May 2019 Update, Page 4

 

 

OKQ-890

OKQ-890     Serandite on Aegirine      De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A very crude serandite crystal sits atop a stem of ageirine composing this piece.  It measures 2.5 x 2.3 x 1 cm and is damage-free.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-892

OKQ-892     Sodalite (altered) and Ageirine        De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This is a nicely formed, doubly-terminated, twinned crystal.  Most of the surfaces are lacking luster to to the alteration.  It measures 2.5 x 1 x .9 cm.  Twinning can be seen when looking down the "C" axis.  Some mineral putty to be removed on back.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKQ-893

OKQ-983     Spinel and Forsterite     Parker Mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This is a fine example from the locality that measures in at 2.6 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm.  Zero damage, some natural contacts on edges.  $55

 

 

 

 

OKQ-894

OKQ-894      Magnetite and Fluorite     Snake Hill Quarry, Secaucus, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  I believe this is the nicest thumbnail sized specimen from this uncommon material that I have seen.  It measures 2.7 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm.  It is complete all around and damage-free.  The addition of the fluorite cubes, although not very lustrous, is a rare find.  The magnetites have a mirror-like finish.  A very competitive east coast classic.  $350

 

 

 

 

OKQ-895

OKQ-895      Vanadinite      San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  These two doubly-terminated, damage-free floaters measure 2.3 and 2 cm each.  They are very lustrous, nicely formed and translucent.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-896

OKQ-896    Brazilianite    Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Measuring 3 x 2.1 x .8 cm this crystal is a light yellow color, translucent to transparent and damage-free.  Little spots are inclusions of an unidentified species.  Mounted in a perky box.    $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-897

OKQ-897     Datolite      Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This piece is a very clean thumbnail sized specimen measuring 2.4 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm.  The crystals are very transparent and lustrous.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-898

OKQ-898      Sodalite     RESERVED     Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  circ. 1988.  This is a really nice example of crystallized sodalite measuring 2.2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm.  The surfaces are transparent to a shallow depth and the luster is very nice.  The tiny black accessories are not identified.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-899

OKQ-899    Betafite     Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Kendig collection.  This is an attractive little betafite grouping... domical in form with sharp crystals and good views from all directions.  No damage.  It measures 2.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-901

OKQ-901    Betafite     Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. This 1.9 x 1.8 x 1 cm example is damaged, as can be seen so is really only a reference specimen.  Some good faces well peresrved on one side.  $15

 

 

 

 

OKQ-900

OKQ-900     Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a fantastic example of these spinels in matrix.  The piece is 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm.  It is has a tiny contact on very bottom edge of one crystal that is very difficult to notice.  This is a really good one!  $120

 

 

 

 

OKQ-902

OKQ-902     Wulfenite on Calcite     Ahumada Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This nicely mounted specimen displays the largest crystal high up for nice viewing from any direction.  Good, damage-free views from all directions.  1.5 x 1.3 x .9 cm.  Big faces are included by brown (vanadinite?) and small faces are lustrous and transparent.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-903

OKQ-903     Zircon      Minden, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This crystal is doubly terminated with the upright termination having nice faces and the mounted end being morphed.  No damage and gemmier than the images indicate.  Great luster and excellent color.  1 x .4 x .4 cm. 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-904

OKQ-904    Diopside      Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebac, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a very strange example of diopside for any location.  It flairs outward along the prism as it gets closer to the termination (at top in all photos).  It is lustrous, highly striated, transparent to shallow depth and fully terminated.  No damage.  2.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm.  A very fine and unusual crystal.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-905

OKQ-905     Schorl     Lory State Park, Ft. Collins, Colorado.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Dr. Peter Richards.  The piece is quartz with numerous terminated and broken crystals as seen.  3.2 x 2.7 x 2 cm.  $20

 

 

 

 

OKQ-906

OKQ-906    Heulandite and Laumontite on Quartz     Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Photos do not do this fine speciien justice.  The bas quartz is of alpine quality, water clear and beautifully formed.  The laumontite are not decayed or decaying (the specimen was in the Ken Walling collection back in 1977) which is highly unusual.  The Heuandites are the only thing typical on the piece.  It measures 3.6 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm and is slightly domical allowing for great views from any direction.  Zero damage even along edges.  A fine example of this modern day classic material.  $75

 

 

 

 

OKQ-907

OKQ-907    Chabazite     Nova Scotia, Canada (probably Watson Bluff).  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 2.7 x 2 x 1.4 cm grouping is dominated by one larger crystal.  This crystal has the only damage which is on one corner on the backside of the specimen.  The crystals are exceptionally lustrous and gemmy in areas. the color is blotchy with transparent and salmon colored areas.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-908

OKQ-908      Augite with Fluorapatite    Turner's Island, Lake Clear, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ 1982.  This piece is 2.7 x 2 x 1.1 cm.  These are seldom seen specimens from a long closed location.  This opaque augite crystal is nicely formed and studded on all sides by small, gemmy fluorapatite crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKQ-909

OKQ-909     Quartz      Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an interesting crystal with internal skeletal faces having odd inclusions of hydrocarbons.  It measures 2.8 x 2 x 1.6 cm.  Backside of termination has a large chip.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-910

OKQ-910     Quartz      Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an interesting crystal with internal skeletal faces having odd inclusions of hydrocarbons.  It measures 2.7 x 2 x 2 cm.  Backside of termination has a large chip.  $25

 

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