March 2019 Update, Page 4

 

 

OKQ-411

OKQ-411     Spessartine      Ely, White Pine, County, Nevada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Dr. George Robinson, exhibited at Burlington, VT. show, 2000.  This is an excellent example of this material, probably the best thumbnail example I've seen, that measures 1.9 x 1.3 x 1 cm.  There is natural fracturing filled by matrix, as seen.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKQ-412

OKQ-412      Celestine     Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George Springs and Gene Ridall collections.  This small vug has transparent celestine crystals to almost 1 cm each.  4 x 3 x 2 cm.  Unusual location.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-413

OKQ-413     Celestine   Agrigento, Sicily.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm piece has chisel shaped crystals on all visible sides.  They are transparent with a white tint.  Side view makes this specimen almost look reticulated like a cerussite.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-414

OKQ-414     Galena and Heulandite on Quartz    Thomaston Rail Road Cut, Thomaston, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This is a long closed classic New England locality that once produced specimens of ore and zeolite minerals.  This example is a very fine galena cube, modified by minor octahedral form, on, and coated in part by quartz.  Visible cracks in matrix are stable.  No damage.  The piece measures 3.4 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm overall.  Mounted nicely in a perky box, as shown.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-415

OKQ-415     Galena and Heulandite on Quartz    Thomaston Rail Road Cut, Thomaston, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This is a long closed classic New England locality that once produced specimens of ore and zeolite minerals.  This example is a very fine galena cube coated in part by quartz and heulandite.  Tiny cleaves are present where the reflections are seen in the second image.  The piece measures 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm on edges.  Mounted nicely in a perky box, as shown.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-416

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OKQ-416     Quartz on Galena   Thomaston Rail Road Cut, Thomaston, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This is a long closed classic New England locality that once produced specimens of ore and zeolite minerals.  This example exhibits galena cubes almost entirely coated by quartz.  Harsh edge contacts but central region with nice cube is damage-free and attractive.  The piece measures 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm on.  Mounted nicely in a perky box, as shown.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-417

OKQ-417     Fluorite on Sphalerite    Rt #25 Road Cut, Trumble, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This exampleshow nice fluorite cubes on both sides of the specimen that are green or yellow (the largest ones) in color.  The piece measures 3.1 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm on edges.  The cubes are up to .7 cm on edge.  Mounted nicely in a perky box, as shown.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-418

OKQ-418     Quartz    East Morris Dam Site, East Morris, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This is a long closed classic New England locality that once produced specimens.  This example is a nicely formed quartz with selective terminal face overgrowths that include black spherical inclusions of an unidentified mineral (one of these shows in the first image but there are several others on the back terminal faces).  The only damage is a small flake of this overgrowth is gone right at the termination as seen in the first image.  The piece measures 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm on edges.  The quart has a slightly smoky tint and is transparent.  The frosted nature of the surfaces and the overgrowths mask this transparency.  Mounted nicely in a perky box, as shown.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-419

OKQ-419     Quartz    East Morris Dam Site, East Morris, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This is a long closed classic New England locality that once produced specimens.  This example is a nicely formed quartz with feldspar that measures 3.2 x 2.7 x 2 cm..  The only damage is a terminal face on the back is gone.  Mounted nicely in a perky box, as shown.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-420

OKQ-420     Quartz    East Morris Dam Site, East Morris, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This tabular floater is obvious not cleaned of its thin iridescent iron oxide coating.  The piece is transparent internally.  Only damage is a minor chip on the top top right corner as seen in the first image.  It is an excellent example for the locality measuring in at 3.5 x 2.4 x .9 cm.  Easy to clean with Iron Out if desired.  $75

 

 

 

 

OKQ-421

OKQ-421     Sulphur and Calcite     RESERVED     Scoffield, Maybee Quarry, Monroe, Michigan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  The bright yellow sulphur seen here measures 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm and has a small flesh colored calcite attachment.  No damage, edge contacts.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-422

OKQ-422     Muscovite on Feldspar      Harding mine, Dixon, New Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Tag says "Repaired".  Attractive transparent pinkish red books of mica are on and in blades of what is probably cleavelandite.  Some cleaves to mica but most books are complete and aesthetic.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-423

OKQ-423     Diopside      Road Cut near Laurel, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain, collection.  This single crystal is nicely translucent (transparent in small areas) and lustrous.  It measures 2.7 x 1 x .7 cm.  No damage and an interesting termination.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-424

OKQ-424     Diopside      Road Cut near Laurel, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain, collection.  This single crystal is nicely translucent (transparent in small areas) and lustrous but could use some further cleaning.  It measures 28 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm.  No damage and beautiful form.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-425

OKQ-425    Herkimer Diamond       Fonda, New York.  A nice clear example that measures 2.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm.  Minor inclusions, one terminal edge shows chatter and a termination with micro chips.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKQ-426

OKQ-426    Herkimer Diamond       Fonda, New York.  A nice clear example that measures 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm.  Minor inclusions, two small anthraxolite contacts, and no damages.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-427

OKQ-427    Muscovite      RESERVED    Mina Pomarolli, Linopolos, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This material has the classic "Star" form and measures 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.4 cm.  Minor rolling to a couple of mica points.  Minor Styrofoam attached to bottom.   $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-428

OKQ-428      Tourmaline      Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Three chunks of watermellon tourmaline to 2.1 cm each.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-429

OKQ-429     Prehnite    Woodbury Traprock Quarry, Woodbury, Connecticut.  Ex. Thomas Fowler Collection.  This attractive example is nice from any direction only having base contact.  It measures 2.8 x 2. 3 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  $40

 

 

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