March 2017 Update, Page 2

 

 

OKO-120

OKO-120    Pyrite     Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve chamberlain collection.  A 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm specimen with good luster and form.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-121

OKO-121    Pyrite pseudomorph after Marcasite       RESERVED     Nanisivik Mine, Nanasivik, Baffin Island, NWT, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve chamberlain collection.  4.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm specimen.  This piece has the normal look of these amazing pseudomorphs with this one being a much larger crystal than normal.  Just barely fits in the perky box.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-122

OKO-122    Sphalerite with Quartz and Pyrite     Nanisivik Mine, Nanasivik, Baffin Island, NWT, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve chamberlain collection.  High quality sphalerites, to 1.9 cm each, (a less common mineral for the occurrence) with some crystals being encrusted by pyrite cubes.  3.7 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm.  No damage, very nice quality.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-123

OKO-123    Sphalerite on Pyrite pseudomorph after Marcasite    Nanisivik Mine, Nanasivik, Baffin Island, NWT, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve chamberlain collection.  A 3.4 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm floater with no damage ( a couple small healed contacts).  Very nice quality.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-124

OKO-124    Quartz      RESERVED       Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Black, beta-form quartz crystal measuring 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm.  No damage and nicely mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-125

OKO-125    Quartz     RESERVED        Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Black, beta-form quartz crystal cluster measuring 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm.  No damage and nicely mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-126

OKO-126    Quartz     Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, doubly terminated crystal measuring 4 x .7 x .8 cm.  Slightly tapered (Tessin habit).  Translucent and light green in color.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-127

OKO-127    Quartz     RESERVED        Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, doubly terminated crystal measuring 3.4 x 1 x .8 cm.  Slightly tapered (Tessin habit).  Translucent and light green in color.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-128

OKO-128    Quartz     Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, doubly terminated crystal measuring 3.4 x 1 x .8 cm.  Translucent and light green in color.  Second termination is crude.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-129

OKO-129     Quartz and Hematite     RESERVED       Mosclow Road, Birds Creek, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice plate of very dark, translucent, beta-form quartz crystal with small hematite balls as coatings.  The piece measures 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-130

OKO-130      Rhodochrosite    RESERVED    N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, North Cape Province, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.3 cm long, totally gem crystal.  Really beautiful termination, one flake of hematite on one edge.  Beautiful!  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-132

OKO-132    Quartz    Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 6.3 x 2 x .5 cm shard that has healed and become a floater specimen.  An unusual quartz because the faces are CURVED.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-133

OKO-133    Chamosite and Quartz    RESERVED       Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This crystal of quartz it coated entirely by deep green chamosite.  4.1 x 2 x 1.3 cm.  Base contact and good from all sides.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-134

OKO-134      Quartz and Albite     Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4 x 3 x 2.2 cm.  Great example but it does have minor tip dings.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKO-135      Pyromorphite      S.W. Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A small plate of pyromorphite s matrix with a druse of green pyromorphite crystals.  Measures 2.1 x 1.2 x .3 cm.  No damage.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-136

OKO-136      Quartz and Chamosite    Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 4 x 1 x 1.2 cm floater.  No contacts, no damage, no distracting characteristics what so ever.  High luster with textured appearance due to the chamosite.  Fantastic example, among the very best small ones of this material that I have seen.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-137

OKO-137      Albite     Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine domical stack of transparent to milky colored twinned crystals.  2.7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm.  Exceptional, high luster, damage free, thumbnail-sized piece.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-138

OKO-138       Albite      Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm stalactitic grouping of large crystals to almost 2 cm each.  They have the expected fantastic luster and good clarity with moderate murkiness near their bases.  All twinned and aesthetic.  Views from any direction.  Damage-free.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-139

OKO-139      Albite     Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A plate of crystals measuring 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm overall.  No damage, great aesthetics, and very fine in quality for the location.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-141

OKO-141       Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite       Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm floater.  No damage, great luster for a pseudomorph, and attractive form.  These things are really fine pseudomorphs of pyrite, on par with other famous locations like Pelican Point and sites in Pennsylvania here in the United States.  Often their form is even more interesting.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-142

OKO-142       Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm floater.  No damage, great luster for a pseudomorph and attractive form.  Two crystal contacts on different faces.  These things are really fine pseudomorphs of pyrite, on par with other famous locations like Pelican Point and sites in Pennsylvania here in the United States.  Often their form is even more interesting.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-143

OKO-143      Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 4.1 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm floater composed of several interesting crystals.  One crystal shows modifications by dodecahedral form.  No damage, great luster for a pseudomorph and attractive form.  These things are really fine pseudomorphs of pyrite, on par with other famous locations like Pelican Point and sites in Pennsylvania here in the United States.  Often their form is even more interesting, like this fine example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKO-144      Monazite       Ambatofotsikely, near Miandrarivo, Madagascar.  Long provenance… Dr. Steve Chamberlain, Ron Bentley, Shortmann’s Minerals, and Charles W. Hoadley collection.  A fine tabular crystal measuring 2.5 x 2.2 x .6 cm.  No damage and nice on all sides.  Is a floater, has minor blue mineral tack on one edge.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-145

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OKO-145     Apophylite with Okenite? and other minerals     Cornwall Iron Mines,  Cornwall, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is the finest TN sized specimen of this material I have handled or seen.  It is a damage free floater measuring 3.6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm overall.  The crystals are large, tabular, and for the most part transparent.  There is a spray of what appears to be white okenite (natrolite, laumontite??) on the very top of the specimen.  Great from every side.  Aesthetic classic!  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-146

OKO-146      Fluorapatite    Cerro de Mecado, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   A pair of transparent to translucent, bright yellow/green crystals to 1.4 cm ling each.  This is a good example of the material with lots of unusual faces and atypical form.  No visible damage, but I have not looked at the bases and have left them mounted in the perky box.  I suspect that each is a floater.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-147

OKO-147     Pyroaurite     Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs and Bill Yocum (circ. 1974).  A vuggy piece with openings containing bright white pyroaurite.  3.7 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm overall.  No damage.  Unusual species and locality for it.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-148

OKO-148     Rhodochrosite and Elpidite     Mont. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very three dimensional matrix specimen with multitudes of small dark red/brown rhodochrosites on every side.  Mounted in a perky box.  Damage-free.  $35

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