Montrose Rock Dump Specimens For Sale




OKM-164        Calcite, Sphalerite, Fluorite       Montrose Dump, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  An attractive spray of yellow/tan calcites with tiny sphalerites flanking the primary cluster of crystals.  6 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm.  Fluorite on base is incomplete.  No damage.  This is probably the nicest group of calcites I have seen from the site.    $95







OKI-676    Fluorite and Sphalerite      Excavation for Feeder Canal, Queenston-Chippewa Power Plant, (Montrose Rock Dump), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Harry Maines Collector, 1985.  This excavation into the Lockport Dolostone resulted in a small number of fine specimens being produced in the mid-1980s.  Until now, I have never seen one for sale.  Field collectors tended to keep all their finds.  With the latest purchase from Steve’s collection nine of these specimens came into my possession.  With the exception of the unique calcites the material is almost indistinguishable from the specimens from the Penfield and Walworth quarries (also, in the Lockport formation).  To say this material is rare is the understatement of the decade!  This specimen is a 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm cabinet sized piece.  It is half of a small vug with a slightly purple fluorite cube, approx. 1.5 cm on edge.  An unusually gemmy fluorite.  There are a couple other clear fluorites and very tiny sphalerites present, as well.  Small yellow calcites are isolated to edge opposite the major fluorite.  The piece sits upright on a sawn base.  One edge/ back is sawn off, too.  Great views from front and side.  Crystals are damage free.  Nice piece.  225$


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