Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2

 

     

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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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OKJ-395

OKJ-395    Narsarsukite       RESERVED       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       RESERVED      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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-103

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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$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-496

OKF-496    Sphalerite    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Canadian Museum of Nature specimen, circ. 1972.  A cluster measuring 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm overall.  Floater cluster with one tiny area of contact.  Damage free and displays well from all sides.  Opaque crystals of a black/ green color which measure to 1.7 cm each.  Moderate luster and interesting form.  A common species which is rare in good crystals at this famous locale.  110$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-497

OKF-497    Siderite Twin    Poudrette Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1982.  This is an exceptional example of a specimen for which this site is famous.  It is a damage free floater which measures 3.7 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm overall.  The form is excellent!  Deeply knotched twin re-entrant angles.  Mildly translucent crystal has other minerals (likely feldspars) as minor coatings.  The small ones don’t get any better than this fine example.  And the price is excellent for one of this high a quality….60$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-499

OKF-499    Arfvedsonite, Sodalite and Natrolite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1980.  Here is a beautiful example of a rare species in a damage free floater crystal.  The arvedsonite is jet black with the highest of luster.  It is a double terminated piece but approximately half of one termination is cruder that the others which are exceptionally fine.  2.2 x 1.9 x 1 cm.  The rider crystals are small and complete and the entire specimen is moderately striated.  A fine example at a price that can’t be beat!  35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-502

OKF-502    Serandite, Analcime and Natrolite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature, ex. Jaques Bradley Collection, 1983.  St-Hilaire is famous for this aesthetic combination of minerals.  This fine example is a damage free floater with a large serandite measuring 1.5 cm on edge with white natrolites and analcine crystals of excellent form.  Minor rhodochrosite and other minerals too.  3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm overall.  The serandite crystal is salmon color which does not show well in these photographs.  Aesthetic and displays great from all sides.  Priced to go at 120$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-503

OKF-503    Catapleiite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1980.  A pair of somewhat triangular crystals of this rare mineral measuring 2.4 and 2.2 cm wide.  One of the crystals is different…I’m not sure if this is twinned or simply parallel growth.  There are somewhat rough in areas and excellent in others areas.  The pair can be had for 100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-504

OKF-504    Catapleiite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1980.  This is an exceptionally well formed crystal with only the smallest of matrix contacts.  No damage.   I’m not sure if this is twinned or simply parallel growth, but there is obviously some thing unusual going on here.  It measures 1.6 cm across and is aesthetic for the species.  Great luster, color and form all add to how desirable this rare find is.  A fine piece in all regards.  200$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-039

OKI-039    Zircon and Mica      De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1976.  Two well displayed species on white matrix…3.7 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm specimen which has been sawn on its base and one side in order to fit a perky box.  A nice lavender/ brown, modified zircon crystal is partially exposed that is 1 cm on edge next to a dark mica crystal.  Damage free.  An uncommon species (zircon) for MSH.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-040

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OKI-040    Catapleiite and Aegiring     RESERVED    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1980.  An excellent display piece with a primary crystal which is wafer thin flanked by clusters of dark acicular radiating crystals and other species.  The catapleiite measures approx. 1.5 cm and the entire specimen is 2.8 cm wide.  It is fully crystallized on all sides and damage free.  Great views from any direction.  A second blocky catapleiite to the side is an added bonus tot this fine specimen.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-042

OKI-042    Narsarsukite       Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Several nice lemon yellow crystals of this rare species are embedded in matrix.  3.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm overall.  The crystals are crude in form and one is only a partial crystal.  The contrast of color, luster and form is nice.  A good example of this uncommon MSH material.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-623

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OKF-623    Arfvdesonite, Ancylite and Rhodochrosite    Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An exceedingly large (huge) arfvedsonite crystal which has overgrowths of small red rhodos and balls of ancylite.  The piece measures 6.9 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm.  The big arfvedsonite is partially double terminated.  Some contact areas but damage free.  One of the biggest arfvedsonite crystal I’ve seen.  180$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-624

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OKF-624    Serandite    Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. New York State Museum Collection.  The Cadillac of species found at Mt. St-Hilaire.  This serandite is a large aggregate of several blocky partial crystals.  The cluster measures 6 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm and has lots of contacts but also has some nice large clean lustrous faces, too.  Nice pink/ salmon color.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-505

OKF-505     Natrolite and Polylithionite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collector, 1980.  A 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm plate of crystals to 1.2 cm each.  This plate is a floater which has one small crystal missing (only visible with magnification) and no visible damage.  The crystals are complex and of good luster.  A fine, yet not expensive example.   35$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-339

OKF-339    Sphalerite    Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 1.3 cm crystal is well formed, damage free and has a single well placed attachment which is not visible when properly displayed.  The surfaces are frosted but internally the material appears to be gem.  Its color is a honey brown.  Another fine example from this classic Canadian locale.   $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-335

OKF-335    Natrolite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  3.4 cm x .7 x .4 cm translucent (almost transparent) white crystal of natrolite.  The damage free specimen is single terminated and has a low luster on its largest faces and medium luster on its narrower ones.  Nice piece for this uncommon St-Hilaire species.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-101

OKF-101    Serandite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St. Hilaire, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Canadian Museum collection.  This blocky serandite crystal measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm or other minor minerals attached, but the primary crystal is a slightly hollowed salmon colored serantite.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-192

OKF-192    Natrolite and Rhodochrosite    De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Québec Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This specimen is an impressive miniature which measures 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm.  There are several other species besides the primary minerals but what makes this piece great is all the double terminated natrolite crystals.  They are up to 3 cm each with beautifully formed in luster is terminations.  The prism faces have more of a silky luster.  The rhodochrosites range from micro to .7 cm each.  There is a large crystal contact on one of the natrolite crystals in some minor Styrofoam on the back of the specimen.  An excellent example of this species for this location.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-376

OKE-376    Natrolite    De Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This single crystal has the appearance of frosted glass.  It is gemmy inside with minor fracturing.  The crystal is clear, not slightly pink as the photo may indicate.  It is a single terminated piece measuring 2.5 x 1.3 x .7 cm.  No damage.  Some hot glue adhering to base of crystal.  65$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-378

OKE-378    Astrophyllite on Aegirine    De Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature Collection.   Another amazingly aesthetic specimen.  Damage free mix of intergrown crystals.  Displays great!  200$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC0109

Big analcime with partially embedded serandite crystal. 120$

Several smaller sister crystals of analcime.

CC0111

Natrolite from Mont St-Hilaire. 15$

CC0112

Cancrinite from Mont St-Hilaire for only 10$

 

 

 

 

 

CCM020

A 4.5 cm cluster of TWINS form this classic site. 85$

 

CC0156

Pectolite and unknown. 40$

Ex. National Museum of Canada.

CC0155

Catapleiite, lieftite and feldspar. 250$

Nicely formed crystals to 1.7 cm each. One of Mont St- Hilaire's rarest.

Ex. National Museum of Canada.

CC0158

Nice calcite spray on microline and albite. 45$

Ex. National Museum of Canada.

CC0153

Elpidite, quartz, albite and siderite. 75$

Ex. National Museum of Canada.

 

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