Mineral Specimens from Notre Dame du Laus, Quebec, Canada For Sale

 

                                            Spinel and Olivine

 

Famous for its rich, black spinel crystals and olivine.  These spinel specimens are usually thumbnail sized but exceptionally sharp and attractive for the species. Almost all of our examples have been acquired from old collections.

 

 

 

 

OKN-606

OKN-606      Spinel      RESERVED    Parker Mine, Notre Dame de Laus, Quebec, Canada.  A very fine, large, damage-free floater that views beautifully from any direction.  Smooth, lustrous surfaces, and large size (2.3 x 2.2 x 2 cm) for a single crystal from this location.  Mounted in a perky box and damage free.  Exceptional example.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-745

OKN-745      Spinel and Olivine      Parker Mine, Notre Dame de Lois, Québec, Canada.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An exceptional miniature measuring 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm.  Gorgeous black, very high luster, smooth faced spinels to approximately 1.2 cm on edge.  No damage.  Smooth faced crystals like this are not common at the location as most show surface modifications.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-877

OKM-877    Spinel    Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du-Laus, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.   An attractive example of this material measuring 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-482

OKH-482    Spinel    Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Deep black spinels of very sharp form embedded in grainy calcite.  The specimen measures 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm overall and is damage free.  Many surfaces have interesting and highly developed steps in their growth.  A very aesthetic example.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-480

OKH-480    Spinel     Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm overall and is damage free.  Many surfaces have interesting and highly developed steps in their growth.  Minor calcite on back.  Floater.  A very aesthetic example.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-475

OKH-475    Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 2 x 2 x 1.7 cm overall and is damage free.  Many surfaces have interesting and highly developed steps in their growth.  Minor calcite on back.  Floater.  A very aesthetic example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-473

OKH-473    Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 2.4 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm overall and is damage free.  Many surfaces have interesting and highly developed steps in their growth.    Floater.  A very aesthetic example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-476

OKH-476    Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 2.4 x 2 x 1.4 cm overall and is nearly damage free showing only very minor chipping on the back of the specimen.  Many surfaces have interesting and highly developed steps in their growth.  Calcite matrix.  A very aesthetic example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-474

OKH-474    Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm overall and is damage free.  Many surfaces have interesting and highly developed steps in their growth.  Minor calcite.  Floater.  A very aesthetic example.  One of the finest from this locality that I have seen.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-481

OKH-481    Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm overall and is damage free.  Some surfaces appear to have pseudomorphed to quartz.  Floater.  A very unusual example.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-479

OKH-479    Spinel      Parker Mine, Notre-Dame-du Laus, Antoine-Labelle ROM, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single black spinel of very sharp form.  The specimen measures 3.3 x 3 x 2.9 cm overall and is nearly damage free showing only one micro abrasion on one termination.  This huge single crystal measuring 2.5 cm on edge, in embedded in massive forsterite.  A very aesthetic example that I would rank as the finest I have seen from this location.  It does just fit into a perky box.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-607

OKJ-607      Spinel    Parker Mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An exception spinel TN measuring 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm overall with crystals to 2.3 cm each.  Nice matrix present for contrast and crystal separation.  Fine form, luster and overall aesthetic.  This is from back in the "old days" when they could be found weathered free in the soil.  Exceptional.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-349

OKF-349    Spinel    Parker Mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine 2 cm cluster with crystals to 1.4 cm each and only a very tiny piece of matrix.  This specimen is composed of deep black, high luster crystals of nice form.  No damage or contacts.  Great views from any angle.  Photos are terrible!  Sorry.  Showy.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-350

OKF-350    Spinel    Parker Mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine 2.1 cm cluster with crystals to 2.1 cm each and only a very tiny area of matrix.  This specimen is composed of deep black, high luster crystals of nice form.  The dominant crystal is more complex than normal and large for the locality.  No damage or contacts.  Photos are terrible!  Sorry.  Showy.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-483

OKF-483    Spinel        Parker mine, Notre Dame du Laus, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1980.  A blocky 2.3 cm long black spinel with amazing surface growth structures.  Minor matrix with zero damage and fully formed on all sides.  Great views from every angle.  An outstanding example of these interesting crystals.  60$

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