Pennsylvania Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

     

                           Pyrite                                                                  Pyromorphite                                                                      Apophyllite                                                                Strontianite

 

Amazing specimen have come from Pennsylvania for at least two centuries.  Classic mines like French Creek have made Chester County, arguably, one of the finest counties in the United States for mineral specimen production.  Although, contemporary finds have become uncommon, Pennsylvania will remain an American East Coast producer of classic specimens.

 

 

 

OKP-502

OKP-502     Descloizite and Sphalerite      S.W. Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, circ. 1961.  This is a rare example for Chester Co., PA.  The piece measures 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm and has small descloizite crystals surrounding well formed sphalerites.  Two sphalerites show breakage.  This is an unusually rare piece.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-618

OKP-618     Quartz     Old Fairgrounds, Linglesdtown, Dauphin County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Exhibited, Burlington Show 2000, circ. 1962.  Great locality piece... so-so crystal.  This scepter measures 2.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm and has a wonderful smoky phantom.  It has tip damage, as can be seen, that is more serious on the back of specimen.  Still an important PA specimen.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-486

OKP-486     Deweylite     Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster County, PA.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a small section of vein material that measures 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-826

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OKP-826    Calcite     Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, Union County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This 6 x 5 x 3.6 cm piece does show some damage, as seen, but still sits and displays nicely.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-827

OKP-827    Strontianite     Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, Union County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a very fine example of this material with two large balls of white strontianite on calcite druse.  The piece measures 6.5 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm with the largest ball being 2.2 cm in diameter and the smaller one 1.2 cm.  No damage.   $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-468

OKP-468    Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite    Great Valley, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. This one measures 1.9 x 1.5 x 1 cm.  There is a chipped off area wher it is shown mounted in the perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-470

OKP-470    Limonite (Goethite) pseudomorph after Pyrite    Exton, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. This complex cube measures 1.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-471

OKP-471      Limonite (Goethite) pseudomorph after Pyrite    Exton, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm group of crystals in a somewhat parallel arrangement.  There is no damage to the piece.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-460

OKP-460      Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Brubaker Farm, Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This includes three rectangular floater crystals to 1.5 cm on edge each.  One has a chip otherwise they are in excellent condition.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-461

OKP-461     Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Brubaker Farm, Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This one measures 2.1 x 2 x 1.4 cm and is interesting and damage free.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-464

OKP-464     Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Fruitville Pike, Landcaster County, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This one measures 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm.  Damage free with some crystals contacts on one edge.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-772

OKP-772     Calcite     Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Attractive, complex, transparent crystals of calcite in two generations coat all sides of this 4.2 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm piece.  One side ((back) has one cleaved crystal otherwise damage free and attractive from any direction.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-793

OKP-793      Strontianite on Celestine and Calcite     Meckley Quarry, Northumberland, County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is an interesting aggregate composed of gemmy blue celestines and small calcites with areas of strontianite over coatings.  The specimen measures 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm and has no damage.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-453

OKP-453     Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite      French Creek Mines, St. Peter, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece is composed of numerous octahedrons, to 1.6 cm on edge.  It measures 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm in its entirety.  The replacement is partial (encrustation).  There is no damage to this specimen and it views nicely from all directions.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-546

OKP-546      Pyromorphite     SW Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  There is lots of drusy, dark green pyromorphite coating quartz rich matrix on this piece.  The gray metallic mineral is probably galena.  This on measures 3.8 x2.1 x 1.8 cm.  No damage.  An east-coast classic.   $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-547

OKP-547      Pyromorphite     SW Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1967.  There is lots of drusy, dark green pyromorphite coating q quartz rich matrix on this piece.  The white blooms look to be cerussite.  This on measures 33.9 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  This is a floater with poor crystallization on other sides.  Display face is very nice.  An east-coast classic.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-435

OKP-435      Goethite pseudomorphs after Pyrite       Brubaker Farm, Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This includes two pseudomorphs up to 2.2 cm on edge lightly mounted in a perky box.  One has a thin healed crack and the other is missing a corner (pre- replacement).  They are nice examples from an uncommon locality.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-436

OKP-436      Goethite pseudomorphs after Pyrite       Chestnut Hill, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1963 This includes four pseudomorphs up to 1.5 cm on edge lightly mounted in a perky box.  All the specimens are damage free.  They are nice examples for this locality.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-481

OKO-481     Calcite and Celestine     Winfield, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning.  This is a very fine example of these complex gemmy calcites on light blue celestine crystals.  It measures 3 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm.  Great condition.  Bottom left of piece is a cleave not a crystal.  Mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-465

OKO-465     Pyromorphite     Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This small vug measures 2.5 x 2 x 2.1 cm.  The color is vibrant and there is no damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-413

OKO-413    Byssolite, Pyrite, Calcite    French Creek Mine, St Peters, PA.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  The specimen is an etched plate of calcite with green needles of byssolite coating top, sides, etc.  3.1 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm.  No damage.  Several small, bright pyrites are seen on the surface of the piece.  It is mounted in a perky box.  Another east coast classic.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-385

OKO-385     Malachite on Quartz    Bridgeport, PA.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive, lustrous interesting, but small cluster of crystals from an unusual location.  It measures 2.2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm.  Nice crystals in luster and nice form.  Mounted nicely as seen.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-379

OKO-379     Malachite on Quartz    Bridgeport, PA.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive, lustrous interesting, but small cluster of crystals from an unusual location.  It measures 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm and is domical with radiating crystals in nice form.  Mounted nicely as seen.  $35

 

 

 

 

OKO-213

OKO-213    Chalcopyrite (2 Pieces)  French Creek Mine, St. Peters, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. Circ. 1975.  Two damage free crystals from this classic location.  1.2 and 1.5 cm each.  Lightly mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  Good examples.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-198

OKO-198    Chalcopyrite   French Creek Mine, St. Peters, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An old timer that looks pretty crude to most.  Some old damage, highly oxidized.  3.5 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  What makes the piece worth listing here is that the crystals are mostly spinel law twins.  $25

 

 

 

 

OKO-192

OKO-192     Aurichalcite on Calcite    Medusa Quarry, York, York County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, personally collected by him in 1963.  I have to assume this is rare for the quarry in that I have never encountered it before.  Tine robin's egg blue balls on calcite make for a good contrast in this 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm piece.  No damage.  Displays nicely.   $45

 

 

 

 

OKO-191

OKO-191    Calcite Twin {01.8}    Medusa Quarry, York, York County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, personally collected by him in 1963.  Two crystals beautifully twinned according to this rare (at least for this quarry) form.  Iridescent coating makes for an attractive thumbnail sized piece that measures 2.4 x 2 x 1.4 cm.  A great piece for a competition case on twinning.  One crystal missing in front view.  Back view is about the same for this piece.  $95

 

 

 

 

OKO-172

OKO-172    Stronitianite    Winfield, PA.  Collected by Michael Walter, late 1990s.  This is the finest thumbnail sized piece of this material I have ever had available.  Large strontianite ball measures 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm on druse calcite.  Impeccable quality (white patch is natural).  3.9 x 2.2 x 2 cm overall.  Very impressive for one of these.     $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-145

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OKO-145     Apophylite with Okenite? and other minerals     Cornwall Iron Mines,  Cornwall, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is the finest TN sized specimen of this material I have handled or seen.  It is a damage free floater measuring 3.6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm overall.  The crystals are large, tabular, and for the most part transparent.  There is a spray of what appears to be white okenite (natrolite, laumontite??) on the very top of the specimen.  Great from every side.  Aesthetic classic!  $225

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-135

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OKO-135      Pyromorphite      S.W. Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A small plate of pyromorphite s matrix with a druse of green pyromorphite crystals.  Measures 2.1 x 1.2 x .3 cm.  No damage.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-364

OKN-364    Pyrite    Grace Mine, Morgantown, Berks County, PA.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1964.  Seven small clusters of crystals to 2 cm each.  Good condition.  Unusual, old, location.  All for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-956

OKM-956    Pyrite   French Creek Mines, St. Peter, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs collection, 1976.  Beautiful, sharply formed pyrites in two horn like stacks of crystals measuring 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm overall.  This is a classic that has stood the test of time: no damage, great luster and still displays great from any direction.  The photos do a very poor job of conveying how good this specimen really is.  Tiny area of mineral tac on base, sits nicely on its own for display.  No damage, competition level specimen from an extinct locale.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-960

OKM-960    Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  Another classic PA specimen measuring 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm.  This has exceptional luster for the location and is composed of unusually translucent crystals that sit up high on a quartz matrix.  No damage, nice example, mounted in a perky box.  $50

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