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-187

OKO-187     Astrophyllite   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    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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-395

OKJ-395    Narsarsukite    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Marcelle Weber collection.  A rare M.S.H find in a brilliant single crystal measuring 1.2 cm across.  Banana yellow color, impeccable form and zero damage.  Complete crystals like this are exceedingly uncommon.  Mounted in a perky box.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-328

OKJ-328    Carletonite    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.   Type Locality.  Light blue blebs of this rare mineral in a 2.8 cm specimen.  Reference or systematic piece.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-459

OKJ-459    Natrolite     De Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, prev. Canadian Museum of Nature specimen.  A very fine example of this material from a classic location…primary crystal is double terminated and 4.5 cm long.  Near base are numerous other natrolites and other species and this is where the specimen was once attached to matrix.  No damage except where it was once attached.  The crystals are deeply striated, gemmy (sorry but this is really just not evident from the photographs) to translucent, clear to white in color.  Superior piece.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-380

OKJ-380    Carltonite    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   This is simply a type specimen, probably for the systematic collector.  It measures 4 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm overall and has a liberal spread of blue Carltonite.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-106

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OKJ-106    Pyrite    Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  When I saw these two fine pyrites labeled as Mt. St. Hilaire I could hardly believe it.  I’ve inspected many, thousands of MSH specimens over the years from TN to things weighing tens of pounds with crystals five plus inches… these shocked me, but I guess that’s what you should expect when looking into the collection of someone who specialized in a single species (Paul focused on the pyrites).  This first one measures 3.2 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm.  It is a perfect dome with crystals to 1.2 cm on edge.  Minor modifications by octahedron, fine metallic luster, and good views all around make this a nice piece.  The base is fully mineralized with only a couple small contacts.  No damage.  The crystals are not perfectly formed like they typical material from Peru but that's because it's special.  You won't be likely to find one of these in anyone else's collection.  I have never seen pyrite of this quality from MSH in my long familiarity with this exotic location.  This is a truly rare thing even if it is “just a pyrite”.  $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKJ-103    Pyrite    Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  When I saw these two fine pyrites labeled as Mt. St. Hilaire I could hardly believe it.  I’ve inspected many, thousands of MSH specimens over the years from TN to things weighing tens of pounds with crystals five plus inches… these shocked me, but I guess that’s what you should expect when looking into the collection of someone who specialized in a single species (Paul focused on the pyrites).    This specimen is more obvious as being from MSH having dolomite and selenite? as accessories.   There are a couple of broken areas, quite small on this nice floater.  Views great.  Cubes to 1.9 cm each modified by octahedrons.  The crystals are not perfectly formed like they typical material from Peru but that's because it's special.  You won't be likely to find one of these in anyone else's collection.  Very fine! Sits well for display and nice from all sides.  Good luster and nice three dimensionality.   I have never seen pyrite of this quality from MSH in my long familiarity with this exotic location.  This is also a truly rare thing even if it is “just a pyrite”.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-775

OKH-775    Catapleiite     Mt. St.Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Prev. Neil Pfaff collection, circ. 1982.  This fine example of this rare species is simply outstanding in all regards.  High luster and great form are just the start.  The crystals are gemmy clear!.  They form a nice spray of nearly parallel alignment and measure 1.7 x 1.2 x .7 cm.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  Great piece!   $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-384

OKH-384    Siderite and Albite    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm piece is a couple of tabular siderite twins with the largest measuring at least 3 cm.  They are damage free and excellent examples of this classic MSH material.  Floater.  80$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-686

OKI-686    Aegerine    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Circ. 1982.  For an African aegerine this wouldn’t be so impressive, however for MSH it is.  4.7 x 1 x .8 cm overall and damage free.  A single termination which tapers wonderfully to a sharp point.  Good luster and damage free.  A fine piece.  Oh yes, it does fit diagonally into a perky box.  60$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-687

OKI-687    Albite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Circ. 1980.  A small grouping of well developed twins of feldspar in a divergent grouping.  The crystals are with to clear with good overall transparency.  No damage.  It measures 2.5 x 2.1 x 2 cm and has a couple of black aegerine crystals embedded in its base.  Looks to be a floater once connected to matrix only by one of the aegerine crystals.  An excellent example of this common species, not so common at MSH in good specimens like this.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-580

OKI-580    Petarasite     De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1980.  A Mt. St-Hilaire rarity for which this species is the type locality.  Very rare in a crystal of any level of completeness.  This is an aggregate of smaller crystals nearly in parallel growth 2.2 x 1.7 x 1 cm and has other species in minor crystals embedded within it and on it.  Rather crude in form (much better than most, however), but very nice luster and an exceptionally rare find at any price. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-471

OKI-471     Catapleiite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  There are two specimen in this TN box both being well formed, high luster blades of catapleiite.  They measure 1.7 and 2.4 cm each and have base and side contacts from other crystals.  The surfaces are slightly irridecent and the terminations very clean.  No damage.  100$ for the pair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-577

OKI-577     Siderite      Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A fine example of a MSH classic.  This siderite twin measures 2.8 x 2.6 x .7 cm, is mildly translucent and has only the most minor of matrix contacts (mostly crystallized here too).  No damage and spectacular form.  I think these specimens are the most interesting and important siderites from North America and can compete with those from almost anywhere in the world.  Even better in person.  80$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-426

OKI-426    Natrolite, Agerine and Unknown    De_mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Previous Canadian Museum of Nature specimen.  Possible the nicest natrolite TN I’ve had from this site.  This one measures 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm overall and has clear natrolites to 3.1 cm each.  Many of the crystals are double terminated.  Some contacts, mainly to back of specimen.  The yellowish colored ball on the front of the specimen is the unknown.  Nice terminations, luster, provenance and aesthetics.  Excellent piece.  95$

 

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