New Jersey Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

 

               Stilbite on Quartz                                                  Chabazite, Calcite, Quartz

 

The minerals of New Jersey often represent some of the finest specimens found in classic East Coast collections.  The trap rock quarry zeolites and related minerals are especially popular with collectors.  With most of these classic locations being closed to collecting we find that the majority of specimens we get from New Jersey are from collections we acquire.

 

 

 

OKP-634

OKP-634     Prehnite on Calcite     Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This aesthetic piece measures 3.4 x 2 x 1.6 cm.  It is a damage-free floater with fantastic luster and excellent display characteristics.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-737

OKP-737       Chabazite, Heulandite, Calcite      Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This large specimen has a display face showing all the species mentioned.  The heulandite is a couple of what appear to be twinned crystals of light green color and good transparency.  No damage.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-790

OKP-790      Spinel, Chondrodite, Phlogopite, Calcite        Limecrest Quarry, Sparta Township, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1961, #54 in his collection out of approx. 45,000.  This massive piece of white calcite shows small partial crystals of the other species disseminated throughout.  3.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKP-780

OKP-779      Chabazite, Datolite, Calcite        Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This specimen displays nicely formed, light pink chabazites on larger datolites.  Calcite fills some of the areas between the datolites.  Somewhat dirty looking this piece measures 5 x 3.9 x 2 cm.  The body of piece is free of damage but the edges are rough.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-780

OKP-780      Heulandite on Quartz        Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This large, blocky heulandite crystal is 2.7 cm on edge and dominates this 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm.  It is nicely forme, light salmon in color and transparent in areas.  No damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-774

OKP-774      Datolite       Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1963.  This 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm plate of large datolite crystals is composed of transparent to translucent material of a mild green color.  There is one missing crystal at the back of the specimen.  Front view is excellent.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-782

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OKP-775      Prehnite    Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 4.6 x 3.6 x 2 cm pice is composed of several tube like casts after laumontite.  Tubes are broken off on ends exposing their interiors.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-409

OKO-409    Fluorapophyllite    Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic, County, New Jersey.  E. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a single crystal that measures 1.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm on edge and has some matrix, as well.  It is damage-free and mounted nicely in a perky box.  The luster is good and it is a good quality example for the location.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-765

OKN-765     Chabazite, Calcite, Quartz     Paterson, New Jersey.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive, three-dimentional piece with well formed, lustrous crystals of all the species.  One small quartz crystal missing otherwise in excellent condition.  6 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm.  A nice example of this popular material.  $30

 

 

 

 

OKO-189

OKO-189   Stilbite on Quartz Cast after Laumontite    Upper New Street Quarry Patterson, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. SPECIMEN CATALOGE # 2 out of approximately 45,000 specimens in his collection!!!  I believe #1 is a prehnite from this location that he has retained for memory's sake.    Yes, the second specimen in this now famous collection.  It was acquired from Dottie Herman in 1961.  It is a fine, damage free example of this material with a 3.5 cm bowtie of amber colored stilbite sitting upright on a bed of white quartz casts after laumontite.  Classic material common in that day.  3.7 x 2.7 x 2 cm overall.  Very nice and very cool provenance.   $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-782

OKO-782       Pectolite       Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  Previous John Sinkankas collection.  6.6 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm.  Good views all around.  No damage.  Classic piece from a classic mineralogist (John).  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-357

OKN-357    Calcite    Snake Hill, Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Amber yellow colored, twinned crystals in a plate measuring 6 x 4 x 2.6 cm.  One large crystal has a minor tip rub as seen but otherwise in excellent condition.  Great transparency, form and luster.  Excellent mix of crystal sized and nice aesthetics.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-985

OKM-985     Magnetite       Snake Hill, New Jersey.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine octahedral crystal that has the typical surface complexity notable of the area.  Embedded in matrix with a smaller crystal.  It is complete and damage free.  The big crystal measures 1.5 cm on edge and the piece measures 4.8 x 3 x 2.4 cm.  Difficult to find in good specimens like this one.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-986

OKM-986    Willemite     Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Prev. Caswell specimen (an important classic collection).  A nice highly fluorescent rock with a fine historic provenance (includes original tag) 5.5 x 5 x 2.6 cm.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-219

OKK-219     Prehnite on Datolite    New Jersey.  Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Sorry, no specific quarry given.  Wonderful piece however.  Very translucent balls of datolite to 2.8 cm each.  The datolite are gemmy and clear.  5.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm overall.  Zero damage and fantastic aesthetics.  A superior, classic miniature for only $85

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-581

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OKK-581    Heulandite, Calcite, Quartz     Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Blocky, mostly lusterous heulandite crystal averaging .5 to 1 cm in size dominate the specimens display face.  Back is dominated by calcite.  Likely an old specimen, acquired by Steve in 1961.  It is specimen # 388 in his 45,000 specimen collection.  13.8 x 5.6 x 4 cm.  Display face is in good condition with an occasional scuffed crystal to be found when looked over with 10x.  Displays clean to the eye for damage but desperately needs cleaning.  Fluorescent.  Excellent old timer.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-448

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OKN-448    Chromite     Hoboken, New Jersey. Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Previous Trinity College collection.  A fine reference piece with historical significance and the original tags!  8.1 x 4.6 x 3 cm with small metallic grains throughout.  $95

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