January 2019 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKQ-106

OKQ-106     Quartz     Fiddler's Ridge Mine, Mt. Ida, Arkansas.  These two crossing crystals measure 3 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm.  Very clear, no damage, vertical crystal is singly-terminated and crossing one doubly.  Mounted in a perky box.    $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-105

OKQ-105      Calcite     Barrett's Quarry, Norwood, St. Lawrence County, New York.  1.9 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm single crystal with some minor dolomite crytals attached.  Minor rubs as seen.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-107

OKQ-107    Tourmaline (likely fluor-uvite)     Bigelow Road Cut, Bigelow, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2000.  This diagenetic tourmaline location is now closed and these tourmalines were never common.  This one is quite nice showing nice translucence with transparent areas.  It measures 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm and is hemimorphic and highly striated.  Greenish brown color and no damage.   $95

 

 

 

 

OKQ-109

OKQ-109    Tourmaline     Quadville, Ontario, Canada.  This single crystal is nice from two sides but totally missing the third.  1.2 x .8 x .6 cm.  $15

 

 

 

 

OKQ-110

OKQ-110     Zircon    York River Skarn Zone, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter 1994.  This is what the average zircon from this locality looks like...approximately 3 mm, white, translucent and embedded in diopside.  Fluorescent bright yellow, SW.  Specimen is 2.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-112

OKQ-112      Quartz    Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This is a complex single crystal that measures 2.8 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm.  It is skeletal and has numerous hydrocarbon inclusions.  A small ding to side is facing you in center of specimen in second image.  Overall excellent condition.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-113

OKQ-113      Pyrite      Marmora Quarry, Marmora, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  A 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm cube.  Cracks are present but it is a stable specimen.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKQ-114

OKQ-114    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  Two specimens of green tremolite with fantastic transparency for this material.  The chunky crystal measures 2.2 x 1.3 x 1 cm and the prismatic crystal is terminated and 2.3 cm long.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-115

OKQ-115     Mica      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  Three pieces.  These are gem crystals of what I believe is phlogopite from the well known road cut where fluororichterite is also found.  Largest (central) piece is 2 cm.  Damage-free.  Mounted in a perk box.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-118

OKQ-118    Zircon    Saranac Mine, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Three examples in and out of matrix.  The one in matrix is crude in form but the two out of matrix are decent.  .6 cm, .8 cm and matrix piece is 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKQ-119

OKQ-119     Quartz     St. Johnsville, New York.  This is an overgrown scepter crystal (what is sometimes called an internal shaft scepter) that measures 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm.  Great internal shaft and no damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-121

OKQ-121    Quartz and Diopside pseudomorph after Wollastonite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  This may be small (2.3 x 1.3 x .6 cm) however it is an amazingly detailed pseudomorph of wollastonite.  It is a cluster of tabular crystals, all doubly terminated and of good form.  It is translucent, attractive, and interesting.  These are very rare things and this one is exceptional.  Damage- free floater.  $225

 

 

 

 

OKQ-122

OKQ-122    Quartz, Diopside, and Calcite pseudomorph after Wollastonite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter.  This doubly-terminated example of this unusual material measures 3.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm.  It is damage-free and nicely formed.  There is a large contact on backside from another crystal.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-124

OKQ-124     Philogopite      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter, circ. 2013.  This large hexagonal crystal has a smaller attachment crystal of mica that is twinned.  These unique twins are uncommon at Powers but described in our book on the locality and in this detailed article for the New York Academy of Sciences. The piece measures 3 x 3 x 1.4 cm, is damage-free, and shows the twinning nicely (sorry, it is not a feature in the photograph).  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-125

OKQ-125      Pyrite       Z.C.A. Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  This is an attractive cube and rider that measure 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm.  It is a lustrous, complex, damage-free specimen.  Mounted in a perky box.   $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-126

OKQ-126      Quartz and Calcite     Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  The single crystal seen here is slightly skeletal in form, smoky colored and transparent, and has an attractive nest of calcite crystals on one side.  It measures 3.4 x 2.4 x 2 cm.  There is a ding on one termination and on one edge.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-127

OKQ-127     Fluorapatite      Cerro de Mercader, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is a typical example of this material measuring 2.2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm.  Minor chips on termination.  Excellent bright yellow color and transparency.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-128

OKQ-128      Uraninite     Cardiff Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This is a large cube of this radioactive that is 3/4 present.  It measures 1.4 cm on edge and the entire piece is 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm.  Accessories of fluorite, amphibole, and calcite.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-129

OKQ-129     Silver     Mexico.  Ex. John Davis collection.  A small cluster measuring 1.6 x 1 x .6 cm.  Mounted in a perky box, damage-free, nicely formed.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-130

OKQ-130      Fluorapatite      Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2016.  This is part of an exceptionally large crystal measuring in at 4 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm.  No termination just part of a morphed prism.  Nice color and luster.  Rare species for the locality.  $30

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