February 2019 Update, Page 4

 

 

OKQ-393

OKQ-393      Molybdenite     Copper Mine Hill, Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Circ. 1965.  The piece has several crude, flat molybdenite crystals to almost 1 cm each predominantly on the front face.  The specimen measures 3 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm.  A great reference specimen and an uncommon state to find any mineral specimens from.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-394

OKQ-394      Quartz      Blaire Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a beautiful example of this material free of damage with interesting skeletal faces, front and back.  It measures 3. 4 x 3.4 x 2 cm.  It has a nice smoky tint and sits on edge as show.  Contacts are on bottom and lower backside.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-395

OKQ-395      Quartz      Blaire Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This one has nice phantoms in each of the crystals that compose the 2.4 x 1.4 x .9 cm piece.  There is a small open at the base of one crystal that is very hard to notice that opens into a hollow area of that crystal.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-396

OKQ-396      Quartz      Blaire Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This one has excellent, dark phantoms in each of the crystals that compose the 2.7 x 2.1 x 1 cm piece.  No damage, small contact on back.  Big crytsal is doubly-terminated with the base termination having multiple points.  $55

 

 

 

 

OKQ-397

OKQ-397    Diopside     Wilson's Corners, north of Cantley, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a fine thubnail specimen that is a doubly-terminated, damage-free floater measuring 3.1 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm.  It has some inclusions on its surface (mica) and a couple morphed pits on its surface.  An uncommonly good example from a little known locality.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKQ-398

OKQ-398    Diopside     Wilson's Corners, north of Cantley, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a fine thumbnail specimen that is a doubly-terminated, damage-free floater measuring 3 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm.  It has some inclusions on its surface (mica) and a couple morphed pits on its surface.  An exceptional example, with very nice luster (not evident in the images) from a little known locality.  $90

 

 

 

 

OKQ-399

OKQ-399    Quartz and Dolomite     Thomlinson Quarry, Kemore Corners, Russell, Ontario.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected in 1984 this piece shows fine, damage-free crystals of both species front and back.  It measures 4.3 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm.  Minor sulfides on the dolomite crystals as seen.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-400

KQ-400     Celestine    Dundas Quarry, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada..  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. George Robinson and George Medakovich collectors, 1983.  I do not recall ever seeing a specimen this interesting from Dundas.  This one is doubly-terminated and curved.  It has a nice blue color and is transparent on its surfaces and translucent on its interior.  The piece measures 2.6 x 2.1 x .8 cm.  It would be a good competition piece especially for a Canadian case.  Excellent luster and about as nice a color as is seen from this locality.  $145

 

 

 

 

OKQ-401

OKQ-401    Quartz     Road Cut in Rt. # 55, Windsor, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm piece is likely a faden.  Very minor rubs and a couple of natural contacts.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-402

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OKQ-402    Phlogopite     Burgess, Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the historic John Caswell collection, #1924.  This nice crystal measures 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm.  There is a partial feldspar on bottom of piece.  Damage-free, singly- terminated.  Historic tags not included (they were donated to the Mineralogical Record collection).  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-403

OKQ-403       Topaz      Sanarka River, Ural Mountains, Siberia, Russia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Ward's Science and Sayer collections.  There are three crystals here that are 1.1, .8 and .6 cm.  Gemmy, nicely terminated crystals but small in size.  Tough to get material.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-404

OKQ-404       Topaz      Pinos, Zaccatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Ward's Science and Sayer collections.  Seven attractive gem crystals to 1.3 cm each.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-405

OKQ-405    Copper in Calcite with Prehnite    Houghton, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Small calcites to .7 cm each are along the edge of this specimen which is liberally impregnated with copper.  3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  No damage but one calcite is incomplete due to a contact.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKQ-406

OKQ-406    Wulfenite     Red Cloud Mine, Yuma, Arizona.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Three complete, transparent crystals to 1.8 cm each.  Excellent form, color and luster.  Very minor edge rubs in a couple places but basically they display as damage-free unless closely inspected with magnification.  Mounted as seen in a perky box.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-407

OKQ-407    Sphalerite on Galena       Baxter Springs, Kansas.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is an interesting specimen composed of a large galena cube coated by fairly large (by thumbnail sized specimens) sphalerites.  There is also a bar shaped galena clear of sphalerites on one side of the piece.  The specimen is in outstanding condition with only one tiny contact spot on one sphalerite.  The piece measures 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm and displays great from any direction.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKQ-408

OKQ-408     Herkimer Diamond     Treasure Mountain Mine, Little Falls, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2003.  There are small enhydros with anthraxolite inclusions (nothing is movable).  These are tiny and visible best with magnification.  The crystal is in nice condition having only one contact.  It measures 2.2 x 1.4 x 1 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-409

OKQ-409      Danburite    San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This single crystal measures 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm and is damage-free.  Very clear at termination and translucent near base.  Mounted in a perky box , as seen.    $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-410

OKQ-410      Platinum     Fox Gulch, Alaska.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This is a very tiny example mounted in a perky box , as seen.  3 millimeters.  $35

 

 

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