Mineral Specimens from the Steele Mine, Lyndhurst,

Ontario, Canada For Sale

 

 

OKO-362

OKO-362     Quartz     Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is one of the finest quality single crystals from Lyndhurst I have encountered.  4 x 1.5 x .8 cm.  Very clear.  Micro chipping seen on one termination with 10x.  Exceptional example.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-191       Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite    Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This unusual example is an exceptional specimen of Lyndhurst quartz.  It measures               19 x 11 x 9 cm overall and is composed of several large quartz crystals with interlocked brecciated quartz and calcite crystals.  The quartz crystals are both singly and doubly terminated.  A couple of the quartz crystals have very tiny dings but the piece is unusually clean and damage free, otherwise.  The calcites show the expected phantoms and much of the piece has a dusting of pyrite.  The specimen was the only one out on display at Johnís house.  It sat on his coffee table in front of his couch.  He was very proud of this specimen making it readily available for inspection to visitors.  Anyone who is familiar with this material will recognize this as an exceptional piece for the site.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-189      Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite    Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This unusual example is the finest small specimen of Lyndhurst quartz I have handled.  It measures 8 x 3 x 2.7 cm overall and is composed of a tightly grouped cluster of calcite crystals on two Arkansas habit quartz crystals.  One is a tiny, doubly terminated crystal that is partially buried amongst the calcites and the other is the longer, singly terminated crystal that makes up the body of the piece.  Both are exceptionally clear for this locality and are look-alikes for quartz from Arkansas or Brazil.  The calcite crystals are modified rhombs that show the selective face phantoms so desired from this locale.  Pyrite in tiny crystals is embedded in the calcites.  The large quartz crystal has a thin chip on the termination otherwise the specimen is very clean and free of damage.  Anyone who is familiar with this material knows well how uncommon a piece like this is.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-607

OKK-607     Quartz      Steele Mine, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  A fine tabular, double terminated crystal with one small rider.  Great clarity for a specimen from here.  No damage, contacts or any issues.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-396

OKI-396    Calcite and Pyrite    Steele Mine, Black Rapids, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Noted for its quartz specimens, this locality seldom produces noteworthy specimens of calcite.  This one is one of the better that I have seen.  It measures in at 6.1 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm.  Multi colored translucent crystals with minor crystals of pyrite.  Two contacts from other calcites near the base of piece.  Thin matrix, displayable.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-391

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OKI-391    Calcite and Pyrite    Steele Mine, Black Rapids, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Noted for its quartz specimens, this locality seldom produces noteworthy specimens of calcite.  This one is one of the finest I have seen.  5/9 x 4.6 x 4 cm overall.  Clear to translucentÖ. The specimens from here are almost always translucent to opaque and low in luster.  This one has a high luster, nice internal phantoms from clay inclusions and is a floater.  There are a couple dings but they are not distracting and the condition is exceptional for Lyndhurst material.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-143

OKI-143     Calcite on Quartz       Steel Mine, Black Rapids, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This is The coolest miniature that I have seen from this closed locality.  A well formed quartz which is clearer near termination and milky below.  Bottom is covered by several nice calcite crystals.  A very tiny ding on tip which I never noticed until I used magnification.  5.1 cm long.  This is a very nice specimen of exceptional quality for the locale.  80$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-136

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OKI-136     Calcite and Pyrite    Steel Mine, Black Rapids, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This piece is dominated by a large translucent to transparent crystal of calcite with minor pyrite and calcite overgrowths.  The specimen is a damage free floater which is very rare for this site.  The specimen stands on end if wanted for display.  Ends of crystals are more translucent that core or body.  Minor hematite inclusions give the crystals a slight pink cast at their centers.  6.6 x 5 x 3.2 cm.  Truly nice for Lyndhurst!  85$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-011

OKI-011    Quartz     Steele Mine, Black Rapids, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This large 10 cm crystal is nicely double terminated.  Gemmy and looks almost like an Arkansas point.  One of the nicer specimens Iíve seen from the location.  The steep termination has several small chips which are not distracting.  A fine piece from a closed location.  35$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-013

OKI-013    Quartz     Steele Mine, Black Rapids, Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This 6 cm crystal is nicely double terminated.  Gemmy with minor internal veils.  One termination has a tiny ding which is not distracting.  Dirty look is due to overgrowths which are not removable.  A fine piece from a closed location.  20$

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