David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Here are a few more images of specimens from this trip and past trips.

 

Galena on Marcasite-coated SphaleriteRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Galena on Marcasite-coated Sphalerite
This specimen was collected about 40 years ago by Reiner Mielke and his father, I believe. I traded it from Reiner years ago. it is 10.0 cm across. For information only. Not for sale.

Irridescent SphaleriteRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Irridescent Sphalerite
This is a beautiful 21mm thumbnail crystal of irridescent sphalerite on a bit of matrix. Notice the second generation of orange sphalerite? For information only. Not for sale.

Glassy CelestineRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Glassy Celestine
Celestine crystals are often lustrous at the Lafarge Quarry but not often gemmy and glassy like this. The view is about 6.0cm across. For information only. Not for sale.

Celestine -multiple terminationRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Celestine -multiple termination
A lovely crystal of celestine with a multiple termination. This crystal is 6.4cm across. For information only. Not for sale.

SphaleriteRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Sphalerite
This is my favourite sphalerite specimen from the quarry. I collected it in the early 1990's. It was in a cavity in a limestone boulder and I just reached in and pulled it out!! It is a wonderful crystal, 23mm across. For information only. Not for sale.

Galena on CelestineRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Galena on Celestine
This is a combination that we do not see very often. These are 2-3mm galena crystals on a single 51mm long celestine crystal. For information only. Not for sale.

Spahlerite, CalciteRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Spahlerite, Calcite
Isn't this nice? There was a lot of this orange sphalerite and white calcite available in boulders in one area of the quarry during this recent visit. 4.7cm across. For information only. Not for sale.

CalciteRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Calcite
It is pretty easy to find good crystals of calcite in the quarry. It is everywhere! This piece is 11.0cm across. For information only. Not for sale.

Sphalerite on LimestoneRecent Activities -Collecting at the Lafarge Quarry, Clappison's Corners, Ontario, Page Two

Sphalerite on Limestone
This is the better of the sphalerites that I collected on this particular trip. Nothing fancy but a nice clean, sort of octahedral-looking 15mm crystal. For information only. Not for sale.