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9 specimens listed
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Silver - wires with Quartz
stock #AC-379
Cobalt, Gowganda region, Timiskaming District
Ontario, Canada
6.9 x 5.9 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $760
Spring 2020

Silver wires with tiny Quartz crystals coating and encasing some of the Silver. From the prolific Cobalt area this specimen is fairly old, it was sold by the Schortmann Brothers in the early 1960 era. The Quartz undermagnification is a sparkling druze of doubly terminated crystals many of which have a Cumberland habit. Close exam of the matrix shows that there is a lot more silver unclosed under layers of Quartz. The exposed area of wires is a dense nest with a few slender hairs rising to about 3 CM long. A choice, delicate and esthetic piece which looks better the more it is examined.
Uraninite -large cube
stock #19.1-466
Cardiff U Mine, Wilberforce, Halliburton
Ontario, Canada
8.8 x 6.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $275


A large Fluorite and Calcite matrix with a very big (1.6CM) single cube of Uraninite well exposed on the top edge. This cube is a bit unusual as it shows some corner modifications. The Luster is moderate to dull as were most of the larger crystals from this area, and there is a repair with a crack visible from some angles but the crystal seems still quite solid. The price is adjusted as a result of the repair, so a bit more affordable as a result. As this is a quite radioactive specie there are limits on shipping but we can make hand delivery to major shows or use a special courier (more expensive) for shipping. This locality has been reclaimed and there will never be more of these.
Apatite- gem clear in Calcite
stock #19.1-290
Liscombe Deposit, Monmputh, Haliburton County
Ontario, Canada
3.2 x 2.4 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330


A killer thumbnail from the Liscombe Deposit in Ontario, Canada which in the seventies produced a few exceptional gem Apatites. Some of the best were in a contrasting light pink Calcite. This is a small, perfect example, doubly terminated (the terminations are typically a little rounded as seen) and fully transparent. The faces have a bright glassy luster and the color is vibrant. This does fit in a thumbnail box and is in perfect condition, unrepaired and better in person.
Fluorite on Barite
stock #10.1-011B
Madoc, Centre Hastings, Hastings County
Ontario, Canada
4.5 x 3.6 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Spring update

A very attractive miniature specimen with the main Flourite of 2 CM perched on top of a Barite matrix. Pristine on the display face but contacted on the back side, this is a very well formed Fluorite from an important Canadian location.
Sphalerite- Gemmy orange and yellow crystals
stock #17.1-634
Flamboro Quarry, Wentworth County
Ontario, Canada
5 x 4 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring update

Very showy cluster of orange to yellow Sphalerite crystals with complex forms. Minor Dolomite is also present but nearly all of this is Sphalerite. No damage and a choice example of this find from many years ago, the crystals reach 1.5 CM across. Very uncommon on the market today these were among the most attractive mineral specimens from Ontario at one time.
Fluorite - complex etched cube
stock #0622-JM-2450
Madoc, Centre Hastings, Hastings County
Ontario, Canada
5.8 x 4.9 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2017

A complete cube, fully transparent of a pale green Fluorite that has stepped, etched and recrystallized geometric hills on all faces. From old finds at Madoc, this was in the John Marshall collection. One back corner has a tiny bit of matrix adhering and some contacting too, the front and sides are in perfect, undamaged condition. Display well, few Fluorite collections have this nice a specimen of this classic locale.
Sperrylite crystals with Native Gold on Chalcopyrite (type locale)
stock #AX-16-433
Vermillion Mine, Denison, Sudbury District
Ontario, Canada
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $1550
Winter 2016-17

Sperrylite is a scare Platinum arsenide that has only been found in good crystals at just 3 locations worldwide. This is an especially nice association piece with both Platinum and gold on the same specimen. This is an older example from the Vermillion mine (the type locale) and ranks as one of the very best examples I have seen from this deposit. A series of Gold veins and bleb run through the matrix mostly on the back side. Recent finds at Broken Hammer and earlier finds in Siberia have produced some larger crystals that are are best for the mineral but are also very expensive. This specimen is not of the top calibre but still very good and not priced in the 5 or 6 figures! A sharp, very bright lustrous metallic cube and some complex modified octahedra are nestled on the contrasting Chalcopyrite. Mostly intact and quite fine for the specie and locale.
Epidote
stock #13.1-353
Malone Quarries, Hastings Co.
Ontario, Canada
3.5 x 2.9 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $130
May 2015

Sharp. clean prismatic Epidote crystals from a less known locality. Crystals are well terminated and reach 2.5 CM in length. The only noticable damage is on the outside edges where this was removed, otherwise this is in quite good condition.
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