Virginia Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

        Starolite "Fairy Cross"

Virginia is not really known for many important mineral occurrences.  When we get specimens from this state we post them quickly.

 

 

 

OKP-639

OKP-639      Microlite      Rutherford Mine, Amelia, Amelia County, Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Art Grant.  This pair of small gemmy crystals measure .9 and .7 cm respectively.  They are complete crystals with only very minor crazing in a couple spots.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-455

OKP-455    Goosecreekite   Goose Creek Quarry, Leesburg, Virginia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is obviously only a systematic or Type Locality collector's piece.  It is a single grain of crystal of about 1 millimeter nicely mounted in a micro box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-414

OKP-414     Staurolite    Patrick County, Virginia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This naturally weathered out plate of schist has twinned and untwinned crystals of staurolite to over 2 cm each.  Two of the twins, in the classic "cross" form, are especially nice.  The piece measures 11.5 x 8 x 3 cm.  No damage.   $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-472

OKO-472     Apophyllite    Leesburg, Virginia.  On this plate pf light green prehnite there is one large and many smaller, clear apophyllite crystals.  It measures 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-411

OKO-411     Strontianite and Celestine     523 Road Cut, Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  The specimen is a very light blue/gray grouping of crystals that measures 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm.  There appears to be no damage and it views nicely from any direction.  Unusual location.  It is mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-399

OKO-399      Fluorapophyllite on Prehnite     Chantilly Quarry,  Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This is a beautifully mounted plate of green prehnite with two water clear crystals on its surface.  No damage.  It measures 2 x 2 x .9 cm.  Very attractive example!  $40

 

 

 

 

OKO-421

OKO-421     Turquoise       Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  These specimens are highly desired and rare.  Crystals of turquoise dot the surface of this 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.3 piece of matrix.  Upper surface is damage free.  It is mounted in a perky box.   $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-363

OKO-363     Apophyllite on Prehnite    Goose Creek, Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive plate, home of the strangely named (type locality) mineral “goosecreekite”.  Here we find nicely proportioned, beautifully formed crystal on a plate measuring 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage, great luster, uncommon material.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-615

OKN-615    Starolite    Fairy Stone State Park, Patric County, Virginia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  1.5 x 1.4 x .6 cm cross formed twin.  No contact floater with no damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-616

OKN-616    Starolite    Fairy Stone State Park, Patric County, Virginia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  1.9 x 1.2 x .6 cm crucifix formed twin.  No contact floater with no damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-881

OKH-881    Azurite     Halifax Co., Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.   Small micro crystals on a matrix measuring 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  Mainly a reference piece.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-193

OKD-193     Apophyllite     Arlington Traprock Quarry on Goose Creek, Leesburg, VA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A wonderfully placed large apophyllite cube (1.8 cm on edge) sits up high off the matrix.  4 x 3 x 1.5 cm.  Fluorescent.  Attractive piece from an uncommon location.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-662

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OKB-662    Prehnite Ball and Epidote    Luck Stone Quarry, Centreville, VA.    Ex. Dr. Chamberlain Collection.   Very interesting, showy and unusual specimen.  Greenish blue prehnite ball with tiny crystals of green epidote.    Wish I knew more about these but it is the first I’ve seen.  50$

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