September 2015 Update, Page 2

The Ellis farm location is on private land and not accessible to the collecting community.  It is a historic location, known for at least 100 years.  The hunting club and land owner granted me access to collect at what had been a closed location for approximately 50 years.  The long walk in over difficult terrain in hot, buggy conditions makes these specimens hard earned and non-existent in today's mineral market.  The locale is famous for its peristerite however, phlogopite, diopside, fluorapatite, pyrite, scapolite and quartz pseudomorphs are also found there. 

 

 

OLM-735

Typical schiller shown on this crystal.

OKM-735     Albite (var. Peristerite), Diopside, Phlogopite    Ellis Farm, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2015.  As with all of these the peristerite crystals show their schiller best when in-hand and turned in average lighting.  The schiller is present on two opposing prism faces in all cases.  They are obviously not very photogenic when I simply point and click.  This one is a large grouping of pale crystals that exhibit good translucence and moderate blue schiller.  There are diopsides in combination with the peristerites to 2 cm each.  Minor phlogopite throughout.  Very three dimensional with contacts on base and back.  Front, top and sides display nicely.  I believe this is the best example I have for sale.  $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-737

Back

 

OKM-737     Albite (var. Peristerite) and Diopside    Ellis Farm, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2015.  As with all of these the peristerite crystals show their schiller best when in-hand and turned in average lighting.  The schiller is present on two opposing prism faces in all cases.  They are obviously not very photogenic when I simply point and click.  This one is a diopside and albite combination. Very little schiller in this one.  Great crystals of good form.  Large prismatic diopsides larger than any historically found (the largest previously were in the 2 cm range and these are up to 3.5 cm).  This piece measures 5 x 5 x 3.8 cm and is a damage free floater.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-738

OKM-738     Albite (var. Peristerite)    Ellis Farm, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2015.  As with all of these the peristerite crystals show their schiller best when in-hand and turned in average lighting.  The schiller is present on two opposing prism faces in all cases.  They are obviously not very photogenic when I simply point and click.  This one is a fine cluster with only base and minor back contacts.  It is damage free and measures 5.5 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm.  The crystals are all well formed with the smaller ones approaching being gemmy.  An outstanding example of this material.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-739

Schiller in the largest crystal.

OKM-739     Albite (var. Peristerite), Phlogopite, Fluorapatite, and Diopside    Ellis Farm, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2015.  As with all of these the peristerite crystals show their schiller best when in-hand and turned in average lighting.  The schiller is present on two opposing prism faces in all cases.  They are obviously not very photogenic when I simply point and click.  This one is another damage free floater with crystals to 2.3 cm each.  The color is gray/ green to cinnamon depending on the side and crystals.  5.6 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm overall.  Great piece!  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-740

OKM-7340     Albite (var. Peristerite)    Ellis Farm, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2015.  As with all of these the peristerite crystals show their schiller best when in-hand and turned in average lighting.  The schiller is present on two opposing prism faces in all cases.  They are obviously not very photogenic when I simply point and click.  This one is composed of a few very large crystals (to over 4 cm each.  It measures 6.5 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm and is damage free.  It has contact on most of its back, or base, depending on how you display it.  Nice schiller and form.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-742

OKM-742     Albite (var. Peristerite), Phlogopite, Fluorapatite, and Diopside    Ellis Farm, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, Summer 2015.  As with all of these the peristerite crystals show their schiller best when in-hand and turned in average lighting.  The schiller is present on two opposing prism faces in all cases.  They are obviously not very photogenic when I simply point and click.  This floater is damage free and composed mostly of just one large crystal.  Its schiller is excellent and also easy to see on the tiny attachment crystals.  Much better in-hand.  5.1 x 4.2 x 3 cm overall.  AN excellent example of difficult to find, historic material.  $60

 

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