Canadian Mineral Specimens From Mixed Locations For Sale, Page 2




OKI-472    Uraninite and Fluorapatite        RESERVED       Payne Property, Gatineau Park, Hull, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Not big but very rare and a beautiful example…this small octahedron measures 1 cm on edge.  It is a greenish gray color and has numerous tiny, double terminated, brown fluorapatite crystals attached to one side.  This uncommon locality piece would be a real find for the collector of radioactive specimens.  Zero damage floater!  Very nice.  150$







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    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    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   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$







Close up of twin.

OKI-055    Thorianite       RESERVED      Camp Zone, Yates Uranium Mine, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An outstanding 1.5 mm twinned crystal embedded in calcite and diopside matrix.  A smaller crystal on back of the specimen too.  3.3 x 3 x 2 cm matrix.  A nice price for a rare radioactive specimen.  20$







OKI-066    Uranophane       RESERVED       Madawashka Mine, Bancroft Ontario, Canada.  A bright yellow agrregate of fiberous crystals of this uncommon species sit up high off the matrix of this piece.  The specimen measures 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm and the uranophane cluster is .9 x .6 x .5 cm.  Tiny individual crystals spread out over entire piece but only visible with magnification.  No damage.  Radioactive.  A fine piece at a nice price.  40$









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     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     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     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    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$