October 2018 Update, Page 4

 

 

OKP-919

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OKP-919      Fluorite on Sphalerite     Cave-In-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This small floater measures 6 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm.  The front face (first image) has several nice complete and partial crystals of purple fluorite, as seen.  No damage.  Back has brighter but smaller sphalerites and all the fluorites are shards.  Some sphalerites are twinned.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-920

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OKP-920       Quartz casts after Laumontite with Hematite      Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is a high quality piece showing beautiful replacement (casting) of the previous species which I think was large, blocky laumntite crystals.  6.4 x 5.6 x 2.4 cm.  From the front it is all transparent to slightly milky quartz that have surfaces covered by small spherical pits and some bladed hematite crystals.  The back shows very detailed casting.  Edge shows contacts otherwise the piece is in excellent condition.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-921

OKP-921     Celestine     Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  Self collected by John many decades ago when accessibility was not restricted.  This is rare material to find available for sale and the only reason I have decent specimens of it is because of John's field collecting efforts. John lived in the town next to this locality.  This 4.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm plate has nice blue crystals that are in good condition, transparent, and well formed.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-922

OKP-922     Celestine on Calcite    Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  Self collected by John many decades ago when accessibility was not restricted.  This is rare material to find available for sale and the only reason I have decent specimens of it is because of John's field collecting efforts. John lived in the town next to this locality.  This small vug, 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm vug has nice light blue, tabular crystals that are damage free , transparent, and beautifully formed.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-924

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OKP-924       Quartz with Tremolite Inclusions      Valentine Mine, Gouverneur Talc Company Mine #4, Harrisville, Lewis County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  The domical piece measures 6.3 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm and shown numerous pseudo cubic crystals of quartz with wonderful internal acicular crystals of tremolite.  Damage-free but needs further cleaning (clay on surfaces as seen).  Tremolite inclusions are normally not noticeable in these specimens but this one shows them far better than most and among the best I have seen.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-925

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OKP-925    Copper      Quincy Mine, Houghton County, Michigan.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This specimen shows copper formed on black, poorly formed octahedral or tetrahedral crystals.  The piece measures 5 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-876

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OKP-876       Gypsum, Quartz and Clay pseudomorph after Halite      Solvay, Onondaga County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This very fine example is detailed in form and shows nicely from most directions.  It measures 5 x 4.8 x 3 cm.  There is chipping, as can be seen, but its overall condition is very good.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-877

OKP-877       Gypsum, Quartz and Clay pseudomorph after Halite      Solvay, Onondaga County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  It measures 5.7 x 5 x 3 cm.  There is chipping, as can be seen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-878

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OKP-878       Malachite and Mimetite    Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This piece of rich green, primary crystallization of malachite shows small areas of yellow crystallized mimetite between botryoidal bulges.  The piece measures 5 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm.  No damage.  Excellent example.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-879

OKP-879       Manganocalcite on Quartz       Ancasht Department, Peru.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This small example of this popular material measures 5/6 c 3.5 x 2.5 cm.  There is a light pink tint to the crystals and no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-880

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OKP-880       Celestine on Calcite        Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is more calcite than celestine but it is still an interesting specimen.  The piece measures 11 x 6.7 x 3 cm with blue celestines to 1.5  There appears to be 3 on the front and a partial crystal on back.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-881

OKP-881     Stilbite on Chabazite      Wasson Bluff, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This small plate has some of the nicest chabazites I've seen.  They are up to 1.2 cm on edge each and have great color.  Some areas of the crystals are gemmy and clear.  The piece measures 5.2 x 5 x 1.7 cm.  No damage, aesthetic, beautifully formed and very sharp for the species.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-882

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OKP-882      Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite      Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia.  Ex. John Davis collection.  The front face of the piece shows larger pseudomorphs, to over a cm each, that are in attractive stacks of well formed crystals.  The piece measures 7 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm.  The back also shows some crystallization.  Some of the malachite is unaltered but they are the smaller crystals.  Damage-free and sits on edge as shown in first image.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-884

OKP-884       Calcite        Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  The front face of this 5.9 x 4.1 x 2 cm piece is damage-free and aesthetic.  The back is also nice but a couple of the crystals are damaged.  Minor dolomite crystals.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-885

OKP-885       Celestine and Calcite        Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This piece shows very heavily etched celestines with nicely formed calcites.  The celestines are on the front face (first image).  7.7 x 5.4 x 3. 5.  Very three-dimensional.  A very unusual piece.  No damage.  $50

 

 

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