July 2019 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKQ-969

OKQ-969     Diopside      Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This tabular crystal measures 2 x 1.3 x .4 cm.  The piece is singly-terminated, lustrous and quite translucent to transparent for a diopside.  There is a small chipped corner (top right in forst image) but it is not distracting in-hand.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-470

OKQ-470     Epidote     Pakistan.  This crystal measures 3.7 x .4 x .3 cm.  It is beautifully formed, terminated, and lustrous.  It is highly translucent and shows a rich green color that picks up tones of red.  No damage.   $45

 

 

 

OKQ-471

OKQ-471     Topaz and Bixbyite     Thomas Range, Utah.  This is a typical example form the locality measuring in at 3.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm.  Some areas are gemmy while others are heavy with sand inclusions.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-472

OKQ-472      Silver     Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This small matrix silver measures 1.1 x .8 x .5 cm.  No damage.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-473

OKQ-473      Grossular     Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This green dodecahedron measures 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm.  The surface is transparent and lustrous and the interior translucent.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-474

OKQ-474      Grossular     Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This green dodecahedron measures 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm.  The surface is transparent and very lustrous and the interior translucent.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-475

OKQ-475      Grossular     Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This green dodecahedron measures 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm.  The surface is transparent and very lustrous and the interior translucent.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-476

OKQ-476      Azurite    Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This domical specimen measures 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm and is crystallized on all surfaces excluding its base.  No damage.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-477

OKQ-477    Apophyllite    Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This ball shaped aggregate is excellent in every regard.  It is a damage-free floater with large crystals and measures in at 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm.  Excellent luster and form.  Classic locality.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-478

OKQ-478     Celestine     Showalter Quarry, Blue Ball, Lancaster County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Several damage-free crystals to .7 cm sit up high on a quartz matrix.  2.5 x 2 x 1.4 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.   $20

 

 

 

 

OKQ-479

OKQ-479      Tourmaline     Bierman Pegmatite, Bethel, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1978.  The piece measures 2.6 x 2 x 1.4 cm and holds a 2.2 cm tourmaline.  It is well exposed with one corner obviously being broke.  Not a specimen we see available any longer.  Mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-480

OKQ-480    Epidote    Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, Utah.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This lustrous green single crystal measures 1.3 x 1.2 x .5 cm on its edges.  The base is a healed surface (second image) and the only damage is some very fine chipping on one edge (right side in first image.  A very unusual location.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-481

OKQ-481    Cerussite on Chrysocolla      79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona.  Light pink cerussite crystals coat the top of this piece of botryoidal blue chrysocolla.  The piece measures 3.1 x 2 x 2 cm and is mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-482

OKQ-482     Calcite     RESERVED    Clear Springs, Citrus County, Florida.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Four diverging calcite crystals composed this 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm piece.  The calcite is transparent and all are sharp, damage-free crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.   $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-482

OKQ-482      Enargite on Quartz      Butte, Montana.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This example is damage-free and crystallized on all surfaces (probably a floater).  It measures 1.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  Classic U.S. locality.   $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-484

OKQ-484    Heubnerite, Quartz, Calcite     Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This attractive example has lustrous heubnerite and calcite growing on a white (due to some coating) quartz crystal.  The piece measures 2 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-485

OKQ-485     Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The piece is dubly-terminated (healed surfaces) with cluster of small white calcites on one end.  It measures 2.1 x 1.7 x .9 cm.  The back of the vesuvianite is gone but the front, top and side views are all excellent.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-486

OKQ-486     Fluo-magnesio-kataphorate       RESERVED      Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, circ. 1992.  The single crystal seen here is opaque and lustrous.  It is beautifully twinned as can be seen in the "C" axis view (third image).  It measures 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-487

OKQ-487      Tremolite      Miners Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an outstanding tremolite in all regards...extremely high luster and an interesting termination.  It is a deep green to black color and transparent on its surfaces.  It is very rare to see an almost black specimen with transparency.  No damage.  It measures 2.7 x .6 x .5 cm.  A great example of the species.  $75

 

 

 

 

OKQ-488

OKQ-488    Rhodochrosite    Urad Mine, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Crude crystals of nice pink rhodochrosite to .9 cm each compose this 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm piece.  No damage.  $35

 

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