A mound of lustrous, sparkling hematite crystals – this is classic specular hematite. The faces of these crystals are mirror-bright. In very good condition, some incomplete crystals. From the Pete Richards collection, he collected it in July 1984.
About these Chub Lake Hematites
The Chub Lake prospect has been known since the 1850s, and fine specimens were collected there (and at area hematite mines in St. Lawrence Co., around Edwards and Fowler) in the 19th century. For quite some time in the 20th century, the localities had fallen into obscurity. In 1983, Chub Lake was rediscovered by George Robinson, Schuyler Alverson and Ronald Waddell, and for a time thereafter, it was worked by collectors for specimens. Pete Richards was one of those collectors – he collected there at the peak of this activity in 1984. The locality is no longer a prolific producer of collector specimens.