Siderites and other Minerals

 

Here are some great pieces from a classic find at the Poudrette Quarry at Mount Saint-Hilaire.  This pocket was described as being "house sized"!

 

 

 

OKC-002

OKC-002    Siderite, Calcite, Albite and Sanadine   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   This is a representative specimen with all the minerals but not very displayable.  90$

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-003

OKC-003    Siderite and Albite   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   Superb display piece with fully formed siderites to 4.5 cm on edge embedded in Feldspar matrix.  Smaller siderites are translucent.  Very displayable 9 cm cluster with well exposed crystals.  Backside has one crystal with a couple tiny cleaves but this should never show.  Coatings are calcite crystals.  Attractive surface features on the siderites give them character.  Very nice specimen.  350$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-005

OKC-005    Siderite and Calcite   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   5 cm  main siderite and others with tiny clusters of bright white calcites.  Euhedral crystals in a compact cluster believe the main crystal here is twinned.  Stands up nicely for display.  Attractive specimen.  275$

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-006

OKC-006    Siderite and Calcite   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   Big sprays of white calcites to several millimeters each on a semi-crystallized matrix of siderite.  110$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-007

OKC-007    Siderite and Albite   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   Superb display piece with fully formed siderites to 3 cm on edge embedded in Feldspar matrix.  Matrix is coated by aesthetic sprays of albite crystals.  Smaller siderites are translucent.  Museum quality specimen.  Great piece worthy of a top St. Hilaire collection.  400$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-008

OKC-008    Siderite and Albite   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   9 cm specimen which displays well.  Stands up nicely with several branches of crystals showing an aesthetic form.  All crystals are tiny. 200$

 

 

 

 

 

OKC-009

OKC-009    Siderite, Albite and Calcite   Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, Acquired from National Museums of Canada, 1986, Louis Moyd Collector, 1960 (historic siderite pocket).   6 cm siderite with a nice spray of calcite crystals (3 cm ball) gracing its display face.  Beside these are some white, double terminated blades of albite.  Stands up nicely for display.  120$

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