September 2017 Update

 

 

OKO-648

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OKO-648       Calcite and Dolomite     Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming Valley, Styria, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is an attractive floater that sits nicely on edge for display.  It is composed of light white to clear calcites partially coated by bright white dolomites.  The calcites and dolomites are on thin shards of dolostone.  9.3 x 4.9 x 3.6 cm overall.  No damage and only one very small contact on the tip of one end of the piece.   $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-649

OKO-649       Barite     Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This 6.6 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm cluster is a damage free piece that has two sides of equal beauty.  No damage anywhere and only a small edge of contact that is it's base.  Very translucent milky /cream colored crystals of typical bladed form.  Could use more cleaning with iron removal product so it is priced accordingly.  Excellent example of this classic material.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-650

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OKO-650       Barite     Freiberg, England. Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Here is a beautiful cluster of tabular barite crystals forming a hemispherical dome.  8.5 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm overall.  It has high luster, attachments of what looks like calcite or quartz coated b barite, and minor sulfides.  This kind of classic European material is not often available to acquire at this kind of price.   $225

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-651

OKO-651       Galena, Dolomite, Quartz, Sphalerite      Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Another classic piece of English mineralogy!  This plate measures 7.7 x 6.1 x 3.1 cm overall.  This is a fine, damage-free, domical plate with galena cubes modified by octahedra.  Fine patina but, it also has flash created by its quartz druse matrix and minor coatings.  This piece is better in person having a historic look, as it should, but also the ability to catch the eye with it's aesthetics!  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-652

OKO-652       Mimetite (variety Campylite) on Quartz      Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  Classic... this is an aesthetic example (my photos are way to dark, the piece is bright and attractive), that measures 5.3 x 5 x 3.8 cm.  A couple chipped quartz crystal but, all the mimetites are complete, well formed, large (to over a cm each) and damage free.  The piece can be displayed different several ways quite nicely.  This price is a real bargain for this material.  $135

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-653

OKO-653       Fluorite      Weardale, Durham, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is rather uncommon for this classic fluorite county.  Clear fluorite!  This fine plate of fluorites is 9.2 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm in size with crystals to 1.7 cm on edge.  The large twin on the edge of the plate is a thing of beauty with one of the crystals being tabular.  The crystals are transparent and of good luster.  I see only two tiny dings and can only find them under magnification, so the piece displays as if it were totally damage free.  FLUORESCENT red in SW and even brighter red/purple in LW UV light.  An excellent piece in so many ways.   $180

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-654

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OKO-654     Albite     Murursprund, Austria.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen is composed of translucent to transpaernet, platey, fully terminated feldspars to 2 cm each.  Zero damage.  It measures 9 x 5.2 x 3.5.  Good from any direction.  Base is partially crystallized.  Needs cleaning.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-655

OKO-655    Calcite on Quartz    Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen has light green calcites on white to clear quartz crystals.  It measures 6.1 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm.  One large quartz on the edge shows breakage.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-656

OKO-656    Calcite     Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is an aesthetic cluster that is better in person.  It measures 5.7 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  There is only a thin edge showing a couple tiny points of contact.  No damage and good from any direction or side.  The crystals are clear to slightly milky.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-657

OKO-657     Galena     Luderich Mine, Altenbruck, Germany.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This nicely sized plate measures 10.5 x 8 x 3.4 cm.  There are a few tiny red sphalerites but most of the crystallization is by cubes (modified by octahedrons) of galena.  Classic patina on the crystals which is fitting with a specimen from a classic German location.  No damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-658

OKO-658    Calcite     Weardale, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This specimen is composed of clear to slightly milky crystals that coat every part of the specimen.  6.5 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm.  No damage.  Only a tiny contact on base/back side.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-659

OKO-659     Galena, Dolomite, Sphalerite, Quartz     Nenthead, England.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  The aesthetics on this specimen are very nice.  It measures 5.6 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm with crystals to 2.5 cm on edge.  The specimen is domical and the galenas have a fine patina.  No damage.  Classic material.  $80

 

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