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OKN-134

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OKN-134     Gypsum     Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A 10 x 6.5 x 4 cm piece with fine single and double terminated crystals on matrix.  Great terminations on these crystals with only a few showing minor bruising.  Gemmy clear with excellent luster to the crystals.  Very nice condition overall.  Unusual location.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-135

OKN-135    Sphalerite on Dolomite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  A floater plate with two fine, high luster, translucent sphalerite crystals.  Chipping on one corner is hardly noticeable but there.  8.8 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm.  Excellent example.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-136

OKN-136    Mimetite    Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.  A nice 7 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm specimen with prismatic crystals of a bright orange/ yellow crystals over most of its upper surface.  Some chipping to crystals but the vast majority are very clean and attractive.  Great translucence and luster.  Difficult to get this material now and this crystal form is unusual.  Never found at this price....$35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-137

OKN-137    Fluorite     Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China.  4.4 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm grouping of multicolored cubes.  Minor chipping.  Good example that sits nicely for display   $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-138

OKN-138    Galena with Quartz     Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An unusual find for this prolific fluorite region.  It measures 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm  Great luster and form with a couple of bright quartz plumes.  Cubes modified by octahedrons.  No damage.  Displays nicely.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-139

OKN-139   Fluorite    Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China.  5.3 x 3.9 x 1.3 cm plate with cubes on edge in close to parallel growth.  Micro chipping only that is not noticeable to the eye.  Cute plate of this material.  Nice.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-141

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OKN-141    Sphalerite, Fluorite, Pyrite, Dolomite    Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  A 6 x 4.9 x 4 cm miniature with a fine mix of lustrous species.  Some contacts but overall condition is good.  Not really common material now.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-142

OKN-142     Apophyllite on Quartz Stalactite     India.  White quartz stalactite measuring 12.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm.  Single and double terminated apophyllite crystals stud its surface.  They are very high in luster and mostly clear.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKG-152

OKG-152     Calcite    Weshan, Yunnan Prov., China.  A stalactite of parallel growth crystals of nice size and complexity.  It measures 11 x 4.4 x 2.6 cm.  I see only one contact point (very small) with everything else being nicely terminated and damage free.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-143

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OKN-143    Fluorite and Quartz    Shang Bao Mine, Hunan Prov., China.  A 8.6 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm plate.  One side fluorite the other is quartz.  Very interesting and attractive.  Both species are at their best for form, luster, etc.  There are very minor rubs in a couple spots but to the eye it is in excellent condition.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-144

OKN-144     Prehnite casts after Laumontite    Poona, India.  A very lustrous example of this now common material.  8 x 7 x 5.2 cm.  Excellent translucence, several small contacts, nice condition and display worthy.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-145

OKN-145    Calcite on Sphalerite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  Gemmy double terminated crystals for which the region is so well noted.  These are on a plate of sphalerite.  Two contact areas on edges, no damage to body of specimen.  7 x 6.1 x 4.1 cm.  Flashy specimen with high luster.  $55

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