New Hampshire Mineral Specimens For Sale


New Hampshire is noted for producing quality pegmatite minerals, among others.  Fine, sometimes large, beryls in various colores are noteworthy.  The White and Green Mountains of the state are also well known for their Smoky quartz and feldspars.




OKP-505      Topaz       Government Pit, Carroll County, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is the top of a mostly transparent crystal.  Slightly frosted surfaces blocks good internal views in the photos.  2.4 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm.  Nice condition, as seen.  $60







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.  Nothing like this is known from contemporary times.    $75






KP-563      Uranophane     Grafton Center, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The piece is for reference and shows yellow/orange coatings and fillings of uranophane in a 2.5 x 2.1 x 1 cm piece.  Nice history being specimen #22 in Ralph Lapham's collection.  $35







OKO-388     Apatite with Torbernite in Feldspar    Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A blue apatite with micro torbernites on a contrasting white crystalline matrix.  Classic location.  Sawn block measuring 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  Only one end of the apatite crystal shows in this front view of the specimen.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $35







OKN-623    Phospuranylite    Palermo Mine, Cannan New Hampshire.  Ex. Ralph Lapham, Dr. Steve Chamberlain collections.  Historic location and collector.  4 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm example.  $40







OKN-525    Quartz     Moat Mountain, New Hampshire.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A fine example of this material with minor feldspar matrix, minor damage (edge ding seen in second photo and tiny "Wilbur" on termination) and only a tiny natural contact on very back of crystal.  7.5 x 5 x 4.6 cm.  Large for a crystal of this quality.  Top luster all around, good translucence, displays very nicely.   $45 








OKK-941a      Quartz     Bartlett Mine, Intervale, New Hampshire.  Ex. Ralph Lapham collection.  Old New England piece with nice provenance and tags.  7.7 x 5.7 x 2 cm smoky colored quartz shard.  Healed all around, no damage.  Uncommon example.  $35








OKN-125    Tourmaline     Rice Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A fine example for the location measuring 4 x 3.3 x 3 cm.  Double terminated main crystal in quartz with partial crystal on backside.  Fraying along back edge terminal edge.  Nice condition otherwise.  Opaque, black.  A good piece for any collector of New England minerals.  Mounted in a perky box.  $80








OKM-749    Quartz (amethyst colored)    Hurricane Mountain, Intervale, New Hampshire.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  A large, double terminated crystal with only moderate matrix contact on one end and back.  Attractive mix of clear, white and light purple regions.  Classic East coast material that is very difficult to find in today's market.  No damage.  8.5 x 6.4 x 6 cm.   $350








OKL-137    Beryl in Quartz    Rice Quarry, Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A nice 2.9 cm single terminated crystal in quartz.  It is nicely translucent and beautifully terminated.  Sits up nicely with no damage of repairs.  A very fine example of this material for being broken out of massive quartz.  Currently mounted in a perky box but it really does not display at its best this way.  $250








OKL-747    Microcline, Albite    North Conway, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful example of selective face coloring differences with some being white and others being a light blue.  The matrix is graphic granite.  3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  Large crystal is 3 cm.  The piece is cleaner and slightly more lustrous that the images indicate.  Very unusual for New Hampshire!  $90








OKL-736     Beryl    Rice Quarry, Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This cluster is a radiating spray of thin crystals in a matrix of massive quartz.  Most of the crystals are terminated in a stepped manner. One side is made of crystals that are milky colored while on the other they are clear and gemmy.  6.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm.  $70








OKK-785     Beryl    Grafton, New Hampshire.  Ex. Saums Collection.   This appears to be a pocket beryl and not simply a New England beryl crystal broken out of some pegmatite.  Excellent condition on all sides with no damage.  Very translucent with gemmy areas.  2.3 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm.  An outstanding TN sized specimen.  $195








OKJ-660     Arfvedsonite    Hurricane Mountain, Conway, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This rich black, 2.1 cm crystal is mounted nicely in a perky box and is flanked by two balls of brownish bladed crystals (? species).  Classic New England material.  2.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm overall.  No damage.  $145








OKI-461    Arfvedsonite     Hurricane Mt., Conway, New Hampshire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  I classic site for this mineral.  The specimen is a double terminated crystal measuring 3.1 x 1.5 x .7 cm.  It is dark brow/ black with a high luster and poorly formed, almost fibrous, terminations. No damage.   60$







OKI-731     Almandine     Pearl Lake, New Hampshire.  Ex. Ernie and Vera Schlichter Collection.  Another fine New England specimen seldom seen on today’s market.  This miniature measuring 3.6 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm is composed of numerous well formed garnets to 1.3 cm each in mica schist.  Most stand out of the matrix nicely and are in good condition.  One tiny ding and one partial crystal.  Outstanding condition for crystals broken out of a solid matrix.  Deep red color and minor translucence.  Sawed base.   A very fine and rare piece.  145$







OKI-732     Magnetite      Brookline, New Hampshire.  Ex. Ernie and Vera Schlichter Collection.  An excellent miniature…the first I’ve ever seen in matrix.  This classic New England specimen is a large single crystal which is not really complete…some edges are missing…but overall in good condition.  The crystal is big measuring 2.2 cm on edge and is locked in matrix.  Overall the specimen measures 4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm.  The crystal is of nice luster and has the stepped surface features expected of magnetites from this locale.  Very nice.  190$







OKI-728    Quartz Scepter    Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire.  Ex. Ernie and Vera Schlichter Collection.  This famous field collector (Ernie S.) probably collected this fine example himself.  New England specimens from this famous mine are rare, and scepters of quartz especially so.  The specimen measures 4.4 x 3.1 x 3 cm and is composed of a milky stem capped by a double terminated cap.  The cap is clear and slightly smoky.  The stem is also terminated.  Minor wax on stem from mounting.  Aesthetic and rare.  385$






OKA-853 Quartz Scepters Wise Mine, Westmoreland, NH. 13 x 6.5 cm plate of approx. 30 clear scepters on a quartz matrix. Only damage are a few missing points right on the edges of the plate. Scepters average 2 cm and are up to 3.5 cm each. Nice value. 40$






OKA-868 Quartz Scepters/ Fluorite Wise Mine, Westmoreland, NH. Hefty 15 x 7 cm quartz plate with about 16 scepters to over 3 cm each. Two generations of fluorite overgrowth...first are green octahedrons and second are white modified octahedrons. Some quartz points are gone but generally in okay shape. Unusual piece. 60$


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