February 2014 Update, Page 2

 

 

 

OKK-954

OKK-954      Dravite (previously known as uvite)   RESERVED      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

This miniature has nicely formed crystals of high luster.  Base has contact and piece sits nicely on this area.  One top crystal with a contact or clipped of area as seen in first image.  4.5 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm overall with crystals to 2 cm each.   Excellent quality piece!   $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-955

OKK-955      Dravite (previously known as uvite)      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

Good quality, well formed large crystals coat front on this specimen.  Flat base so it sits beautifully.  No back view.  5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm overall with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  Super luster.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-956

OKK-956      Dravite (previously known as uvite)      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

Fine crystals of all sizes and shapes make this one of the best miniatures of the summers work.  Floater with small areas healed.  Superb luster and quality.  4.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm overall with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  These specimens don't get any finer in quality!  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-957

OKK-957      Dravite (previously known as uvite)      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

The specimen seen here is a rare tabular crystal that are seldom seen for sale and almost always kept by those finding them due to their rarity.  One tiny area of contact, almost a floater.  A bit rough in a couple of spots but overall a very fine piece.  2.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm thick tabular single crystal.  This is a very uncommon find nowadays.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-958

OKK-958      Dravite (previously known as uvite) with Uralite      RESERVED     Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

An excellent quality specimen of the most desirable mineral species combination from the locality.  High luster, well formed dravites with flat green uralite.5.5 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm specimen with dravites to 1.5 cm and uralites to 2 cm each. $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-959

OKK-959      Dravite (previously known as uvite) with Uralite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard. The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

A good quality example of this desirable mineral combination.  It could benefit from some simple cleaning.  4.6 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm overall with crystals to 1.4 cm each.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-960

OKK-960      Dravite   (previously known as uvite)   Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

A VERY high luster example with super sharp crystals.  Front and side views are really nice.  Sits great and really draws your eye!  5 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm overall with the dravite cluster measuring 3 cm across.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-961

Back

OKK-961      Dravite   (previously known as uvite)   Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

An outstanding cluster with crystals on every side.  All dravite including the matrix.  A float piece found loose in the pocket.  Only minor contacts (edges) or missing crystals none of which distract from the overall appeal of the piece.  5.2 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm overall with crystals to 1.3 cm each.  This is the type and quality of specimen from this location that everyone hopes to find and seldom does.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-962

OKK-962      Uralite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism.  

Large well formed pseudomorphs of excellent quality.  The piece has contact along the edge of the long crystals but still views nicely.  7.6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm overall with uralite crystals to 4.5 cm each.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-963

OKK-963      Uralite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

An exceptional example of this material with very large, stocky crystals.  Some crystal damage on several sides but overall this is a superior piece for the site.  Complex terminations on the larger crystals.  5.4 x 4 x 3.5 cm overall with uralite crystals to well over 3 cm each.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-964

OKK-964      Uralite with Calcite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

A fine example of double terminated crystals in calcite matrix.  Natural weathering except on backside where the calcite was cleaved from matrix.  Contact along one edge of largest crystal but still a fine example of a complex terminated crystal.  4.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm with the largest uralite measuring 3.8 cm.  An excellent specimen.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-966

Bottom or back

OKK-966      Uralite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

Good crystals in a cluster, also in need of cleaning (and root removal).  A good example and price.  4.9 x 3.4 x 2 cm with uralites to 2.9 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-967

OKK-967     Uralite and Dravite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

A fine example with many large damage free crystals of uralite and some nice dravite crystals too.  Very high quality.  I personally prefer these specimens to look dirty, almost like they come from the pocket, so don't heavily clean them.  This is a great example of that but can certainly be cleaned better by its new owner if that is the desired look.  7.2 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm overall with dravites to 1 cm and uralites to 2.5 cm each.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK-968

OKK-968      Uralite amd Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

A fine example with well formed crystals of both species.  Damage free, complex terminations, and a nice classic look.  4.6 x 4.6 x 3 cm with uralites to over 2 cm each.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-969

OKK-969      Dravite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

The base of this specimen is a single, large complex, step growth mica crystal with smaller attached micas and dravites.  Somewhat fragile specimen but attractive and interesting.  The specimen measures 6 x 4 x 2.7 cm overall.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-704

OKK-704      Actinolite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

Not a rare mineral species but a rare species for this locale.  Damage free, dark greenish black crystals of good form and luster compose the entire piece.  Minor pyrite.  4.5 x 3.3 x 2 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-705

OKK-705      Barite casts after Calcite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  These specimens were recently written about in Mineral News, vol. 29, Issue 10, October 2013, p. 1-10.  The material here is of similar quality and came from the ceiling and floor of the same 3.7 meter solution cavity.  An attractive grouping of well formed, damage free crystals.  Bright sparkle and an interesting cast.  4.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-706

OKK-706      Barite Casts after Calcite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  A large grouping of mixed sized crystals form this attractive cast.  There are a couple of contact areas as seen in the images.  Good piece. 5.1 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-707

OKK-707      Barite cast after Calcite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  This large cast has a nice luster and only minor edge contact.  Domical form allows it to sit well and display from any side.  5.5 x 3.8 3.1 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-708

OKK-708      Barite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  A very bright, high luster example in a piece that displays as a floater though it has a very small area of contact.  No damage.  Nice waves of large crystals for the find.  3.5 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-709

OKK-709      Barite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  One of the better specimens I have been able to offer from the find... a true floater with no damage, nice form and attractive aesthetics.  Very nice example.  4.6 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-710

OKK-710      Barite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  An interesting plate of dendritic crystal groups.  Attractive and more unusual.  4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-711

OKK-711      Barite     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  Collected by Michael Walter, October 20th, 2013.  A very fine, damage free "icecream cone" shaped aggregates of crystals.  Bright white, high luster, attractive.  4.1 x 2 x 1.7 cm.  $40

 

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