David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Nova Scotia, Spring, 2016, Page Three

After we finished with the gmelinite, spot, we headed searched other likely lengths of shoreline and found nothing. We headed for Five Islands, which were now high and dry in the low tide.

 

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Remember Pinnacle Rock at high tide? Here it is at low tide. Perfect place for one of Terry's sumptuous lunches.

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If you look very closely on the right hand side of this image, you can see Ray McDougall working away at an analcime exposure. This the view from Pinnacle rock over to one of the other Five Islands, now joined by rock and gravel at low tide.

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Pinnacle Rock is the location of the wonderful orange gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. This is what a seam looks like in-situ. Nice crystals In there but it is very difficult work to excavate the surrounding rock enough to extract some specimens. I managed only a couple of small ones. This exposure of gmelinite is about 30smm long.

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They all make fun of me but I enjoy my afternoon "power snooze" wherever I am! Clearly a R. McDougall photo.

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A nice specimen of gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite from Five Islands. 5.0cm across

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Nice, white analcime cluster from the seam Ray was working on, way in the distance. 7.3cm across

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These analcime crystals are from Ray's seam. They are not as white being included with chlorite or clay or some colouring agent.

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We headed over to the famouse Five Islands natural "Arch", which WAS a famous landmark in the area. Unfortunately, the rock arch collapsed in on itself in October of 2015. The rubble in between the solid rock, that you see in this image, was once a magnificent rock arch with a large opening underneath. We landed and climbed over the residual rubble to search for crystals and the boat met us on the other side.

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A thick cluster of colourless analcime crystals from the other side of the collapsed Arch rubble. 12.0cm across

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This specimen of analcime was also found on the other side of the Five Islands Arch rubble. 10.0cm tall