David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

Here are a few more images, mostly of the Marmoraton Iron Mine part of the field trip.

 

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

These garnets are typical of specimens that are easily found on the old dumps of the Marmoraton Iron Mine, a skarn-type of deposit. Garnets are either dodecahedra or trapezohedra at this locality. I collected this specimen recently. For information only. Not for sale.

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

You can find some very nice epidote at Marmora. Here is a fine example of elongated, olive green epidote crystals poking out from amongst very dark green, almost black, very sharp pyroxene group mineral. Field of view 8.0cm. For information only. Not for sale.

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

Here is a picture of George Thompson sledging a boulder at the Marmora Mine. Man that guy can work!!

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

Here I am watching George work on another boulder containing nice garnet crystals. I enjoy watching George work and could probably do it all day!

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

Some very sharp cluster of dark red-brown dodecahedral garnet crystals with feldspar. The nice one in the middle is 24mm across. For information only. Not for sale.

Recent Activities -Rogers Mine-Marmora Mine-Ackerman Mine Field Trip, Page Two

A very nice little specimen showing an 11mm, dark red trapezohedral garnet crystal exposed in orange calcite. Obviously, this one has not been treated in acid. For information only. Not for sale.