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OKI-245

OKI-245    Proadamite on Quartz   RESERVED    Tsumeb Mine, S.W. Africa.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  Rich green crystal of proadamite are draped over a single gray crystal of quartz.  Very aesthetic 2 cm TN specimen which is mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  225$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-430

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OKD-430    Green Apophyllite on Stilbite   Poona, India.  Here is an old classic which represents the very finest apophyllite to leave India.  This is an old specimen with about 25 points of the deepest, gemmy green apophyllite ever to be found protruding off of a light pink stilbite matrix.  One missing point is visible under magnification so itís not perfect, however unless you nose is right against it you will find it to be quite nice.  Highly aesthetic and displayable.  Apophyllite grouping is approx. 4.5 cm long by 2 cm wide.  Entire piece measures 7.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm.  It is getting very tough to find these now.  595$

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-102

OKJ-102    Zincite    Olkusz, Poland.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This is not a true mineral crystal, it is a zinc kiln smoke stack deposit mineralization.  These have been around for a long time but they are not often seen in crystals this well developed and when they are they tend to be very, very expensive.  This damage free crystal measures 6.3 cm long and is up to 1.1 cm wide.  Primary crystal is deep orange in color and transparent.  There are tiny secondary growth crystals and they are yellow.  Very nice and aesthetic.  $295

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-570

OKL-570      Stilbite Stalactites with Quartz coatings      Poona, India.  I seldom purchase these any longer with Indian zeolite minerals being so common on today's market.  This one however really got my attention!  It is composed of nine beautifully formed stalactites with large blades of stilbite, to 2.5 cm each, coating all their surfaces.  The specimen is a floater having all its contacts on base healed.  It measures a large 14.4 x 10 x 8 cm.  The really attractive quality this specimen has is its high luster (which is not evident in the photos).  Way to high for stilbite.  Once I got it home I noticed why this was so.  There is a microscopic coating of quartz druse on most of the specimen's surfaces.  This specimen far exceeds the normal aesthetics associated with this species.  There is no damage what so ever and it sits well viewing equally well from any side.  Impressive!  $395

 

 

 

 

OKD-429

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OKD-429     Apophyllite and Stilbite on Calcite   Jalgoan, India.  A neat specimen which has flashy clear apophyllites and pink stilbites on an elongated, somewhat tabular calcite.  11.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.  One apophyllite near base, on back is cleaved otherwise perfect even to the tiniest crystal.  Showy.  100$

 

 

 

 

OKD-430

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OKD-430    Green Apophyllite on Stilbite   Poona, India.  Here is an old classic which represents the very finest apophyllite to leave India.  This is an old specimen with about 25 points of the deepest, gemmy green apophyllite ever to be found protruding off of a light pink stilbite matrix.  One missing point is visible under magnification so itís not perfect, however unless you nose is right against it you will find it to be quite nice.  Highly aesthetic and displayable.  Apophyllite grouping is approx. 4.5 cm long by 2 cm wide.  Entire piece measures 7.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm.  It is getting very tough to find these now.  595$

 

 

 

 

OKF-642

OKF-642    Calcite on Fluorite    Anabel Lee Mine, Bethel Level, Illinois.  The corner of this nice yellow cubic crystal has coatings of clear/ somewhat white gemmy and translucent crystals of calcite.  The piece measures a healthy 8 x 6.3 x 5 cm.  This material is getting more and more difficult to find especially in this color.  Minor sulfides.  Zero damage and good views except from back.  125$

 

 

 

 

OKD-309

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OKD-309   Calcite on Fluorite with Strontinite  (Floater)   Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.   Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.   Cute 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm piece composed of deep purple/ yellow cubes of fluorite to 2 cm on edge.  Backside is encrusted with dog tooth calcites and tiny sprays of strontianite.  Looks damage free but with magnification shows a couple tiny calcites missing, a couple tiny fluorite dings and a couple regrown areas on the fluorites.  None of these things are easily noticed and they are certainly not detractors from this fine specimen.  Specimen sits solidly on edge for display.  Top quality small cabinet specimen at a fine price.  110$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-141

OKF-141    Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite    Carthage, Tennessee.  This fine large plate of damage free crystals measures 11 x 10 cm and is approximately 3 cm thick.  The very clusters give nice contrast to the darker sphalerites in purple fluorites.  The fluorites reach 1.2 cm on edge each and have nice deeper purple spot like inclusions unselected faces.  An excellent specimen for the locality.  $400

 

 

 

 

OKE-128

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OKE-128    Fluorite and Calcite     Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-030

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OKF-030    Fluorite      Denton Mine, Harden Co., Illinois.   What an impressive mineral specimen!  The primary cube measures an impressive 10.1 cm on edge.  It is gemmy with a rich yellow interior and a wonderful purple phantom.  Hoppered growth is attractive and interesting.  Displays well.  One corner cleave.  10.2 x 7.2 x 6.5 cm.  If you can live with the tiny corner being missing you can get this one at 1/3rd the price it would be at if totally damage free.  650$

 

 

 

 

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