January 2013 Update

 

OKJ-552

OKJ-552     Gypsum     Willow Creek, Nanton, Alberta, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A classic single crystal floater with no damage and gemmy interior.  A micro fracture internally is creating diffraction rainbow that adds to its overall aesthetics.  3.7 x 2 x 1.1 cm.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-553

OKJ-553    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, high luster example measuring 1.9 cm long.  It is mostly green with some purple.  No damage.  Tiny crystal is several places, including termination.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-554

OKJ-554     Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm example.  Healed base termination and no damage.  Pink and green combo.  Nicely priced at   $38. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-555

OKJ-555     Spinel    Mogok, Burma.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A twin and a simple octahedron measuring .5 and .7 cm in diameter.  Gemmy.  A couple dings to the octahedron.  Well mounted, bright red and transparent.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-556

OKJ-556   Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, high luster example measuring 3.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  It is light green in color and damage free.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-558

OKJ-558    Malachite on Chalcocite     Houhaille Quarry, Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Here is a rare thing!  2.4 x 1.6 x 1 cm overall.  Forest green malachite coating well formed chalcocite.  Edge contacts but overall in nice condition.  I have not seen one of these from this location before so I must assume that it is an uncommon find for this prolific natrolite locality.  This is probably way under priced but I am trying to be conservative given my lack of knowledge regarding this species from this locale.  $190

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-559

OKJ-559     Leucite     Civita Castellana, Rome, Italy.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A good example, floater cluster with minor attached putty. 2.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm with crystals to 1.9 cm each.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-560

OKJ-560    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, double terminated, high luster example measuring 2.1 x .7 x .7 cm.  It is vibrant, deep green color and has no damage.  Interior is moderately gemmy.  Very nice.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-561

OKJ-561     Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm example.  All double and fully terminated crystals intergrown with minor albite crystals.  Pink and green combo.  No damage.  Nicely priced at   $50. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-562

OKJ-562     Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm example.  All double terminated crystals with only one appearing to have been healed, intergrown with minor albite crystals.  Pink, light green, and dark green combo.  No damage.  Nicely priced at   $45. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-563

OKJ-563    Titanite     Conselhiero Pena District, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive twin crystal of triangular shape measuring 1.8 x 1.1 x .6 cm.  Moderately gemmy, well formed, high luster and no damage.  Very tiny base contact.  Great price!!   $34

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-564

OKJ-564     Vivianite    Huanuni, Oruro. Bolivia.   A spray if acicular crystals measuring 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  They are very transparent and in good condition.  Very attractive and delicate.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-565

OKJ-565    Elbaite     Lord Hill Mine, Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single terminated gem of very light blue to red color.  1.6 x .7 x .4 cm.  Minor termination chipping but overall nice.  Certainly an uncommon New England piece.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-566

 

OKJ-566    Andradite     Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Intergrown cluster of several crystals that measures 1.5 cm in diameter.  Fantastic form, good luster and color.  Complete all around, minor pyrite flecks.  1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm.  Classic east coast locality.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-567

OKJ-567     Elbaite   Panjsher, Afghanistan.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Amber yellow color that measures 2.2 x 1.1 x .9 cm.   Excellent luster form and no damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-568

OKJ-568    Pyrite    Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nice single crystal measuring 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm.  Classic east coast locality.  Very minor chip visible with 10x magnification.  $36

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-569

OKJ-569    Elbaite     Haddam Neck, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine single crystal of rich green color.  The piece measures 3.6 x .5 x .5 cm and is totally gemmy.  Termination is dinged but otherwise attractive and desirable.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-570

OKJ-570    Chalcocite    Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, prev. Univ. of Rochester College collection.  This is certainly a classic east coast locality with no rivals for this rare species except those from Wisconsin.  Specimens from this locale are one of the true cornerstones of any respectable east coast site.  This piece has a fantastic classic look due to its even, steel gray patina.  A large TN specimen measuring 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.  Sharply crystallized in all areas. Excellent provenance.  There are several spots showing damage so the price is deeply discounted.  In pristine condition this piece would be well out of the reach of most collectors.  These things have become as rare as “hens teeth” and are mineralogically important (ref. Rocks and Minerals, 11: 37 and the Mineralogical Record, 32, 433).  An exceptionally fine, rare and desirable specimen for the discriminating thumbnail collector.  625$

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-571

OKJ-571    Amethyst    Schaar Farm, Buffalo Ridge, Amherst Co. Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive cluster of light purple, mottled crystals measuring 3.1 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm overall.  Good luster and form.  One very small tip ding.  $32

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-572

OKJ-572     Hematite    Chub Lake, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Bright metallic blades on matrix of massive hematite.  3.l x 2.9 x 2 cm.  No damage.  Long closed location, now uncommon material.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-574

OKJ-574     Apatite      Canoe Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A well formed blue single crystal measuring 3.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm.  Excelent form, clean termination, good luster.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-576

OKJ-576    Lanarkite    Susanna Mine, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Bill Pinch collection.  A small, approximately .6 cm long, crystal of this rare mineral from its type locality.  No damage.  White, lustrous and quite well formed.  A rare find.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-577

OKJ-577    Beryl    Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A well formed, internally gemmy single crystal measuring 2.2 x 1 x .8 cm.  No damage.  Light blue green color.  Nice example of old material from the 1960s.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-578

OKJ-578     Dolomite     Teruel, Aragon, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Often called teruelite these crystals are very sharply formed, dark in color floaters to 1.2 cm each.  They have nice luster and there are four of them in the perky box.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-579

OKJ-579    Enargite     Quirvilca Mine, Quirvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Five well formed, metallic blades interconnect to make up this 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm specimen.  There is no damage to the piece and there is minor pyrite as a crystalline accessory mineral.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-524

OKJ-524    Pyrite     French Crek Mine, St. Peter Co., PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very sharp and lustrous octahedron of pyrite measuring 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm overall.  One corner, on back, is dinged.  Mounted in a perky box.  Quite aesthetic in its for.  A nice find from this classic east coast iron mine.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-526

OKJ-526     Cassiterite    Cligga Mine, Cligga Head, St. Agnes District, Cornwall, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A dark colored single crystal floater measuring 1.6 x .7 x .7 cm. Nice luster, interesting hemimorphic form. No damage.  Classics like this one don’t last long around here so if you’re interested you had better move fast on it.   $160

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-527

OKJ-527     Leucite     Civita Castellana, Rome, Italy.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fairly large TN specimen measuring 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.  Light color low luster example with good form, no damage and only one small matrix attachment spot.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-528

OKJ-528     Pyrite      Ambas Aguas, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A big crystal that barely fits in a perky box.  It measures 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm on edges and is a single floater crystal of good luster and no damage.  One small contact mark from another cube.  Outstanding form and very interesting surface characteristics.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-529

OKJ-529    Aragonite    Johnby Quarry, near Penrith, Cumbria, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A pair of gray brown crystals to 3.3 cm in length.  Small contacts from matrix, no damage, good form.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-530

OKJ-530    Epidote     Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Austria.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A sharp grouping of tiny epidote crystals from this classic European locality.  They are covered by acicular termolite of bisolite and the entire piece measures 2 x .8 x .6 cm.  No damage and in a perky box. Nice but, “yes”, small.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-531

OKJ-531     Fluorite      Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Beautiful water clear crystals to 1.4 cm on edge on a light tannish white section of matrix.  Size is 3 x 2 x 2 cm.  Zero damage and high marks on aesthetics.  The nicely developed surface growth patterns so typical of this material are a plus adding some contrast.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-532

OKJ-532    Weloganite with Franconite overgrowths  Upper Sill, Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Classic material from a long closed location.  Two crystals one heavy in overgrowth and the other very minimally coated.  One is just over a cm and the other just under a cm in length.  Nice hour glass shaped crystals in excellent (damage free) condition.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-534

OKJ-534    Hematite coated Calcite     Faraday Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Classic material from Canada’s primary mineral district.  Intergrown crystals to 2.7 cm each.  The cluster measures.3.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm.  Backside and base contact with great views of damage free sides, top and front.  Excellent example of most uncommon material.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-535

OKJ-535    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, single terminated crystal measuring 2.5 x .7 x .7 cm.  The crystal is of the highest luster, finest green color and internally only slightly fractured.  Termination is slightly morphed and there is one small backside contact.  No damage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-537

OKJ-537    Vesuvianite     Lot 11, Conc. XI, Dungannon Twp., Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A well formed, lustrous single crystal measuring 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm.  Double terminated with minor matrix on back.  Pleasing brown color, good translucence and no damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-538

OKJ-538     Natrolite on Aegirine      De-Mix Quarry, Mt. St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Two long acicular black aegirine crystals are coated by double terminated, translucent natrolites.  Crude terminations on the aegirines.  No damage.  4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm.  Very nice.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-539

OKJ-539    Weloganite     Upper Sill, Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A sharp single crystal, double terminated with a very small contact at on end.  For all appearances you’d have to consider it a floater unless inspected with 10x magnification.  1.7 x .9 x .8 cm.  Nice luster and interesting figure-8 shape to crystal.  No damage.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-541

OKJ-541     Analcime     Croft Quarry, Croft, Leicestershire, England.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An amazing TN with only a tiny matrix contact on one end (almost a floater).  Clear crystal surfaces over white interiors, sharp form, amazing luster…I could go on and on about this one.  Individual crystals to over a cm each form this sculptural mass measuring 3.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm.  Zero damage.  Excellent in all respects.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-542

OKJ-542     Elbaite  on pseudocubic Quartz      Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An interesting specimen that measures 3.3 x 2 x 1.7 cm.  The tourmaline is well terminated and 1.1 cm across, translucent and the typical multicoloerd greens.  Damage free floater.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-543

OKJ-543     Elbaite  on pseudocubic Quartz      Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A lighter green color than normal and quite transparent, gemmy in areas however surface luster and striations block out this attribute.  Included quartz from the bottom.  The crystal is double terminated with some base contact.  Interesting and unusual.  1.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-544

OKJ-544    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Green crystal core coated thick in the rich purple color that is most desired in this material.  The crystal cluster is a floater with the single large double terminated crystal dominating.  2.2 x 1.6 x 1 cm.  Great luster and translucence/ transparency.  No damage.  Very desirable and aesthetic.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-546

OKJ-546     Spinel    Luc Yan, Vietnam.  A dark colored floater cluster measuring 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm.  Mixed luster, interesting form.  A good piece with only the most minor of chips in a couple of spots that you’ll need 10x to find.  Nice.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-547

OKJ-547     Hematite on Quartz     Mamora, Ontario, Canada.  Self collected by Michael Walter, mid 1990s.  This was the nicest example of the type of material rarely found at this quarry.  I had it analyzed to verify species.  Small metallic fibrous balls to several mm each coat the bright quartz crystals. Domical so it views well from all sides.  Needs to be seen in hand to really appreciate.  3.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm.  Nice luster, great aesthetics.  This is one of those uncommon things found only through field collectors well versed with the given locality.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-548

OKJ-548     Zircon    MacDonald Quarry, Hybla, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Wards of Rochester.  2.6 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm cluster of unusually shaped crystals of reddish brown zircon crystals.  Minor contacts but in very good condition.  Interesting, moderate luster, sharp form.  A nice piece for the price.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-549

OKJ-549     Gypsum       Willow Creek, Nanton, Alberta, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  As twinned crystals these specimens are rare and this floater is one of those oddities.  It measures 2.9 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  It is clear and blocky in form.  No damage of contacts.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-550

OKJ-550     Fluorite      Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Beautiful water clear, very slightly green, crystals to 1.8 cm on edge on a light tannish white section of matrix coated by barite crystals.  Size is 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm.  Zero damage and high marks on aesthetics.  The nicely developed surface growth patterns so typical of this material are a plus adding some contrast.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-551

OKJ-551    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, high luster example measuring 2.7 x .9 x .9 cm.  It is vibrant, deep green color and has no damage.  Interior is moderately included by fractures.  Floater with one end being healed and the other steeply terminated and having a small crystal contact (also well healed.  Very nice.  $90

 

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