July 14, 2017

Pennsylvania

 

 

AMPHIBOLE SUPER GROUP variety BYSSOLITE
Keystone Trap Rock Quarry, Cornog, Wallace Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A lovely sprays of highly lustrous creamy-yellow elongated prismatic to almost acicular crystals cork-mounted. $10.00  

AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2

3152
ANALCIME

 
Cornwall Mines (Cornwall Iron Mine), Cornwall Borough (Cornwall), Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only -  There are "3" pin-mounted specimens in this box. One is an Apophyllite with an elongated Chlorite (?) inclusion; the other two are Analcime crystals with Apophyllite and Laumontite crystals. All are very fine pieces! $12.00  

NaAlSi2O6·H2O

3155
'APOPHYLLITE'
Cornwall Mines (Cornwall Iron Mine), Cornwall Borough (Cornwall), Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only - A) Lustrous colourless transparent blocky crystals on Analcime crystals; B) Blocky opaque crystals with elongated tabular Prehnite crystals. $10.00

 

3126
'APOPHYLLITE'
Fritz Island Mines, Cumru Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Very fine highly lustrous transparent crystals with phantom on matrix. $10.00

 

3127
ARSENOPYRITE
Millview Quarry, Forks Township, Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only - Lovely pieces with lustrous brassy Arsenopyrite crystals of various habits (cubic, bi-pyramidal to elongated almost acicular crystals). A) has all three habits; B) elongated habit. Two very fine specimens! $12.00

 FeAsS

3154
BERAUNITE

Bachman Mine, Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only of these extremely fine pieces with highly lustrous deep orange "bowties"!! $15.00   

Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5·6H2O

3153
CACOXENITE
Kreamer, Snyder Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very fine piece with chalking white radial sprays to 1.0mm. $10.00

Fe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O

3112
CACOXENITE
Bachman Mine, Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Lovely!!  Sprays and spheres of golden-orange Cacoxenite with silky white Matulaite.  $15.00 

Fe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O

3117
CACOXENITE
Faylor-Middle Creek Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA Three only - A) Lustrous acicular golden crystals forming a ring around a brown centre; B) Tiny golden "jelly-like" spheres on matrix: C) Dark orangey-brown "jelly-like" spheres on matrix. $10.00

Fe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O

3136
CELESTINE
Faylor-Middle Creek Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Very fine opaque white crystals to 5mm on matrix. $10.00

SrSO4

3111
CERUSSITE
Perkiomen Copper Mine, Perkiomen Mines, Audubon, Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA One only -  Sharp blocky vitreous colourless crystals on matrix. $10.00

PbCO3

3110
'CHABAZITE'
Dyer Quarry, Gickerville (Gibralter), Birdsboro, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A nice group of pinkish-beige translucent cubic crystals on matrix. $10.00 3118
CHROMITE
Wood's Chrome Mine (Wood's Mine), Texas, Little Britain Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - An interesting piece with rather crude groups of dull black Chromite on matrix with "pin-cushion" opaque white Magnesite, and highly lustrous trigonal Magnetite in a serpentine matrix. $12.00

Fe2+Cr2O4

3120
CHRYSOCOLLA
Cornwall Mines (Cornwall Iron Mine), Cornwall Borough (Cornwall), Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only -Rich coverage of lustrous pale blue botryoidal Chrysocolla on matrix. $10.00

(Cu2-xAlx)H2-xSi2O5(OH)4 · nH2O

3121
CLINOZOISITE
Keystone Trap Rock Quarry, Cornog, Wallace Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Highly lustrous very thin colourless to bi-coloured elongated prismatic crystals on matrix. $10.00

Ca2Al3(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

3122
CRYPTOMELANE
Bachman Mine, Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Pretty piece! Rich coverage of dull to highly lustrous botryoidal Cryptomelane richly covering matrix. $12.00

K(Mn74+Mn3+)O16

3124
DESCLOIZITE
Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville Mining District, Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only -Highly lustrous vitreous orange Descloizite with phantom. $8.00

PbZnVO4(OH)

3123
DICKITE
Saint Clair, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA Three only of these "superb" pieces with highly lustrous vitreous transparent Dickite richly covering matrix - A) with Siderite; B) Dickite. $15.00

Al2Si2O5(OH)4

3125
FLUORITE
Grace Mine, Morgantown, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Very fine highly lustrous water-clear stacks of Fluorite cubes in vugs and on matrix. Two cork-mounted specimens. $10.00

CaF2

3128
GIBBSITE
General Trimble's Mine, East Whiteland Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only - Very aesthetic pieces with tiny pearly white wafer-thin flakes on matrix +/- Wavellite. $12.00 

Al(OH)3

3129
HEMATITE 

 
Pennsylvania Turnpike, Vera Cruz, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very aesthetic pieces with highly lustrous silvery to silvery black spheres or globules on matrix. Very pretty piece! $12.00

 Fe2O3

3130
HEMIMORPHITE
Ecton Mine, Perkiomen Mines, Audubon, Lower Providence Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Lovely piece with highly lustrous water-clear elongated prismatic crystals in sprays and groupings lining and in vugs in matrix. $12.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O

 

3131
HEMIMORPHITE
Ueberroth Mine, Friedensville, Saucon Valley, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only of these very lovely pieces with rich coverage of wafer thin to thicker colourless to a slight opaque crystals in sprays and fans on matrix. $12.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O

3132
HEMIMORPHITE
Doughty Mine, Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Highly lustrous water-clear stacks of flatten tabular crystals on matrix. A pretty piece! $12.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O

 

3133
HEMIMORPHITE
Codorus Stone & Supply Co. Quarry, Emigsville, East Manchester Township, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Lustrous water-clear thick flattened tabular crystals on matrix. $10.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O

 

3134
'HEULANDITE' 

 
Dyer Quarry, Gickerville (Gibralter), Birdsboro, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A pretty piece with very rich coverage of lustrous pearly crystals on matrix with Stellerite (?).  $12.00

 

3135
NATROLITE 
Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Marlborough Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very "aesthetic " piece with creamy-white "feather-like" elongated crystals on matrix with honey-beige Stilbite. $12.00

 Na2(Si3Al2)O10·2H2O

3115
NATROLITE 
Cornwall Mines (Cornwall Iron Mine), Cornwall Borough (Cornwall), Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very fine 1.6cm elongated glassy fibrous single crystals off matrix, pin-mounted. $10.00

 

 Na2(Si3Al2)O10·2H2O

3116
NONTRONITE 

 
South Mount, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only -  Non-descript creamy yellow textured massive Nontronite covering matrix. $10.00

 Na0.3Fe23+(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·nH2O

3113
OPAL 
Dyer Quarry, Gickerville (Gibralter), Birdsboro, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A 1.2cm piece of creamy-white aesthetically challenged Opal cork-mounted. $8.00

 SiO2·nH2O

3114
PREHNITE 
Keystone Trap Rock Quarry, Cornog, Wallace Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A pretty piece as a sphere of lustrous prismatic off-white Prehnite interspersed with glassy 'Byssolite". $12.00

Ca2Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)2

3137
PREHNITE 
Rock Hill Quarry, Rock Hill, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only - Very pretty pieces with lustrous translucent tiny flattened prismatic crystals on matrix and very fine acicular to fibrous 'Byssolite" (?). $12.00

Ca2Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)2

3138
PREHNITE 

 
Unnamed Diabase quarry (1), Coopersburg Borough, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Three cork-mounted specimens in this box as highly lustrous opaque white elongated prismatic crystals and sheaves from very thin to thick crystals. $10.00

Ca2Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)2

3139
PYRITE 

 
French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Two "extremely" fine single brassy yellow tetrahedra pin-mounted. $15.00

FeS2

3140
PYROMORPHITE 

 
Southwest Chester County Mine, Phoenixville mining District, Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only - Very fine highly lustrous glassy apple green crystals on matrix.  $10.00

Pb5(PO4)3Cl

3141
SIDERITE 
AB

C
 

Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Marlborough Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA Lovely pieces!! A) Two only as very fine dark brownish-gold with a slight iridescence discoidal Siderite on matrix; B) Five only as very fine tiny (30x) orangey plates on Quartz crystals; C) One only as very fine sandy orange disk-like crystals on Quartz matrix. $10.00

FeCO3

3142
SIDERITE 

 
Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Marlborough Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only -  Highly lustrous dark golden-brown crystals in a vug in matrix. $10.00

FeCO3

3143
SIDERITE 

 
Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA One only - Rich coverage of highly lustrous iridescent golden-brown crystals in a vug and on matrix. A pretty piece! $12.00

FeCO3

3144
SPHALERITE
Pennsylvania Turnpike, Vera Cruz, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very pretty piece with highly lustrous gemmy yellowish-orange "rice-grain-like" crystals scattered on matrix with Smithsonite. It is just a very nice piece! $15.00

ZnS

3145
SPHALERITE

Smith Quarry, South Annville Township, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Very fine (unusual habit) textured black crystals and plates in a vug in matrix. $12.00

ZnS

3146
'STILBITE'
Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Marlborough Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A pretty piece with highly lustrous transparent honey-beige crystals on matrix with minor Chlorite. $10.00 3119
'STILBITE'

Dyer Quarry, Gickerville (Gibralter), Birdsboro, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very fine piece with superb translucent white 'Stilbite" richly covering matrix. One group is doubly terminated. $12.00 3147
'STILBITE'
Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Marlborough Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very aesthetic piece as colourless to white lustrous 'Stilbite' rosettes richly dotted with tiny lustrous brassy Pyrite crystals. A very, very nice piece! $15.00 3148
VANADINITE
Southwest Chester County Mine, Phoenixville mining District, Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - Highly lustrous butterscotch orange crystals on matrix. $10.00

Pb5(VO4)3Cl

3149
WAVELLITE  
General Trimble's Mine, East Whiteland Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - A very aesthetic piece with rich coverage of highly lustrous colourless to white spheres n matrix. $12.00

Al3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2O

3150
WAVELLITE  

 
Bachman Mine, Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Very fine pieces with highly lustrous transparent crystals on matrix A) 5 with radiating spheres, B) 1 with Beraunite; C) 2 with blue centres due to inclusions of Turquoise (?); D) 1 - a lovely spray with creamy white Crandallite coating (?) pin-mounted. $10.00

Al3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2O

3151

 

 


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