Tourmaline Specimens from Pierrepont, NY. Page 2

 

Fine New York State mineral specimens such as this impressive uvite specimen from the Powers farm in Pierrepont, New York, are our specialty.  A fine cluster of uvite crystals from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  A large cluster of uvite crystals from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  A fine cluster of uvite crystals with quartz from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York

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The Power's Farm local has produced world class black tourmaline crystal specimens for decades.  This site is still open to mineral collectors.  Quality specimens can be difficult to find but are there for those willing to put in the hours, days or years required to find them.  We live 20 minutes from the site and have collected there for over 30 years.  As a result you will find some very respectable specimens listed below.  Any individual crystal exceeding 2.5 cm (approx. 1 inch) in diameter is considered rare at this location. 

I have not listed the high end pieces here.  My very best specimens are the very best in the world.  Contact me for availability and private viewings.  Don't forget to check out the article on the site. Photographed above are several of the very best uvite specimens ever found at the Bower Powers farm.  Recently the I.M.A. has revised tourmaline classification.  As of 2017 these crystals of tourmaline have been analyzed and found to be zoned... Dravite with Fluor-uvite cores.  I will not be recreating tags or descriptions, however, for future reference the specimens should be simply called tourmalines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-595

OKO-595     Tourmaline and Quartz      The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  Lustrous, large crystal with minor quartz.  5.8 x 5 x 3.5 cm overall.  No damage and only a couple small areas that have healed.  $200      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-596

OKO-596     Uralite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 2013.  A nice example of these pseudomorphs after diopside to 3 cm each.  The piece is 8 x 5.6 x 4.3 cm overall and only has a couple missing crystals along one contact edge.  Very nice for one of these.  $75      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-597

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OKO-597     Tourmaline and Actinolite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 7, 2013.  An unusual and attractive combination.  Small but well formed and lustrous crystals of actinolite on tourmaline (both black).  Crystallized on all sides.  6.5 x 5 x 3.1 cm.  No damage.  $100    Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-598

OKO-598     Tourmaline and Uralite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August, 2013.  Nice damage free combonation measuring 7 x 5.8 x 5.6 cm.  No damage.  $100      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-712

OKO-712     Tourmaline and Pyrite     Streamside Trench (Waddell), Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2005.  Lustrous black crystals with minor pyrite.  Measures 12.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm with surfaces in some cases healed.  Almost a floater with only a few minor edge contacts.  Very fine piece.  $400       Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-159

OKO-159    Fluorapatite    The Phosphate Trench, Stream Side Veins, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer, 2008.  Read about this discovery here on our web site  Field Collecting  or in our New Book.  Fluorapatite is an uncommon species at Powers farm and this find was certainly the finest know for the site.  This example measures 2.3 x 1.2 x .8 cm and is composed of lustrous, damage free crystals of a medium green color.  They are double terminated (the piece is a floater) and display nicely.  An excellent example for the location.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-160

OKO-160    Fluorapatite    The Phosphate Trench, Stream Side Veins, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer, 2008.  Read about this discovery here on our web site  Field Collecting  or in our New Book.  Fluorapatite is an uncommon species at Powers farm and this find was certainly the finest know for the site.  This example measures 2.3 x .9 x .9 cm and is composed of a single lustrous, damage free crystal of a medium green color.  It is double terminated (the piece is a floater) and display nicely.  An excellent example for the location.  The white patches are the beginnings of this crystal’s alteration to microcline.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-161

OKO-161    Fluorapatite    The Phosphate Trench, Stream Side Veins, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer, 2008.  Read about this discovery here on our web site  Field Collecting  or in our New Book.  Fluorapatite is an uncommon species at Powers farm and this find was certainly the finest know for the site.  This example measures 2.2 x .6 x .5 cm and is composed of two lustrous, damage free crystals of a medium green color.  It is double terminated (the piece is a floater) and display nicely.  An excellent example for the location.  More translucent than most because the crystals are quite thin.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-163

OKO-163    Fluorapatite    The Phosphate Trench, Stream Side Veins, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer, 2008.  Read about this discovery here on our web site  Field Collecting  or in our New Book.  Fluorapatite is an uncommon species at Powers farm and this find was certainly the finest know for the site.  This example measures 1.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm and is composed of a single lustrous, damage free crystal of a medium green color.  It is single terminated and display nicely.  Accidentally photographed non-terminated end upward.  Sorry.  An excellent example for the location.  Almost triangular in profile.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-164

OKO-164    Fluorapatite    The Phosphate Trench, Stream Side Veins, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, summer, 2008.  Read about this discovery here on our web site  Field Collecting or in our New Book.  Fluorapatite is an uncommon species at Powers farm and this find was certainly the finest know for the site.  This example measures 2.1 x .8 x .6 cm and is composed of a single lustrous, damage free crystal of a medium green color.  It is double terminated (the piece is a floater) and display nicely.  An excellent example for the location.  The white patches are the beginnings of this crystal’s alteration to microcline.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-610

OKO-610     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Location, Powers Farm, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  6 x 4.4 x 3 cm specimen with 1.5 cm crystal.  The crystal is strongly hemimorphic, a rich lustrous black color, and sits amongst the typical poorly formed quartz common to the location.  Probably needs some more cleaning.  Very nice, damage-free example at a fine price....  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-611

OKO-611     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Location, Powers Farm, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  Very sharp, lustrous, deep black crystals on an angular piece of matrix.  Crystals stand up high in relief.  Some minor quartz overgrowths adds to the crystal definition that makes this such a desirable piece.  6.3 x 3.3 x 3 cm.  Damage-free crystals to 1.3 cm each.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-612

OKO-612     Tourmaline     Classic Hill Top Location, Powers Farm, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 1, 2014.  A large crystal for the location that measures  5 x 4.6 x 3 cm.  Base contact, but complete on all other areas.  One small edge scrape as seen does not distract from this fine example.  A good price for one of this size and quality.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-613

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OKO-613     Tourmaline with Quartz in Calcite     Classic Hill Top Location, Powers Farm, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 1, 2014.  A 5.6 x 5.5 x 4 cm grouping that is a good example for the location.  Tessen habit smoky quartz surround a single, large, lustrous crystal.  A couple small chips as seen but in good condition overall.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-614

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OKO-614     Uralite and Phlogopite    Classic Hill Top Location, Powers Farm, St. Lawrence, County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 26, 2013.  A good example of these important pseudomorphs (talc after diopside).  5.4 x 3.5 x 3.5.  Only damage is a small chip on backside of the primary crystal.  Good piece.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-555

OKL-555    Quartz      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Ex. Michael Walter Collection.  Prev. Steve Nightingale collection. A fine example of the material recovered in the early 1970’s not seen for sale in modern times.  It came from a single quartz vein at the classic locality which has been fully worked to exhaustion.  7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm overall with alpine quality smoky quartz crystals throughout.  No damage and good aesthetics.    $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-956

OKK-956      Dravite (previously known as uvite)      Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

Fine crystals of all sizes and shapes make this one of the best miniatures of the summers work.  Floater with small areas healed.  Superb luster and quality.  4.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm overall with crystals to 2.5 cm each.  These specimens don't get any finer in quality!  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-960

OKK-960      Dravite   (previously known as uvite)   Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

A VERY high luster example with super sharp crystals.  Front and side views are really nice.  Sits great and really draws your eye!  5 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm overall with the dravite cluster measuring 3 cm across.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-961

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OKK-961      Dravite   (previously known as uvite)   Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.

An outstanding cluster with crystals on every side.  All dravite including the matrix.  A float piece found loose in the pocket.  Only minor contacts (edges) or missing crystals none of which distract from the overall appeal of the piece.  5.2 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm overall with crystals to 1.3 cm each.  This is the type and quality of specimen from this location that everyone hopes to find and seldom does.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-962

OKK-962      Uralite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism.  

Large well formed pseudomorphs of excellent quality.  The piece has contact along the edge of the long crystals but still views nicely.  7.6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm overall with uralite crystals to 4.5 cm each.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-963

OKK-963      Uralite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

An exceptional example of this material with very large, stocky crystals.  Some crystal damage on several sides but overall this is a superior piece for the site.  Complex terminations on the larger crystals.  5.4 x 4 x 3.5 cm overall with uralite crystals to well over 3 cm each.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-964

OKK-964      Uralite with Calcite      RESERVED     Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

A fine example of double terminated crystals in calcite matrix.  Natural weathering except on backside where the calcite was cleaved from matrix.  Contact along one edge of largest crystal but still a fine example of a complex terminated crystal.  4.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm with the largest uralite measuring 3.8 cm.  An excellent specimen.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-966

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OKK-966      Uralite on Phlogopite    Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Field collected by Michael Walter Summer 2013 from classic site on hilltop.  These specimens collected during the 2013 season are fine examples naturally weathered from a large open vein that was somehow missed by many decades of serious collectors that came before me.  I spent 38 days working the vein to recover these specimens which are all of very fine quality.  Again, these specimens are naturally exposed, not etched, so they are exceptionally stable and the tiny fractures seen in close up views are almost always fully healed.  Most came from a depth of five to ten feet below the surface and many could benefit from further cleaning.  These are all top quality specimens and not the cheap stuff one finds on e-Bay that gets etched from massive calcite in someone's back yard.  The uralite is a tremolite/ talc pseudomorph after diopside resulting from retrograde metamorphism. 

Good crystals in a cluster, also in need of cleaning (and root removal).  A good example and price.  4.9 x 3.4 x 2 cm with uralites to 2.9 cm.  $35

 

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