David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

Here are some additional images of some of the superb specimens on display at the Vale-Inco Limited Gallery of Minerals.

 

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

There are bigger specimens of native bismuth on display in the Gallery but I thought this 7.0cm wide piece was sweet! It is a calcite vein with a core of bright native bismuth from Cobalt, Ontario.

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

This is one of the more gorgeous specimens in the exhibit (in my humble opinion). Most of the calcite crystals on this specimen are heavily copper included but the one, gem-like, clear, colourless crystals is perfectly presented in the middle of the 17.0cm wide cluster. Excellent! I'm sure that the A.E. Seaman Museum would LOVE to repatriate this one!

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

A superb specimen of this unusual sulphosalt from Kazakhstan. About 6.0cm wide.

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

This is one of my personal favourites. This specimen is about 30.0cm across and is a perfect cluster of pinacoid-terminated scalenohedra coated with lustrous goethite. A wonderful old Faraday Mine, Bancroft, Ontario specimen!

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

A very nice8.0cm high millerite from an unlikely location: the Kerr Addisson Gold Mine at Larder Lake, Ontario.

Recent Activities -ROM Mineral Gallery, Page Two

A superb 24.0cm specimen of wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Arizona.