Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

        

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Mineral specimens from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec are well documented in the literature and popular with mineral collectors.  The site has several hundred species listed as coming from there.  Most of the specimens I sell are from the Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prior to that many were in the National Museums of Canada.  There are more museum class specimens in this one section that most dealers have on their entire web site!

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OKO-403

OKO-403      Siderite on Albite     Mt. St. Hilaire Quarry, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This matrix specimen has a fine rhombohedral crystal of siderite standing nicely on edge on albite crystal.  It measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm.  The contrast, form, and aesthetic appeal of the specimen are all quite good.  Nicely mounted, as seen.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-110

OKO-110    Rhodochrosite on Sodalite pseudomorph      De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilair, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.5 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm pseudo. With its red rhodochrosite crystals scattered about on all its surfaces.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-187

OKO-187     Astrophyllite        RESERVED    Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  3.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm grouping of fibrous, damage free crystals.  Attractive, lustrous, uncommon for the locale.  Mounted beautifully in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-148

OKO-148     Rhodochrosite and Elpidite     Mont. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very three dimensional matrix specimen with multitudes of small dark red/brown rhodochrosites on every side.  Mounted in a perky box.  Damage-free.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-404

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OKN-404     Siderite      Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very fine twinned crystal with some smaller rider crystals attached.  Beautiful form for one of these.  It is a floater with only a very minor edge rub. 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm.    $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-399

OKN-399     Pectolite     Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. A small, partial vug with frosted but clear pectolite crystals to 1.8 cm each.  The piece measures 4 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm overall.  It has a sawn flat base so sits and displays very nicely.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-358

OKN-358     Petarasite       RESERVED       Trench in the floor at De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A rare find in a somewhat morphed crystal on the typical St. Hilaire mix of minerals.  3.6 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm overall.  A nice example at a fair price.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-112

OKN-112     Siderite (Spinel Law Twin)      Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a damage free floater measuring 3.7 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm overall.  I'm not sure if the surface is coated by epitactic dolomites or if these are growth hillocks.  In either case this is a desirable MSH specimen from years gone by.  The price on this one is excellent as are all its other attributes.  The accessory mineral looks to be albite.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-941

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OKM-941     Serandite     Poudrette Quary, Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A blocky, medium pink crystal measuring 1.5 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  No damage and in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-817

OKK-817     Rhodochrosite    Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive, pink/ red rhomb measuring 2.2 x 1.4 x 1 cm overall (1.5 cm on edge).  Not one of the classic tabular examples but a fine piece just the same.  Mounted in a perky box.  Damage free.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-744

OKL-744    Siderite Twins    Poudrette Quarry, Mont. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Ward's of Rochester.  A damage free floater measuring 6.1 x 3.6 x 2 cm overall.  Composed of attractive translucent, light greenish tan twins of tabular siderite with accessories as white coatings (looks to be tabular feldspars and dolomite).  Crystals to 2.8 cm each.  Very nice quality MSH specimen.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-677

OKL-677    Serandite and Analcime    Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection. This one measures 3.2 x 2.2 x 2 cm with the blocky serandite crystal measuring 2.8 cm long.  The crystal is of nice pink color, good luster, and is double terminated.  There are matrix contacts but the serandite is damage free and the surrounding analcimes are not bad.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-986

OKK-986    Analcime    Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A very attractive, damage free, and balanced specimen measuring 2.9 x 2.1 x 2 cm overall.  It is a floater and displays well.  Other species present.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-698

OKJ-698     Natrolite (and other accessory minerals)   De-Mix Quary, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.   This remains the largest natrolite from Mt. St-Hilaire that I have seen.  It measures 7 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm overall.  It is single terminated and as is often the case with large crystals, more crude than smaller examples.  It is however damage free and only has a couple very shallow contacts from other crystals.  It is certainly a treasure for anyone who is familiar with this specific find and this species. A noteworthy M.S.H.  find.  $420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-694

OKJ-694     Natrolite   De-Mix Quary, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  A fine damage free example of this material from an unusual find that was very well represented in Steve's collection.  This single crystal is transparent internally with minor fracturing, well formed, and slightly frosted on its surfaces. The termination is outstanding and there are minor accessory minerals in one area.  3.2 x .9 x .7 cm.  Very nice!  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-696

OKJ-696     Sanidine      PoudretteQuary, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  A nice large crystal measuring  7 x 4 x 3.5 cm.  So much for this locality only having micros!  ase and minor contacts.  No damage.  Sits on base at an angle.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-693

OKJ-693     Natrolite   De-Mix Quary, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  A fine damage free example of this material from an unusual find that was very well represented in Steve's collection.  This single crystal is transparent internally, well formed, and slightly frosted on its surfaces.  3.5 x 1 x .7 cm.  Very nice!  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-613

OKJ-613     Siderite and Unknown   Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This nicly formed crystal barly fits in the perky box in which it is mounted.  It measures 3.8 x 3 x 2.7 cm and is full formed on all sides with no damage.  The crystal is a metallic brown color with a high luster and attractive iridescence.  On its surface are tiny acicular sprays of crystals (unknown but most likely a feldspar species) to add a little pizzazz.  A really attractive example for this species and for this popular location.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-625

OKJ-625    Serandite     De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This fully terminated floater is an uncommon find…measuring 4 x 2.2 x .8 cm it is a pink colored wafer consisting of two double terminated tabular, interconnected crystals of serandite with minor accessories.  It is highly aesthetic and unusual for this material in a number of ways already mentioned.  There is no damage.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-62A

OKJ-62A    Serandite     De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Bright orange red example of this fine material measuring 3.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm.  Good damage free crystal with heavy backside contact.  Translucent with small gemmy areas.  Minor associations and overgrowth on one side.  These specimens are beginning to get difficult to find, even for someone like myself who has a focus on, and many contacts for, Canadian minerals. $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-540

OKJ-540     Arfvedsonite on altered Sodalite      De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   Bright black crystals of arfvedsonite to .7 cm on edge on dull matrix of sodalite.  Stalactitic form displays well from all sides, no damage.  3.4 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-533

OKJ-533    Rhodochrosite     De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine spinel law twinned crystal of nice translucence.  The piece measures 1.5 x 1.3 x .6 cm, is a floater (perhaps a minor healed contact) and is damage free.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  A steal at $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-394

OKJ-394     Serandite   De Mix Quarry, Mt-St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful salmon pink colored example of this popular and increasingly uncommon material.  This single crystal is well formed, complete, damage free and a floater.  2.2 x 2 x 1.4 cm along edges, minor accessory minerals, nice luster on faces that don’t have accessories.  Minor fun tack adhesive needs removal. Very attractive price for this should land it in quickly in someone’s TN collection.  $150

 

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