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OKN-158

OKN-158       Pyrrohotite, Sphalerite, Quartz      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  Classic material.  5.9 x 4 x 3.4 cm.  Crystals of each species up to 3.5 cm across.  No damage to upper surfaces, minimal contact on base.  Good luster.  Nice example.  A fraction of what they cost when they first came out on the mineral market.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-159      Fluorite on Sphalerite or Magnetite and Quartz      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  Classic material.  Interesting, complex cubes in quartz with accessories.  The one appears to be octahedrons of magnetite but I can not be sure.  The fluorites are water clear with some having frosted faces.  11.5 x 8.8 x 5.7 cm.  No damage and a floater!  Very nice.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-160

OKN-160      Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  Classic material.  Interesting, cuboctahedral crystals on included quartz.  Minor pyrite.  The fluorites are very nice and nice examples of why some consider them the finest fluorites in the world.  These are water clear and have surfaces with interesting triangular shaped growth features.  6.7 x 6 x 4.4 cm.  No damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-161

OKN-161      Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  A nice mix of accessories on a wonderful spinel law twin of galena.  No damage.  5.8 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-162

OKN-162      Sphalerite, Quartz and Pyrite      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  A 10 x 8.7 x 7.3 cm porcupine of crystals.  The quartz are clear with only a few terminal faces being clear so you can see this quality.  Really interesting piece.  The couple crystals that appear broke off have healed surfaces and I only see one tiny one tucked deep in the formation that actually is broken off... so, not damage free but certainly displays as such.  Great views from any direction.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-164      Fluorite      Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  Different from the others commonly seen from this series of mines.  Cuboctahedral crystals with the cube faces being clear (not frosted) so you can see the internal makeup of the crystal... which is completely gemmy.  Hard to photograph but hopefully this comes through because it is this clarity which makes the specimen quite interesting.  5.5 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm.  One edge of one crystal is cleaved but the piece is complete and a floater and damage free otherwise.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-165

OKN-165     Fluorite on Quartz with Pyrite     Shang Bao Mine, Lei Yang, Hunan Province, China.  Anyone who knows fluorites knows these important specimens and all their amazing qualities.  This damage free example is a looker with a well placed, large crystal (2.7 cm) on front and smaller one right behind it on the back of the piece.  8 x 5.2 x 5 cm.  Great colors (greenish blue interior and light purple cube face phantoms), sawn base so it sits perfectly.  Great example and as most of us know, these are getting more and more difficult to get.  I always sell these quickly and never have them in stock except after my Tucson show excursions.  $375

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-167

OKN-167    Calcite     Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.   Damage free!!!  calcites on matrix.  Nice twins with the largest being just over 4 cm.  9.8 x 5 x 4.5 cm.  Sawn flat base.  Nice clarity, light yellow color... spotless.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-168

OKN-168      Quartz, Calcite and Dolomite      Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  A beautiful, tiny combo piece.  4.5 x 3.8 x 2 cm.  Tabular crystals on this floater with disc shaped calcites and dolomite crystals throughout.  One tiny micro ship on one quartz that I could not find without magnification and scrutiny.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-169      Fluorite     Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province, China.  An nice example of this more common material from China.  Nice color, great transparency, modifications by dodechahedral form have cubic overgrowths.  8.5 x 6 x 4.6 cm.  Nice piece!  $80

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