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12 specimens found
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Serandite (on Albite)
stock #18-AX-27-094
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
2.2 x 1.8 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $190
Late Summer 2018

A very cute thumbnail of bright, transparent Serandites on contrasting Albite. Serandite is usually opaque or at best milky, translucent on thin edges. These tiny crystals are transparent, colorful and lustrous. As is typical of St Hilaire specimens there are micros of other species as well, most noticeably Polylithonite and Natrolite. Despite the small size the luster and color make this one pop.
Siderite (huge Crystal) with Albite
stock #18.1-361
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
10.6 x 9.7 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $4800
Late Summer 2018

A monster! The main crystal is as large as these have ever been found, and one of the best. The big crystal measured on the edge is 7.5 CM and on the diagonal is 9.8 CM across. Very impressive, this piece is one of the top three of the giant St Hillaire Siderites, and outstanding for the specie world wide. Sharp and fairly lustrous as well, the honey brown color has yellow highlights and is translucent. The matrix is the sort of elongated Albite crystals that look a lot like Natrolite. Ex Hitchings collection, obtained in 1967 the early part of the "golden years" at St Hillaire. In fine condition there is a contact on the backside but no damage. Even the smaller crystals in the cluster here would be choice specimens alone but they add a nice esthetic touch to the whole piece.
Serandite with Natrolite and Elpidite
stock #AX7-256(337A)
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
4.8 x 2.8 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $650
Worldwide mix summer

Cluster of sharp intergrown Serandite crystals with the flat blade habit that host several terminated Natrolite prisms and one Natrolite rosette. The Serandites also have a few needles of Elpidite as well, and all are in remarkable, intact condition. Ex Larry White collection, this includes his homemade Balsawood base. Fine delicate prisms and vibrant pink color, this is an uncommon form for Serandite and this piece is especially esthetic.
Analcime with Aegirine etc.
stock #18.1-AX-16-461
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
4.8 x 4.8 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $420
Spring update

A complete, glassy "golfball" Analcime crystal that is studded with several Aegirine crystals and related minerals. Classic specimen and a fine display piece, this is complete on all sides and undamaged. The faces are sharp and translucent with bright luster. Mont St. Hillaire was for many years one of the few localities that was accessible to collectors and exposed many rarities and best of species. Those days are gone but specimens of this sort are the legacy of a great locale.
Catapleiite and Aegirine
stock #17.1-AX16-497
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
7.4 x 2.8 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400
Pre Holiday 2017

A fine sculptural cluster of big (over 2.5 CM) Catapleiite crystals in rosettes are well placed on contrasting Aegirine crystals. Mont St Hillaire Catapleiites are considered the best ever found, although the Lovozero find was also world class, these had a sharp glasslike form unequaled. This is one of the most desirable St Hillaire species, and this is a far above average quality specimen. Well composed with several rosettes, all well formed and lustrous. A modern classic, these are very hard to get in this larger size and sharp quality. These are now almost never available like this.
Serandite with Aegerine etc.
stock #Alec 16-477
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.8 x 3.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $550


Unusual habit with brilliant red-orange color and many gemmy crystals forming a very attractive Serandite from the great Mt St Hillaire. The largest crystal is 2.5 CM across and is a blocky style, but the smaller crystals show many different habits and terminations. Some of these are Bipyramids or have complex parallel prisms and multiple stepped terminations. The luster is excellent, the condition is overall quite fine there is a break on backside where removed and a few very small wilbers noted on minor crystals only seen with 10X magnification. Classic locale and specie, attractive and unusual.
Serandite on Natrolite, Analcime, Mangan-Neptunite and Albite etc.
stock #Alec 35-121-XXX
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
7.7 x 5.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Winter 2016-17

Intense salmon-orange color Serandite crystals are nicely perched on a contrasting white matrix. From pre 1980 finds at Mt. St Hillare, later specimens were not so bright. The Serandite at the "top" of the piece is doubly terminated, has a few contacts and great luster. Other crystals on the piece are a little cruder and more encased in the matrix, but are sizable. The worlds best specimens all came from this quarry and now that it is closed there will be no more. A classic mix of Alkali minerals on this specimen that are actually attractive. Ex S Alverson collection.
Serandite and Aegirine (rare form)
stock #A7-257-439A
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
6.9 x 2.6 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
Winter 2016-17

A delicate sculptural Serandite specimen with a delicate salmon color. Ex Larry White collection, this is composed of the uncommon bladelike habit crystals intergrown in parallel arrangement. Collected in 1980 by Ernie Schlicter, this is unlike most Serandite, the flat crystal form is very rare, and with the mine closed there are no more to be found. The spikelike crystal of Aegirine is a nice accent.
12 specimens found
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