November 2016 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKN-657

OKN-657     Brochantite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This fine example measures 4.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm.  Beautiful damage free sprays of bright blue crystals with other minor species.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-658

OKN-658     Cryolite and Siderite    Ivigtut, Greenland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1962.  Also, pyrite, quartz and I think, minor, galena present.  Display face shows crude crystals of good clarity with brown siderite.  Damage free front, backside all contact.  6.1 x 5 x 2.2 cm.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-659

Back

OKN-659      Cerussite     Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Several beautiful reticulated twins sit up high on this smithsonite coated matrix.  Great display characteristics.  Sawn flat base.  Only damage is on back to an inside edge of one crystal. Difficult to find (AND it is on the back).  Not even visible in backside photograph.  This is in excellent condition, obviously and the crystals stand up high off the matrix as one would like.  7.6 x 4.6 x 4.4 cm overall with crystals to 3 cm each.  Really nice example from a desired location.  $1,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-660

OKN-660     Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Re/orange fluorescence.  9.5 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm  Backside also is fully crystallized but they are smaller and not shown in the photos, above.  Quartz on some edges.  A couple chipped crystals on right edge of front.  Back has no damage.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-661

OKN-661     Fluorite    uzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico.  Almost a floater with only a couple contacts on ends.  A couple very small cleaves.  Nice clarity to the fluorites.  9.6 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm.  A good example of this material.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-662

OKN-662    Sphalerite    Commodore Mine, Creede, Colorado.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  A nice face showing lots of crystals with variety in form.  Many are twinned.  As can be seen some are very translucent and yellow while most are darker.  All have great luster.  6.1 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm.  Classic location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-663

OKN-663     Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite     Grant Quarry, Greeley, Ontario, Canada.  7.9 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm floater plate.  No damage.  Quartz and calcites are small but obvious.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-946

OKM-946    Fluorapatite    Cerro de Mercader, Durango, Mexico.  A stocky, large single crystal of excellent color and good transparency.  It measures 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm overall.  Just fits into and is mounted in a perky box.  An area of breakage on very back, out of view.  Fine luster, form, no stains or overgrowths typical of the material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-947

Bottom (base)

OKM-947    Azurite     Bisbee, Arizona.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A great old classic in a sharp ovoid form measuring 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm.  No damage, moderate luster, only a single pitted area which the specimen sits nicely on for display on its side.  Views well form any direction.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-948

Back

OKM-948     Grossular with Diopside    York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1990s.  An attractive group of crystals from an orange to deep red color.  Excellent translucence on some.  2.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm with crystals to 1.2 cm each. Minor contacts but it displays like a floater viewing nicely from any direction.  Fine quality for this material.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-951

OKM-951    Strontianite   Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1970s.  3.5 x 2 x 1 cm spray of transparent, clouded, white strontianite crystals.  They create a nice fan shape as seen.  Some broken terminations but still a good example.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-953

OKM-953     Sphalerite    Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbra, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1970s.  Prev. George Springs collection.  A beautiful plate of twinned and no-twinned crystals measuring 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.  No damage to primary crystals, just to one on the edge where the specimen was broken free from the host rock.  CLASSIC.  Views nicely, mounted in a perky box.   $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-954

OKM-954    Clinozoisite    Keystone Traprock Quarry, Cornog, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs collection.  A fine transparent, double terminated crystal in quartz measuring 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm overall.  The crystal measures 2.3 cm and displays great.  A real find to get these Chester County minerals in modern times.  Chipping present being that it is broken free from massive quartz.  Looks good in-hand not in close-up photography.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-955

OKM-955    Acanthite    Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.8 x 1 x 1 cm cluster of very nicely formed, small, high luster crystals of this silver bearing mineral.  No damage to this floater.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-956

OKM-956    Pyrite     Reserved    French Creek Mines, St. Peter, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs collection, 1976.  Beautiful, sharply formed pyrites in two horn like stacks of crystals measuring 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm overall.  This is a classic that has stood the test of time: no damage, great luster and still displays great from any direction.  The photos do a very poor job of conveying how good this specimen really is.  Tiny area of mineral tac on base, sits nicely on its own for display.  No damage, competition level specimen from an extinct locale.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-957

OKM-957    Azurite on Malachite Hayden, Arizona.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  2.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm plate of crystals with several blue balls of bladed azurite standin up in sharp contrast on botryoidal malachite.  One scrape seen in white.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-958

OKM-958    Quartz (var. Amethyst Scepter)     Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs collection, Henry Les, circ. 1971.  A fine, deep purple capped scepter measuring 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm.  Very minor rubbing visible under 10x magnification on this matrix piece.  Great old example mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-959

OKM-959    Quartz (var. Amethyst)     Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs collection.  3.5 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm, robust amethyst on darker matrix.  One very minor rub visible under 10x magnification on this matrix piece (back edge of a termination face).  Really nice displaying as damage free.  Excellent color and form.  High luster.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-960

OKM-960    Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Another classic PA specimen measuring 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm.  This has exceptional luster for the location and is composed of unusually translucent crystals that sit up high on a quartz matrix.  No damage, nice example, mounted in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-961

OKM-961    Smithsonite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  2.5 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm crystal group.  No damage.  Nice example with good luster and excellent form.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-962

OKM-962    Smithsonite    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  2.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm crystal group of an attractive pink color.  No damage, and very large crystal for the location.  Nice example with good luster and excellent form.  $45

 

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