David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

More images from Wasson's Bluff on the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

 

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

These are the sort of vug that we were trying to locate and expose in the bedrock of the beach. Mostly, they contained chabazite, stilbite calcite and heulandite.

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

Another nice vug of chabazite crystals!

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

Veteran field collector, mineral dealer and, now, Parrsboro resident,Rod Tyson, with the Bay of Fundy's Two Islands behind him. Tide is out!

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

A closer look at Rod Tyson, whose collecting technique is resulting in a fairly substantial hole!

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

Another veteran field collector and mineral dealer, Doug Wilson, joined us, as well. Doug is the newest resident of Parrsboro and he has set up a mineral store there, as well as running his on-line mineral business, Wilson's Minerals, from there.

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

Here are a group of calcite and chabazite containing nodules that Daniel Joyce collected during the day at Wasson's Bluff.

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

This is one of the better chabazite and heulandite specimens that we managed to collect during the trip to Wasson'r Bluff. The specimen is about 12.0cm across.

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

I really did work fairly hard during the trip and so, as the tide started rolling back in, I had a nice nap "on the rocks" in the shadow of Wasson's Bluff.

Recent Activities -Collecting Zeolites in Nova Scotia, Page Three

Another spot with frustratingly difficult to extract gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. No joy here!