Canadian Mineral Specimens From Mixed Locations For Sale, Page 3

 

 

OKF-489

OKF-489    Rutile (Hexling Twin)    Quarry nr Chateau Brilliant, north shore of Lac MacGregor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This beautiful twinned rutile measures 2.1 cm and sits amidst tabular feldspars.  A floater with only the tiniest chip on lower section of one edge of the rutile (tough to notice).  The specimen has a rich red color, outstanding luster and excellent form.  A very desirable specimen which is difficult to find anywhere for sale.  190$

 

 

 

 

OKF-484

OKF-484    Fluorite    Rogers Property, Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Dr. George Robinson.  A fine thumbnail example of this outstanding material.  This one is clear to a very, very light green, totally transparent and damage free.  Cube is modified by octahedral form and the crystal faces are modified by octahedral growth forms as well.  Further, the faces are slightly concave.  Matrix contact to base.  This piece is 2.2 cm on edge.  GEM!  50$ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-485

OKF-485    Fluorite    Rogers Property, Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Dr. George Robinson.  A fine thumbnail example of this outstanding material.  This one is clear to a very, very light green, totally transparent…a cleave off one corner on backside.  Cube is modified by octahedral form and the crystal faces are modified by octahedral growth forms as well.  Further, the faces are slightly concave.  Minor matrix and a small rider crystal.  This piece is 2.1 cm on edge.  GEM!  55$ 

 

 

 

 

OKF-695

Better side

Worst side

OKF-695    Pyrite    Canada Talc Mine, Madoc, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   This is an excellent specimen for the location and very interesting in several ways.  The piece measures 10 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm and sports large pyrites to 3.6 cm on edge.  The largest crystal is incomplete (contact with matrix or damage?) on its backside but this does not show in normal viewing.  The crystals have nice luster and very unusual growth features to their crystal surfaces.  The matrix is a dark brown schist which provides a nice contrast and the specimen has a flat base so it stands and displays well.  An excellent piece from an uncommon pyrite locality.  85$

 

 

 

 

OKF-621

OKF-621    Tremolite    Miner’s Bay, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A very nice deep green tremolite which measures 1.7 cm across is central on this matrix specimen.  The entire piece measures 4.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm.  The crystal’s luster is nice and it is damage free.  Minor feldspar.  35$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-454

OKF-454       Tremolite    Wheal Miners Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. National Museums of Canada/ George Robinson, Basil Breen collector.  This is likely the best thumbnail tremolite crystal I have ever seen.  Luster is mirror like on some faces and satin on others.  A single crystal measuring a stocky 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm overall.  Deep rich green color (greener than photo indicates) and only very mildly translucent on edges.  Perfectly terminated, damage free and a small double terminated rider crystal on its backside.  Stands up nicely for display.  Interesting surface growth features, fine form and exceptional provenance all make this a desirable specimen.  65$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-005

OKI-005    Calcite on Quartz      Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  The gemmy quartz druze coated matrix is flashy but nothing special.  The calcites on the other hand are very interesting.  They are both 1.9 cm long, double terminated and highly complex.  These schalenohedral crystals are yellow in color and have a dusting of pyrite as well as larger sphalerite crystals on their surfaces.  Next there are smaller, double terminated schalenohedrons of a lighter yellow color on the primary crystal’s surfaces in parallel growth to the original crystals.  I don’t ever remember seeing a combination quite like this.  Everything is damage free.  6.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm.  Certainly and unusual specimen.  85$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-621

OKF-621    Tremolite    Miner’s Bay, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A very nice deep green tremolite which measures 1.7 cm across is central on this matrix specimen.  The entire piece measures 4.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm.  The crystal’s luster is nice and it is damage free.  Minor feldspar.  35$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-406

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OKF-406    Siderite   Hogarth Pit, Steep Rock Mine, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada.  This is an attractive, curtain like plate of crystals measuring 7.8 x 4 cm.  In most places it is less than half a centimeter thick.  The entire piece is coated by tiny siderite rhombs.  Only contact area is one edge in a tiny part of the base.  Very showy.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-394

OKF-394   Philogopite and Diopside    Lot 17, Range II, Wakefield Twp., Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Museums of Canada.  This is an exceptional mica specimen which measures 7.4 x 6.8 x 6.2 cm overall.  On the top of this specimen is a double terminated crystal measuring 4.2 cm.  He has a slight curvature to it shaped and complex terminations.  The specimen is in excellent condition and views well from all sides.  It is rare to find a non-pegmatite mica specimen of this quality from any location.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-397

OKF-397    Stilbite    Road Cut near Laurel, Wentworth Twp., Argentieul, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Museums of Canada collection.  There were very few of these specimens available in the mid-1980s when they were mined.  They were written about in the Mineralogical Record, vol. 37, no. 4, 2006, p. 283-296 by Velthuizen, Gault, Robinson and Scovil.  This excellent thumbnail specimen measures 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm it is capped by inverted, half wheat sheath of stilbite measuring 1.6 cm.  Damage free.  As good as most specimens in the article.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-398

OKF-398    Stilbite, Heulandite and Chabazite    Road Cut near Laurel, Wentworth Twp., Argentieul, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Museums of Canada collection.  There were very few of these specimens available in the mid-1980s when they were mined.  They were written about in the Mineralogical Record, vol. 37, no. 4, 2006, p. 283-296 by Velthuizen, Gault, Robinson and Scovil.  This one is fully formed and coated by crystals on all of that sides.  He measures 3.9 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm overall.  Great color contrasts, form and no damage make this a superior specimen.  Better than most specimens in the article.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-399

OKF-399    Stilbite and others    Road Cut near Laurel, Wentworth Twp., Argentieul, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Museums of Canada collection.  There were very few of these specimens available in the mid-1980s when they were mined.  They were written about in the Mineralogical Record, vol. 37, no. 4, 2006, p. 283-296 by Velthuizen, Gault, Robinson and Scovil.  This matrix cluster measures 4.4 x 4.1 x 2.4 cm.  Its primary display face is approximately 70% covered by crystals.  Everything is well formed in damage free were mineralized.  Way under priced at.... $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-400

OKF-400    Calcite    Road Cut near Laurel, Wentworth Twp., Argentieul, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Museums of Canada collection.  There were very few of these specimens available in the mid-1980s when they were mined.  They were written about in the Mineralogical Record, vol. 37, no. 4, 2006, p. 283-296 by Velthuizen, Gault, Robinson and Scovil.  Another beautiful matrix piece with the largest calcite rhomb measuring 1.8 cm.  The majority of this crystal and the others on the specimen have coatings of other minerals.  This very displayable piece measures 4.6 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Better than most specimens in the article.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-401

OKF-401    Chabazite and Stilbite Road Cut near Laurel, Wentworth Twp., Argentieul, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previously in the National Museums of Canada collection.  There were very few of these specimens available in the mid-1980s when they were mined.  They were written about in the Mineralogical Record, vol. 37, no. 4, 2006, p. 283-296 by Velthuizen, Gault, Robinson and Scovil.  This is a superb specimen measuring 5.2 x 3.2by 2.7 cm.  Beautifully crystallized it sits on end and displays well from all sides.  Crystals reach 1.5 cm each several are penetration twins.  To very small areas of contract would matrix (one on base and one on back), otherwise a floater. Superior to specimens in the article.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-305

OKF-305      Diopside     Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a beautifully formed, lustrous single terminated crystal measuring 3.9 cm x 2 cm x 1.2 cm.  Totally damage free and very displayable.  It is nicely translucent and not being backlit in the photographs.  A fine example of what might be the best Canadian diopsides anywhere.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-282

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OKF-282    Quartz     Wawa, Ontario, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a wonderful quartz specimen with crystals measuring to 2.2 cm on edge.  The primary quartz is large and clear, and the secondary overgrowths are almost black due to their inclusion with an unknown mineral.  The inclusions can be seen a small balls and some of the primary quartz crystals.  Some faces of the quartz crystals are glassy smooth and of an extremely high luster file others are partially etched and low in luster.  The contrast makes for an extremely aesthetic specimen.  One tiny yellow ball of who knows what.  The piece measures 5.5 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm overall.   $85

 

 

 

 

OKF-340

OKF-340    Stilbite   Wasson’s Bluff, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Ron Bentley collection…three prior collection numbers which are undocumented are on specimen.  Two classic bow tie crystals to 4 cm each and a small amount of matrix.  Other zeolites encrust the matrix.  All of this does manage to fit into a perky box nicely.  Excellent luster and form.  Overall 4 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm.  Beautiful piece which is damage free and highly aesthetic.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-080

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OKF-080    Hematite pseudo. after Magnetite    Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steven Chamberlain collection.   This specimen is a real stunning example of replacement.  The stack of magnetite octahedrons is now hematite, which is not obvious from external appearances.  The luster remains highly metallic and the form immaculate.  When turned over and viewed from the underside the picture is completed.  The hollowed out structure of the lower magnetites clearly showed the anticipated replacement (which may in fact now be goethite).  3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.  A damage free, rare and interesting specimen which shows well from any direction.  100$

 

 

 

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OKF-048

OKF-048    Chabazite   Wasson’s Bluff, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.  What an impressive chabasite specimen!  Gemmy to translucent crystals to 1.6 cm each on edge.  3.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm cluster.  Salmon cooler for the most part but a couple of crystals grad down to a clear / white color on one end.  Impressive…chabasites don’t get any better than this.  120$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-367

OKE-367    Natrolite    Zinc Mountain Ridge, Moose Creek Valley, Ice River, British Columbia, Canada.  Ex. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature, 1982.  This is one of those exceptionally rare specimens that is tough to find on the market.  2.9 cm gem clear crystal which is nicely double terminated.  No damage to this fine TN.  Excellent provenance.  100$

 

 

 

 

OKE-369

OKE-369    Natrolite    Ice River Complex, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada.  Ex. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Prev. Canadian Museum of Nature, 1982.  This is an exceptionally rare specimen that is not for everyone.  It is a 2.8 cm double terminated crystal.  Crystal clear with a very tiny contact on basal termination which is visible with magnification.  Beautifully formed and flawless.  Rare, rare, rare and from a National park so that’s all she wrote on these specimens!  390$

 

 

 

 

OKD-834

Other side.

OKD-834    Calcite on Celestine    Dundas Quarry, Dundas, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This piece is a single crystal of celestite measuring 4 x 2.8 cm and is 1 cm thick.  On the terminal end of the crystal there are several tiny yellow, gemmy calcites.  White central zone and blue ends on the celestine crystal.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

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OKD-061    Barite   Niobec Mine, St. Honore, Quebec, Canada.  This single, double terminated crystal measures 8.7 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm.  Nice translucence and good luster on the display side (less so on back).  This was a pocket found in 2004 with a nice number of double terminated barites.  Very unusual for the location.  Nice piece and price.   125$

 

 

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OKB-582     Pyrite pseudo after Marcasite, Calcite and Sphalerite   Nanisivik Mine, Baffin Island, North West Territories, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from the National Museum of Canada Collection # 49122.  Lots of big pseudos with double terminated calcites to a cm and minor sphalerite crystals.  75$

 

 

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OKB-583     Pyrite pseudo after Marcasite, Calcite and Sphalerite   Nanisivik Mine, Baffin Island, North West Territories, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from the National Museum of Canada Collection # 51893.  Great plate of crystals with good sphalerites to over a cm each and minor calcites.  90$

 

 

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OKB-585     Pyrite pseudo after Marcasite, Calcite and Sphalerite   Nanisivik Mine, Baffin Island, North West Territories, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from the National Museum of Canada Collection # 49121.  Nice piece with great pseudos and good amounts of calcite.  These calcites are small crystal approaching a cm in size.  90$

 

 

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OKB-598   Plagioclase pseudo after Scapolite.    RESERVED     Roadcut near Griffith, Ontario, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A good specimen which would probably be a fantastic TN specimen if properly trimmed.  50$

 

 

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OKB-617    Orthoclase pseudo after Scapolite    Roadcut near Griffith, Ontario, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.   Big cluster with crystals to about 4 cm in length.  Green and salmon colors.  38$

 

 

 

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CC0085

Group of twins form classic location. 145$

Minor calcite selectively coats some faces.

Good views from all sides.

OKA-941

OKA-941 Diopside/ Feldspar Otter Lake, Quebec. Large thumbnail sized specimens up to 3 cm across. Composed of clusters of tiny green diopsides and whitish cream colored feldspars. Attractive, but small, specimens. Three available at 5$ each

 

 

OKA-340 Feldspar Halliburton, Ontario, Canada. Very nice feldspar... translucent, cream colored, well formed, 5.5 x 3 cm overall size. 14$

 


OKA-416 Siderite/ Quartz/ Wardite/ Gormannite Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada. 7 x 5 cm plate is approx. 2 cm thick and mineralized on both sides. Main mineral is siderite...small gemmy crystals of a brownish red color. Quartz is micro., one crystal of brownish white wardite and a very small stack of green gormannite threads. 20$

 

 

 

OKA-944A

OKA-944A Selenite Red River Flood Plain, Manitoba, Canada. Small, 4 cm, ball with individual blades up to a cm. FLUORESCENT  Amber color and excellent form. 10$

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-944B

OKA-944B Selenite Red River Flood Plain, Manitoba, Canada. 4.7 cm ball with crystals to 1 cm. FLUORESCENT  Nice even amber color and good form. 15$

 

 

 

OKA-756 Gypsum Willow Creek near Nanton, Alberta, Canada. 3 specimens that are single, blocky, clear crystals . Excellently formed floater crystals (no points of matrix attachment). No damage. Minor internal flaws. Sharp looking pieces. 2 at 15$ and 1 at 12$

 

 

 

OKA-861 Smoky Quartz/ Hematite Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. This is a small, 6 cm long by 2 cm wide, plate of beta quartz crystals with hematite balls. Crystals an hematites are all less than .5 cm each. Found behind old bowling ally in town. Self collected from a single small pocket in 1984. Unusual occurrence. 15$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-943

OKA-943 Scapolite Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Roughly fomed crystal ( 6 x 3 x 3.9 cm). This one is single terminated. Dull brown color and a very light, slightly darker coating. FLUORESCENT  Chip on one side is visible from back view. 20$

 

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