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ISO Pennsylvania Mineral Specimens - Rutile, Celestite, Amethyst, Calcites, etc...

Posted by John Kushmerick  
John Kushmerick October 15, 2015 03:22PM

I'm looking for mid to high grade display quality specimens from PA to build out the PA part of my collection. I'm particularly interested in the following, but would possibly be interested in other interesting specimens.

Celestite - Meckley Quarry, Mandata
Rutile (preferably twinned) - Any PA locale
Amethyst - York cty, Delaware cty, or elsewhere
Chrome antigorite (Kammemerite) - woods chrome mine
Blue Quartz (Actinolite included) - Blue Hill, Media, PA
Botryoidal Malachite - Jones Mine, Morgantown
Calcite - York Cty or elsewhere
Wavellite - National Limestone Quarry, Mt Pleasant Mills
Wavellite - General Trimble Mine
Matualite - Bachmann Hellertown Mine

If you have any of the above, or anything else interesting and usual, please let me know.

I'm also always up for any field collecting as well, should you want a collecting partner.


Paul Stephen Cyr October 20, 2015 10:02AM
Hello John,
I have a small cabinet specimen of wavellite from the Mount Pleasant Mills locality. I also have several examples of pyromorphite on quartz (single crystal to nice clusters) from the Brookdale Mine in Phoenixville, a thumbnail of Garnierite from Cedar Hill quarry in Lancaster Co., as well as a cabinet specimen of deweylite from the same locality. I also have a nice boxed set of minerals from French Creek that was collected in the 60's; but at the top of my PA collection is specimen #45 from Arthur L. Flagg's collection: a clinochlore crystal from Brinton's Quarry.

Would be happy to offer you the wavellite. I may have more PA specimens around as well.
Steve Hardinger November 17, 2015 09:26PM
Paul tell me more about your French Creek boxed set in PM, please.
M. Brown October 11, 2016 12:05AM

I am also interested in the box set if available. I have many PA specimens including Wavellite, Celestite, interesting Calcites, Sphalerite and Galena, Brookdale, French Creek and Ecton material. I also have some rutile you may be interested in. I would be happy to talk rocks with you. Maybe we could connect on a better platform such as Facebook?

bill wall January 27, 2017 01:15AM
john write me at I have minerals to trade, bill
bill wall January 27, 2017 01:15AM
see note, bill
Scott Rider October 12, 2017 04:05PM
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Scott Rider October 12, 2017 04:20PM

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Trent Meyers November 28, 2017 12:35AM
I have many PA minerals self collected would you like me to send you a few pictures if so please pm me
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