Canadian Mineral Specimens From Mixed Locations For Sale, Page 2

 

 

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-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$

 

 

 

 

OKI-496

OKI-496    Sphalerite on Dolomite      Lincoln Quarry, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This nice TN specimen is capped by a gemmy cluster of sphalerite crystals measuring 1.1 cm in diameter.  3 x 3 x 2.8 cm overall.  No damage and very display worthy.  35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-427

OKI-427    Scapolite    Bear Lake, Litchfield Township, Pontiac Co., Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   This specimen is a 5.2 cm group of three parallel growth scapolite crystals which are more translucent than normal.  There is an opaque, slightly greenish overgrowth of another mineral covering some regions of the piece.  The specimen is quite sharp in its form and more lustrous than most scapolites.  Minor pink calcite.  A very fine Canadian scapolite specimen for this price.  60$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-477

OKF-477    Calcite Twins    Lynx Mine, Long Lake, Ontario, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A showy thumbnail which is mounted in a perky box and measures 3.1 x 3 x 3 cm.  It is composed, primarily of two complex twin crystals which sit up high of a tiny section of matrix.  The crystals are for the most part clear with some deeper regions appearing translucent.  There are minor dustings of pyrite crystals on selective faces.  Unusual to find specimens of calcite from this locale that are tiny and totally damage free such as this one.  Looks to be a floater but hard to tell what’s below the side attached to the base of perky box.  Outstanding specimen!  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-478

OKF-478   Rutile    Quarry near Chateau Brilliant, North shore of Lake MacGregor, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This partial twin (octling) measures 2 x 2 x 1,4 cm overall and is deep red in color.  The piece is highly striated, translucent and nicely formed.  This damage free crystal has a tiny attachment area and another which is poorly cleaned, almost appearing as if there is an area of matrix (which it is not).  An uncommon specimen in this fine a quality and twinned.  The type of piece which I sometimes under describe that is desirable on so many different levels.  225$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-067

OKI-067    Pyromorphite    Society Girl Mine, Moyir Lake, British Columbia, Canada.  A complex crystal which measures 2 cm in length and has a couple of rider/ outgrowth crystals attached.  It is a mild yellow green color and has no damage.  Very nice piece.  90$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-076

OKI-076     Gypsum     Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, NWT, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature, collected by Dr. George Robinson.  This fine crystal is a twin measuring 3 cm long.  It is totally clear and double terminated.  A fine displayable example with good provenance form a difficult to find locality.  50$

 

 

 

 

OKI-073

OKI-073     Safflorite pseudomorph after Silver     Langis Mine, Casey, Cobalt Area, Ontario, Canada.  Prev. Oren Root collection and x-ray identified by Dr, George Robinson.  What an uncommon and nice looking pseudo.  These rare pieces are probably worth 100$++ per specimen but the group will be kept together.  The largest is 1.2 cm and all are outstanding replacements that are far more aesthetic than most pseudos.  Great little floaters with nice 3-D form.  Sorry about the poor photographs.  Grab these before some dealer finds them and scatters them individually.  Rare, rare, rare,   185$

 

 

 

 

OKF-715

OKF-715     Diopside     Dog Lake, Storrington Twp. Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Dr. George Robinson.  The nicest one of the crystals that I have seen in a long time!  These are common crystals but rare in this good a specimen.  I personally don’t think I’ve seen on this nice before, or at least none come to memory as being as fine as this one.  4.7 x 3.3 x 3 cm and beautifully double terminated.  It is white with translucent green zones showing through in some places.  There is a tiny gemmy yellow mica book on one side.  No damage, fine aesthetics and it even stands on end for display at an angle.  Minor double terminated diopside rider crystals.  Great specimen!!!  85$

 

 

 

 

OKI-100

OKI-100    Calcite, Dolomite and Quartz     Marcil (LaFarge) Quarry near St.-Clothilde-de-Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. National Museums of Canada.  Collected by Dr. George Robinson.  A fine specimen with only a couple tiny calcite cleaves.  One side coated in clear quartz and other dominated by low luster calcites and dolomites.  Well formed crystals all around with only minor contact on its base.  8.5 x 5 x 3 cm.  Another underpriced Canadian specimen.  60$

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