Private Viewing

This section of our site is open for all to view, however, all minerals seen here are currently being reserved for a client(s).  This section will allow customers to see images of specimens which they are considering buying that were not available on our listings.  If you discuss a specific piece with us that is not in the listing this will allow you a means by which to view the specimen before your purchase.

There is the possibility that the person considering the purchase of any of these specimens may decide not to purchase.  If you see something here you would like we can put you on a waiting list.  

 

 

 

 

OKP-183

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OKP-183     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Locale, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Jay and Michael Walter.  This example is a 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm competitive grade thumbnail specimen.  It has the highest luster one can find in these specimens and a wonderful hemimorphic form.  There is one extremely small rub but it is really nit picking this one to say that.  They really donít get better than this.  It is very rare for me to offer one of this high a quality.  The specimen is naturally etched, not a product of an acid bath, so it is very stable.  The base has a very small area of matrix contact.  This is among the finest I have seen or offered in this size range. $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-184

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OKP-184     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Locale, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Jay and Michael Walter.  This example is a 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm competitive grade thumbnail specimen.  It has the highest luster one can find in these specimens and a wonderful, highly hemimorphic form.  This is an exceptional piece in that is damage free.  The base has very small contact (maybe chipping) that does not show when displayed.  This is as fine a thumbnail as I have ever seen from the location and that includes the specimens in my own collection.  The specimen is naturally etched, not a product of an acid bath, so it is very stable.  The faces are like mirrors!  The photos don't convey how nice the piece is in-hand.  None of the typical hairline healed fractures normally found in this material.  This piece is the finest I have seen or offered in this size range.  $900

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-187

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OKP-187     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Locale, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter.  This example is a 2.7 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm high quality, thumbnail specimen.  Some areas are minor contacts or poorly formed, as seen.  It is an exceptional example for the location.  Fantastic luster!  The specimen is naturally etched, not a product of an acid bath, so it is very stable.  A nice piece for the price.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-188

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OKP-188     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Locale, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This example is a 3 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm cluster.  It is complete all around but the luster varies from typical to very nice. Some contacts from other crystals as seen.  It is a fine example for the location.  The specimen is naturally etched, not a product of an acid bath, so it is very stable.  As can be seen this specimen would benefit from further cleaning.  A nice piece for the price.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-189      Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite    Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This unusual example is the finest small specimen of Lyndhurst quartz I have handled.  It measures 8 x 3 x 2.7 cm overall and is composed of a tightly grouped cluster of calcite crystals on two Arkansas habit quartz crystals.  One is a tiny, doubly terminated crystal that is partially buried amongst the calcites and the other is the longer, singly terminated crystal that makes up the body of the piece.  Both are exceptionally clear for this locality and are look-alikes for quartz from Arkansas or Brazil.  The calcite crystals are modified rhombs that show the selective face phantoms so desired from this locale.  Pyrite in tiny crystals is embedded in the calcites.  The large quartz crystal has a thin chip on the termination otherwise the specimen is very clean and free of damage.  Anyone who is familiar with this material knows well how uncommon a piece like this is.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-191       Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite    Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This unusual example is an exceptional specimen of Lyndhurst quartz.  It measures               19 x 11 x 9 cm overall and is composed of several large quartz crystals with interlocked brecciated quartz and calcite crystals.  The quartz crystals are both singly and doubly terminated.  A couple of the quartz crystals have very tiny dings but the piece is unusually clean and damage free, otherwise.  The calcites show the expected phantoms and much of the piece has a dusting of pyrite.  The specimen was the only one out on display at Johnís house.  It sat on his coffee table in front of his couch.  He was very proud of this specimen making it readily available for inspection to visitors.  Anyone who is familiar with this material will recognize this as an exceptional piece for the site.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lazulite   2.1 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.  No damage.   $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKK-593

 

 

 

 

Lowville Quartz

A new locality being simply called Lowville has recently been producing specimens seen for sale on the mineral market this past year.  The location and details of the find have been kept secret due to the occurrence being on private land somewhere near Lowville in Lewis County, New York.  Several pockets to half a meter in diameter have produced specimens include Herkimer style quartz to eight centimeters with noteworthy variety:  skeletal crystals, scepters, and black crystals have all been found.  One other dealer had a few good examples from this find and a second dealer has many examples (all of poor quality) this past year.  I managed to find the collectors and acquire all the material they had horded away for Tucson 2012 in a single purchase.  Although expensive I will be a few of the best specimens from the find, comparable to the best previously offered, at approximately one third of the prices that they were offered for. 

It appears that the crystals that exceed several centimeters are nearly always skeletal in form and usually smoky colored.  Small crystals are virtually indistinguishable from the small crystals found at the localities within the traditional Herkimer diamond region.  Crystals can be found on matrix and as floaters, free of any attachment to rock.  Calcites of various colors are present in combination with many of the specimens making them truly unique for New York State and exceptionally aesthetic for quartz from anywhere.

 

 

 

OKJ-366

OKJ-366    Herkimer Style Quartz and Calcite    Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  This example is a slightly Herkimer form crystal measuring 6 x 5 x 3.4 cm.  Almost all the faces show skeletal form with one having two chips.  There is also a very tiny, shallow tip ding all of which are not distracting or readily evident.  The crystal is smoky and of excellent quality without any serious distracters.   Base attachment.  Calcites are clear to red to black in color and most are concentrated on one edge.  Exceptional quality for the location.  $750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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