David K. Joyce

Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities

These specimens are all very nice or unusual but just don't fall into the categories that I normally have on my website. Well worth seeing!

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BariteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17858
  • Barite
  • 5.5x4.0x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $40.00
  • Rock River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • A nice cluster of light-blue, thick-tabular barite crystals. No new specimen have come out of this locality for 30 years!
ParavauxiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #5354
  • Paravauxite
  • 10.0x8.1x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $175.00
  • Siglo XX Mine
  • Llallagua, Bustillo Province
    Bolivia
  • The top of this specimen is largely covered with pale green paravauxite crystals from the classic Bolivian occurence. The crystals on the upper half of the specimen are very sharp prisms with chisel-like terminations. Classic!
PyromorphiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13301
  • Pyromorphite
  • 7.8x7.5x6.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $125.00
  • Grube Rosenberg
  • Braubach-Rhein
    Germany
  • Many, Many lovely green crystals of pyromorphite are scattered about ion this limonite matrix. Many are broken off but very many are excellent crystals. Old locality!
Apophyllite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17917
  • Apophyllite, Quartz
  • 8.4x6.0x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $65.00
  • Pune
    India
  • A very attractive divergent cluster of gemmy, light green-colourless apophyllite crystals on quartz and calcite. Classic Deccan Plateau basalt specimen. Very nice!
Stilbite, HeulanditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17919
  • Stilbite, Heulandite
  • 11.5x9.6x7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 38mm
  • $50.00
  • Pune
    India
  • A wonderful geode showing a slightly divergent stilbite crystal in a heulandite-lined vug. Kind of heavy so a bit of extra postage will be needed. Very well prepared. Looks great!
Gypsum, var SeleniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16402
  • Gypsum, var Selenite
  • 5.5x2.5x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $30.00
  • Twin Sister's Butte(?)

  • Manitoba, Canada
  • A different locality for selenite crystals. Nice, clear crystal with a dark zone down the middle. Very possibly from the Twin Sister's Butte area where such crystals can be found. M. Mauthner Label accompanies the specimen.
QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13295
  • Quartz
  • 10.4x7.1x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above.
  • $75.00
  • St. Gotthard

  • Switzerland
  • A very lustrous, tapered quartz crystal from one of the world's great quart localities. This crystal is ice-clear in the upper half of the crystal and more clouded near the base. It is double terminated because the base was sheared off at some point and then commenced growing again. It now has a multiple termination on the base.
SmithsoniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13313
  • Smithsonite
  • 10.5x7.5x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $110.00
  • Laurion

  • Greece
  • An excellent specimen of light greenish, botryoidal smithsonite from one of the oldest and most famous mining areas of the world. Very nice!
BrauniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13304
  • Braunite
  • 5.1x3.7x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $140.00
  • Langban

  • Sweden
  • A crystal of braunite is exposed in a calcite vein that cuts through what appears to be hematite. The crystal is well formed with a high metallic lustre.
Siderite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #15113
  • Siderite, Quartz
  • 4.2x3.5x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s13mm, q-8mm
  • $45.00
  • Isere

  • France
  • A slightly concave plate of clear, colourless quartz crystals hosting razor-sharp, dark brown siderite crystals. Classic association from a classic location!
Ferberite, Calcite, etc.Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18957
  • Ferberite, Calcite, etc.
  • 7.3x3,.6x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Yaoganxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, hunan
    China
  • This specimen is a half crystal showing sharp termination and nicely striated prism faces. Great luster! On one side it is mostly covered with thin-bladed calcite crystals and small quartz crystals. It has a custom cut, contoured, acrylic stand that holds it perfectly for display. Modern classic locality! t
Quartz, PyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16915
  • Quartz, Pyrite
  • 7.3x3.0x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-48mm
  • $65.00
  • Spruce Claim
  • King County
    Washington, USA
  • A wonderful scepter of milky-clear quartz from a famous locality. Often the quartz from the Spruce Claim occurs with pyrite crystals as is the case here. The specimen is not perfect. The crystal at the back is contacted at the back and, as you can see the pyrite is contacted on the front. The main scepter is wonderful! Collected 35 years or so ago.
KermesiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16089
  • Kermesite
  • 8.5x4.3x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $65.00
  • Pernek
  • Bratislava
    Slovakia
  • Rich, deep red, radiating sprays of this antimony mineral are present on the top of this matrix that has a seam of stibnite running through it. The sprays of kermesite are up to 8mm or so in radius. Excellent from a classic European location!
Quartz, HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16776
  • Quartz, Hematite
  • 5.3x3.2x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: h-7mm
  • $45.00
  • Cavradi

  • Switzerland
  • Here is a classic! Gemmy, slightly smoky quartz crystals with a sharp hematite crystal in between them. Switzerland is famous for crystals like this!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16779
  • Epidote
  • 2.2x2.4x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Naukluft

  • Namibia
  • A superb, single crystals from Namibia. Very dark green and very lustrous! Excellent thumbnail!
Siderite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16781
  • Siderite, Quartz
  • 4.4x3.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-23mm
  • $75.00
  • Morro Velho
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A wonderful cluster of disc-shaped siderite crystals associated with sharp, terminated colourless quartz crystals. Classic!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16782
  • Fluorite
  • 2.7x3.0x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • Okarusu

  • Namibia
  • A sweet cluster of green fluorite crystals with light purple edges. The corners of each crystal show octahedral modifications but the faces are composed of tiny stepped cube faces. Looks great!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16785
  • Fluorite
  • 4.4x4.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $45.00
  • Okarusu

  • Namibia
  • A nice cluster of well formed, green fluorite cubes, some of which have well formed phantom crystals inside.
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16786
  • Fluorite
  • 5.5x3.6x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $45.00
  • Okarusu

  • Namibia
  • A very nice cluster of cubic, green fluorite cubes modified by octahedral faces composed of stepped cubes. Excellent example!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16787
  • Fluorite
  • 6.6x5.2x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $45.00
  • Okarusu

  • Namibia
  • A very nice cluster of green fluorite cubes from this modern day classic fluorite locality.
Arsenopyrite, IlvaiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16756
  • Arsenopyrite, Ilvaite
  • 5.2x3.9x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ilv-38mm, ars-15mm
  • $65.00
  • Huanggang mine
  • Chifeng, Inner Mongolia
    China
  • An interesting combination of a cluster of ilvaite crystals with an arsenopyrite crystal on one side.
Beryl, var. AquamarineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16759
  • Beryl, var. Aquamarine
  • 6.7x5.3x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00

  • Pakistan
  • This fragment of pegmatite matrix has a cavity on one side that has a light bluish aquamarine crystal poking out of it. The crystal is gemmy and well terminated. It has a ding on one side which is not obvious.
QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16928
  • Quartz
  • 5.7x4.5x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $35.00
  • Hot Springs

  • Arkansas, USA
  • A wonderful little cluster of "solution quartz" from one of the most famous, prolific quartz localities in the world.
Fluorite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18030
  • Fluorite, Quartz
  • 6.3x5.3x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-57mm, f-17mm
  • $150.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • This is a funky looking piece! A tripod of milky-white quartz crystals supports a cluster of sharp, cubic fluorite crystals. The fluorite crystals are gemmy-green-blue underneath but have an upper surface that is a milky, porcelainous sort of look to it. Some contact points on the fluorite. Looks great from several directions. A Trinity Minerals label accompanies the specimen.
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18020
  • Fluorite
  • 5.2x5.1x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $140.00
  • Hsianhua Ridge
  • Linwu, Hunan
    China
  • THIS is a very cool specimen showing BOTH simple octahedral and simple cubes of fluorite in the same cluster! Unusual! There seems to be octahedral crystals of rock-candy fluorite above and under stepped green cubes of fluorite. Very interesting piece!
Hematite, CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17487
  • Hematite, Calcite
  • 14.0x12.4x8.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: C-13mm, h-3mm
  • $75.00
  • Chubb Lake
  • Hailesboro, St. Lawrence Co.
    New York, USA
  • This piece of massive hematite has a long cavity on one side that goes deeply into the matrix and is lined with sharp, lustrous bladed crystals of silvery hematite. As well, on one side of the cavity, there are a number of creamy, white, scalenohedra of calcite. Nice contrast! The specimen is heavy so some extra postage will be required. Classic locality!
HowieiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #19893
  • Howieite
  • 11.0x4.2x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Laytonville
  • Mendocino Co.
    California, U.S.A.
  • Clusters of radiating howieite are embedded in this brown matrix. Very rich! Type Locality.
FerberiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20009
  • Ferberite
  • 5.4x3.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Panasqueira Mine, Level 2
  • Beira Baixa
    Portugal
  • A sharp, blocky, pitch black, ferberite crystal with some muscovite and siderite on the back. Classic locality. Looks great! t
Quartz, var. Amethyst, ps calciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20020
  • Quartz, var. Amethyst, ps calcite
  • 10.1x5.3x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $160.00
  • Santa Ana Mine
  • Artigas
    Uruguay
  • A beautiful specimen showing two quartz-amethyst casts after calcite crystals on chalcedony. The amethyst has that beautiful purple colouration that we often see from Uruguayan amethyst. I have provided a view from the back that shows that some of the calcite has been dissolved away but some relict calcite remains. Displays beautifully. A couple of small dings. Add some colour to your cabinet!! t
BaryteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20627
  • Baryte
  • 13.8x10.9x10.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 60mm
  • $425.00
  • Carbonia-Iglesias
  • Sardinia
    Italy
  • A beautiful, rich-looking cluster of golden barite crystals from the classic Sardinian area, famous for fine barite crystals. The crystals are simple, thick tabular crystals with very minor bruising. The piece is an excellent cabinet specimen. R
BromargyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20756
  • Bromargyrite
  • 3.9x3.2x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $60.00
  • Tombstone Extension Mine
  • Tombstone, Cochise Co.
    Arizona, USA
  • A couple of very nice, sharp crystals of this rare silver-bromine mineral on solid, gossanous matrix. Very Nice!
StauroliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20842
  • Staurolite
  • 21.5x16.4x7.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $95.00
  • Black Hills

  • South Dakota, Canada
  • Here is an unusual specimen! Sharp crystals of staurolite embedded in mica schist from the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. Unusual location piece! Excellent example of this classic metamorphic assemblage.
InesiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20890
  • Inesite
  • 10.5x5.5x6.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $160.00
  • Daye Copper Mine
  • Daye co., Huangshi
    China
  • Beautiful, rich specimen showing pinkish inesite cementing breccia fragments of a heavy mineral, probably hematite-rich rock. In between and on the fragments are many sharp inesite crystals. Looks great!
Quartz, EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20892
  • Quartz, Epidote
  • 16.3x12.3x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Qu 38mm, Ep 6mm
  • $140.00
  • Hongquizhen Quarry
  • Meigu Co., Liangshan
    Sichuan, China
  • This plate is a wonderful grouping of quartz crystals decorated with small crystals and cluster of crystals of epidote. The quartz crystals are extra interesting because they show a clear, colourless outer zone with an internal phantom caused by what appears to be hematite and/or a clay mineral. Sweet specimen!
ArsenopyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21001
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 7.7x8.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $65.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Hunan
    China
  • Nice cluster of well shaped arsenopyrite crystals with a couple of, wghat I think are, pyrite pseudos after pyrrhotite, on the top. A couple of crystals are damaged at the back but it displays very well from the front!
CassiteriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21004
  • Cassiterite
  • 6.9x5.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Xuebaoding Mine
  • Ping Wu, Sichuan
    China
  • A highly lustrous cassiterite crystal with a little mica attached. The crystal is dinged on the top but could be a very good reference specimen for this locality.
Bustamite, GalenaTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21167
  • Bustamite, Galena
  • 9.5x6.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 70mm
  • $160.00
  • Broken Hill
  • New South Wales
    Australia
  • Elongated bustamite crystals are distributed throughout this galena and calcite matrix. The bustamite crystals are rough prisms with some smooth sides terminal faces. Some of the smaller crystals are fairly sharp. Some parts of the bustamites are fairly gemmy! One of the lesser mineralogical associations from Broken Hill.
CorundumTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21181
  • Corundum
  • 9.0x8.0x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $160.00
  • Amboaley Mine
  • Amboaley, Imosy
    Madagascar
  • An interesting corundum specimen where the crystals are mostly blue (sapphire) but have red zones(ruby). The corundum crystals are lustrous and all are terminated with varying amounts of intergrowth with the mica schist matrix. Nice triangular growth hillocks on the terminations. Can be stood up nicely for display. T
Corundum, var ruby,  CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21410
  • Corundum, var ruby, Calcite
  • 10.5x8.7x5.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 46mm
  • $250.00
  • Mogok

  • Myanmar
  • THIS is a cool specimen! It has a sharp, tabular, hexagonal corundum crystal protruding out of very coarse calcite cleavages! The corundum crystal is a red, ruby variety and shos a prominent pinacoid bounded by short prism faces. It is complete with some calcite attached to one side. Very unusual and displays perfectly!
Prehnite, CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21592
  • Prehnite, Calcite
  • 5.9x4.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-18mm, p-13mm ball
  • $75.00
  • Patterson

  • New Jersey, USA
  • This looks almost good enough to eat! Very nice, green botryoidal prehnite associated with blunt, scalenohedra of calcite. The prehnite had a very nice porcelainous luster which contrasts nicely with the colourless, calcite crystals. Looks great! Classic!
HeulanditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21596
  • Heulandite
  • 6.6x5.5x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $35.00
  • Patterson
    New Jersey, USA
  • A plate of pearly-lustered, silvery heulandite from that old American classic locality.
Datolite, CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21599
  • Datolite, Calcite
  • 5.5x4.0x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $55.00
  • Patterson

  • New Jersey, USA
  • Some very nice, extremely light green datolite crystals on similarly coloured calcite crystals. All are very lustrous and clear with just a very small amount of bruising.