May 2018 Update, Page 3

 

 

OKP-680

OKP-655      Fluorite     Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Duham County, England.  The specimen is composed of cubes, the largest of which is twinned, with cloudy centers and transparent green edges and corners.  The material from this new location is similar to the Rogerly Mine in that is fluoresces in sunlight and appears a light blue color.  This triangular shaped specimen measures 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm.   Edges are rough and the big twin has a tiny natural contact.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-682

 

OKP-682     Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite     Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.  This nice example shows cubes to 2.8 cm on edge each.  The entire piece measures 7.8 x 6 x 3.6 cm.  There is no damage and the piece sits well and views great from any direction.  It is a fine aesthetic specimen showing interesting forms and overgrowths.  The chalcopyrites are dull, as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-687

OKP-687      Aegirine, Quartz, Feldspar        Mount Malosa, Domasi, Zomba District, Malawi.  This attractive doubly-terminated piece measures 8.3 x 3 x 2.3 cm overall.  Only one quartz crystal is clipped off, otherwise no contacts of damage.  Interesting and aesthetic.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-688

OKP-688      Aegirine, Quartz, Feldspar        Mount Malosa, Domasi, Zomba District, Malawi.  This prismatic specimen measures 6.3 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm overall.  I'm not sure what the thin platy white species is.  No damage, contacts or issues with this high luster specimen.  The termination is crude but fully formed.  Mounted on an acrylic base, as seen.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-689

OKP-689      Aegirine, Quartz, Feldspar        Mount Malosa, Domasi, Zomba District, Malawi.  This prismatic specimen measures 7.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm overall.  No damage, contacts or issues with this high luster specimen.  The termination is complex and attractive.  Everything is really beautiful on this piece.  Mounted on an acrylic base, as seen.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-691

OKP-691     Sphalerite, Pyrite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite       Yinfengjian Mine, Daigxian County, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiagxi Province, China.  This is the smallest one of these amazing specimens I have had.  It measures 6.6 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm.  Nothing is damaged and the piece.  It is even domical in form allowing for excellent views from any side and it sits well on its edge as seen in the first image.  Excellent luster and interesting growth features.  Better in person.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-692

OKP-692      Fluorite and Quartz     near Xinyang, Henan Province, China.  This is a nice example of this exceptionally transparent fluorite on milky/clear quartz.  This one measures 7.6 x 5 x 3.5 cm.  Minor chipping to quartz on bottom edge.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-693

OKP-693       Quartz, Calcite, Dolomite, Magnetite     Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhan League, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  This aesthetic piece measures 7.9 x 4 x 4 cm overall.  Although my photography does this specimen no justice the species should be obvious.  The luster is good and their is no damage.  Someday these sceptered quartzes will be unavailable and we will wonder why we did not buy more of them.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-694

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OKP-694     Pyromorphite      Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  This nice miniature measures 5 x 3.2 x 1.4 cm and is coated by crystals on both sides and most edges.  No damage, good color, and the crystals fluoresce.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-695

OKP-695      Azurite and Malachite on Turquoise       Morenci Mine, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona.  This fantastic combination piece measures 6 x 5 x 3.2 cm.  The azurite is deep blue as expected and shows a couple with partial pseudomorphing to malachite.  The crystals are well formed and aesthetically displayed at the top of the piece.  There is minor contact to the azurite cluster on the backside, as seen in the second image, otherwise the specimen is a damage-free floater.  Not a common thing in the mineral world!  $450

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-696

OKP-696      Fluorite and Quartz     near Xinyang, Henan Province, China.  This is a nice example of this exceptionally transparent fluorite on milky/clear quartz.  This one measures 7.9 x 4.9 x 3 cm.  Quartz is on back of specimen and rather minor.  Bottom edge shows contact and there are a couple small cleaves in the body of the crystal visible with a good search under magnification. $95

 

 

 

 

OKP-697

OKP-697       Hemimorphite      Dulong Zinc-Tin Mine, Maguan County, Yunnan Province, China.  This botryoidal plate measures 4.7 x 4 x 2.3 cm.  Small piece is missing on the end of the protuberance near center of piece.  Still a very nice, colorful addition to a collection.  Old material.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-698

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OKP-698      Fluorite and Quartz     near Xinyang, Henan Province, China.  This is a nice example of this exceptionally transparent fluorite octahedrons on milky/clear quartz.  The crystal's surfaces show heavy modifications by tiny cubes.  This one measures 6.1 x 5.9 x 3.2 cm.  Minor chipping on on edge.  Front, back, all other sides beautiful!  Sits nicely as shown.   $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-699

OKP-699     Epistilbite on Quartz    Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India.  Uncommon material for this region of common minerals.  The epistilbite balls are on quartz of the same color.  Nicely formed, no damage, and 6.4 x 4.1 x 4.2 cm in size.  $40

 

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