKO-867    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a damage-free floater that measures 3.2 x 3 x 2.1 cm.  It is a single, doubly terminated crystal with a base showing a large white healed contact area (it sits on this for display so is not visible).  Bright silver hematite blades dominate one side.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-868

OKO-868    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a damage-free floater that measures 2.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm. The crystals have clear surfaces with tannish white interiors.  Minor blue mineral tack is attached along one edge.  Very nice.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-869

OKO-869    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a damage-free floater that measures 2.8 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.  It is a single, doubly terminated crystal with a base showing a large white healed contact area (it sits on this for display so is not visible).  Bright silver hematite blades dominate one side and part of the second side.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-865

OKO-865    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a damage-free floater that measures 3.1 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm. The crystals have clear surfaces with gray interiors.  Blue mineral tack on small area of back.  Very nice.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-866

OKO-866    Quartz and Hematite      Chub Lake, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Chuck Bowman.  The fine specimen seen here is a damage-free floater that measures 2.1 x 2 x 1.2 cm. The crystals have clear surfaces with gray, black, tan and, white interiors.  Minor blue mineral tack is attached to bottom.  Very nice.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-880

OKO-880      Fluorite with Epidote    Route #30 Road Cut, near Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York. Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  Chuck was one of a handful of collectors who worked this road side pocket for fluorite.  The crystals are octahedral with terminating corners that have multiple points.  They have transparent interiors and frosted exteriors.  Very unique.  On the fluorite can be seen green spots, crystals, and or, coatings of epidote.  This piece is composed of two equidimensional, interpenetrating, parallel growth octahedrons.  It is a floater with a healed base contact.  2.2 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm.  A fine example of this nearly impossible to find material.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-881

OKO-881      Fluorite with Epidote    Route #30 Road Cut, near Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York. Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  Chuck was one of a handful of collectors who worked this road side pocket for fluorite.  The crystals are octahedral with terminating corners that have multiple points.  They have transparent interiors and frosted exteriors.  Very unique.  On the fluorite can be seen green spots, crystals, and or, coatings of epidote.  This example is a complex crystal measuring 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm.  It is dirty looking due to some silicate coatings.  Some areas are purple.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-882

OKO-882      Fluorite with Epidote    Route #30 Road Cut, near Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York. Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  Chuck was one of a handful of collectors who worked this road side pocket for fluorite.  The crystals are octahedral with terminating corners that have multiple points.  They have transparent interiors and frosted exteriors.  Very unique.  On the fluorite can be seen green spots, crystals, and or, coatings of epidote.  This is only a representative piece that measures 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm.  Chip and back is cleaved giving a good view of the interior and its purple phantom.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKO-539

OKO-539    Fluorite, Barite and Sulfides     Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  Circ. 1960.  These light green, transparent crystals are quite good for this little known occurrence.  The piece measures 4.4 x 3.8 x 3 cm and is sawn flat on its base.  Edge crystals show some cleaves.  Dirty, white barite blades mostly on left side of specimen are small and stuffed between the fluorite cubes.  This is a very uncommon NYS specimen.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-541

OKO-541      Albite on Orthoclase on Quartz     Valentine Mine, Harrisville, Lewis County, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection, prev. Bill deLorraine.  This is another very uncommon New York State specimen.  It measures 6.9 x 6.7 x 4 cm.  Unusual forms for these minerals as can be seen.  The occurrence, and this important find, is well documented in Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  No damage.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-542

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OKO-542     Fluorite     Walworth Quarry, Walworth, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  These are coveted specimens that are always pricy.  This is a very large cube for the occurrence measuring in at 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm on edges.  The piece is 6 x 3.4 x 3 cm.  The backside is rough from contacts but the front is very aesthetic and free of any damage.  The piece is a floater and really needs a base or stand to display well.  Water clear!  $750

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-543

OKO-543      Diopside with Mica       Dog Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This fine cluster of blocky diopside crystals measures 5.8 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm.  It is a damage-free floater with no issues what-so-ever.  For this common material it is outstanding:  fine luster, wonderful form, no contacts, amazing from any view.  It could use a good soap and water cleaning.  Of the many hundreds of these that I have seen and collected, this is the nicest.  Pricy but I believe worth it.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-544

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OKO-544        Quartz       Valentine Mine, Harrisville, Lewis County, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This damage-free cluster measures 7 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm.  Very fine hematite inclusions and phantoms of red and silver color.  I did not clean this one before photographing so it appears dusty looking (but will clean easily).  The piece sits on edge for display.  Pseudo-cubic form to the crystals is noticeable on each termination (only three faces showing at 90 degree angles).  This is a nicely sculpted, high luster example of what is commonly called "harlequin quartz".  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-545

OKO-545       Quartz, Feldspar, Epidote, Hematite       Valentine Mine, Harrisville, Lewis County, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  These large points were found in the underground workings of the quarry/mine around 2005.  This doubly-terminated piece measures 9.2 x 4.2 x 4 cm.  Minor chipping on one termination but much of it is healed surface.  Excellent condition overall.  Internally transparent with a rough surface texture and tiny crystalline accessory minerals.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-546

OKO-546      Fluorite with Quartz      Old Mill Site, Glory Hole, Blanchard Claims, Socorro County, Bingham, New Mexico.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This represents an unusually bright blue for the locality.  The specimen is more aesthetic than most I have seen and sits on edge for display.  It measures 8 x 7.5 x 4.6 cm overall with cubes to 1.3 cm on edge.  Two central cubes appear rough on one edge each but I believe this to be natural, not damage.  The color is amazing, only slightly lighter than my camera has captured it.  The quartz, both milky and water clear, makes a nice accessory providing a good contrast.  A very fine mineral specimen in all regards.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-547

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OKO-547      Calcite , Dolomite, Quartz, Marcasite      Hanson Quarry, St. Johnsville, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This is an attractive example of this material that shows selective face marcasite inclusions.  It measures 8 x 5.6 x 4 cm.  Damage free and nice views from any direction.  Base has contacts.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-548

OKO-548        Quartz       Valentine Mine, Harrisville, Lewis County, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This is an attractive example of 'harlequin" quartz.  It measures 9.8 x 7 x 5 cm and is composed of singly and doubly-terminated points with many attractive phantoms.  Pseudo-cubic form to the crystals is noticeable on each termination (only three faces showing at 90 degree angles).  There are a couple broken points but they are not distracting.  A very nice piece.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-544        Quartz       Valentine Mine, Harrisville, Lewis County, New York.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This damage-free cluster measures 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm.  Very fine hematite inclusions and light purple color to the central crystals.  This one does not have the pseudo-cubic terminations.  The color is very rare for the location.  $170

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-550

OKO-550     Fluorite     Rt. #17 Road Cut, Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This is an exceptional example of this material that measures 7.8 x 7 x 5.1 cm.  What makes it important is the very large crystals and the superb blue internal color.  This is tough to see.  The crystals are transparent with slightly frosted surfaces.  The overgrows (or later stages of crystallization) are clear and green and on selective faces.  No damage and better in-hand where the transparency can be appreciated.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-551

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OKO-551     Dolomite, Calcite, Quartz, Pyrite    Chenail Quarry, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Jay Walter collection, circ. 2009.  This ball shaped floater is crystallized almost everywhere and healed where it is not.  The piece measures 7.5 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm.  No damage and very attractive.  Very high quality.     $95 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-552

OKO-552    Apophyllite and Stilbite     Poona, India.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This attractive specimen measures 8 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-554

OKO-554     Calcite      Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This is a stalactitic calcite that measures 8 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  It is very gemmy, has a nice luster, and an attractive yellow color.  The crown, shown at top of the first image, is likely a result of a water level contact.  It is damage-free and very nice for this material.  $80

 

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