Canadian Mineral Specimens From Mixed Locations For Sale

 

 

 

OKP-646

OKP-646      Ferrierite    Kamloops Mining Division, British Columbia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3 x 2 x 1.6 cm systematic specimen mounted, as seen, in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKP-644

OKP-644      Spinel      Bathhurst Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Dr. George Robinson, circ. 1980.  I am not familiar with this specimen location but these guys know their Canadian minerals so I have no doubt that it is legitimate.  The spinel is magnificent and similar, but different in ways, to those from the Parker Mine in Québec.  It measures 3.5 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm and is a damage-free floater.  Small areas of this complex crystal have been pseudomorphed by an unidentified species.  The luster is excellent and the form interesting and attractive.  What a great mineral specimen!   $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-635

OKP-635      Uvite   Enterprise, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This nice black, lustrous tourmaline is about 2/3rds complete.  There is no damage to what is her and it displays nicely.  3 x 2.8 x 2 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-631

OKP-631    Sphalerite     Niagara, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This very gemmy, colorful, and aesthetic sphalerite measures 1.8 x 1.6 x .8 cm.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-767

OKP-767       Quartz      Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is the uppermost section of a smoky, skeletal crystal that measures 5.2 x 3.2 x 2 cm.  It has great luster and clarity.  There are some minor hydrocarbon inclusions seen in its base.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-768

OKP-768      Hematite in Quartz      Miners Bay, Haliberton, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a fine example of uncommon material that shows a well exposed, thin vug lined by bright rosettes of hematite on glassy quartz crystals.  The back is also partially crystallized.  There is no damage to the piece which measures 10 x 7.2 x 3.7 cm.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-769

OKP-769      Fluor-uvite     Road cut in Highway 417, Eagleson Exit at Kanata, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These lustrous black crystals are mixed with ugly quartz crystals (much like Powers farm, NY).  Some are sharp while others are partials and crude.  The piece measures 5 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm.  Numerous crystals are broken, as can be seen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-770

OKP-770      Fluor-uvite     Road cut in Highway 417, Eagleson Exit at Kanata, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These lustrous black crystals are on massive quartz.  There is one 2.5 cm crystal that sit well exposed.  This crystal is strongly hemimorphic and quite nice for the location  The piece measures 4.5 x 3 x 2.7 cm.  Natural cracking as can be seen.      $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-489

Twin Planes

Base

OKP-489    Titanite    Cardiff Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This cluster measures 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm and is composed of nicely formed, complete crystals.  One is beautifully twinned (see third image).  Damage-free.  Some calcite attachment.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-487

OKP-487    Epidote     Pinchin Marble Quarry, Malone, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This pair of parallel growth crystals are opaque but beautifully formed.  Complete all around measuring 2.7 x 1.7 x .8 cm.  No damage.  $25 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-488

OKP-488      Uraninite     Payne Property, Gatineau Park,Hull, Québec, Canada. Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This small octahedron measures 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm and is very complete all-around.  There are small fluorapatites? on its surface.  No damage.  Mounted on a post in a perky box.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-759

OKP-759      Calcite        Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an interesting piece showing a translucent rhombohedral crystal overgrown by bi-colored (yellow and white) schalenohedral crystals.  One crystal shows a scuff near its termination otherwise damage free.  4.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-760

OKP-760      Pyroxene        Kodak Mine, Wilsons Corners, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These several intergrown, blocky, dull crystals show good form and what appears to be some surface alteration.  The piece measures 4.5 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm.  A couple chips, as can be seen in the second image.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-762

OKP-762      Microcline      Mathilda Lake Road Cut, Harrington, Argenteuil County, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 8.6 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm single crystal is ugly but interesting.  Deep solution etching, as seen.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-763

OKP-763     Dolomite, Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite     Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an aesthetic little piece that measures 4.5 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm and has a nice mix of all the mineral species.  There is no damage and the specimen sits nicely viewing well from all directions except back.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-816

OKP-816      Witherite, Magnetite, Hematite     Walton, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece is probably from the Walton Barite Mine in Haunts County.  It came from Ward's minerals division in 1983 and shows what appears to be large witherites overgrown by a second generation of witherite or perhaps dolomite.  It is a nice quality specimen showing only a small area of natural contact on one small surface.  Cracks are present but everything is very stable.  Matrix is magnetite (grayish black) and hematite (chocolate brown).  6.5 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm.   $340

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-787

OKP-787      Fluorapatite in Calcite        Canoe Lake, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The specimen measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 and shows a nicely exposed, very lustrous, doubly-terminated fluorapatite that is 2.5 cm long.  The crystal is transparent to translucent and a beautiful blue color.  The specimen is in excellent condition with a small chip on lower termination that is not distracting.  The piece sits and displays great.  An aesthetic specimen and an unusual location.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-785

OKP-785      Arsenopyrite and Calcite        Ackerman Mine, Deloro, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Several lustrous, partial arsenopyrite crystals can be seen exposed in this massive calcite.  They show nice form but most lack completenes.  4.2 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm.  Damage as seen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-710

OKP-710      Jade     Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  I know nothing about the quality of this piece.  It is a very nicely polished, heavy piece with attractive color.  No damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-799

OKP-799     Pyrrhotite, Calcite, Quartz, Sphalerite     Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is primarily one large pyrrhotite crystal with the other species attached.  It measures 4 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm.  There are noticeable cracks in the pyrrhotite (natural) that are stable.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-548

OKP-548       Epidote    Pinchin Marble Quarry, Malone, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. the National Museums of Canada, 1988.  This cluster is made up of single and doubly-terminated crystals of dark green epidote to 2.3 cm in length.  The piece measures 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm.  The matrix contacts are on back.  Front show a couple light crystal contacts and no damage.  This is very nice for the location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-551

Bottom

OKO-551     Dolomite, Calcite, Quartz, Pyrite    Chenail Quarry, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Jay Walter collection, circ. 2009.  This ball shaped floater is crystallized almost everywhere and healed where it is not.  The piece measures 7.5 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm.  No damage and very attractive.  Very high quality.     $95 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-543

OKO-543      Diopside with Mica       Dog Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This fine cluster of blocky diopside crystals measures 5.8 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm.  It is a damage-free floater with no issues what-so-ever.  For this common material it is outstanding:  fine luster, wonderful form, no contacts, amazing from any view.  It could use a good soap and water cleaning.  Of the many hundreds of these that I have seen and collected, this is the nicest.  Pricy but I believe worth it.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-988

OKO-988     Zircon     Road Cut in Rt. #514, Quadville, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2 x .8 x .8 cm piece with a singly terminated crystal of good color and luster.  The termination looks melted/ corroded in some areas.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-910

OKN-910      Uraninite     Cardiff Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  A slightly radioactive crystal that measures .4 cm on edge.  The crystal is gray and embedded in this grainy marble matrix, as seen.  4.8 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm overall.  No damage.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-101

Back

OKO-101     Titanite     Cardiff Uranium Mine Property, Cardiff Township, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an outstanding brown titanite from a desirable location.  It measures 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm.  Main crystal is beautifully formed less a couple tiny spots that show a “melted” appearance common to many Grenville minerals.  Everything is damage-free including the tiny riders.  Super luster!  Sits well and views nicely from any direction.  $60 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-201

Back

OKO-201     Prehnite    Mine at Nephton, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by the mine geologist, Don Ray in 1987.  I am unfamiliar with this site and material… the piece however, will speak for itself.  Numerous interlocking fingers of light yellow prehnite for this 3.6 x 2.8 x 2 cm example. Some contact on back.  A very nice prehnite. $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-186

OKO-186    Sphalerite   Lincoln Stone Co., Beamsville, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A stack of waxy crystals on gray dolostone measuring 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  No damage, views from any direction well.  Mounted beautifully in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-333

OKO-333    Zircon    Saranac Mine, near Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection. A good example, larger than normal, measuring 1.4 x .7 x .9 cm.  No damage, good color, outstanding form.  Typical medium luster.  Mounted in a perky box.    $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-126

OKO-126    Quartz     Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, doubly terminated crystal measuring 4 x .7 x .8 cm.  Slightly tapered (Tessin habit).  Translucent and light green in color.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-128

OKO-128    Quartz     Harcourt Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single, doubly terminated crystal measuring 3.4 x 1 x .8 cm.  Translucent and light green in color.  Second termination is crude.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-393

OKN-393    Celestine   Riverside Drive Road Cut, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. 5.6 x 4.5 x 3 cm grouping of translucent, blue, blocky Celestine crystals.  Some damage to backsides of three crystals.  Piece displays nicely.  Really unusual, inaccessible location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-385

Back

OKN-385    Clinochlore with Muscovite     Brougton Soapstone Mine, St. Pierre de Broughton, Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive floater that is fully crystallized on all sides.  Measures 7 x 4.8 x 3 cm.  Very minor rubs to back and base.  Really nice for this material.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-373

OKN-373    Almandine (3 crystals)     Markstay, Ontario, Canada.  Three well-formed crystals to 4.6 cm each.  From schist, relatively damage free, nice ruby red color, and good form.  $35 takes them all.

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-133

OKN-133      Quartz      Lynx Mine, Long Lake, Olden Township, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6.5 x 6.4 x 6.1 cm group of gray, beta form crystals with back pepper like inclusions.  Nicely transparent to a decent depth.  Only one crystal on display face with a tiny ding.  Nice specimen.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-134

Back

OKM-134     Fluor-apophylllite    Murdochville, Quebec.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Two generations of crystals: first are larger to 1.3 cm on edge and the second smaller.  Biones are cubes modified by octahedrons and the mall ones are simple cubes.  Attractive bluish gray color and nice luster.  No damage.  Measures 10.8 x 4.7 x 6.3 cm.  Some crystallization on back.  $200

 

 

 

 

OKM-181

OKM-181    Dolomite      Rabbit Lake Mine, Wollaston Lake Saskatchewan, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  10 x 8 x 5.4 cm grouping of very sharply formed rhombs to 2.5 cm each.  Several chips but overall in good condition.  Displayable, nice luster, crystallized on back too.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-843

OKK-843     Diopside     Birds Creek, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A single stocky crystal on black mica/ marble matrix.  One face on one side is scuffed but otherwise damage free.  Exceptional color and nice translucence.  Not the normal bleached out look to this specimen!  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-742

OKL-742     Calcite and Pyrite    Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  3.5 x 3.3 x 3 cm pyrite coated crystals surround clean calcites.  An interesting mix that sits nicely.  Only one point and edges are cleaved.  Interesting unusual piece and location.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-999

OKK-999     Titanite     Eagles Nest, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  A single crystal of good form measuring 2.6 x 2.5 x 1 cm.  Unusual location for these, in good condition with oly minor chipping.  From an older collection “TITANITE” written on base of crystal.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-594

OKJ-594     Tremolite      Miners Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive 3 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm blocky group of high luster crystals.  Dark black, opaque but very sharp for the species. Damage free.  A fine example.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-626

OKJ-626    Titanite     Cardiff Uranium Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This titanite is exceptional in almost every regard: unusual/ uncommon location, exceptionally high glassy luster, stocky form, and parallel (not just random) growth/ crystal aggregation come to mind. Very minor chipping in a couple spots otherwise clean as can be.  Anyone knowing anything about Canadian titanite will recognize this as a serious TN specimen.  $130

 

 

 

 

 

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-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-521

OKJ-521    Natrolite    Zinc Mountain Ridge, Moose Creek Valley, Ice River, B.C., Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  Mostly gem, this specimen measures in at 3.3 x 1.2 x .8 cm.  Basically impossible to find this material any longer and it was rare in the first place.  Collected by museum staff in 1982.  Zero damage.  Mounted in a perky box but easily removable.  Outstanding luster and overall, a fine example when compared to similar material from the find.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-522

OKJ-522    Natrolite    Zinc Mountain Ridge, Moose Creek Valley, Ice River, B.C., Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature.  Mostly gem, this specimen measures in at 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm.  Basically impossible to find this material any longer and it was rare in the first place.  This is a very rare double terminated crystal.  Collected by museum staff in 1982.  Zero damage.  Mounted in a perky box but easily removable.  Outstanding luster and overall, a fine example when compared to similar material from the find.  Facet grade in most areas of the crystal.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-846

OKH-846    Albite pseudomorphs after Scapolite     Griffith, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm single crystal.  Typical replacement texture, nice light red color and very nice form.  No damage, mounted in a perky box.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-984

OKH-984    Silver Wires     Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, British Columbia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A small but thick grouping of wire with moderate patina and aesthetic form (very German or Norwegian looking).  It measures 1.4 x 1 x .3 cm.  Very attractive for a Canadian silver.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-698

OKI-698     Scapolite    Oliver Girous Molybdenite Mine, Bear Lake, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Circ. 1975.  An attractive single crystal measuring 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm.  Good translucence.  No damage.  This looks to be a twinned crystal.  22$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-699

OKI-699     Vesuvianite    Pinchin Marble Quarry, Malone, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   This crystal is about 1 cm on edge and is partially embedded on a light colored matrix.  The piece measures 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm and is damage free.  The crystal is opaque but well formed and double terminated.  18$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-693

OKI-693      Uvite      Tait Farm, Bronson Station, L’Amable, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Circ. 1979.  This example is an extremely lustrous grouping of crystals in parallel growth.  In total the measure 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm and are nicely hemimorphic (so they are obviously double terminated).  A minor edge chip on one crystal.   Nice.  20$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-569

OKI-569     Grossular     Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A sweet little cluster of translucent crystals to 1.1 cm each.  The piece measures 2.4 x 2 x 1.2 cm and is mounted in a perky box.  These damage free crystals are a vibrant red color and exhibit classic form.  An uncommon locale and attractive example (and price)    28$

 

 

 

 

OKI-571

OKI-571    Axinite     Grey Cloud Claim, Yukon Territory, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A cute little spray of crystals measuring 1.8 x 1.7 x .4 cm with no damage.  Gemmy and sharp.   Great price at 28$

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