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 and American East Coast producer of classic specimens.

 

 

 

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-147

OKO-147     Pyroaurite     Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs and Bill Yocum (circ. 1974).  A vuggy piece with openings containing bright white pyroaurite.  3.7 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm overall.  No damage.  Unusual species and locality for it.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-954

OKM-954    Clinozoisite    Keystone Traprock Quarry, Cornog, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. George Springs collection.  A fine transparent, double terminated crystal in quartz measuring 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm overall.  The crystal measures 2.3 cm and displays great.  A real find to get these Chester County minerals in modern times.  Chipping present being that it is broken free from massive quartz.  Looks good in-hand not in close-up photography.  Mounted in a perky box.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-627

OKN-627     Garnet      Fairfield Church, New Cumberland, PA.  Ex. Ralph Lapham, Dr. Steve Chamberlain collections.  Unusual location and a nice example measuring 2.9 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm.  Primary garnet (species ?) is over a cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-383

OKN-383    Calcite     Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, Union County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Very lustrous cluster that displays equally well front and back.  No damage.  5.1 x 3 x 2.1 cm with crystals to 1.7 cm each, mostly double terminated and transparent.  Nice!  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-932

OKK 932     Calcite with Strontianite    Paylor- Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, PA.  x. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. Circ. 1980.  An exceptional, damage free example of this material.  Bright white strontianite needles look to be casts after a previous species (maybe anhydrite.  On this are gemmy, light yellow calcites of complex form to 1.3 cm each. 7.3 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm.  Very fine example.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-928

OKK-928     Quartz      Marked PA but I don't recognize the material.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3.8 x 3.4 x cm.  No damage, nice luster and yours to figure out for   $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-807

OKL-807     Goethite pseudo after Pyrite   New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.  A damage free floater measuring 2.5 cm in diameter.  Nicely striated, good luster.  Perfect.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKAA-015

OKAA-015    Pyromorphite    Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA.   Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  This is an old timer from the period in which the mine was active (1861-1870).  Old collection # on back.  Provenance prior to Collins unknown, however.  It measures 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm overall with crystals to .7 cm.  The ball shaped specimen and aesthetic for one of these.  A small scrape on edge of one crystal can be seen in close-up view or with magnification.  Excellent condition, overall.  The crystals range from the typical green color to a brighter green and have good translucence.  The luster and form are better than most examples I have seen from this classic location.  Overall it ranks as the finest specimen of this size that I have seen from Phoenixville (and I have seen hundreds).  If pyromorphites or east coast classics are your thing you will find this to be an exceptionally and desirable piece.  $2,500

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-457

OKH-457    Apophyllite with Natrolite     Cornwall Iron Mines, Cornwall, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, #15!!  One of Chamberlain’s earliest collection entries (this is an approximately 45,000 piece collection!).  His home state and one of its most historic and famous mines.  3.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm specimen with some crystallization on back and 100 % frontal coverage.  Nice clear to white apophyllite balls with thin natrolite needles mixed in.  Zero damage.  Very nice for one of these.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-733

OKL-733     Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  4 x 3 x 2.1 cm mass coated by tiny pyros to 3 mm each (mostly smaller).  Bright crystals on all sides of a pyromorphite matrix.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-734

OKL-734     Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  A larger piece with crystals to no more than a millimeter each.  Matrix is massive and crystalline quartz.  Crystallization on ront side only.  No damage.  7.2 x 6.2 x 3 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-735

OKL-735     Pyromorphite    Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, PA.  Ex. Thomas Fowler collection.  This example has crystals to 2 cm each but most are smaller.  Some are a gray color but almost all are bright and forest green or grass green in color.  No damage.  5.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm overall.  Some attached Styrofoam on base.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-994

OKK-994    Amethyst with Rutile Inclusions     Fields near Pocopson, Pocopson Township, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. George and Marion Springs.  Another rare classic!  Thread like rutile crystals in a zoned Herkimer diamond like quartz crystal measuring 2.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm.  One contact on end and very minor chipping, overall condition being good.  Excellent luster and clarity with striation clean faces and rich purple color where color is present.  A very uncommon specimen!  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-658

OKJ-658    Apophyllite     Cornwall Iron Mines, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This attracive specimen is a 2.3 cm diameter floater mounted in a perky box.  Another US classic!  Tough to find this material in any size any longer especially damage free floaters like this one.  Beautiful transparent crystal aggregate.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-654

OKJ-654    Calcite and Strontianite       Fayor-Middlecreek Quarry, Winfield, Union County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A large transparent yellow calcite which is very nice for this locality.  It is on calcite and strontianite coated crystal matrix.  Showy and of very high luster.  3 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm.  The base of the calcite is a contact from another crystal.  It sits nicely on this surface making it unobservable.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-609

OKK-609     Columbite and Quartz     Lancaster County, PA.  Minor faces but mostly massive representative specimen.  3.2 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm.  Old, unknown collection.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-655

OKJ-655    Andradite     Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 2 cm diameter crystal from a classic American iron deposit.  This on is a bit rough missing a small rider crystal and having a bit of chipping on one edge.  Still a desirable specimen.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ635

OKJ-635    Pyrite    Grace Mine, Morgantown, Berks County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.2 x 2.2 x 2 cm pair of intergrown crystals.  Moderate luster and minor chipping as can be seen clearly in the photos.  Mounted in a perky box.  An unusual PA specimen.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-585

OKJ-585     Celestine    Meckley Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co. Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This ius an exceptional example of this material for crystal size and quality.  It is a transparent, light blue, steeply terminated crystal on tan calcite.  The primary crystal measures 1.9 cm and the specimen is 3.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm.  The crystal behind the big one has a tiny tip ding visible under 10x but otherwise a pristine piece.  Mounted nicely in a perky box.  Really exceptional for Meckley although the photos are really bad.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-524

OKJ-524    Pyrite     French Crek Mine, St. Peter Co., PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very sharp and lustrous octahedron of pyrite measuring 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm overall.  One corner, on back, is dinged.  Mounted in a perky box.  Quite aesthetic in its for.  A nice find from this classic east coast iron mine.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-568

OKJ-568    Pyrite    Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nice single crystal measuring 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm.  Classic east coast locality.  Very minor chip visible with 10x magnification.  $36

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-566

 

OKJ-566    Andradite     Cornwall Iron Mine, Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Intergrown cluster of several crystals that measures 1.5 cm in diameter.  Fantastic form, good luster and color.  Complete all around, minor pyrite flecks.  1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm.  Classic east coast locality.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-523

OKJ-523    Celestine   Meckley Quarry, Mandata, Pennsylvania.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Outstanding crystal group for this location with intergrown blocky crystals typical of the area to 1.5 cm on edge.  2.9 x 2.4 x 2 cm makes this a large TN for the location… actually one of the finer ones I have seen.  Mounted in a perky box but appears to be a floater.  Nice competition level specimen.  It could stand to be cleaned and re-mounted.  I’ll sell “as is” and this will become someone’s pride and joy for a real deal at only $95

 

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