March 2019 Update

 

 

OKQ-217

OKQ-217     Cinnabar, Mercury     Almaden, Ciudad, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a reference specimen that measures 6.3 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm.  As seen.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKQ-218

OKQ-218    Aegirine, Natrolite, Polylithionite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These mineral casts are after an unknown species.  The piece measures 6.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm.  A floater with no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-219

OKQ-219      Copper "Chisel Chip"    Minnesota Mine, Roakland, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This old mining artifact measures 10 x 1.7 x 1 cm.  I don't see these for sale too often anymore.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-320

OKQ-320      Fluo-magnesio-kataphorite (labeled Kataphorite)     RESERVED     Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very nicely formed, somewhat atypical, crystal that measures 5.7 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-321

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OKQ-321     Scapolite, Titanite, Calcite    RESERVED   Oliver Giroux Molybdenite Mine, Bear Lake, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The specimen is composed mostly of small, translucent, light green, doubly-terminated crystals of scapolite.  On these are small dark titanites and some minor salmon colored calcite.  No damage.  There are contacts on two ends of the piece.  $404.3 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm in size.  Nice luster and form.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-322

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OKQ-322    Pyromorphite on Quartz      Ludville Mine, Easthampton, Hampshire, County, Massachusetts.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an exceptionally large example of this classic east-coast material measuring in at 12.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm.  It is crystallized on both sides by well-formed clear quartz and that is overgrown by yellow green pyromorphite micro druses.  The specimen is damage free and stands nicely on edge for display.  $175

 

 

 

 

OKQ-323

OKQ-323    Calcite pseudo after Celestine with Chalcopyrite       RESERVED     Francon Quarry, Rue Jarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is the first one of these I've seen in my many decades of handling this material.  It is clearly a doubly-terminated celestine (complete replacement) on matrix.  No damage.  The photos make it look like a lump of nothing but in person it is very interesting.   $80

 

 

 

 

OKQ-324

OKQ-324     Ankerite    Road Cut in Rt. #610, north of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This site is known for its attractive pyrite crystals and not much else.  Here is an exception.  The piece measures 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm and has a few crude crystals to .8 cm each.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-325

OKQ-325    Spinel, and Forsterite on Phlogopite     Parker Mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This example is quite nice for the location exhibiting dark spinels to 1.3 cm on edge with green foresterites to 2 cm.  All of these rest on a large book of mica (phlogopite).  The piece measures 6.2 x 5.5 x 3.3 cm.  In nice condition with strong edge contacts, as seen.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-326

OKQ-326    Zircon (variety Cyrolite)    MacDonald Mine, Monteagle Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Dr. George Robinson, Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This section of calcite has a multitude of zircons throughout.  The piece measures 8 x 7 x 4.8 cm.  Their color is a very light purple and their form is very nice.  Some of these blocky crystals show nice faces while others are broken off as can be seen.  It's uncommon to see a nice example of this material.  $195

 

 

 

 

OKQ-327

OKQ-327      Byssolite      Keystone Traprock Quarry, Cornog, Chester County, PA.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1964.  This is one of those really special pieces of interest to any east-coast collector, collector of Chester County minerals or those looking for the truly unusual specimen.  It is an elongated ball of pure byssolite fibers that measures 8 x 4.1 x 4 cm.  Although compact looking it is probably just as it came out of the ground.  The crystals are complete and not crushed looking.  It probably only weights a couple of grams so it shocking to hold as it feels like there is nothing in your hand!  I have not seen one of this quality outside a museum.  $450

 

 

 

 

OKQ-328

OKQ-328    Weloganite       Francon Quarry, Rue Jarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The piece seen here is 7.6 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm.  The vug contains attractive yellow weloganites to 1.3 cm each.  The white is likely franconite.  Strong contacts as seen in the images.  Sawn base.   $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-329

OKQ-329    Weloganite       Francon Quarry, Rue Jarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The piece seen here is 4.7 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm.  The vug contains a single, large, attractive yellow weloganite that measures a respectable 2.7 cm.  The white is likely franconite.  No damage.  Sawn base and edge.  Very nicely proportioned!   $150

 

 

 

 

OKQ-330

OKQ-330     Scapolite    Road Cut east side of Lakeview-Arundel Road, Lac Mathilde, Lot 13, Range X, Argenteuil County, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This nice single crystal measures 6 x 5.2 x 3 cm.  There is no damage.  A stable, small crack in on the back edge of crystal and can be seen in the second image.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-331

OKQ-331     Analcime    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Two crudely formed, damage-free crystals of white analcime are seen embedded in what appears to be magnetite.  The piece measures 6 x 4.8 x 4 cm and sits nicely, as shown.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-332

OKQ-332     Quartz casts after Anhydrite with Quartz and Calcite      Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic, County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Specimen #20 in Steve's approximately 45,000 piece collection (circ. 1962, self-collected).  It measures 11.3 x 7 x 3.3 cm.  A nice example from a classic east-coast location.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-333

OKQ-333     Goethite pseudo after Dolomite     RESERVED    Medusa Quarry, York, York County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Specimen #18 in Steve's approximately 45,000 piece collection (circ. 1962, self-collected).  This specimen measures 8 x 7.8 x 4 cm.  In nice condition with only two chipped crystals.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-334

OKQ-334      Herkimer Diamond      Treasure Mt. Mine, Little Falls, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2002.  This nicely formed skeletal crystal measures 8.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm.  Some clay inclusions, no damage and large for the location.  $225

 

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