Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Specimens For Sale

 

       

The selenite balls from the Red River Floodway near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada have been around for awhile, normally in very limited quantities.  This year we have seen a recent discovery add clusters of all sizes to an eager mineral market.  These clusters must rank as one of the most aesthetic forms for this common mineral.  They are gemmy and certainly displayable no matter what their size.  Most are composed of a central ball of smaller crystals with one or more larger blades which radiate from that nucleus.  The larger blades are usually swallow-tail twins.  Small examples of these specimens are inexpensive while the larger pieces are often very costly.  I only choose those having no damage so there are seldom any which I can purchase for resale.  They often probe for these in the clay with a wire coat hanger!  Any wonder they almost always have an ugly dig or two on their surfaces?  You will find these to be the finest of what was available this year at the Tucson Mineral Show.  Almost all of these specimens have small amounts of clay still adhering to them so further cleaning would improve these already aesthetic display pieces.

 

 

 

OKH-545

OKH-545     Gypsum (variety Selenite)     Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  I was able to obtain several of the finest Winnipeg gypsum specimens I have ever owned or seen at this years (2011) Tucson Mineral show.  I have owned and sold these specimens for almost 20 years.  Of the hundreds I've owned and many thousands I have inspected, these are truly the finest examples of these impressive crystal specimens.  No damage what-so-ever, even to the smallest of the crystals on this ball.  These almost always show some minor damage, so in this way alone this one is an exceptional specimen.  This fine 10.5 cm ball has gemmy blades to 4.2 cm wide each.  There are five of these large swallow tail twins.  Very light yellow tint.  A beautiful thing to behold.  $285

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-546

OKH-546     Gypsum (variety Selenite)     Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  I was able to obtain several of the finest Winnipeg gypsum specimens I have ever owned or seen at this years (2011) Tucson Mineral show.  I have owned and sold these specimens for almost 20 years.  Of the hundreds I've owned and many thousands I have inspected, these are truly the finest examples of these impressive crystal specimens.  No damage what-so-ever, even to the smallest of the crystals on this ball.  These almost always show some minor damage, so in this way alone this one is an exceptional specimen.  A nice example measuring 9.5 cm in diameter with exceptionally clear, larger blades that are not twinned.  A great specimen in-hand.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-695

OKI-695     Selenite     Red River Floodway, Manitoba, Canada.  It isn’t very often that one can find one of these in TN size!  3.2 x 3 x 3 cm just allows it to fill a perky box nicely.  It is just like the big ones…lustrous, beautifully formed and aesthetic.  This one has no contacts or damage, so is unusual if only in that regard.  25$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-099

OKE-099    Selenite    Red River Floodway, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  6 cm cluster with one large swallow-tail twin.  Zero damage.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-060

OKE-060    Selenite    Red River Floodway, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  5 cm cluster with one large swallow-tail twin.  Zero damage.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-046

OKE-046    Selenite    Red River Floodway, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  5.2 cm cluster with two swallow-tail twins.  Damage free.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-047

 

OKE-047    Selenite    Red River Floodway, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  4.7 cm cluster with one swallow-tail twin.  The main crystal is reattached and the backside of the ball has several small crushed crystals.  Still a nice piece for 28$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-048

OKE-048    Selenite    Red River Floodway, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  6.2 cm cluster with one swallow-tail twin.  Damage free.  55$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-137

OKE-137    Selenite    Red River Floodway, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  8.5 cm cluster with several swallow-tail twins (two of which are very large).  Exceptional damage free cluster which stands on end nicely.  160$

 

 

 

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OKC-074   Selenite   Red River Floodway, Alberta, Canada.  Impressive ball with nice gemmy swallow tail twin crystals protruding out in every direction from its central core.  Exceptional condition showing only two very tiny bruised (only a couple millimeters each) which can easily be hidden on base, backside or with oil.  These have been becoming more difficult to find over the past several years.  90$

 

 

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OKD-044   Selenite    Red River Floodway, Alberta, Canada.    A beautiful 8.5 cm gypsum ball with large swallowtail twinned crystals protruding at all angles.  Difficult to find these without any damage like this one.   Great price at…  55$

 

 

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