October 2016 Update

 

 

 

OKN-621

OKN-621     Stilbite and Apophyllite     Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.  A fine example with lustrous peach colored bowties of stilbite on stilbite and apophyllite.  Much redder than typical examples from this region.  15 x 11 x 6 cm.  Trimmed beautifully to sit as you see.  No damage.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-622

OKN-622      Apophyllite with Stilbite    Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  21 x 18 x 12 cm museum sized specimen with blocky, double terminated apophyllites and pink stilbites.  Matrix is druse quartz.  Only damage is a rub on one of the apophyllites, otherwise pristine condition.  Impressive collection centerpiece for anyone loving Indian minerals.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-636

OKN-636    Apophyllite with Stilbite     Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.   This is obviously a fine Indian piece with rich color, impeccable form and high luster.  The plate is a floater completely damage free, no modifications and measures 10.1 x 9.8 x 3.8 cm.  Fantastic aesthetics.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-637

OKN-637    Apophyllite on Stilbite     Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  14 x 10 x 6 cm plate with minor modification (grinding of edges) on back that passes as natural.  Front has large light green blocky apophyllites to 4.4 cm on edge.  Only damage is an area of missing crystals seen in lower right of specimen.  Not distracting in hand.  Very nice specimen of this material.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-638

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OKN-638     Gyrolite with Stilbite   Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.  A large floater with no damage.  One of the finest I have sen measuring in at 11.7 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm.  The imperfections on the balls surfaces are not imperfections but stilbite bowties!  $360

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-639

OKN-639     Stilbite with Quartz casts after ? (probably Laumontite)    Nashik Distric, India.  Another aesthetic and unusual piece.  Bright red stilbite with clear quartz in casts after an unknown species, probably laumontite.  8.6 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm piece with no damage (a floater).  Exceptional in every regard except rarity of species.  $375

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-516

OKN-516     Dolomite      Lead Mine Road Gash Vein, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  2.7 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm partial section of a cast showing epitactic growth on both sides.  Only a representative specimen.  No damage.  $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-517

OKN-517     Dolomite      Lead Mine Road Gash Vein, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  3.2 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm plate of large well formed, lustrous dolomite crystals.  No damage, minor calcite overgrowth.  Floater. Uncommon quality for this common species.   $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-518

OKN-518     Dolomite Cast after Calcite    Lead Mine Road Gash Vein, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  3 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm cast after calcite.  No damage.  Floater excluding surfaces that encrusted the calcite. Uncommon quality for this common species.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-519

OKN-519     Dolomite Cast after Calcite    Lead Mine Road Gash Vein, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  2 x 1.9 x 1.2      cm cast after calcite.  No damage.  Two generations of growth (first in epitaxy after the calcite and second, larger better crystals, with random orientation).  Floater excluding surfaces that encrusted the calcite. Uncommon quality for this common species.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-527

OKN-527     Dolomite Cast after Calcite    Lead Mine Road Gash Vein, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  3 x 1.9 x 1.2      cm cast after calcite.  No damage.  Two generations of growth (first in epitaxy after the calcite and second, larger better crystals, with random orientation).  Floater excluding surfaces that encrusted the calcite.  Minor calcite overgrowhs,  Inside of cast is fully crystallized too.  Unusual for sure.  Uncommon quality for this common species.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-530

OKN-530    Vanadinite     Morocco.  A huge single crystal measuring 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm.   Hoppered with very minor chipping.  Red one side brown on other.  Interesting form, nice luster.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-531

OKN-531    Fluorite         Hunan Province China.  A tiny example of beautifully formed octahedral on quartz.  3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm overall with crystals to 1 cm each.  No damage, great clarity an immaculate form.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-532

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OKN-532       Grossular     York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter 1999.  3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm single crystal with minor diopside attachments.  Good condition all around.  Nice luster. Deep red color, not the normal brownish tints, and exceptional translucence to transparency in areas.  This is very large and exceptional in all respects for garnet from this now closed location.    $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-533

OKN-533     Rutile    Graves Mountain, Georgia.  Ex. James Turek collection.  A 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm single crystal having the typical high, metallic luster and sharp form.  Very minor edge rubbing.  A fine example for the price.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-534

OKN-534    Beryl (var. Aquamarine)    Que Phong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam.  A single terminated, gemmy, damage free crystal measuring 2.4 cm long with a diameter of .3 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-535

OKN-535    Beryl (var. Aquamarine)    Que Phong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam.  A double terminated, gemmy, damage free crystal measuring 2.8 cm long with a diameter of .3 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-536

OKN-536   Sphalerite on Dolomite    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.  3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm piece capped by a heart shaped sphalerite crystal that is 1.7 cm wide.  Fine luster on both species. No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  Odd shaped sphalerite.  Attractive piece.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-537    Calcite   Otero County, Colorado.  A curved (distorted) honey yellow, transparent crystal measuring 3.5 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  Attachment on one end is complete and other end very minor.  No damage.  Unusual.  $25

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