Canadian Mineral Specimens From Mixed Locations For Sale

 

 

 

OKO-551

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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-848

OKK-848    Pyrochlore      RESERVED    Blue River British Columbia, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A complete octahedron that measures 1.1 to 1.2 on each edge.  No damage, minor matrix attached to base of crystal.  Mounted in a perky box.   $25

 

 

 

 

 

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-537

OKJ-537    Vesuvianite     Lot 11, Conc. XI, Dungannon Twp., Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A well formed, lustrous single crystal measuring 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm.  Double terminated with minor matrix on back.  Pleasing brown color, good translucence and no damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-797

OKH-797     Silver       RESERVED      Mannridge Mine, Gowanda, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Beautifully formed silver crystals in an aesthetic three dimensional display.  Small!  1.3 x .7 x .6 cm only.  Light patina, good form and no damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

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-691

OKI-691    Albite pseudomorphs after Scapolite       RESERVED       Road Cut, Griffith, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Circ. 1975.  A very clean, well formed pseudo.  The single terminated crystal measures 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  Attractive and it even has an above average luster for a pseudomorphs.  30$

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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