Mineral Specimens Rt. 55 Windsor, Quebec For Sale

 

These are unique specimens from the collection of one of the collectors of and authors on this material.  Minerals in this material include quartz, gemmy albites and chamosite.      

                             Quartz and Albite                                                        Quartz with Chamosite                                                   Anatase                                               Chamosite coated Quartz

    

Here is a wonderful mineral specimen find from Dr. Chamberlain's collection.  Alpine quartz, albite and chamosite from the only documented alpine quartz occurrence in Canada!  A few of these specimens are real killers.  The quartz is as clear as it gets and reaches good size.  The clusters and waves in these specimens is aesthetic enough on its own.  Add gemmy clear to white albite crystals and you have a great combination.  An additional kicker is that the albites are also twinned.  This albite is very nice, even better that the material from Valleggia, Switzerland.  Chamosite is found as coatings and inclusions in some of the quartz, as well.  Both sides of most pieces are mineralized and where broken these specimens are often healed. This appears to be the only documented occurrence of alpine quality quartz and albite in Canadian.

 

 

 

OKN-873

OKN-873    Albite     Route #55 Road Cut, north of Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  White to clear twinned crystals of albite in tabular form compose this plate.  It measures 2.5 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm.  It is of alpine quality having the highest luster and sharpest form one could expect.  No damage.  Base is healed.  Great example of this limited material.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-188

OKO-188    Fluorapatite    Rt. #55 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected in the 1980s, this was the rare species for the find.  Only a small handful ever found.  This is simply a representative of this rare material, not a world-class fluorapatite by any means. 1 x .8 x .6 cm specimen.  In good condition, but obviously small.  Pinker than the pic indicates.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-136

OKO-136      Quartz and Chamosite    Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 4 x 1 x 1.2 cm floater.  No contacts, no damage, no distracting characteristics what so ever.  High luster with textured appearance due to the chamosite.  Fantastic example, among the very best small ones of this material that I have seen.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-137

OKO-137      Albite     Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine domical stack of transparent to milky colored twinned crystals.  2.7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm.  Exceptional, high luster, damage free, thumbnail-sized piece.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-138

OKO-138       Albite      Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm stalactitic grouping of large crystals to almost 2 cm each.  They have the expected fantastic luster and good clarity with moderate murkiness near their bases.  All twinned and aesthetic.  Views from any direction.  Damage-free.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-139

OKO-139      Albite     Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A plate of crystals measuring 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm overall.  No damage, great aesthetics, and very fine in quality for the location.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-132

OKO-132    Quartz    Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 6.3 x 2 x .5 cm shard that has healed and become a floater specimen.  An unusual quartz because the faces are CURVED.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-134

OKO-134      Quartz and Albite     Rt. #55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4 x 3 x 2.2 cm.  Great example but it does have minor tip dings.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-347

Bottom

OKN-347     Quartz with Albite     Rt. #55 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine floater with a healed base.  It measures 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm overall, a couple feldspars on base at side and attractive form.  Sits nicely, no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-521

Back

OKN-521     Quartz with Albite twins     Rt. #58 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected 1986.  A small, well documented discovery which was basically one huge pocket.  This is an especially fine example measuring 10 x 7.2 x 5.4 cm.  Great condition with only a pair of chipped crystals on the back topside.  Displays great and views well from any direction.  Bottom is hollowed out and also well crystallized!  Quartz are up to 2.3 cm each and of alpine quality, clear and lustrous.  The feldspars are sharply formed, up to 1.5 cm each, translucent to transparent, tabular, and nicely twinned.  Great piece!!  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-745

OKL-745    Quartz with Chamosite   Rt #55 Road Cut, Windsor, Quebec, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice 7.7 cm long and 1.6 cm thick point.  It is double terminated and has a small tabular shard attached to one end.  Minimal attachment on the shard is the only contact.  Some internal cracking and one very tiny rub.  Nice example of this now uncommon to see material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-632

OKK-632     Quartz and Albite    Road Cut in Rt. 55 north of Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This example is very clean with only one tiny crystal having a small scuff, only noticeable with scrutiny and magnification, it has fantastic luster, and nice aesthetics.  This alpine quartz is complemented by several gemmy to milky, tabular albites to 1.3 cm each.  6.4 x 5.5 x 5 cm.  Great piece!  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-412

OKJ-412    Quartz    Rt. # 55 Road Cut, Near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  8 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm with clear crystals to 6 cm each.  Several small tip dings but overall a good piece from this important Canadian find.  Albite crystal in matrix.  A good example from the “BIG” pocket.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-475

OKI-475    Quartz      Rt.# 55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These are the finest examples of alpine quartz which Canada has to offer and it remains the only documented alpine occurrence in the country.  This fine example measures 3.1 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm with one exceptionally large crystal measuring approx. 2.8 cm long.  The cluster is a very sharp with only a single tiny area of matrix with contact and only one small crystal missing, all on back.  The specimen is marked as a gwindel but I am not sure of that.  The majority of the crystals are stacked and double terminated.  A very fine example.  180$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-160 (shows twin plane well)

OKI-160    Albite Twins    Rt.# 55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a specimen collected by Bill Dossert in 1986, sold to Steve and subsequently stashed away.  Steve never cleaned or cataloged these specimens, most of which were not of collector grade.  I purchased the cash, the good the bad and the ugly and these are the few (in fact great!) thumbnail specimens to come from the lot.  These are the finest examples of alpine quartz which Canada has to offer and it remains the only documented alpine occurrence in the country.  This fine example measures 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm with one exceptionally large crystal measuring approx. 2.2 cm long.  The cluster is a floater and there is one spot on the large crystal which has what appears to be a contact on one edge.  I’ve inspected it twice with 10x and I can’t decide.  It is not at all distracting to this exceptional TN.  Translucent to transparent.  It still needs a bit of TLC (cleaning).  A fine specimen.  75$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-161

OKI-161    Quartz    Rt.# 55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a specimen collected by Bill Dossert in 1986, sold to Steve and subsequently stashed away.  Steve never cleaned or cataloged these specimens, most of which were not of collector grade.  I purchased the cash, the good the bad and the ugly and these are the few (in fact great!) thumbnail specimens to come from the lot.  These are the finest examples of alpine quartz which Canada has to offer and it remains the only documented alpine occurrence in the country.  A fantastic tabular double terminated quartz measuring 3.5 x 1.5 x .7 cm.  The terminations are unusual for the locale.  They are saw edged and quite interesting.  There are a couple very tiny crystal contacts and lots of very tiny riders on the surface of the specimen.  Most of this is only visible with magnification.  A fine and unusual specimen.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-162

OKI-162    Quartz    Rt.# 55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a specimen collected by Bill Dossert in 1986, sold to Steve and subsequently stashed away.  Steve never cleaned or cataloged these specimens, most of which were not of collector grade.  I purchased the cash, the good the bad and the ugly and these are the few (in fact great!) thumbnail specimens to come from the lot.  These are the finest examples of alpine quartz which Canada has to offer and it remains the only documented alpine occurrence in the country.  This specimen is actually able to fit into a perky box if positioned correctly.  It displays on edge wonderfully and is easily a competition grade TN specimen.  It measures a huge (for a TN) 3.8 x 3 x 2.1 cm.  Individual crystals are up to 3.5 cm each and almost all are double terminated.  Many are in parallel growth.  Extremely flashy specimen which could stand to be hit with the water gun to remove the last small specks of clay.  Under magnification a couple rubs are visible on terminations but this specimen looks totally clean to the eye.  Is this the best quartz TN specimen ever mined from this famous locale?  I think it is.  A real killer.  325$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-163

OKI-163    Quartz on Albite Twins    Rt.# 55 Road cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a specimen collected by Bill Dossert in 1986, sold to Steve and subsequently stashed away.  Steve never cleaned or cataloged these specimens, most of which were not of collector grade.  I purchased the cash, the good the bad and the ugly and these are the few (in fact great!) thumbnail specimens to come from the lot.  These are the finest examples of alpine quartz which Canada has to offer and it remains the only documented alpine occurrence in the country.  This one has a grouping of several parallel growth crystals sitting atop a dome of albites.  The quartz measures 3.3 cm in length and the entire piece is 3.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm.  The albites are to 1 cm.  There is a tiny tip ding and some minor damage to an albite crystal.  Tough to see and you’d have to be quite picky to even notice this given the overall aesthetics of this amazing TN specimen.  Very showy specimen in all regards.  150$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-699

OKF-699    Albite and Quartz    Road cut in Rt. # 55, Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This matrix specimen of alpine quartz is dominated by white and gem clear albite twins which rest on the tiny quartz crystals attached to matrix.  It measures 4.2 x 2.7 x 2 cm overall and has albites to 2.6 cm, many of which are double terminated.  Minor green chamosite.  An exceptional albite for the locality with large damage free crystals that are highly aesthetic.  130$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-694

Albite twins

OKF-694    Albite and Quartz    Road cut in Rt. # 55, Windsor, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This matrix specimen of alpine quartz is nothing short of being a spectacular small cabinet specimen.  Far better in person.  6.2 x 6 x 5.2 cm overall with clean, clear, undamaged crystals to 2.7 cm each.  There are a few nice albites to 1.5 cm each which are white to clear and placed high on the piece.  Very aesthetic and displayable.  Great specimen for the price.  90$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-230

OKF-230    Quartz and Albite    Rt # 58 Road cut, near Windsor, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection #9735.  This is an absolutely stunning piece for this location.  These alpine quartz crystals reaching length of 5.4 cm each and are crystal clear.  The albite twins that dominate the backside of the piece reach an astounding 1.7 cm and are also, quite clear for the species.  This is a fully mineralized plate measuring 8.2 x 7.2 cm and is approximately 3 centimeters on average in thickness.  The only contact is a long its base and a very tiny spot on the top of the grouping.  Again this is an exceptional specimen for the locality that is very clean and only missing one small quartz crystal that I challenge anyone to find without close inspection.  $190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-179

OKF-179    Quartz     Rt. #55 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.    Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece is a double terminated 4.3 cm long crystal whose second termination as reground.  This is material from the only documented Canadian alpine deposit.  It was discovered during road excavation in 1986.  There are several small rider crystals including one that measures 1.8 cm.  An excellent example.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-174

OKF-174    Quartz and Chamosite    Rt. #55 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.    Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This has a large primary crystal measuring 8.6 cm which is highly included by chamosite.  This is material from the only documented Canadian alpine deposit.  It was discovered during road excavation in 1986.  This is an exceptional piece for the locale because almost all quartz here which has chamosite inclusions is very poorly formed.  This one retains good crystal shape and is large.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-168

Close up of albite twin

OKF-168    Quartz and Albite    Rt. #55 Road Cut, near Windsor, Quebec, Canada.    Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Beautiful clear alpine quartz crystals here in combination with albite twins.  The albites range from a light milky color to gem clear.  This is material from the only documented Canadian alpine deposit.  It was discovered during road excavation in 1986.  This fine piece is a stalactite with quartz to 2.8 cm in albites to 1.6 cm each.  A small chip on one quartz crystal terminations otherwise damage free.  6.5 x 4 by 3 cm.  The specimen stands on end for display it is very aesthetic.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC0143

4.5 cm point with a 1 cm point protruding from termination. 10$

Lots of interesting chamosite inclusions.

CC0144

7.5 cm piece with no decent terminations. 10$

Lots of chamosite.

All broken surfaces are rehealed.

CC0145

Super 9.5 cm cluster of quatrz points to 4.5 each and albites to 2 cm each. 80$

Fully rehealed surfaces on all sides. Minor chabosite.

CC0146

Sharp looking specimen. 22$

6 cm quartz and albite mix.

CC0148

Minor quartz and chamosite. Almost all albite.

Crystals to 1.8 cm each.

CC0148

7.7 cm point with tiny attached albites. 18$

Very clear.

Very tiny tip ding. Very nice piece.

CC0149

Great combo. of quartz and chamosite. 60$

Full coverage of crystals on both sides.

Many double terminated crystals. 7.5 cm overall.

 

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