September 2019 Update, Page 3

 

 

 

OKQ-592

OKQ-592      Sliver      No. 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  circ. 1981, prev. Kevin E. Davy of Willyama Minerals, Wagga, Wagga, Australia.  In this collection of pieces there are five clusters of spinel law twinned silver crystals in stringers to 1.9 cm in length.  They have a nice patina, are in excellent condition showing no damage, and are lightly mounted in a perky box.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-593

OKQ-593      Sliver      No. 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  circ. 1981, prev. Kevin E. Davy of Willyama Minerals, Wagga, Wagga, Australia.  In this collection of pieces there are six clusters of spinel law twinned silver crystals in stringers to 2 cm in length.  They have a nice patina, are in excellent condition showing no damage, and are lightly mounted in a perky box.  $110

 

 

 

 

OKQ-594

OKQ-594      Sliver      No. 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  circ. 1981, prev. Kevin E. Davy of Willyama Minerals, Wagga, Wagga, Australia.  In this collection of pieces there are seven clusters of spinel law twinned silver crystals in stringers to 1.1 cm in length.  They have a nice patina, are in excellent condition showing no damage, and are lightly mounted in a perky box.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-595

OKQ-595      Sliver      No. 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Marcelle Weber collection  https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=1666  circ. 1981, prev. Kevin E. Davy of Willyama Minerals, Wagga, Wagga, Australia.  In this collection of pieces there are five clusters of spinel law twinned silver crystals in stringers to .9 cm in length.  They have a nice patina, are in excellent condition showing no damage, and are lightly mounted in a perky box.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKQ-596

OKQ-596     Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  The piece seen here measures 3 x 3 x 1.2 cm and has several pale pink smithsonite crystal groupings on its surface.  The one to the farthest right has damage along its side.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-597

OKQ-597     Topaz       Tepetate, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This fine grouping of colorful topaz crystals measures 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.  The crystals are transparent and nicely terminated.  All are free of any damage and spread out all over the display faces of the specimen.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKQ-598

OKQ-598     Chalcedony     Artigas, Uraguay.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This specimen is 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm in size and is composed of translucent white chalcedony.  Its appearance is eerily like that of a human brain.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKQ-620

OKQ-620     Fluororichterite     Earl Property, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This small floater is composed of two parallel growth crystals measuring 2 x 2 x .8 cm.  They are damage-free floaters with excellent luster and form.  All views are equally good on this one.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKQ-599

OKQ-599     Columbite on Beryl      Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This crude beryl crystal is a translucent, light green example with a small, partial columbite crystal on its side.  In rough condition due to its being broke out of surrounding pegmatite.  3 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm overall with the columbite being about .6 cm long.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-600

OKQ-600      Calcite    Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This attractive group of transparent, light yellow crystals measures 2.4 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  The crystals are damage-free and show complex terminations.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-601

OKQ-601    Dawsonite and Celestine     Francon Quarry, Rue Jarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This small block has been sawn to size (3.8 x 3.6 x 3 cm) and fits in a perky box.  It contains blocky dawsonite crystals and elongated celestine crystals of similar color within the opening on its display face.  Someone put a lot of work into this piece in order to get it into their TN collection.   $65

 

 

 

 

OKQ-602

OKQ-602      Epidote     Hawthorne Pamlico District, Mineral County, Nevada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This crude crystal of opaque epidote measures 2.7 x 1.6 x 1 cm and appears to have a second generation of epidote on some of its surfaces.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-603

OKQ-603      Hematite with Calcite      Thomas Range, Delta, Juab County, Utah.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This branching cluster is composed of very bright, mirror-like hematite blades.  It measures 3 x 2.3 x 1 cm.  On the back of the specimen can be found a number of gemmy calcites (seen in second photo at the top and right side of the specimen).  No damage floater.  This one is an exceptional example that displays beautifully from any direction.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKQ-604

OKQ-604    Pyromorphite    Mina San Luis, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Seen here are three clusters of apple green pyromorphite that measure to 1.5 cm in diameter each.  They are damage-free, aesthetic, and composed of sharp, translucent crystals.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKQ-605

OKQ-605    Titanite     Eagles Nest, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by Erwin Kennedy, 1985.  This is a brilliant, dark brown example from a little known occurrence.  I measures 1.8 x 1.8 x .8 cm and is a floater.  There is one edge showing light chipping (old, in-pocket, damage) that is barely noticeable.  A fine example of a Canadian titanite that is better in-hand.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-606

OKQ-606    Titanite     Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1977.  This example measures 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm and is composed of numerous sharp blades of brown titanite.  Mixed lusters from fair to excellent.  No damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-607

OKQ-607     Smithsonite      Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  The piece seen here measures 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm and is part of a stalactite having crystals on all sides.  A few crystals are scraped on top edge on the back of the specimen.  Mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKQ-608

OKQ-608     Quartz     Rutherford Mine, Amelia, Amelia County, Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1967.  This interesting quartz measures 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm and is a floater.  There is a tiny tip ding on this translucent white, doubly-terminated piece.  Interesting location.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKQ-609

OKQ-609     Quartz     Rutherford Mine, Amelia, Amelia County, Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1967.  This attractive quartz measures 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm and is a floater.  It is transparent with areas looking white due to what are possibly some feldspar inclusions. Backside chips on base terminatin are not distracting unless viewed from bottom.  Interesting location and surface growth features.  $45

 

 

 

OKQ-610

OKQ-610     Fluorite    Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This cube measures 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm on edges.  It is a light purple color, transparent with lightly frosted surfaces.  There is a smaller cube shaped phantom.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $25

 

 

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