Michigan Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

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                             Copper in Calcite                                                                   Copper in Calcite                                                                            Copper                                                                             Copper in Calcite

 

We normally have a good selection of minerals from the copper mines and mineral prospects of Michigan.  Sometimes we have fantastic examples of coppers, silvers, and half breeds.  Michigan is also well known for its fine celestine crystals and other minerals such as datolite. 

 

 

OKP-185A

OKP-185A     Copper Crystals in Prehnite    Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  The specimen seen here is composed of tiny crystallized copper crystals mixed in balls of crystalline prehnite (mislabeled on tag as datolite).  Nice patina to the copper crystals and good luster and color for the prehnite.  This vug like specimen measures 5.6 x 3.3 x 2 cm.  No damage.  $190

 

 

 

 

OKO-208

OKO-208    Fluorite    Holloway Quarry, Berlin Township, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by John Medici.  A yellow cube with secondary fluorite overgrowths in purple.  Tiny ding on bottom corner as seen.  2.1 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm.  Nice piece and location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-159

OKM-159      Fluorite with Celestine    Holloway Quarry, Berlin Township, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  Fine, deep brown cubes in a domical cluster measuring 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm.  Celestine is broken off on one side as can be clearly seen and cube near it as a very tiny ding.  Otherwise the specimen is in nice condition.  Uncommon material.   $50

 

 

 

 

OKO-327

OKO-327     Celestine    Scofield Quarry, Maybee, Monroe, County, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A transparent single crystal that measures 2.2 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  Interesting surface feature, high luster, minimal internal cracking, no damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-589

OKN-589    Silver and Copper    Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Crude silver crystals on non-crystallized copper (“halfbreed”).   1.7 x 1 x .3 cm.  No damage.  Typical patina.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-445

OKN-445    Pyrolusite   Alberta, Baraga County, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  5 x 3 x 1.8 cm piece with bright silver colored pyrolusite on druse quartz.  No damage and exceptional luster.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-446

OKN-446     Pyrolusite   Alberta, Baraga County, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6.8 x 5.9 x 3.8 cm piece with bright silver colored, large, aesthetic spray of pyrolusite on matrix.  No damage, beautiful form, and exceptional luster.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-325

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Front view but laying sideways

OKN-325      Celestine       Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large grouping of several double terminated crystals.  The piece measures 16.7 x 7 x 7 cm overall.  The crystals are in fine condition and all are lightly embedded in a small section of matrix.  The base of the matrix has one broke crystal facing downward (this is seen in the first image which is the back of the piece) as would be expected.  It displays damage free if positioned with the matrix downward (which is frankly impossible without a custom base or stand).  These big, fine crystals make the specimen top heavy so Harold had it lying on its side for display.  $425

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-339

OKN-339     Celestine with Calcite      Maybe, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7.1 x 5 x 1.2 cm thick crystal with a dusting of small calcites along termination.  No damage.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-971

OKN-971      Barite with Calcite      Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Large, thick bladed crystals to over 6.5 cm each compose this light blue specimen dominated by barite.  Piece measures 9.1 x 8.1 x 7 cm overall.  The matrix has schalenohedral, yellow calcites with most being covered by the barite.  Big barites are damage free but a section of front does show damage in one spot.  Still, this piece will display very nicely and is a value at.... $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-432

OKN-432     Copper     Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. This branching network of copper crystals is composed of nicely formed crystals to 1.6 cm in length.  The piece measures 7.6 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm.  It is an aesthetic grouping with no points of attachment.  There are two distinct generations of crystals with the first being larger, and in many cases, exceptionally well formed.  Many of these crystals are exceedingly complex.  The color ranges from a classic copper patina to somewhat brighter areas.  No damage.  Really fine example of North American copper.  $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-134

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OKN-134     Gypsum     Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A 10 x 6.5 x 4 cm piece with fine single and double terminated crystals on matrix.  Great terminations on these crystals with only a few showing minor bruising.  Gemmy clear with excellent luster to the crystals.  Very nice condition overall.  Unusual location.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-827

OKM-827     Datolite    Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Previous collection tags indicate the piece may be from the Copper Falls Mine.  A very large 10.2 x 7.2 cm slab that measures a consistent .8 cm thick.  No damage.  Good color due to inclusions of copper.  Nicely polished.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-988

OKM-988     Celestine    Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A cluster composed of light blue (sorry, it is not evident in the images), double terminated crystals to 4.5 cm each.  they are interlocked in a group measuring 5.5 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm.  Only one crystal's edge shows any contact so it is almost a floater.  No damage.  Great quality.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-783

OKM-783     Barite   Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A wonderful light blue cluster of double terminated, tabular barites on limestone matrix.  The piece measures 6.4 x 5 x 3.7 cm overall with crystals to 3.4 cm each.  Base has two crystals that were attached and are not clipped off.  All views are nice, damage free with lots to look at.  Good luster and an attractive mix of matrix and crystals.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-191

OKM-191    Barite      Probably Maybee, Michigan (but undetermined).  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Transparent crystals to over 7 cm comprise this grouping.  It measures 7 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm.  The crystals have wonderful form, nice phantoms, nice luster, and no damage.  An excellent grouping.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-182

OKM-182      Celestine     Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large crystal group measuring 10 x 9.4 x 2 cm.  Perfect cleave on base allows it to stand upright for display.  Good luster and medium blue color.  Tiny chip on back of piece with everything else showing no damage.  It displays very nicely from any direction.  $270

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-821

OKJ-821    Fluorite and Celestine?    Holloway Quarry, Berlin Township, Michigan.  A superb TN specimen with no damage and great aesthetics.  It measures 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  The crystals are very translucent, a rich brown color and very high on luster.  The celestine? (could be anhydrite) crystals are a light blue and also well formed, lustrous and add to the aesthetics of the piece.  No damage could be a floated but difficult to tell as it is mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-665

OKK-665    Pyrolusite     Alberta, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A spray of fully terminated high luster crystals on part of a quartz lined cavity.  Only a couple of small contacts on some crystals, most all are well terminated.  Mounted in a perky box.  2.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm.   $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-663

OKK-663    Pyrolusite     Alberta, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A spray of fully terminated high luster crystals in a small quartz lined cavity.  Zero damage and of high quality.  3.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-861

OKJ-861     Fluorite    Holloway Quarry, Berlin, Township, Michigan.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Iridescent purple crystals in a 3 x 2.2 x 2 cm cluster.  Edge contacts but all main crystals are damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.  Showy.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-836

OKJ-836    Fluorite    Holloway Quarry, Berlin Township, Michigan.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Plate of cubes of good transparency, high luster and moderate iridescence.  It measures 3.7 x 3.5 x 1.8 but does fit in a perky box.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-647

OKJ-647     Celestine    Scofield Quarry, Maybee, Montroe County, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful pair of stocky, lustrous and very translucent, transparent in much of their interiors, crystals on matrix.  4 x 2.8 x 2.5 makes it a very large TN but it will fit in a perky box.  The color is the only real giveaway that these are celestines.  The form could pass better for fluorite.  Very aesthetic.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-869

OKH-869    Ripidolite pseudomorphs after Garnet      RESERVED     Spurr Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Looks to be a floater, opaque, matt luster and measures 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-700

OKI-700     Selenite     Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm blade of clear selenite.  One side is clear and well formed while the other has contact areas.  Mounted in a perky box.  8$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-617

OKI-617    Pyrolusite    Alberta, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Showy metallic crystals of this uncommon mineral on matrix.  Acicular, damage free crystals to 1.5 cm each in a cluster on matrix (uncommon).  The specimen measures 2.4 x 1.6 x .7 cm.  The matrix is crystallized quartz so gives the metallic crystals an excellent background.  Nice.  75$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-264

OKI-264     Epidote and Quartz     Central Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A fine domical miniature measuring 4.9 x 4 x 3 cm.  There is a thick coating of rich green epidote and clear quartz on entire upper surface.  Edge damage due to removal from matrix which would be expected and a couple of small quartz points are gone in central region of piece.  All crystals are tiny (druze) and everything is of a very high luster.  An unusual specimen for this region.  60$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-306

Termination close up

OKF-306     Celestine     Stoneco Maybee Quarry, Michigan.  This is an enormous single crystal measuring 11 x 12.4 cm this 3.4 cm thick.  It is two shades of blue and has a complex termination with multiple points.  There are lots of tiny rider crystals near the base of the specimen on the front and the back.  The crystal had contact with another on its left-hand side and a few of the riders in the backside are chipped otherwise this exceptionally large, heavy crystal that is in very good condition.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-094

OKF-094    Copper in Calcite on Calcite    Upper Peninsula, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A double terminated primary crystal with other tiny crystals on a copper matrix.  3 x 2 cm.  Another classic which are becoming very difficult to find in desirable specimens such as this one at this kind of price.  Attached to glass plate which can be removed.  No damage.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-379

Crystal Closeup

Custom engraved acrylic base with specimen in a more displayable position.

OKD-379      Copper    Phoenix Mine, Michigan.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.   Here is certainly the nicest copper specimen I have ever had the privilege of handling.  It measures 11.5 x 9.5 cm and is far more three-dimensional than the photos seem to indicate.  The specimen is illustrated in Teresa Kennedy's book, "Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power".  It branches out in several directions with large crystals to 4 cm in diameter.  The piece has a wonderful light patina and is textbook in form.  I have photographed the specimen without a stand whereas it displays best with one.  When displayed the piece should be rotated 90 degree from the position in which I have photographed it (photographed correctly on base).  That way the small crystals are at its base and the largest crystals stand up and branch outward on the top of the specimen.  The specimen is a free-floating pocket specimen with only one spot that could potentially be a point of attachment to matrix.  There is no damage visible even with the aid of magnification.  It would have a hard time being better in any way.  I searched all the top dealers and the Michigan specialists at the Tucson show this year and failed to find a specimen that stacked up to this one.  I could go on and on about how nice this piece is but it really needs to be seen to be appreciated.  Without a doubt this is of museum caliber.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  9,800$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-382

OKE-382     Copper included Caclite    Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  As I imagine most readers know these specimens are tough to get in any size.  This specimen is small, 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm, but has great color and luster.  Several crystals are on matrix.  Nice.  195$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-024

OKE-024    Pyrolusite  Taylor Mine, Baraga Co., Michigan.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A exceptionally fine cluster of well terminated crystals to over 2 cm each.  The grouping measures 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.6 and is coated by nice crystals with only a couple on the periphery showing damaged (when displayed right these don’t show).  Bright metallic luster.  Very rare to find pyrolusite this nice and especially from Michigan.  A rare find.  395$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-831

OKD-831    Celestine    Maybee, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Here is a thick single crystal which measures 4 x 3 x 2 cm and is an attractive ice blue color.  The termination is rather complex and interesting.  The crystal is damage free.  35$

 

 



 

 

OKD-381

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Custom engraved acrylic base

OKD-381       Prehnite on Copper in Calcite    Quincy Mine, Michigan.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.   Here is a smaller cluster (5 cm) with very nice copper phantoms.  One calcite tip is cleaved but difficult to notice in person or photos.  Crystals are well formed, double terminated and lightly striated.   It takes a nice, yet realistic, photograph.  The piece is one of the finest miniatures I have ever offered.  2,800$

 

 

 

 



 

OKD-382

OKD-382        Copper in Calcite    Quincy Mine, Michigan.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.   13 x 7 cm partial vug with larger dominating crystal.  Big crystal is 6 cm.  Lower section of main crystal is cleaved.  Out of all the copper in calcite pieces from this collection, this is the poorest, yet it is still a substantial and very noteworthy specimen.  It displays nicely, however, on close inspection I find the damage to be distracting and certainly detrimental to its potential value.  As a result it is offered here at approximately 15% to 20% of what it would be should it have been damage free.  It is still a rare American classic in search of a home. 1,200$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-367

Closeup

OKD-367    Calcite on Copper    Quincy Mine, Ilancock, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.   Classic stuff…Beautiful calcite schalenohedrons to 1.3 cm each with well bright inclusions of copper.  The piece displays well from all sides and could be set a couple of different ways.  Very attractive for this material.  Zero damage.  The specimen could be trimmed down on one side but I would not.  It is about 9 cm high as is.  It is attractive just the way it is.  This is a tough to find specimen at any price.   This one is priced well below what others charge for quality specimens like this…3,500$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-300

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Side View

OKD-300    Native Silver Crystals   Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan.   Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.    4.5 x 3.5 x 1 cm overall.  Another rare American classic.  This silver is composed of poorly defined, branching crystals which create a nice aesthetic form (though somewhat two dimensional in nature).  Patina typical of material of this era.  Perfect condition.   1,425$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-303

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OKD-303    Silver Nugget   Keweenau Peninsula, Michigan.   Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.    Another fine piece with no more specific location given.  This one measures 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.  The previous purchase tag is with this one and describe it as being purchased in 1979 when silver ran at about 16$ per ounce.  This piece is over 6 ounces (186 grams).  It has no damage and a mild patina.  1,400$

 

 

 

 

 

CCM016

Thick, heavy 4.5 cm crystal with single and double terminated riders on backside. 45$

 

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