October 2017 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKO-825

OKO-825     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece shows numerous small gemmy crystals, beautifully terminated with poorly formed diopsides as an accessory.  3.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm overall.  No damage.  Small crystals but, high quality.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-826

OKO-826     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece shows several damage- free, well terminated danburites crystals around a crudely formed, gray quartz crystal.  It measures 2.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-827

OKO-827     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is a single crystal with excellent form, nice luster and good translucence with some areas being gemmy.  1.6 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  Excellent views from any direction.  Very nice!  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-828

OKO-828     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece shows a large crystal in front (it has a termination chip but there is no other damage to the piece) of many gemmy, smaller crystals in background.  2.8 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm.   $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-829

OKO-829     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece shows a shallow opening filled by transparent to translucent crystals that are damage-free.  3.7 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-830

OKO-830     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of a well terminated, damage free, single crystal that measures 2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm.  A nice example of this rare material.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-831

OKO-831     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of a well terminated, damage free, single crystal that measures 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm.  Gemmier than most.  A nice example of this rare material.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-832

OKO-832     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of numerous gemmy to translucent, well-formed and fully terminated crystals.  The piece measures 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-833

OKO-833     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of numerous gemmy, well-formed and fully terminated crystals.  The piece measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-834

OKO-834     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of numerous gemmy, well-formed and fully terminated crystals.  The piece measures 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm.  Various nice views.  Small but excellent quality.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-835

OKO-835     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of a single gemmy to translucent, well-formed and fully terminated crystal.  The piece measures 2.5 x 1.4 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  Contact to back and base shows it is partially healed.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-836

OKO-836     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of several gemmy to translucent, well-formed and fully terminated crystals that are on a non-terminated crystal.  The piece measures 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm.  No damage to display crystals on top.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-837

OKO-837     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of several gemmy, well-formed and fully terminated crystals on a small matrix plate.  The largest crystal is .8 cm and exceptionally gemmy having only a couple minor internal fracture lines.  The piece measures 2.2 x 2 x 1.3 cm.  No damage to display crystals on top or flanking crystals.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-838

OKO-838     Danburite     Old VanBuskirk Farm, Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Donnie Carlin, Jr. 2008.  An east coast classic seldom seen in the contemporary mineral market.  This fine thumbnail sized piece is composed of several gemmy to translucent, well-formed and fully terminated crystals that are on a matrix of danburites and diopside crystals.  The piece measures 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm.  No damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-839

OKO-839     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces) in two beautifully formed, damage-free crystals.  It also shows cubes in a second generation of overgrowth in just enough places to be attractive and not distracting. 2.6 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm overall.  On backside corner has a small healed surface.  Minimal base contact.  A very fine example.  Views nicely from any direction.   $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-840

OKO-840     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows only cubes to 1.1 cm on edge in a beautifully formed, damage free cluster.  It also shows cubes in a second generation of overgrowth in just enough places to be attractive and not distracting. 3.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm overall.  Excellent crystallization all around and even on base.  Very high luster.  Minimal base contact.  A very fine example.  No damage except from extreme back view which shows a couple chips to cubes.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-842

OKO-842     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example nice cubes in lustrous, beautifully formed, damage free crystals.  3.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm overall.  Minimal base contact otherwise a floater.  A very fine example.  Views nicely from any direction.  Very minor blue mineral tack on base.  Some overgrowth by what appears to be calcite.   $240

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-843

OKO-843     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces) in several beautifully formed, damage-free crystals.  This cluster measures 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm.  A cute example that is damage free but, does have base contact.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-844

OKO-844     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces) in one beautifully formed, lustrous, damage-free crystals.  It also has the rare, for this location, octahedral modifications.  The most unusual thing, also uncommon, is that the crystal is tabular.  2.3 x 2 x 1 cm overall.  This one is a floater with no contact or damage.  Minor calcite attachments.  Interesting and viewable from any direction.  A very fine and unusual example.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-845

OKO-845     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces) in several well-formed crystals.  It also has the rare, for this location, octahedral modifications.  3 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm overall.  Strong contacts on bottom and back but the front, top and sides view nicely.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-846

OKO-846     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows fine high luster cubes to .7 cm on edge and measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 1 cm overall.  Fine on both sides and most edges with some edge contact.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-847

OKO-847     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This one is a floater with a tiny contact or chip on base.  It measures 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm.  This one shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces).  High luster and great aesthetics.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-848

OKO-848     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This floater measures 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm.  This one shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces).  High luster and great aesthetics.  A couple of corner chips.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-849

OKO-849     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This piece measures 3.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm.  It is a floater but, has several obvious contacts that are partially healed.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-850

OKO-850     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This one is a floater with fine crystallization on all sides.  It measures 2.1 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  This one shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces).  High luster and great aesthetics.  It has great views from any direction and only the tiniest of corner chips to one cube on base. Very high quality!   $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-851

OKO-851     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  This one is unique in that the single crystal looks almost ball shaped, or rounded.  It is a cube with octahedral modifications and stepped surface growth features.  Crystallographically, very cool!  2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  Damage free floater.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-852

OKO-853     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces) in several well-formed crystals.  3 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm.  Back and base contacts present.  Main views are great with the cubes being well defined, aesthetic, and high in luster.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-853

OKO-852     Magnetite     2,500 foot Level of the Zinc Corporation of America Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman, Z.C.A. miner and collector of specimen.  Rare, well documented, and important material that is unique to the mineralogical world.  It also ranks among the best known for the species.  This example shows both of the important forms (cubes with tetrahexahedral modifications to faces) in several well-formed crystals.  The crystals are large, up to 2.1 cm on edge and the piece measures 3.4 x 3 x 2.3 cm in its entirety.  Base and some of back show healed contacts.  Sits and displays great.  Interesting, showy and robust for a thumbnail sized piece.  $225

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