December 2012 Update

 

Phlogopite    

Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence,

Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, New York

 

This material was found as much by accident as planned digging.  Previously the species was unknown to this historic locality.  These specimens were found on a single small exposure several feet below the surface.  Some were loose in the soil and more were found in a small section of a calcite vein.  Extensive digging was conducted over a week long period once the significance of these specimens was recognized but no further micas presented themselves.  Since that time the area has been torn up with no evidence coming forth to explain this unusual find. 

 

The crystals themselves are in books that may be either well formed hexagonal prisms or in crystals, usually larger, that are stepped or etched on their prism faces.  All crystals are terminated by pinnicoids that can be smooth but are also usually stepped or covered by growth features.  When the crystal faces are smooth the interiors can be observed, and to great surprise, they are gemmy internally.  The exterior color is a copper like, reddish brown.  Internally they range from red to yellow to green.  Please keep in mind that translucence will not be evident in the images as I do not backlight my photographs.  They are brightly fluorescent under short wave UV light and will rank among the finest micas to be found anywhere in New York State.

 

 

OKJ-714

OKJ-714    Phlogopite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2012.  This is the finest TN I have to offer.  It measures 3.3 x 3 x 2.3 cm overall and is composed of several crystals to 2 cm in diameter imbedded in fragmental calcite.  The crystal are well exposed and double terminated.  No Damage.  Good luster and form typical of the large crystals from this unusual find.  $300

 

 

 

 

OKJ-715

OKJ-715    Phlogopite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2012.  This fine example measures 2.8 x 2 x 1.6 cm overall and is composed of several crystals to 2.1 cm in diameter.  The crystal are well exposed and double terminated.  Good luster and form typical of the large crystals from this unusual find.  No apparent contacts, one crystal has been cleaved.  $125

 

 

 

 

OKJ-716

OKJ-716    Phlogopite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2012.  This grouping is composed of crystals to 2 cm each.  4 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm overall.  The crystal are well developed and double terminated.  Good luster and form typical of the large crystals from this unusual find.  Fragile.  $200

 

 

 

 

OKJ-717

OKJ-717    Phlogopite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2012.  Here is the largest grouping I have available.  It measures 10 x 6 x 5 cm.  The individual crystals are up to 3 cm each.  The crystal are well developed and double terminated.  Good luster and form typical of the large crystals from this unusual find.  This is the only specimen on the matrix rock from the area.  $385

 

 

 

 

OKJ-718

OKJ-718    Phlogopite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2012.  This grouping is composed of three crystals embedded in the massive calcite from the vein.  They are up to 1.2 cm in diameter each with the entire specimen measuring 4.7 x 3 x 1.9 cm.  The crystal are well developed and double terminated.  Because they have smoother prism faces they will appear totally gemmy when backlit.  Good luster and form typical of the smaller crystals from this unusual find.  $225

 

 

 

 

OKJ-719

OKJ-719    Phlogopite     Rose Road Wollastonite Occurrence, Pitcairn, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer 2012.  This piece is composed of a single double terminated crystal measuring 1.1 cm embedded in the massive calcite from the vein.  4.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm overall.  It appear strongly translucent to gemmy when backlit.  Good luster and form typical of the smaller crystals from this unusual find.  Very nice example for this price.  $100

 

 

Tremolite

Selleck Road Occurrence,

West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York

 

These specimens have come from a new find, summer 2012, at the prolific Selleck Road Occurrence.  They are among the finest examples of the primary species for which the site is best known.  The crystals are robust and much more translucent that the specimens that have come from the area over the past forty years.  When backlit anything thinner than a centimeter will usually show translucence.  The crystals terminations range from very crude or fibrous to quite nice in rare instances.  Please keep in mind that translucence will not be evident in the images as I do not backlight my photographs.  The specimens shown here have been selected from many hundreds and are excellent examples from this new find and superb examples for this location.

 

 

 

 

OKJ-720

OKJ-720    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  Several intergrown crystals to 4.3 cm each.  Terminations on one end of piece are very well formed and other end are crude to nonexistent.  Lots of tiny rides, mostly on back.  Good luster, only a couple of contacts from other crystals and no real damage.  Very nice in all respects.  5.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKJ-721

OKJ-721    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  A real find here, 5 x 4 x 3 cm.  Sits nicely and slays out in all directions.  Minor contacts on back, no damage and good aesthetics.  Terminations are crude to good and all are present.  A fine showy example very uncommon in this quality.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKJ-722

OKJ-722    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  A real fine miniature.  4 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm.  Sits nicely and slays out in all directions.  One large contact (old) on a big crystal and a tiny chip to a really tiny crystal, good aesthetics.  Terminations are good and all are present.  A really nice example.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKJ-723

OKJ-723    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  This specimen is a large crystal with a complex termination measuring 7.2 cm long.  The entire piece is 7.2 x 4 x 3.1 cm.  Some contacts as seen in the images.  Some very small fibrous crystals and numerous small riders on each side.  Quite nice and very large for the find.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKJ-724

OKJ-724    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  A nicely terminated crystal with a few riders.  Excellent TN.  3 x 1.5 x .7 cm. No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKJ-726

OKJ-726    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  A nicely terminated crystal with a few riders.  Excellent TN.  Double terminated crystals in a cluster measuring 3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm  Crude to okay terminations.  No damage.  Displays nicely.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKJ-727

OKJ-727    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  A pair of complexly terminated crystal with a few riders.  Excellent TN.  3.4 x 1.2 x 1.8 cm.  No damage.  Displays nicely.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKJ-737

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OKJ-737    Tremolite      Selleck Road Occurrence, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, fall 2012.  A thin crystal of superior transparency.  Mostly gem internally.  2.1 x 1.6 x .7 cm.  Attractive striations, a couple small crystals near the base and crude terminations.  Very nice!  $35

 

 

 

 

OKH-957

OKH-957     Pyrite [Flattened Octahedron]      Coal mine near Coulterville, Randolph Co., Illinois.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Ref. Rocks and Minerals Mag., 1989, 64: 468-469.  Prev. Howard Schlansker, 1987.  All these specimens are similar in form exhibiting an unusual habit that was researched and published by Steve C. in 1989.  All have good luster and no damage unless noted.  This one measures 1.9 x 1.9 x .5 cm. Very unique and unusual.  At these prices I do not see these being in my inventory very long.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKH-956

OKH-956     Pyrite [Flattened Octahedron]      Coal mine near Coulterville, Randolph Co., Illinois.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Ref. Rocks and Minerals Mag., 1989, 64: 468-469.  Prev. Howard Schlansker, 1987.  All these specimens are similar in form exhibiting an unusual habit that was researched and published by Steve C. in 1989.  All have good luster and no damage unless noted.  This one measures 3.1 x 3 x .5 cm. Very unique and unusual.  At these prices I do not see these being in my inventory very long.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKH-955

OKH-955     Pyrite [Flattened Octahedron]    RESERVED   Coal mine near Coulterville, Randolph Co., Illinois.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Ref. Rocks and Minerals Mag., 1989, 64: 468-469.  Prev. Howard Schlansker, 1987.  All these specimens are similar in form exhibiting an unusual habit that was researched and published by Steve C. in 1989.  All have good luster and no damage unless noted.  This one measures 1.6 cm on edge and is in matrix! Very unique and unusual.  At these prices I do not see these being in my inventory very long.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKH-954

OKH-954     Pyrite [Flattened Octahedron]      Coal mine near Coulterville, Randolph Co., Illinois.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Ref. Rocks and Minerals Mag., 1989, 64: 468-469.  Prev. Howard Schlansker, 1987.  All these specimens are similar in form exhibiting an unusual habit that was researched and published by Steve C. in 1989.  All have good luster and no damage unless noted.  This one measures 1.6 x 1.5 x .4 cm. Very unique and unusual.  At these prices I do not see these being in my inventory very long.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-688

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OKJ-688     Calcite on Calcite and Pyrite     Mexico.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  Sorry that I can’t be more specific on the location for this one.  The specimen is too nice not to sell however so hopefully you may know the specifics and get a bargain.  These look to be calcite crystals overgrown by tiny calcites on pyrite.  It measures a respectable 11.5 x  8.5 x 5.2 cm.  Base edge is only contact, mineralized on both sides, lustrous, and attractive.  Damage free.  Certainly more valuable than this…$80

 

 

 

 

OKJ-689

OKJ-689    Fluorite and Calcite     Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A large, 14.5 x 12 x 10 cm, with crystals to 4.8 cm on edge.  The cubes have good luster, yellow cores surrounded by light blue and have calcites to over 3 cm on some of them.  Body of the specimen is in excellent shape with the damage isolated to a few of the calcites and very edges of piece where it was in contact with surrounding fluorite.  An excellent, classic American specimen in the rare, desirable colors.  Some of the fluorites have white barite balls as inclusions.  Really nice specimen.  $450

 

 

 

 

OKJ-690

Calcite close up

OKJ-690     Calcite on Chalcedony and Stilbite     Nasik, India.  A very fine partial geode of crystals of excellent form, transparency, and luster.  The specimen measures 15.5 x 11 x 7 cm.  Calcite is 1.8 cm on edge.  Trimmed to perfection with some saw marks on back and no damage.  Very flashy specimen that displays beautifully.  $145

 

 

 

 

OKJ-703

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OKJ-703    Herkimer Diamond    Crystal Grove Mine, near Lassellsville, Fulton County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter August 19-21, 2012.  This is one of those perfect pieces that I usually reserve for my own collection but we need to pay for the summer’s collecting efforts.  There are seven crystals on this domical shaped piece of matrix.  As is usually the case here the matrix is coated by quartz druse which helps to really make the crystals jump out at you.  It measures 5.5 x 4.6 x 3.9 cm.  Crystals are to 2.2 cm each and gemmy to moderately so.  No damage.  Fantastic views all around except from base and back where contact occurred.   A top shelf small cabinet specimen.  $450

 

 

 

 

OKJ-704

OKJ-704    Herkimer Diamond    Crystal Grove Mine, near Lassellsville, Fulton County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter August 19-21, 2012.  This is one of those large and fine pieces that I usually reserve for my own collection but we need to pay for the summer’s collecting efforts.  There are numerous large crystals to 3.6 cm each.  As is usually the case here the matrix is coated by quartz druse which helps to really make the crystals jump out at you.  It measures 10.1 x 6.2 x 5 cm.  The crystals are gemmy to moderately so.  A couple crystals are missing from base matrix but ugly chunks do not remain.  One small crystal missing on very edge/ back of piece.  This said the condition is quite good for this material and the piece is substantially large with crystals that are also large and nicely displayed.  Well priced at $350

 

 

 

 

OKJ-705

OKJ-705    Herkimer Diamond    Crystal Grove Mine, near Lassellsville, Fulton County, New York.  Collected by Michael and Jay Walter August 28-30, 2012.  This is one of those large and fine pieces that I usually reserve for my own collection but we need to pay for the summer’s collecting efforts.  There are numerous large crystals to 3.2 cm each.  As is usually the case here the matrix is coated by quartz druse which helps to really make the crystals jump out at you.  It measures 13.4 x 7 x 7 cm.  The crystals are gemmy to moderately so.  One missing crystal low on base, one crystal has a small rub that is not noticeable and there are several areas with minor contact.  All of this is natural.  These things said the condition is excellent for this material and the piece is substantially large with crystals that are also large and nicely displayed.  The base is perfectly trimmed for display.  Nicest piece from a three day dig.  Well priced at $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-706

OKJ-706    Quartz     Hazelton, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice plate of clear crystals to 1.7 cm each.  There are two tiny crystals missing that are quite difficult to notice.  Sawn flat base.  Great locality piece.  $40

 

 

 

 

OKJ-707

OKJ-707    Stibnite    Leng Shui Jiang, Hunan Prov., China.  A nice cluster with minor quartz crystal overgrowths near base.  A small crystal clipped off on back otherwise in super condition.  6.4 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm.  Nice luster and form.  Good specimen for the price.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-708

OKJ-708    Chalcedony    Faroe Islands, Iceland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Ralph Lapham collection  A wonderful reference specimen cut and polished on one side.  8.2 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-709

OKJ-709     Apophyllite     Leesburg, Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an outstanding miniature exhibiting a single, glassy apophyllite crystal among others in the center of a well trimmed piece of matrix.  3.6 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.  No damage, attractive and a good location well known to east coast collectors.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKJ-710

OKJ-710    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice miniature with two generations of growth.  Micro green crystals on larger green crystals to 2 cm each.  4 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKOK-111

OKOK-111     Quartz      Ron Coleman’s Mine, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Collected by Michael Walter mid 1990’s.  Nicest piece from a football sized pocket.  Combination of clear and semi-clear crystals to over 8 cm each.  9.9 x 8.5 x 5.2 cm.  Very clean minus a micro ding of less than a mm on the big crystal.  Minor base contact with fantastic views from any direction.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKJ-711

OKJ-711     Mimetite     Pingtouling, Liannan, Guangdong Prov., China.  5 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm piece coated on one side with nice gemmy crystals of a golden yellow color.  Several damaged crystals but overall in good condition and worth the price asked.  This was short lived material and the aesthetics are amazing.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKJ-712

OKJ-712     Stibnite     Japan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A good reference specimen with interlocking crystals, some crudely terminated to 1.7 cm each.  5.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-107

OKJ-107    Topaz    La Ochoa, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A very fine example of this material with two crystals, and others diverging off white matrix.  One crystal cleaved off on bottom edge of the grouping otherwise perfect.  The missing crystal may in fact add aesthetic value in that the primary crystals are more visible.  They are gemmy and have the typical color for the location.  Crystals to 1.2 cm, piece measures 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 and has been trimmed expertly.  $200

 

 

 

 

OKJ-108

OKJ-108    Native Silver    Daekasgan, Kazakhstan .  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A 2.7 cm long curl of wires with good patina and nice form.  Mounted in a perky box.  Nice views from all sides.  No damage.  Nice.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-109

OKJ-109    Calcite (var. Glendonite)    Codroy, Newfoundland.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This 2 cm ball looks to be a floater.  It measures 2 cm in diameter and is mounted in a perky box.  Nice views from all sides.  No damage.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-110

OKJ-110     Ilvaite    Dalnegorsk, Siberia, Russia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A very high luster example of what are considered to be the classic ilvaite crystals…2.5 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm overall.  Nice views from all sides.  Perfect form and no damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-111

OKJ-111    Pyromorphite    Badems, Germany.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.7 cm long crystal that is complex in form and complete, without any damage, and of moderate luster.  An unusual color and an uncommon find.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent TN sized piece.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKJ-112

OKJ-112     Fluorite     Mt. Blanc, French/ Italian Border.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Always tough to get material at a reasonable price.  This one isn’t cheap by any means but it is a very nice example measuring 1.5 cm on edge.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent TN sized piece with good color and form.  Slightly frosted appearance most typical of the material.  $140 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-514

OKJ-514     Fluorite    T and G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  3.5 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm plate of rich purple octahedrons on white matrix.  Crystals to 1 cm on edge.  Nice views from all sides.  Good satin luster.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent TN sized piece.  Classic American material.  $70

 

 

 

 

OKJ-113

OKJ-113    Scapolite    Morogoro, Tanzania.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A gem crystal measuring 1.8 x .6 x .6 cm.  Good form, obvious striations, good purple color.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Excellent TN sized piece of this gem material.  Zero damage.  $190

 

 

 

 

OKJ-114

OKJ-114     Tourmaline and Quartz    Barra do Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  1.7 x .7 x .5 cm crystal, mostly clean gem with moderate fracturing in pink colored zone of the crystal.  High luster, great form, no damage and very attractive.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Lightly striated and a small cluster of white quartz crystals near its base adds contrast.  $120 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-115

OKJ-115     Copper pseudomorphs after Aragonite     Corocoro, Bolivia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A well formed pseudo measuring 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm overall.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKJ-116

OKJ-116     Rhodochrosite and Calcite     Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Two tabular rhodos (one may be cleaved) with cram colored blooms of cream colored calcites.  It measures 2.6 x 2.4 x approx. 1.3 cm thick.  I believe it should be mounted with side that is now facing the back as the front of the specimen.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage on “front” view, one edge contact to a calcite bloom.  $140

 

 

 

 

OKJ-117

OKJ-117     Heliodor     Wolodarsk, Wolynsky, Ukraine.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A stunning gem measuring 2.2 x 1 x .7 cm.  Totally gem internally and entire external surface is etched in an aesthetic patterning.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage to this beauty which, in all respects except size, is exactly like the finest known from the location.  A nice value here!  $180

 

 

 

 

OKJ-118

OKJ-118    Legrandite    Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Eight or nine crystals of single and double terminated legrandite to 1.2 cm each in a druse lined opening.  The piece measures 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm and is a nice yellow color.  The crystals have nice translucence, are crisply formed and aesthetically placed.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  Zero damage.  Exceptional for a TN piece.  $500

 

 

 

 

OKJ-515

OKJ-515    Prehnite     Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Two translucent balls of crystals measuring 3.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  Very small amount of matrix on back.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $85

 

 

 

 

OKJ-119

OKJ-119    Calcite on Stellerite and Chabazite    Sokolovski Mine, Rudniy, Kazachstan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Simply a stunning TN specimen that will speak for itself in its images.  Highest luster imaginable, great for, contrasting colors and crystal shapes, gemmy.  Very little more could be asked of any TN specimen.  Aesthetic!!!  Stellerite on edge shows minor breakage as seen but I’d be hard pressed to describe that as damage.  This specimen is even better in-hand.  $160

 

 

 

 

OKJ-120

OKJ-120    Rhodochrosite   Silverton, Colorado.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A mass of crystals on the surface of this specimen mixed with sulfides that appear to be pyrite and tetrahedrite.  Measures 2.6 x 2.3 x 2.7 cm, is mineralized on all surfaces, is light pink in color and views equally well from any side. Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKJ-121

OKJ-121    Hematite     Bella Horizonte, Brazil.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  What appears to be a blocky cube modified by octahedral form (or at least is pseudo cubo-octahedral) measuring 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm.  High metallic luster, floater.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  Very interesting and certainly different from the typical hematite.   $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-123

OKJ-123     Feldspar pseudomorphs after Helvite     Yakutra, Chernyshevsk, USSR.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A well formed, white 1.4 cm crystal on a small amount of unknown matrix.  2 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  Very unusual.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKJ-124

OKJ-124    Pyrite     Radantal, Harz, West Germany.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A very aesthetic group of pyrites to 1.5 cm each in calcite.  3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm.  Nice views from all sides.  Good luster and form.  Mounted in a perky box.  Very minor chipping on backside.  $150

 

 

 

 

OKJ-516

OKJ-516     Fluorite    T and G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive group of crystals to 1.2 cm on edge compose this 3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm specimen.  Nice views from all sides.  Nice purple color and quite translucent. Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

OKJ-517

OKJ-517     Adamite    Mina Ojielo, Durango, Mapimi, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3 x 2 x 1.8 cm typical example of this material.  Nice lime green color, good translucence, and no damage.  Minor oxidation stains could be cleaned off to improve the piece.  $45

 

 

 

 

OKJ-518

OKJ-518     Adamite    Mina Ojielo, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2.2 x 2 x cm example of this atypical material.  Probably cuproadamite but is not labeled as such.  Pea green color and no damage.   Mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

OKJ-519

OKJ-519     Vanadinite    Mibladen, Morocco.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Specimen from the mid 1970s measuring 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm.  It is a single complex crystal with some silicate overgrowths.  No damage.   Mounted in a perky box.   $25

 

 

 

 

OKJ-520

OKJ-520    Crysoberyl Twin     Madagascar.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece is a gemmy “V” twin that measures 1.6 cm on its longest edge ( 1.5 x 1.4 x .2 cm). Chip on one corner otherwise in nice condition.  Beautiful greenish yellow color and excellent luster.  $65

 

 

 

 

OKJ-521

OKJ-521    Natrolite    Zinc Mountain Ridge, Moose Creek Valley, Ice River, B.C., Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  Mostly gem, this specimen measures in at 3.3 x 1.2 x .8 cm.  Basically impossible to find this material any longer and it was rare in the first place.  Collected by museum staff in 1982.  Zero damage.  Mounted in a perky box but easily removable.  Outstanding luster and overall, a fine example when compared to similar material from the find.  $145

 

 

 

 

OKJ-522

OKJ-522    Natrolite    Zinc Mountain Ridge, Moose Creek Valley, Ice River, B.C., Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  Mostly gem, this specimen measures in at 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm.  Basically impossible to find this material any longer and it was rare in the first place.  This is a very rare double terminated crystal.  Collected by museum staff in 1982.  Zero damage.  Mounted in a perky box but easily removable.  Outstanding luster and overall, a fine example when compared to similar material from the find.  Facet grade in most areas of the crystal.  $100

 

 

 

 

OKJ-523

OKJ-523    Celestine   Meckley Quarry, Mandata, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Outstanding crystal group for this location with intergrown blocky crystals typical of the area to 1.5 cm on edge.  2.9 x 2.4 x 2 cm makes this a large TN for the location… actually one of the finer ones I have seen.  Mounted in a perky box but appears to be a floater.  Nice competition level specimen.  It could stand to be cleaned and re-mounted.  I’ll sell “as is” and this will become someone’s pride and joy for a real deal at only $95

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