Barite, Calcite and other Mineral Specimens For Sale from

Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York, Page 4

 

This mineral specimen from the Jay Walter is on of the best barites to be produced at the Beaman Road site near Gouverneur, New York. Here is a super cluster of barite, quartz and calcite.  This parallel growth calcite has a thin irridescent coating.

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(Here is the initial description form my mail order listing which came out shortly after this sites rediscovery in 2000)

Barite/ Calcite Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY. This is material from a recently rediscovered site first documented by Nims in the 1880's. Wonderful white (sometimes with a light blue cast) and clear double terminated barites.  These classic barites have the shape of a diamond (like on a deck of cards) with transparency in smaller ones and translucence in larger ones. White FLUORESCENCE.  Limited material in that I and one other collector recovered what we believe are all of the specimens that will be found at the site. Check out our field trip description.  The site is now permanently closed.  If you have any interest in barites or New York State minerals you should not delay in purchasing one of these fine pieces. The NYS Museum bought many of my better specimens before I even had them cleaned.  See one of these on their website by following this link     http://www.nysam.org/nymineral.cfm?number=19241    Dr. Steve Chamberlain and myself are co-authoring a series of articles for Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  The Beaman Road Occurrence will be the inaugural paper in this series.

Many of these barites are on large cream colored calcites. Accessories sometimes include tan dolomite crystals and tiny gray quartz crystals.  These will be impossible to get specimens in years to come...I am not squirreling any away for a rainy day. This page of barites represent excellent examples of this material.  These barites are all well formed, double terminated examples.  They are translucent to transparent and white in color often on iridescent calcite.

Several are the remains of my own collection and others are some I have recently acquired from another collector who was able to do a day of serious collecting while I was not there.   The Rocks and Minerals Article will detail the sites short history and describe the importance of this rare find.  These are certainly the last of the very best of these New York State barites that will be available to collectors and institutions.

 

 

OKB-443

OKB-443    Barite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.    Large 18 cm plate of clear barite crystals on massive barite.  Heavy and lots of glitter from this crystal coated specimen.  Barites to about a half a centimeter.  Free standing and views well from both sides.  135$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-452

OKB-452    Barite, Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.     3 cm barite sits up nicely on this small piece of marble and calcite crystal matrix.  Miniatures from this location don't get any nicer than this one.  50$

 

 

 

 

OKB-453

OKB-453    Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.    Excellent 3.3 cm calcite with even iridescent coating.  Two of the six main faces have secondary overgrowths.  35$

 

 

 

 

OKB-454

OKB-454    Barite, Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.   Better than 5 cm of clear to gray calcites with nice barites to 1.8 cm mixed within them.  No damage floater that displays well from all views.  65$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-455

OKB-455    Barite, Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.    Great barites, light blue/ white, to 1.8 cm each.  They are this and well formed.  The barites are between two partial calcite crystals.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-456

OKB-456    Barite, Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.    8.5 x 7 cm dome shaped plate of tiny crystals of barite.  Sorry no pic of the entire piece.  I was so excited by the form and clarity of the barites that all I did were closeups.  Barites are up to .7 cm and stand up nicely off the matrix.  Backside is all calcite crystals with lots of secondary overgrowths.  65$

 

 

 

 

OKB-458

OKB-458    Barite, Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.   These barites to 2.5 cm speak for themselves.  Overgrowth on one corner of biggest barite should be chipped off to improve this already outstanding specimen.  75$

 

 

 

 

OKB-460

OKB-460    Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.  Small, many double terminated, irridescent calcites form a pocket like cluster.  Secondary coatings on backside and base.  30$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-462

OKB-452    Barite, Dolomite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.   Disc of dolomite crystals, 3.5 cm with barites to about .9 cm each.  Minor overgrowths.  28$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-467

OKB-467    Barite, Calcite   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.  Very nice iridescent calcite cluster with barite to 1.4 cm.  Only a few barites and they are on opposite side of piece from the best calcites.  30$

 

 

 

 

OKB-466

OKB-466    Barite, Quartz   Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.  Huge barites to over 3 cm each compose most of the piece.  Minor marble matrix and tiny quartz crystals.  Damage shows from all sides so this piece is about 20% of what it would be if damage free.  40$

 

 

 

 

OKB-428

OKB-428    Barite    Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.    Several barites with largest 1.7 cm sitting high on top of 5 cm matrix.  30$

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