January 2017 Update, Page 3

 

 

OKN-393

OKN-393    Celestine   Riverside Drive Road Cut, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. 5.6 x 4.5 x 3 cm grouping of translucent, blue, blocky Celestine crystals.  Some damage to backsides of three crystals.  Piece displays nicely.  Really unusual, inaccessible location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-394    Chabazite, Calcite, Quartz    Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A flat luster plate of large crystals measuring 5.6 x 5.4 x 2 cm in total.  Front face nicely crystallized and free of damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-395

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OKN-395     Fluorite    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. 6.1 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm floater composed of transparent to translucent cubes.  The individual crystals are up to 2.1 cm on edge.  Some minor chipping but overall in nice shape.  Sits nicely and displays well from any direction.  Good luster and rich color with minor yellow to their cores.  Good phantoms in some.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-396

OKN-396    Zircon    Bulbin, near Astor, Wazirat District, Pakistan.  A fine example of this now uncommon material measuring 5 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm overall and having a single zircon crystal partially exposed that measures 1.8 cm.  This damage-free crystal is a rich garnet red, transparent in areas and is of the highest luster expected from the species.  Displays great.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-397

OKN-397     Quartz     D & M Mine, Luna County, New Mexico. Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A milky quartz cluster measuring 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm.  Somewhat clear at terminations but generally translucent, milky quartz.  A couple of missing crystals show healed fracture surfaces.  Sits and displays nicely.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-398    Hematite     Cary Mine, Gogebic Range, Iron County, Wisconsin.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Lustrous hematite in botryoidal form measuring 5.9 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm.  All sides nice and clean, no damage, attractive metallic luster and interesting form.  Classic North American specimen.  As nice as the English material any day.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-399

OKN-399     Pectolite     Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. A small, partial vug with frosted but clear pectolite crystals to 1.8 cm each.  The piece measures 4 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm overall.  It has a sawn flat base so sits and displays very nicely.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-400

OKN-400    Amethyst    Blue Points Mine, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  An amethyst button measuring 4 x 3 x 2.1 cm.  One tip is healed (completely regrown surface in a stepped pattern).  Two micro dings are visible with magnification but not casual observation.  Two amethyst marble also come with this specimen.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-401

OKN-401     Amethyst    Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single sceptered (not so obvious on this one) crystal that measures 2.1 cm.  4 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm overall.  Good color, excellent clarity, only a couple tiny inclusions, and no damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-402

OKN-402     Pectolite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A grouping of stocky crystals to 3 cm each.  4.7 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm overall.  Crystal contacts as seen.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-403

OKN-403     Quartz    Ron Colemanís Mine, Arkansas. A nice point with some matrix.  Minor rub along edge otherwise in excellent shape.  Nice clear, well formed, lustrous, matrix crystal.  8 x 3.8 x 3 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-404     Siderite      Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very fine twinned crystal with some smaller rider crystals attached.  Beautiful form for one of these.  It is a floater with only a very minor edge rub. 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm.    $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-405

OKN-405    Herkimer Diamond (Quartz)    Middleville, New York. Ex. Dawne and Paul Dunning collection.  An exceptionally fine example with a larger crystal and small rider.  3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm overall.  This one is almost perfectly clear.  A couple very tiny anthraxolite specks and a couple very tiny dissolution spots on the surfaces (one on rider and one on main crystal).  No damage.  Very nice for this price.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-406

OKN-406    Herkimer Diamond (Quartz)    Middleville, New York. Ex. Dawne and Paul Dunning collection.  An exceptionally fine cluster with a larger crystal and two small riders.  3.3 x 2.2 x 2 cm overall.  This one is almost perfectly clear.  A couple very tiny anthraxolite specks and an empty enhydro on backside at base where the riders attach.  An attractive piece with only a micro tip rub.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-407

OKN-407     Manganite     Caland Mine, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A flat plate coated by manganite crystals.  4.2 x 3.8 x .8 cm overall.  High luster.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-408

OKN-408    Uraninite    Richardson Fusion Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previous Canadian Museum of Nature.  A rare fined at this location, a 3 cm wide crystal on matrix.  A 3.8 x 3 x 1.6 cm, slightly tabular crystal with attached amphibole.  Crystal has a couple natural contacts but is well formed and reasonably complete.  Excellent for the locale.  Radioactive.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-409

OKN-409    Aquamarine with Tourmaline inclusion    3,700 feet above Haiderabad, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm crystal is a floater with only one tiny scrape on back.  Very clear, light-to-medium blue aqua color.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-410

OKN-410    Phosphosiderite    RESERVED    Indian Mt., Cherokee County, Alabama.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4.3 x 3 x 2 cm piece with moderate coverage, good high luster, and purple crystals. No damage.  Second species?  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-411

OKN-411    Phosphosiderite    Indian Mt., Cherokee County, Alabama.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4.6 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm piece with moderate coverage, good high luster, and purple crystals. No Damage. Second species?  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-412

OKN-412    Dravite     Yinnietharra, Western Australia.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm floater with minor chipping as seen (typical of these).  This is a rather small one for the local but it still has all the great characteristics expected: fine form, excellent brown color, and high luster.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-413     Tremolite    Hardwood Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine tabular floater with superior luster and form.  Wonderfully doubly terminated and also has some small doubly terminated riders.  Very translucent with riders showing clarity.  3.1 x 2.5 x 1 cm.  No damage.  Exceptional.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-414

OKN-414     Tremolite    Hardwood Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A small grouping with superior luster and form.  Wonderfully doubly terminated crystals.  3.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  Very translucent.  Nice.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-415

OKN-415    Bournonite and Quartz     Yaogangxian Mine, Bai Shi Du, Chen Xhou, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China.  A small sawn block with a beautifully formed bournonite crystal amongst the transparent quartz.  It is 1 cm long and the piece measures 3.6 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm on edges.  $50

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