Fluoro-richterite and Phlogopite Mineral Specimens from

Wilberforce, Ontario For Sale

 

Gemmy red philogopite mica is commonly found at the Wilberforce roadcut.    Great clusters of fluor-richterite are the specimens of choice from the location.   

                         Phlogopite                                                                        Fluoro-richterite in Calcite                                                                          Fluoro-richterite

 

These are unique specimens from a road cut site.  Specimens are comprised of fluoro-richterite (a hornblende family mineral) and, or, phlogopite in FLUORESCENT massive calcite.  Read about this occurrence, Fluoro-richterite From Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada, under out Field Collecting section.

 

 

 

 

OKO-174

OKO-174      Fluororichterite    Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1990s.  A tablet shaped, double terminated crystal of this rare mineral that measures 2.3 x 2.2 x 1 cm in edges.  Great luster and impeccable form.  See our Field Collecting article on this location.  This is a very fine, damage free example of the material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-175

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OKO-175      Fluororichterite and Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1990s.  A tablet shaped, double terminated crystal of this rare mineral that measures 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm with a couple small rider crystals and a little phlogopite as an accessory.  Great luster and impeccable form.  See our Field Collecting article on this location.  The rider crystal is cleaved but the primary ones (the two in parallel growth) are damage free.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-176

OKO-176      Fluororichterite      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1990s.  A tablet shaped, double terminated crystal of this rare mineral that measures 2.1 x 2 x 1.3 cm in edges.  Great luster and impeccable form.  See our Field Collecting article on this location.  This is a very fine, damage free example of the material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-177

OKO-177      Fluororichterite      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Collected by Michael Walter, 1990s.  A tablet shaped, double terminated crystal of this rare mineral that measures 2.7 x 2.2 x 1 cm in edges.  Great luster and impeccable form.  See our Field Collecting article on this location.  This is an exceptional example.  One very small cleave on one corner is not distracting from this piece’s high quality.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-587

OKN-587   Fluoro-richterite on Calcite    RESERVED   Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  3.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm twinned crystal embedded in calcite.  No damage.  Nice example of this rare species.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-657

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OKK-657    Fluoro-richterite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Collected by Michael Walter in 1990's.  Figured Specimen, Rock and Gem Magazine, October 2008, p. 72-75.  This was one of the first important specimens I ever field collected.  I say "important" because it is the finest fluororichterite (NOT fluorichterite or any other misspelling) I have seen.  I've reviewed many many thousands and field collected thousands of these myself.  This one is amazing.  Although selectively etched, which some collectors dislike, it is a cabinet sized display piece with, in my mind, no equal.  The crystals are beautifully formed, lustrous and mostly double terminated.  Only a couple of edge crystals are broken from connections to surrounding matrix (calcite).  No damage to the body of the piece or primary crystals.  Many are twinned.  The terminations are a mix of pinnicoids (flat) and more complex forms.  it sits beautifully and views great from any angle, back top or bottom!  It measures 12 x 9 x 6 cm with crystals to 4.5 cm.  I hope this specimen ends up in a Canadian museum as it deserved to.  I've seen many bigger, many nice almost perfect TN sized specimens but no specimen equal to the quality of this hand sized piece.  I've seen prices all over the map for this material and am pricing this one at a middle of the road to high price as I have nothing of this quality out there to compare to.  $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-942

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OKK-942       Fluoro-richterite   (NOT fluorichterite or any other misspelling)      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Collected by Michael Walter in 1990's.  Figured Specimen, Rock and Gem Magazine, October 2008, p. 72-75.  This small cabinet piece measures 7.7 x 7 x 5.5 cm overall with a large central 6 plus cm double terminated crystals.  This is a natural specimen in calcite with numerous other fine fluororichterite crystals (one twinned) numerous double terminated.  Come very minor chipping but overall in fantastic shape for a group of crystals broken out of massive calcite.  Very fine, complex terminations.  Great piece.  $345

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-943

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OKK-943      Phlogopite       Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Collected by Michael Walter in 1990's.  Figured Specimen, Rock and Gem Magazine, October 2008, p. 72-75.  This cute little example has a .7 cm hexagonal phlogopite crystal on a shard of fluororichterite.  What makes it special is that the phlogopite is completely gem.    The second photo is too dark and the first is slightly backlit.  Any light at all on this crystal makes it very clear it is completely transparent.  Very unusual for this material.  3.3 x 2 x 1 cm.  $170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-944

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OKK-944       Fluoro-richterite   (NOT fluorichterite or any other misspelling)      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Collected by Michael Walter in 1990's.  Figured Specimen, Rock and Gem Magazine, October 2008, p. 72-75.     4.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm strongly twinned crystal.  Contacts on one side and a small part of the back otherwise very smooth and lustrous.  The twin plane is amazing!  The photos will tell the story.  Twins are not uncommon with this material but twins like this are very very rare.  Displays great.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-945

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OKK-945       Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Collected by Michael Walter in 1990's.  Figured Specimen, Rock and Gem Magazine, October 2008, p. 72-75.  A very nice phlogopite crystal.  Sits upright and has several other crystals penetrating from sides and back.  Large for this species at this location.  5 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm.   $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-604

OKJ-604     Phlogopite     Earl Property, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An exceptional example of these fine mica crystals.  Terminated by pinnicoids, high in luster and nice rich color.  Slightly translucent with minor calcite matrix.  Large for this location. And aesthetic for a mica.  2.2 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  Nice.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-595

OKJ-595       Edenite (Fluoro-richterite)      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm blocky group of high luster crystals.  Dark greenish black, translucent and very sharp for the species. Damage free.  A fine example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-164

OKI-164    Fluoro-richterite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  I just cleaned up all the material I had stashed away from collecting in the 1980s and 1990s.  This is the best TN I ever collected from the site in many years of seriously working the locale.  We drilled, sawed and brought home literally thousands of pounds of this material.  This one is truly special.  If I had it cleaned when I wrote the Rock and Gem article it would have been photographed for the publication.  It must go because it is not from NYS or figured in a publication.  I have several figured specimens from this site and this one is better than any of them!  It measures 3.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm overall and is composed of two interlocked crystals.  One large dominant double terminated crystal and a smaller rider which is attached to a lower edge of the main crystal’s base and skewed an attractive angle.  The main crystal has additional forms visible in its termination which I was unaware occurred in these crystals, so it also has an extra “crystallographic” interest.  The luster is as high as it gets in these crystals and there is no damage what so ever.  Perfect terminations!!!  There is minor red mica (phlogopite) along one edge.  Minor striations, minor solution pits, major aesthetic.  A specimen for the top shelf collector of pieces of this size.  The best of the best.  595$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-279 and Phlogopite Closeup

OKB-279      Fluoro-richterite/ Phlogopite      Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. 9 cm long, piece containing lots of crystals of both minerals.  The mica crystals are exceptional with the smaller ones being gemmy an red in color.   Specimen has been etched to show the crystals in high relief.  Only one of the few locations in the world for this mineral and this one is an excellent example of the mineral. Very nice.   40$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-958

OKA-958    Fluoro-richterite/ Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. Showy cluster of lustrous crystals in white calcite matrix. Crystals are up to 3 cm. The grouping views nicely from all sides. 28$

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-757    Fluoro-richterite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. 7.5 cm long, double terminated gray/ black crystal extends through a light buff colored cleavage fragment of calcite. very clean and showy. One of the few locations in the world for this mineral and this one is an excellent example of the material. One end sticks out over 2 cm off matrix and almost all of the main crystal is visible out of the matrix. 38$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-164

OKB-164     Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. Several well formed crystals to 1.5 cm each. Smaller crystals are translucent and largest opaque. Deep red color on grayish white FLUORESCENT calcite. 4 cm tall. 24$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-165

OKB-165     Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. 1.5 cm crystal site sideways on top of a 3.5 cm piece of pinkish white FLUORESCENT calcite. 19$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-166

OKB-166     Phlogopite/ Fluoro-richterite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. Mix of translucent, deep red phlogopite and opaque fluoroichterite (to 3 cm) in gray FLUORESCENT calcite. 17$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-167

OKB-167     Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. 1 cm phlogopite sites on a small piece of cream colors, etched, FLUORESCENT calcite. 10$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-168

OKB-168     Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. 1.6 cm translucent, FLUORESCENT crystal with no matrix. 15$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-169

OKB-169     Phlogopite     Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada. 1.5 cm translucent, FLUORESCENT crystal with no matrix. 15$

 

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