March 2019 Update, Page 3

 

 

OKQ-950

OKQ-950      Almandine    Chakulia, India.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously Ward's mineral science division.  This is an interesting tabular dodecahedral crystal measuring 3 x 2.7 x 1.4 cm.  A damage-free floater with textbook form.  There is a little bit of mineral putty remaining on back of crystal.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-951

OKQ-951     Sphalerite       RESERVED    Lockport Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  The piece is 3.2 x 2.8 x 1 cm in size and has several very lustrous sphalerite clusters.  The color is great.  These crystal groups seldom get any larger.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-952

OKQ-952      Hematite on Quartz    Chub Lake, Hailsboro, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  This is an exceptional thumbnail sized piece of this well known material.  It measures 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm and is composed primarily of one beta-form quartz with outstanding overgrowths of smaller crystals and lustrous hematite blades.  It is a damage-free floater with better aesthetics than any one photograph can convey.  In-hand it is nothing short of fantastic.  It is almost impossible to find examples this good for sale.   $350

 

 

 

 

OKQ-953

OKQ-953    Spessartine      Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This damage-free floater is 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm and has classic form.  Unusual to see this species from region.  There are a couple tiny calcites on its surface.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-954

OKQ-954      Cerussite     090-23-25 stope, Level 9, Deadwood-Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a small reticulated crystal measuring 1.1 x 1 x .7 cm.  The crystal is very clear, lustrous, and well-formed.  Not a common species at this mine.  $35 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-955

OKQ-953       Rose Quartz       Newry, Oxford County, Maine.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The quartz is transparent and of a nice pink color.  It rests on what appears to be barite.  The piece measures 3.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm.  No damage.  A desirable New England specimen seldom seen available.   Some Styrofoam on end of the piece.   $95

 

 

 

 

OKQ-956

OKQ-956     Amethyst     Canton, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This unusual specimen is a fully formed, damage-free floater that has one side, seen in first two images, that is transparent (showing the light purple core) and the other sides included by a white material (probably also quartz) that masks the interior.   The specimen measures 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  It is actually two crystals healed on the back to the point that it looks to have grown that was originally.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-957

OKQ-957    Quartz pseudomorph after Halite   RESERVED  Cow pasture near Green, Riley County, Kansas.  Here is an interesting replacement specimen that measures 3.4 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm.  It is a complete crystal of unusual form and is damage-free.  One contact on back of specimen and residual glue and Styrofoam from mounting.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-958

OKQ-958     Orthoclase      Osborn Hill, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a nicely formed crystal with a chunk of its base cleaved off (other than this, no damage is present).  It is clearly doubly-terminated and a light salmon color.  There are dark dendtites growing on two faces.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-961

OKQ-961       Pyrite      RESERVED       French Creek Mine, St. Peter, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Good examples of this classic East Coast material have become very uncommon.  This one is a fantastic example measuring in at 2 x 2 x 1.3.  Great luster, amazing form, no decay or damage all make this a desirable specimen.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-959

OKQ-959     Millerite     Halls Gap, Kentucky.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This vug is packed with gold colored millerites on quartz as can clearly be seen.  The piece measures 2.2 x 5 x 1 cm.  No damage.  Exceptional density of crystals in this one!   $95

 

 

 

 

OKQ-960

OKQ-960    Pyrite     McMahon Quarry, Bare Hill, Baltimore County, Maryland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Steve certainly had an eye for the unusual and this is certainly one of them.  The pyrite crystal measures 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm on its edges.  The cube is modified by octahedrons that show interesting and well defined growth hillocks.  The luster is excellent and there are only minor chatter marks on a couple edges.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKQ-962

OKQ-962     Apophyllite     Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Gray inclusions in this transpaernt rose shaped cluster of apophyllite crystals give is somewhat dirty look however it is not.  It a nicely formed aggregate that has the classic lk for this important locality.  This one measures 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm.  It is a floater free of any damage.  There is a small amount of Styrofoam on one end.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-963

OKQ-963     Quartz      RESERVED     Ellis Street Exit, Rt. #72, New Britain, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666    Circ. 1975.  The piece consists of two light purple tinted, doubly-terminated crystals of transparent quartz.  The crystals are damage-free, moderately included and they have a nice luster.  The piece measures 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm.  Base contact.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-964

OKQ-964     Quartz      Ellis Street Exit, Rt. #72, New Britain, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666    Circ. 1975.  The piece consists of one singly-terminated crystal of transparent quartz.  The crystal is damage-free, moderately included and has a nice luster.  The piece measures 3 x 2.3 x 2 cm.   $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-965

OKQ-965     Quartz      Ellis Street Exit, Rt. #72, New Britain, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666   Circ. 1975.  The piece consists of a singly-terminated crystal of transparent quartz.  The crystal is damage-free, moderately included and has a nice luster.  The piece measures 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm.  Base contact and a harsh side contact.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-966

OKQ-966     Quartz      Ellis Street Exit, Rt. #72, New Britain, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  Circ. 1975.  The piece consists of two light purple tinted, doubly-terminated, intergrown crystals of transparent quartz.  The crystals are damage-free, moderately included and they have a nice luster.  The piece measures 3.4 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm.  Base contact.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-967

OKQ-967     Apophyllite on Prehnite      Woodbury Quarry, Woodbury, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  Circ. 1975.  This plate of prehnite has an aesthetic coating of transparent (with white cores) apophyllite crystals on both sides.  It measures 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm.  Edges are excellent as the only contact is along the bottom edge.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-968

OKQ-968     Babingtonite, Epidote and Sphalerite in Calcite      Lane Quarry, Westfield, Massachusetts.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  Circ. 1977.  Transparent sphalerites, opaque babingtonites and minor green epidote show in nice contrast on white calcite  The piece measures 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm.  This is a fine example of rather rare material with the only damage being to some of the encasing calcite along its edges.  $90       

 

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