Tourmaline and Other Mineral Specimens from Pierrepont,

St. Lawrence County, New York, For Sale

 

       

                                     Tourmaline                                                                               Tourmaline on Uralite                                                               Tourmaline                                                   Tourmaline in Talc

 

The Power's Farm local has produced world class black tourmaline crystal specimens for decades.  This site is still open to mineral collectors.  Quality specimens can be difficult to find but are there for those willing to put in the hours, days or years required to find them.  We live 20 minutes from the site and have collected there for over 30 years.  As a result you will find some very respectable specimens listed below.  Any individual crystal exceeding 2.5 cm (approx. 1 inch) in diameter is considered rare at this location. 

I have not listed the high end pieces here.  My very best specimens are the very best in the world.  Contact me for availability and private viewings.  Don't forget to check out the article on the site. Photographed above are several of the very best uvite specimens ever found at the Bower Powers farm.  Recently the I.M.A. has revised tourmaline classification.  As of 2017 these crystals of tourmaline have been analyzed and found to be zoned... Dravite with Fluor-uvite cores.  I will not be recreating tags or descriptions, however, for future reference the specimens should be simply called tourmalines.

Read our book on this location...   

 

 

 

 

OKN-817

OKN-817     Tourmaline (Dravite with Fluor-uvite cores) and Talc pseudomorphs after Quartz     RESERVED     Waddell Vein, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 2004.  From a well documented find described in our new book (2016).  This example is damage free with minimal contacts from removal.  The tourmalines are nice but don't look that way in the images.  Some are healed.  The talc pseudos are well formed.  The piece is much better in person.  8.2 x 4.7 x 6 cm overall.  Check out the article on this historic site.    $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-555

OKL-555    Quartz      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter Collection.  Prev. Steve Nightingale collection. A fine example of the material recovered in the early 1970ís not seen for sale in modern times.  It came from a single quartz vein at the classic locality which has been fully worked to exhaustion.  7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm overall with alpine quality smoky quartz crystals throughout.  No damage and good aesthetics.    $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-956

OKK-956      Dravite (previously known as uvite)      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

Fine crystals of all sizes and shapes make this one of the best miniatures of the summers work.  Floater with small areas healed.  Superb luster and quality.  4.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm overall with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  These specimens don't get any finer in quality!  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-960

OKK-960      Dravite   (previously known as uvite)   Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

A VERY high luster example with super sharp crystals.  Front and side views are really nice.  Sits great and really draws your eye!  5 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm overall with the dravite cluster measuring 3 cm across.  $60

 

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