Quartz and Other Mineral Specimens from Greely, Ontario For Sale

 

 

      

                      Quartz, Calcite, Dolomite                                                        Calcite                                                                               Calcite                                                                                      Quartz

 

Calcite/ Dolomite/ Pyrite/ Quartz from the Grant Quarry and the Blair Hill locality near Greely, Ontario, Canada have both produced outstanding specimens.   Most of these specimens are composed of two or more minerals on a matrix of massive gray dolomite. That dolomite is coated on one or more sides by pink/ white dolomite crystals to 1 cm each. Calcites are scalenohedral and rhombohedral in form, sherry colored, very lustrous and up to 2 cm each (though most are less that 1 cm).  These calcites also commonly exhibit rhombohedral forms overgrowing schalenohedral crystals, as can be seen in the two images on the left, above.  The quartz is Herkimer diamond-like in form, often very clear, sometimes smoky, and aesthetic.  These are lesser know, yet very aesthetic, mineral specimens.

 

 

 

 

OKF-675

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OKF-675    Calcite, Pyrite, and Dolomite     Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine cluster of amber to light yellow, transparent, doubly terminated calcites with smoky quartz.  4.7 x 3.9 x 3 cm.  Domical shape allows for viewing from any direction.  High luster and interesting crystallography.  A calcite on back and a quartz on front have damage.  Overall very nice condition.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-145

OKK-145     Quartz     Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. 1.6 x 1.1 x .6 cm tabular Herkimer-style quartz crystal.  No damage, one contact (healed) on back or bottom, great color and luster, and an interesting smoky phantom, too.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-675

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OKF-675    Calcite, Pyrite, and Dolomite     Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine cluster of amber to light yellow, transparent, doubly terminated calcites with smoky quartz.  4.7 x 3.9 x 3 cm.  Domical shape allows for viewing from any direction.  High luster and interesting crystallography.  A calcite on back and a quartz on front have damage.  Overall very nice condition.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-365

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OKN-365     Quartz and Calcite on Dolomite Cast     Grant Quarry, Greely. Ontario, Canada.  A fine cast (probably after calcite) forming a dome that is crystallized both inside and out with fine dolomites and tiny, bright Herkimer style quartz and calcites.  It measures 5.8 x 4.6 x 4 cm.  Very small contact on back edge, otherwise a damage free floater.  Exceptionally aesthetic in-hand.  Great views from any direction.  A very fine miniature.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-366

Back

OKN-366     Quartz and Calcite on Dolomite Cast     Grant Quarry, Greely. Ontario, Canada.  A fine cast (probably after calcite) forming a very three dimensional shaped grouping that is crystallized both inside and out with fine dolomites and tiny, bright Herkimer style quartz and calcites.  It measures 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm.  Very small contact on back edge, otherwise a damage free floater.  Exceptionally aesthetic in-hand.  Great views from any direction.  Top side shows mostly tine anthraxolite filled quarts and bottom side yellow calcites.  Fine piece!   $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-362

OKN-362     Quartz     Blair Hill Farm, Greely. Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice pair of parallel growth, skeletal crystals of a rich smoky color.  5.2 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm overall.  Tiny chipped area on one crystal visible with loupe but tough to find with the eye as it blends in with the skeletal nature of the piece.  Very aesthetic and desirable material from a closed location.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-663

OKN-663      Calcite and Quartz on Dolomite     Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  7.9 x 5.7 x 3 cm plate that is a floater with equal crystal coverage on all sides.  No damage, nice and lustrous.  Calcite and quartz (Herkimer diamond habit) are small.  Nice.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-663

OKN-663     Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite     Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  7.9 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm floater plate.  No damage.  Quartz and calcites are small but obvious.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-390

OKN-390    Quartz     Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  An attractive skeletal quartz measuring 5.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm overall.  Base contact with minor attached crystals in same area.  Very rare to find these undamaged like this one.  Good views all around.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-386

Back

OKN-386    Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite    Greely Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Very aesthetic and interesting floater with complex calcites with wild looking phantoms.  Well documented occurrence.  5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  Simply gorgeous assemblage of minerals here.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-132

OKN-132     Quartz   Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, smoky tinted, transpaerent "Herimer" style crystal measuring 2.9 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm.  It is slightly skeletal and has an enhydro with a gas bubble in it.  The bubble does not move but is clearly visible.  No damage.  Really high quality specimen for the location.  Pieces without damage and this transparent are very rare and this is the first enhydro I have ever seen from the site.  The horizon the crystals are found in used to be just below the surface.  Freezing always destroyed enhydros and in turn created damaged crystals.  Long closed site.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-754

OKM-754     Dolomite, Quartz, Calcite and Pyrite     Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  6.5 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm.  A floater with a tiny touch mark only visible with magnification on back.  The small calcites are schalenohedrons overgrown by rhombs (a really interesting aspect of the calcite from this quarry).  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-207

OKK-207    Quartz    Blairhill farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Dr. George Robinson collection/ collector.  5.5 x 4 x 4 cm single crystal.  Internal skeletal faces, smoky color.  Back edge chip and minor contacts are hid from side, front, top views so overall nice for one of these Herk like crystals.  Old material from when the site was first discovered.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-521

OKF-521        Quartz    Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  The specimens from this Canadian “Herk” occurrence rank among the best quartz specimens from anywhere in the world (yes, even better than Herkimer Co. New York!).  They are higher in luster and have a nicer smoky tint than almost any specimen of quartz.  The problem is that this occurrence has not produced many noteworthy specimens and extremely few which show no damage.  The specimens are highly skeletal and floaters although this one has two tiny matrix contacts to its base.  This one has one broken face but is otherwise clean.  It measures 5.7 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm and has a tiny carbon included stem sticking out of its base.  The price reflects the fact that there is visible damage.  90$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-381

OKF-381    Quartz Scepters    Blair Hill Farm, Greely, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the Dr. George Robinson collection.  Dr. George Robinson collected this piece in 1978.  Of the many thousands of Herkimer diamond like quartz crystals from this region that I have inspected, this is only the second that I have ever seen which exhibits a sceptered habit.  The primary pair of crystal have deep black stems which are short and were once in contact with the dolomite matrix.  The crystals have beautiful smoky tint and some internal rainbows.  The largest crystal has a tip ding but even with this the specimen is still important.  The crystal show slightly skeletal development to their surfaces yet are still well formed.  This is a fine example of Canada's version of the Herkimer diamond scepter.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-774A

Quartz closeup.

OKA-774A 12 x 8 cm dome with a liberal coating of calcites to 1.5 cm. Flashy. Unusual rhomb overgrowths on schal. forms. 25$

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-774B

Tiny quartz closeup.

OKA-774B Thin 9 x 7 cm plate of dolomites with calcites to 1.5 cm each. Some tiny quartz too. 12$

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-774D

Calcite closeup.

OKA-774D 9 x 7 cm dome of crystals. Dolomites on this one are gray/ white and iridescent. Calcites and quartz. 25$

 


 

OKA-774E 7 x 4.5 cm dome with mostly pyrite and some quartz (to .7 cm). 10$

 

 


 

OKA-774F

Calcite closeup.

OKA-774F 6 x 5.5 cm floater. Calcite, quartz and dolomite. Nice. 25$
 

 

 

 

 

OKA-774G

Calcite closeup.

OKA-774G 6 x 4 cm floater. Calcite, quartz and dolomite. Very showy. 20$

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