Private Viewing

This section of our site is open for all to view, however, all minerals seen here are currently being reserved for a client(s).  This section will allow customers to see images of specimens which they are considering buying that were not available on our listings.  If you discuss a specific piece with us that is not in the listing this will allow you a means by which to view the specimen before your purchase.

There is the possibility that the person considering the purchase of any of these specimens may decide not to purchase.  If you see something here you would like we can put you on a waiting list.  






OKP-218        Tourmaline      Jonas Mine, Itatiaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection   This specimen measures 6.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm.








OKO-784      Barite    Cartersville, Georgia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  When they are in god condition, as this one is, these specimens are interesting as well as aesthetic.  The saw blade form to these tabular crystals is quite unusual in selenite gypsums and these are classics.  4 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm.  The dark, phantom cores being overgrown by the transparent/ translucent light yellow colored crystals created a fine contrast to each crystal so they are easily differentiated in clusters such as this.  Only damage is a couple broken crystals near edge on one side (back?).  Minor Styrofoam on base.  A fine example. 



































Lazulite   2.1 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.  No damage.   $325




































Lowville Quartz

A new locality being simply called Lowville has recently been producing specimens seen for sale on the mineral market this past year.  The location and details of the find have been kept secret due to the occurrence being on private land somewhere near Lowville in Lewis County, New York.  Several pockets to half a meter in diameter have produced specimens include Herkimer style quartz to eight centimeters with noteworthy variety:  skeletal crystals, scepters, and black crystals have all been found.  One other dealer had a few good examples from this find and a second dealer has many examples (all of poor quality) this past year.  I managed to find the collectors and acquire all the material they had horded away for Tucson 2012 in a single purchase.  Although expensive I will be a few of the best specimens from the find, comparable to the best previously offered, at approximately one third of the prices that they were offered for. 

It appears that the crystals that exceed several centimeters are nearly always skeletal in form and usually smoky colored.  Small crystals are virtually indistinguishable from the small crystals found at the localities within the traditional Herkimer diamond region.  Crystals can be found on matrix and as floaters, free of any attachment to rock.  Calcites of various colors are present in combination with many of the specimens making them truly unique for New York State and exceptionally aesthetic for quartz from anywhere.





OKJ-366    Herkimer Style Quartz and Calcite    Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This example is a slightly Herkimer form crystal measuring 6 x 5 x 3.4 cm.  Almost all the faces show skeletal form with one having two chips.  There is also a very tiny, shallow tip ding all of which are not distracting or readily evident.  The crystal is smoky and of excellent quality without any serious distracters.   Base attachment.  Calcites are clear to red to black in color and most are concentrated on one edge.  Exceptional quality for the location.  $750