Barite, Calcite and other Mineral Specimens For Sale from

Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York


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. 

                  Barite and Calcite                                                  Barite on Calcite                                                                      Barite                                                                                         Calcite


(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 New York State Museum bought many of my better specimens before I even had them cleaned.  See one of these on their website by following this link   New York State Museum    Dr. Steve Chamberlain and myself are co-authoring a series of articles for Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  The Beaman Road Occurrence was the inaugural paper in this series.  That article can be seen here   Article.

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. 

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.  These are the last of the very best of these New York State barites that will be available to collectors and institutions.





OKB-637    Barite on Calcite     Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York.  Great piece here!  This plate is over 9 cm across and coated by barites to 1.7 cm each.  Back of plate is iridescent calcites with a couple of nice barites too.  200$








OKB-638     Barite on Calcite      Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York.  Showy piece with barites to 1.7 cm and iridescent calcites to 2.5 cm.    This fantastic cluster is about as good as they get.  145$








OKB-639     Barite on Calcite      Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York.  Barites to 1.2 cm coating one side of a large 4.7 cm, double terminated calcite.  Very cute.  65$








OKB-640     Barite on Calcite      Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York.  Another great cluster, though small (4.2 cm), it has great crystals to 2 cm each in length.  This is a fine example.  75$








OKB-641    Barite on Calcite     Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York.  A fine 5.2 cm group of barites to over a cm each and iridescent calcites.  60$








OKB-642     Barite on Calcite      Beaman Road, Gouverneur, New York.  Attractive specimen with crystals to 1.2 cm each in calcite.  Fine example.  80$








OKA-975     Calcite     Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY. Nice cluster of iridescent, stocky, schalenohedral crystals, Some ugly secondary calcite overgrowth, but, this shows mostly on the back of the piece. 10$








OKA-968     Barite on Calcite     Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY. These are a light bluish white, well developed, and of moderate luster on large calcite. Crystals are up to 1 cm each. Barites stand up nicely. Edge damage. but very nice. Closed and historic local. Not much of this material remaining on the market. 60$









OKB-436     Barite, Calcite      Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.    Nice large (1.6 cm) barite sits within larger calcites.  This piece has it share of secondary overgrowths.  25$







OKB-437     Barite      Beaman Road, Gouverneur, NY.  Dome with nice crystals to 1.5 cm each.  Views great from sides as well as front.  Very nice specimen.  70$


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