Apatite and Other Mineral Specimens from Bear Lake, Ontario For Sale

 

Apatite specimens like this one, photographed for Rock and Gem Magazine, are not all that uncommon at the Bear Lake diggings near Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.    Some of the finest large mineral specimens in North America can be found at the Bear Lake diggings in Ontario, Canada.  This fine fluorapatite is but one example.  

                                                                            All specimens seen above are fluorapaptite

 

The Bear Lake occurrence, off Madill Road, near Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada offers a diversity of mineral specimens.  Many of these minerals attain enormous size while retaining excellently form.  I have an article that was published for Rock and Gem magazine describing the site and its minerals for your reading pleasure.  This is now a closed location.

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-173

OKO-173    Feldspar    Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  A fine cluster of damage free feldspars... a 3.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm grouping.  Nice. $25      Read our Article on this locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-166

OKO-166    Titanite and Feldspar    Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, mid-1990s.  This is a fine thumbnail sized piece that measures 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm .  All double terminated crystals up to 1.7 cm each.  Lustrous, beautifully formed cluster with minor feldspar crystals.  This excellent example is a damage free floater.  Closed location.  $80       Read our Article on this locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-167

OKO-167    Titanite and Feldspar    Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, mid-1990s.  This is a typical thumbnail sized piece that measures 3 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm .  Lustrous, and nicely formed cluster with very minor feldspar crystals.  Minor chipping as seen.  Closed location.  $25     Read our Article on this locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-169

OKO-169    Titanite Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, mid-1990s.  This is a fine thumbnail sized piece that measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm . A lustrous, beautifully formed, double terminated crystal.  Damage free floater with tiny rider.  Closed location.  $45       Read our Article on this locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-170

OKO-170    Titanite Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, mid-1990s.  This is a fine thumbnail sized piece that measures 2.7 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm. A lustrous, beautifully formed, double terminated crystal.  Damage free floater with no damage.  Closed location.  $45       Read our Article on this locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-432

OKH-432       Titanite       Bear Lake Diggings, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A superior example showing the highest of luster, consistent coloring (a rich brown), and textbook form.  A couple small riders are also in great condition and well formed.  This fine piece measures 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm.  Floater.  VERY minor chipping on one edge as seen.  Exceptional TN.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-953

OKK-953    Fluorapatite     Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter Collection.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1997.  Figured Specimen, Rock and Gem Magazine, July 2001, p. 26.  A large stocky single, double terminated crystal measuring 9 x 5 x 4.3 cm.  This is one of those rare examples from Ontario that is reasonably well terminated.  One of the nicest I ever found out of the many thousands.  All sides are very lustrous, some with small gemmy areas, good even green color, no staining, heavy and substantial.  A fine piece to handle and admire.  These have become rare finds now.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-747

OKJ-747    Titanite and Feldspar      Bear Lake Diggings, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection and collector, circ. 1990.  A good cluster with numerous ax blade shaped crystals sprouting out of feldspar crystal.  Minor fluorapatite on back.  3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  Mounted in perky box.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-380

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OKH-380    Titanite with Feldspar     Bear Lake Diggings, Maddill Road, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter (early 1990s).  This is a single crystal of complex form, nice luster and no damage.  It measures in at 5 x 5.5 x 1.3 cm.  Minor feldspar and hornblende (fluo-magnesio-kataphorate).  A fine floater.  These are nearly impossible to find now a days at the site or for sale in fine examples like this one.  Very nice in hand and better than the images indicate.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-860

OKJ-860     Wernerite    Bear Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  A 2.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm branching cluster of translucent crystal.  All well formed and damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-578

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OKI-578    Titanite     Bear Lake Diggings, near Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This clove brown specimen is two crystals in parallel growth.  Total size is 3.3 x 3 x 1.4 cm.  Almost floater with only minimal base contact on this double terminated piece.  No damage.  Its tough to replace pieces like this at this cost.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-593

OKB-593    Leucoene pseudo after Titanite.  Bear Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Self collected specimen from my personal collection.  This specimen appears to be fully replaced which is quite unusual.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-599

OKB-599    Leucoene pseudo after Titanite.  Bear Lake, Ontario, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Good floater crystal.  32$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-936

OKA-936 Apatite Bear Lake, Ontario, Canada. Great little double terminated, green crystal. This one is 4.6 cm long by 2 cm wide. No matrix. Naturally weathered from calcite. High luster and showy. 12$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-937

OKA-937 Apatite Bear Lake, Ontario, Canada. 2.5 cm long by 1.3 cm wide gemmy crystal with a nice light green color and high luster. Less fracturing than is typical for this material. Attractive, double terminated thumbnail crystal. 15$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-423 Titanites Bear Lake, Ontario, Canada. Superb, small specimens from this famous location. Self collected material from this summer. These specimens and the ones previously listed in this catalog are some of the best Ive ever found. These specimens are of the highest luster and best form that this location offers. Crystals are deep brown, opaque (translucent in very small areas or on thin edges) and sometimes in combination with apatite and feldspar.

 

 

 

 

OKA-423C

OKA-423C 4 x 3.2 cm crystal in minor feldspar matrix. Very nice. Displays equally well from all sides. 45$

 



OKA-423D 3.5 x 3.5 cm cluster of titanites, feldspars and a 1.5 cm crystal of fluo- magnesio-kataphorate. Largest titanite is 3.5 cm. Displays nicely. 38$

 

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