September 2018 Update

 

 

OKP-788

OKP-788      Quartz and Albite        Road Cut in Rt. #55, near Windsor, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece is a rare Faden that measures 3.55.5 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm.  It is a floater but shows a couple chips on back (I'd consider the back the first image).  The second image is where Steve placed is specimen number but it is damage free, attractive and has a small attached albite on the upper right area.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-789

OKP-789      Prehnite       Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Richmond County, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This domical piece measures 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm.  It is composed of clear, bladed prehnite crystals with an overgrowth of a tan colored mineral.  There are a couple small chips visible with magnification.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-790

OKP-790      Spinel, Chondrodite, Phlogopite, Calcite        Limecrest Quarry, Sparta Township, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1961, #54 in his collection out of approx. 45,000.  This massive piece of white calcite shows small partial crystals of the other species disseminated throughout.  3.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-792

OKP-792      Glauberite cavities in Quartz        McDowell's Quarry, Upper Montclair, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely formed casts in a spray -like formation.  It measures 5.1 x 2 x 1.7 cm and is damage-free.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-750

OKP-750      Chromian Grossular        Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1955.  This is a 7 x 5.2 x 4 cm rock with a coating of bright green garnets on front and some also on back and sides.  The crystals are extremely tiny.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-751

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OKP-751      Agate       Hoppstadten-Weiersbach, Germany.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is strictly a locality specimen measuring 5.8 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm.  Nicely polished on one side and tagged.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-752

OKP-752      Topaz        Guanajuato, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Several samd coated topaz crystals are present in this specimen with only one being well exposed, transparent and of strong color.  5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  One topaz is incomplete.  Tiny red garnets in association.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-753

OKP-753      Galena        Bunker Hill Mine, Shoshone County, Idaho.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  There is a small contact area on this cluster of cubes otherwise it is fully formed on every side.  It is a damage-free piece and the cubes are modified by octahedrons.  This specimen measures 6 x 5.8 x 3.9 cm.  Nice patina and display characteristics.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-754

OKP-754      Riebeckite (variety crocidolite)        Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.6 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm.  Massive, fiberous example.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-755

OKP-755     Pyrolusite        Forestdale, Vermont.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1952.  An interesting, botryoidal example with areas that are flat gray and others that are jet black and glossy. 4.5 x 3.4 x 2 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-756

OKP-756      Malachite and Azurite        Westmoreland, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Another old Lapham specimen, circ. 1952.  It measures 3.5 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm.  Botryoidal top surface shows deep blue and medium blue azurite.  No damage however the majority of the specimen is massive malachite, as seen.  A very unique, old piece.   $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-757

OKP-757      Vesuvianite        Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The specimen measures 7 x 4.8 x 1.9 and is composed of lots of gemmy green, intergrown crystals to 1 cm each.  Lots of areas show contacts and breakage but many of the crystals are quite nice.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-758

OKP-758      Grossular        Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The specimen measures 6 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm and displays one gemmy garnet, as seen. The crystal measures .75 cm and is perfect.  The surface of the matrix is tiny quartz and sulfides.  Damage-free.  Aesthetic and desirable.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-759

OKP-759      Calcite        Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an interesting piece showing a translucent rhombohedral crystal overgrown by bi-colored (yellow and white) schalenohedral crystals.  One crystal shows a scuff near its termination otherwise damage free.  4.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-760

OKP-760      Pyroxene        Kodak Mine, Wilsons Corners, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These several intergrown, blocky, dull crystals show good form and what appears to be some surface alteration.  The piece measures 4.5 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm.  A couple chips, as can be seen in the second image.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-761

OKP-761      Petalite        Old Tamminen Pit, Maine.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Rare pink petalite in a 6 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm massive example.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-762

OKP-762      Microcline      Mathilda Lake Road Cut, Harrington, Argenteuil County, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 8.6 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm single crystal is ugly but interesting.  Deep solution etching, as seen.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-763

OKP-763     Dolomite, Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite     Tomlinson Quarry, Kenmore Corners, Russell, Ontario, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an aesthetic little piece that measures 4.5 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm and has a nice mix of all the mineral species.  There is no damage and the specimen sits nicely viewing well from all directions except back.  $40

 

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