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OKQ-724

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OKP-724    Graphite with minor Fluorite       Rossie Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June-July, 2018.  This graphite crystal cluster is silver/gray in color, clean and shows an crystals with anhedral form but they are fully terminated along their edges.  What is most unique about it is that the crystals show clearly the well-developed, reticulated patterning, seen on both sides, for which this discovery will be noted.  This piece measures 2.4 x 1.5 x 1 cm and the crystals are very large for the species.  Massive fluorite fills one small void between the crystals (not seen in any of the images).  No damage.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-693

OKQ-693     Sphalerite and Quartz     3,872' Level, Mud Pond Ore Body, Empire State Mine, (Previously Zinc Corp. of America Mines), Titan Mining Corporation, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York.  This combination piece composed of sphalerite and quartz measures 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 cm.  The sphalerite crystals are transparent throughout and a dark amber color with minor red areas.  Very gemmy for the species.  Excellent condition with only a minor rub on top of back edge.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-461

OKQ-461    Lazulite     Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  The twinned crystal here measures 1.5 x .8 x .6.... small but quite a striking specimen.  Very light micro chipping on one termination.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-451

OKQ-451       Corundum      North Carolina.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  This is a single crystal measuring 1.8 x .8 x .7 cm.  Well-formed, translucent, and a nice pink color (sapphire).  Very nice for the region.  Mounted in a perky box.   $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-387

OKQ-387      Brochantite    Copiapo, Chile.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm plate has several nice groupings of acicular crystal.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-386

OKQ-386     Cyano-trichite    Grandview Mine, Arizona.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This small vug shows nice, bright blue balls of acicular crystals.  The piece measures 2.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  No damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-377

OKQ-377      Smithsonite       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This is a small trio of crystals measuring 1.4 x 1 x .6 cm.  The crystals are prismatic, light yellow brown in color, high in luster and very transparent.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-708

OKQ-708     Topaz      Mexico.   This fully terminated, damage-free topaz is water clear with minor red staining and inclusions.  Second image shows view right through to the matrix.  It would benefit from a little additional cleaning.  2.7 cm crystal on 4.4 x 3.9 x 1.3 cm piece.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKP-871

Base

OKP-871        Galena, Pyrite, Calcite       RESERVED        Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This specimen is composed of large octahedrons with minor cube modifications.  It measures 6 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm and has some matrix, seen in "Base" photo with small yellow calcites.  The piece has no damage and is a floater.  Sits and displays numerous ways equally well.  $90

 

 

 

 

OKP-862

Back or bottom

OKP-862       Stilbite, Laumontite, Prehnite       RESERVED      Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This old classic is a fine example measuring 8.9 x 6.3 x 3 cm and shows a complete coverage of damage-free sprays of highly translucent stilbite.  Small laumontite crystals can be seen scattered amongst the stilbite crystals.  The prehnite is only in the base and can not be seen in the display face.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKP-856

OKP-856      Aragonite      RESERVED      Buffalo, Oklahoma.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This single crystal measures 4.2 x 3.9 x 1 cm.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKP-518

OKP-518      Strontianite and Celestine      RESERVED      4523 Road cut, Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia.  This cluster has white strontianite sprays on etched, water clear celestine crystals.  Tough to assess in the images but the crystals are all well formed, damage free and view nicely from all directions.  Unusual locality.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-519

OKP-519     Copper with Calcite     RESERVED      Ajo, Pima County, Arizona.  This cluster is composed of sharp spinel law twins and measures 3.3 x 2.9 x 1.5 cm.  Back is flat where it probably formed against large calcite crystal.  Styrofoam on base, as seen.  No damage.  $40  

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-515

OKP-515      Microcline     RESERVED        LaLaticia Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 3.7 x 2.2 x 2.7 cm piece is dominated by a 2.3 cm crystal.  Nice translucence, luster, and form.  It is damage-free and attractive for a feldspar.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-896

OKP-896     Smithsonite     RESERVED      Mexico.  Ex. John Davis collection.  A nice valley filled by bright, lustrous smithsonite in this 5.7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm piece.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-182

OKQ-182    Heulandite     RESERVED      from a forested area near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  I purchased a lot of 80 of these specimens which were marketed as "Red Heulandites".  They are a deep salmon color and lean toward red but I find the color "red" to be somewhat subjective.  This is one of the best examples... it is sculpted as most good Indian mineral specimens are, so it sits nicely.  It measures 7.4 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm.  No damage, excellent luster, excellent translucence, and a richer and rarer color than the norm.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-179

OKQ-179     Azurite with Cerussite     RESERVED       Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Edward Edmond Barry collection.  Classic material like this from Tsumeb is still readily available and this one is a good example at a fair price.  It is what Tsumeb is famous for.  As seen, the main crystal is complete, of high luster (as is the entire piece), it has an obvious crack when viewed in close-up and measures over 2 cm.  The piece measures 7.5 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm.  Some of the peripheral crystals are complete and some are damaged, as seen.  The specimen sits and displays well.  The cerussite is minor.  $350

 

 

 

 

OKP-927

OKP-927     Proustite      RESERVED      Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This large crystal on finely crystallized matrix measures .9 cm and the piece measures 2 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  There is little red color unless well lit.  It is a floater with a very tiny chip on its underside.  $150

 

 

OKP-930

OKP-930    Quartz (variety Citrine)       RESERVED       Zambia, Africa.  This has been confirmed to be true citrine (not heat treated quartz) which is rather rare stuff.  The piece seen here measures is singly-terminated and measures 3.7 x .5 x .5 cm.  $45

 

 

OKP-936

OKP-936     Fluor-uvite with Tremolite       RESERVED      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2010.  This is one of those very rare pieces showing well formed fluorescent tourmalines with nice tremolite for contrast.  3.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm.  Many of the crystals are doubly-terminated.  The fluor-uvites are lustrous and in great condition... things even look good when it is viewed from below (it is mounted and I have not, and will not, be removing it from the box).  A very fine piece in all regards.  $200

 

 

OKP-947

OKP-947     Cuprite with Plancheite and Quartz      RESERVED      Kolwezi, Zaire.  Ex. John Davis collection.  Seen here is a domical piece measuring 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm overall with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  Clean all around viewing nicely from any direction.  Healed base surfaces (floater).  Excellent red color that is better when backlit which I do not do with my photos.  $150

 

 

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OKP-950     Malachite pseudo after Azurite      RESERVED       Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This example measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  This one is composed of large crystals and is a floater that views well form all directions.  No damage and from a less common locality for these.  $50

 

 

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OKP-956    Garnet (Andradite-Grossular series)      RESERVED      Marmora Quarry, Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  For anyone wanting a competitive grade thumbnail specimen of this material, I do not believe a better one exists.  I've seen hundreds, probably thousands, of pieces from this location and this has the best luster, form, and display characteristics of any examples I am aware of.  It is complete and in excellent condition all around.  It is domical in form and shows just the right number of sharp, interlocking crystals.  My photos fail to do this specimen justice!  2 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  $325

 

 

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OKP-959      Grossular with Diopside       RESERVED      York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, 1994.  This is as colorful and gemmy as these specimens can get.  The piece seen here measures 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm.  There is no damage and I believe the images are spot on so will speak for themselves.  $180

 

 

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OKQ-104     Barite        RESERVED      Books Range, Colorado.  The specimen here is a water clear barite measuring 3.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  There is a small amount of matrix, as seen.  It has a couple small internal fractures but is damage free.  It would be excellent gem rough and an even better TN specimen in someone's collection.  Mounted in a perky box.   $75

 

 

 

 

OKQ-108

OKQ-108    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  crystal.   2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm overall.  Two small chips and a couple healed contacts from other crystals.  A very fine example.  Views nicely from any direction.   $100

 

 

 

OKQ-111

OKQ-111     Tremolite (chromium rich variety)     Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Tiny interlocking crystals of green translucent crystal make up this 1.8 x 1.8 x .7 cm piece.  A nice representative TN specimen.   Mounted in a perky box.   $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-116

OKQ-116      Quartz     Chub Lake, Hailsboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  Two small stacks of beta-form crystals to 2.8 cm (per stack).  Both are damage free floaters mounted in a perky box.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-117

OKQ-117     Amphibole (Hornblende)      Dwyer's Mine, Harcourt, Ontario, Canada.  This damage-free floater is embedded in calcite and in total measures 3 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm.  Great luster and form.    $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-120

OKQ-120      Fluororichterite     Wilberforce Road Cut, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  An attractive cluster of these crystals that measures 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm.  Great condition with only a single contact area.  Translucent, nice luster, and great form.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-123

OKQ-123     Talc pseudomorph after Diopside (Uralite) with Tourmaline      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, circ. 2013.  There are two beautifully formed, yet small, tourmaline crystals on one side of the 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm pseudomorph.  Better in-hand.  $40

 

 

 

OKQ-138

OKQ-138     Celestine     Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This cluster of crystals measures 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm with the largest crystal being 1.7 cm long.  The color, form, and luster are all very good.  There is no damage and even though the images to not show it well, the clarity is decent also.  $50

 

 

 

OKQ-148

OKQ-148     Aragonite     Buffalo, Oklahoma.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This crystal group measures 2.5 x 2.1 x 1 cm.  Sandy texture.  No damage floater.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-153

OKQ-153      Wulfenite      Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  This is a fine wulfenite thumbnail specimen that measures 3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm.  The main crystals sit up in high relief, are lustrous, complex, and are free of damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-154

OKQ-154      Wulfenite on Smithsonite     Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Carolyn Les collection.  Small lustrous wulfenites resting on low luster, green smithsonite.  An uncommon combination composes this one measuring in at 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm.  It appears to be damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-189

OKQ-189      Pentagonite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 10 x 9.1 x 3 cm and it has one primary cluster of pentagonite crystals.  The large grouping is centrally located and has nice, large, transparent crystals.  This cluster measures approximately 2 cm in diameter and is in fabulous condition.  There is no damage to the piece.  This is an exceptionally high quality example for the species.  $475

 

 

 

 

OKQ-194

OKQ-194      Cavansite      Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.  This piece measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm and has a nice grouping of cavansite clusters to 1.5 cm each.  No damage and the piece displays best as seen in the views of the first three pictures.  $280

 

 

 

 

OKO-521

OKO-521      Vanadinite    Tucson, Arizona.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This damage free specimen is a domed piece that measures 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm.  Attractive form, luster, and desirable location.  $45

 

 

OKP-358

OKP-358    Celestine     Chittenango Falls, Madison County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  John had lots of celestine, legally collected back in the day, from this now closed locality.  Very few were this nice.  This one has transparent, very high luster crystals of nice color to 1.2 cm each.  The piece measures 5.5 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm.  Very minor rubs on a couple spots, tough to see even in the close-up images.  $100

 

 

OKP-359

OKP-359      Fluorapatite and Faceted Gemstone      Durango, Mexico.  The crystal measures 4.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm and from the front looks like two crystals in parallel growth.  There is minor chipping as seen.  Large gemmy regions in the crystal.  The gemstone, also fluorapatite from the same locale, is 1.1 cm.  It has a tiny corner chip on the backside but is appealing to the eye and looks great unless louped.  Together certainly worth the price.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-208

OKM-208    Pyrrhotite and Quartz     Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is an interesting and nicely formed crystal that measures 6.1 x 4 x 3 cm.  There is some minor chipping as seen but its overall condition is very good.  It has a nice, natural patina and sits nicely for display.  $70

 

 

 

OKL-528

OKL-528      Tourmaline and Fluorapatite      Dafoe Property, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Lisa and Tim Dafoe, September 2017.  This cluster is composed of sharply formed tourmalines and transparent fluorapatites.  It measures 4.1 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm.  More fluorapatites on this one than is the norm.  Excellent luster, form, and condition.  This is a "floater" with only minor chipping on the backside.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

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

Close up

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$

 

 

 

 

 

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

Back

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

Close up

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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