Niagara Quarry Mineral Specimens, (Near Buffalo, New York)

 

Fluorite, sphalerite and dolomite crystals are some of the mineral specimens found at the Niagara Quarry near Buffalo, New York.       

 

The Niagara Quarry (owned by LaFarge Corporation but not to be confused with the LaFarge Quarry in Lockport), Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York produces a selection of desirable specimens.  The most common and collectable are the fluorites and sphalerites.  The fluorites are nice but not equal to the specimens found east of Niagara in Rochester, New York at the Penfield and Walworth Quarries.  The specimens from this quarry are uncommon to find in the mineral market.

 

 

 

OKN-449

OKN-449    Sphalerite    Niagara Quarry, Niagara Falls, New York.  REPAIRED  A fine example of this uncommon material measuring 3.2 x 3 x 2 cm.  Complete all around, high luster, well formed and large for the locality.  Translucent and aesthetic.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-104

OKK-104     Sphalerite      Niagara Quarry, Niagara Falls, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  I have always been extremely picky with NY State minerals so this TN sized sphalerite is very nice.  It is composed of two crystals, one being obviously twinned, and measures 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm.  Great clarity and luster to this attractive specimen and certainly exceptional of the location.  Zero damage.  A rare fine in this quality.  $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-310 and Closeup

OKB-310 Sphalerite Niagara Quarry, Near Buffalo, New York. A pair of red/ orange, translucent, .5 cm crystals on matrix. 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 overall. 12$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-311

OKB-311 Fluorite Niagara Quarry, Near Buffalo, New York. Numerous tiny (only several millimeters), purple crystals on matrix. 8$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-313

OKB-313 Sphalerite Niagara Quarry, Near Buffalo, New York. A group of red/ orange, intergrown, translucent, crystals on matrix. 2 cm cluster has some damage. 12$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-314

Closeup

OKB-314 Sphalerite Niagara Quarry, Near Buffalo, New York. A small grouping of red/ orange, gemmy floater crystals. Approx. 1 cm overall. 15$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-315 Views

OKB-315 Sphalerite Niagara Quarry, Near Buffalo, New York. A small grouping of red/ orange, gemmy floater crystals. Piece is dominated by two larger crystals that have interesting inclusions (oil?).  Approx. 1 cm overall. 25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-316

OKB-316 Sphalerite Niagara Quarry, Near Buffalo, New York. A small grouping of red/ orange, gemmy floater crystals. Approx. 1 cm overall. 15$

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