David K. Joyce

Cobalt/Gowganda Area, Old Collection

Here are specimens from an old collection assembled prior to 1923. Each specimen is labelled with Handwritten tag, tied to the specimen with string, stating the minerals and origin. Pretty cool! Unfortunately, the collector was NOT a mineralogical whiz since many of the mineral ID's are incorrect. Interestingly, many of the locations are unusual mines and prospects rarely seen available and I believe the locations would be correct. Interesting pieces!

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Safflorite, ErythriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Old Collection
  • Item #19423
  • Safflorite, Erythrite
  • 6.0x4.8x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A rich arsenide specimen showing safflorite and other arsenides in dolomite, the arsenides encrusted with erythrite and other arsenic oxides. The tag say "Arsenic" although I do not see it unless he was referring to the small botryoids of arsenic oxide?