April 2019 Update, Page 4

 

 

OKQ-450

OKQ-450      Rutile     Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  Previous Tony Thurston, 1976.  This is a small example for the location measuring 1 x .8 x .6.  It has the expected outstanding luster and red flashes.  Cleaved on one side otherwise viewable all around.  Mounted in a perky box, as seen.   $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-452

OKQ-452      Calcite     Millington, Morris County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  The 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm single crystal seen here is a wonderful example from a classic area.  The crystal is light yellow, totally transparent, highly lustrous, and very lightly striated.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-453

OKQ-453        Quartz       New Britain, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  Here is a flawless, high luster, transparent crystal measuring 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  

 

 

 

 

OKQ-454

OKQ-454    Aurichalcite     Medusa Quarry, York County, PA.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain, #96, circ. 1963.  This is an uncommon species for the locality.  It measures 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.   $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-455

OKQ-455     Pyrite      French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  The cluster seen here measures 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  There are a couple small contacts but overall it is in very good condition.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-456

OKQ-456      Apophyllite     Silliman Supply Company Quarry, Woodbury, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  Although this cluster is small (1.2 x .7 x .6 cm) it is beautifully formed, lustrous, transparent, and has an interesting crystallography.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-457

OKQ-457     Pyrite      French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  This piece is a floater that measures 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm.  It is damage-free, lustrous and interesting in its form (classic French Creek).  Better in-hand.  $125

 

 

 

OKQ-458

OKQ-458      Pyrite    Cheshire Traprock Quarry, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  The pyrite cluster seen here is a very unusual locality piece that measures 2.1 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm.  It has a couple very tiny rubs and views well from any direction.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-459

OKQ-459     Datolite    Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  This is an outstanding NJ thumbnail specimen!  It measures 3 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm.  The big crystal sitting in high relief on the top of the piece is 2.5 cm long.  Most of the surfaces have a white tint due to inclusions.  Unincluded areas will be seen to be transparent and green in color.  The piece is damage-free and a floater with only the tiniest of contacts on the base... it will take some searching to find it.  $225

 

 

 

 

OKQ-460

OKQ-460    Corundum     Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  Here is a single crystal that is doubly-terminated and full-formed.  There is no damage and the main crystal has a small doubly-terminated rider.  Good luster for one of these.  The dark accessory is mica.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-462

OKQ-462     Mesolite      Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain, circ. 1961.  A nice example of this classic material that measures 3 x 2 x 2 cm.  Good views from all directions.  No damage and mounted in a perky box. 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-463

OKQ-463      Natrolite on Stilbite     Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  This specimen has an almost ttal coating of acicular natrolite crytsals on salmon colored stilbite.  It is in excellent condition.  3.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-464

OKQ-464     Chalcophanite     Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  Prev. Bob Metzger and Steven Institute of Technology College.  This is the type locality for this rare one.  The piece measures 2.3 x 1.4 x 1 cm.  There is a complete coating on one side by tiny bright, metallic  crystals.  No damage and well displayed and protected in a perky box.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKQ-465

OKQ-465      Datolite and Chabazite    Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  This doubly-terminated single crystal measures 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm.  There are several nice twinned chabazites as a accessory.  The piece is translucent to transparent in areas.  The luster is low od select faces and high on others.  No damage and only a base contact from another calcite.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-466

OKQ-466    Monazite     Elk Mountain District, San Miguel County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  This is a relatively very complete crystal that measures 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm.  It has minor edge contacts and strong base contact.  Damage-free.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKQ-467

OKQ-467    Rose Quartz, Muscovite and Feldspar     Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection.  This excellent example of pink quartz measures 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm.  Damage-free.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-468

OKQ-468     Grossular and Diopside     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain.  The cluster here has transparent cinnamon colored crystals of tabular and elongated grossular on diopside.  The front is great, the back okay being only partially crystallized.  Edges are also excellent.  2.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm.  No damage.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-469

OKQ-469     Diopside     Orford Nickel Mine, Québec, Canada.  This is a nice thumbnail sized example of this material.  It measures 2.4 x 1.4 x .5 cm on edges.  It is lustrous and well formed.  The termination looks to be incomplete n one side which could imply some parting in that area.  $25

 

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