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7 specimens found
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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.
Grossular- with minor Diopside
stock #Alec-10-947
York River Skarn, Bancroft, Hastings County
Ontario, Canada
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Pre Holiday 2017

A main large orange-red Garnet (3.3 CM) with a few smaller crystals and green Diopside from this important Skarn. The major crystal is sharp, lustrous, translucent larger and sharper than others I have seen from York River. The smaller crystals are gemmy in areas. Contacts and breaks are on the back and edge where this was attached, but that is not seen on the the display side which is in fine condition. Collected in the 1960s, formerly in the William Haladyz collection.
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 #Alec-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.
Calcite enclosing Chalcopyrite
stock #AC-385
Faraday Mine, Farady Township, Bancroft District, Hastings County
Ontario, Canada
5.5 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring 2013

Ex Joe Stachura. From the one time find about 30 years ago, this is a killer example of this esthetic discovery. A glass clear calcite (optical grade) encloses a garden like array of bright Chalcopyrite in many forms. The impact and condition are great, some minor rough spots exist as seen on the photos but this is still far better than most. Rare to find on the market, these are treasured pieces unlike anything else!
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