Lockport Quarry Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

 

   

                               Sphalerite on Dolomite                                                                                         Calcite                                                                              Sphalerite and Calcite on Dolomite

 

The Lockport Quarry (the LaFarge Corporation Quarry) in Lockport, Niagara County, New York has been open to club field trips for collectors for many years.  As a result, specimens from this quarry are common in the marketplace and unless exceptional, are inexpensive.  They include nice schalenohedral, yellow calcites, dolomite, fluorite, celestine, sphalerite, gypsum, and other less common species.  I always have attractive, well priced specimens from this location for sale!

 

 

 

OKO-927

OKO-927       Sphalerite on Dolomite      LaFarge Quarry, Lockport. Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A large example for this material.  Typical of the sphalerites from the quarry... small, gemmy, complex, in small clusters scattered on dolomite.  10 x 8.2 x 6.2 cm.  Honey colored crystals.  Good from all sides of its somewhat triangular shaped body.  No damage.  Styrofoam on base.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-929

OKO-929       Sphalerite on Dolomite      LaFarge Quarry, Lockport. Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  6.2 x 3.2 x 3 cm.  No damage, views nicely from all sides, amber yellow crystals.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-928

OKO-928       Sphalerite on Dolomite      LaFarge Quarry, Lockport. Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A fine, aesthetic example measuring 8 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm.  Front face is best but some crystallization on back, as well.  Beautiful amber yellow crystals in large clusters.  Mineral tack on base.  No damage.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-931

OKO-931       Sphalerite on Dolomite      LaFarge Quarry, Lockport. Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A 6.5 x 5 x 3 c plat that stands nicely on edge displaying fine crystals.  Two small clusters are missing as seen on lower part of specimen.  Some mineral tack on back.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-930

OKO-930    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  7 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm piece with ample yellow sphalerites on one side of specimen.  Will dispersed, high luster groups of crystals without any damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-933

OKO-932    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A nice large specimen measuring 9 x 7 x 4.4 cm.  It has great sphalerites but several are missing in the center of the piece as can be seen.  Blue mineral tack on bottom.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-933

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OKO-933    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Ex. Chuck Bowman collection.  A 7.6 x 6 x 4.4 cm specimen with amber colored sphalerites on front and back.  A few sphalerites are missing but in inconspicuous places.  Blue mineral tack on bottom.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-727

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OKK-727    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael R. Walter Collection.  Ex. Charlie Bowman collection.  6.4 x 5.4 x 3.4 cm floater (yes, very fine edge contacts but basically unnoticeable).  Translucent, butterscotch colored sphalerite balls to .6 cm on white dolomite crystals.  Very fine quality with no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-726

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OKK-726     Calcite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael R. Walter Collection.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3.2 x 3.2 x 2 cm cluster of crystals naturally etched off matrix make this a fine floater example.  Transparent to translucent yellow crystals with no damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-731

OKK-731    Sphalerite on Dolomite     LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael R. Walter Collection.  Ex. Charlie Bowman collection.  A great miniature with and exceptional concentration of sphalerite balls to .6 cm each.  6 x 4.4 x 3 cm overall.  No damage and aesthetic.    $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-726

OKK-726     Calcite and Dolomite    LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael R. Walter Collection.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A very fine miniature that measures 4.7 x 3.6 x 3.7 cm.  Large crystals with no damage on attractive white dolomite crystals.  Way under priced for such a well balanced, aesthetic specimen of translucent yellow calcite crystals.  Very difficult finding attractive examples of this material.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-715

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OKK-715    Calcite and Dolomite    LaFarge Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael R. Walter Collection.  Excellent specimen with only minor damage to a couple of edge crystals where removed from rock, as would be expected.  Great yellow color and fine crystal form, front and back.  8.5 x 5 x 4.2 cm.  This material has become uncommon on the mineral market over the past several years.  This example is outstanding for size and quality.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-712

OKK-712    Gypsum     La Farge Quarry, Lockport, New York.  Ex. Michael R. Walter Collection.  Collected by Charlie Bowman.   An attractive 8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm piece that is water clear.  Sides appear to be cleavages but displays nicely as a complete crystal with no damage.  Nice surface etching, all natural and great termination.     $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-670

OKK-670      Sphalerite and Calcite        Summit Street Quarry, Lockport, New York. Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection. A nice small plate measuring 4.2 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm overall. This piece is densely coated with bright yellow, lustrous psalteries and small dog tooth calcites. This is actually a very good miniature sized piece for the location. The sphalerites never seem to get much larger than this. No damage. Very attractive. $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-668

OKK-668      Sphalerite on Dolomite      Lockport Quarry, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter New York State collection.  Prev. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Field collected by Roy Urban.  A large plate of small (average size for the location) complex, translucent crystals on lightly crystallized dolostone.  11 x 11.5 x 4.5 cm.  Lots of clusters and individual crystals with only two missing on entire piece.  An excellent example for this quarry.  $140

 

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