David K. Joyce Minerals

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!
HeulanditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17918
  • Heulandite
  • 24x9.3x10 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $75.00
  • Pune
    India
  • A large, attractive group of heulandite crystals on basalt matrix. Classic Pune! The crystals are divergent and a nice orangey-pink colour. Heavy and large so some extra postage required. Some damage to some of the crystals on the right center. Displays very well!
Apophyllite, StilbiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17921
  • Apophyllite, Stilbite
  • 18.3x12.5x8.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 65mm
  • $120.00
  • Pune
    India
  • Wow! A superb specimen of several light green apophyllite crystals on a bed of creamy stilbite crystals. The apophyllite crystals are elongated prismatic forms with perfect pyramidal and pinacoid terminations. Extra postage requires as it is fairly large and heavy. It is worth it! Displays perfectly. Stunning really.
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!
Cassiterite, MuscoviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18026
  • Cassiterite, Muscovite
  • 7.4x5.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 32mm
  • $120.00
  • Shaobaodin Mountains
  • Pingwu, Sichuan
    China
  • A highly lustrous, twinned black cassiterite crystal is perfectly perched on a mound of mica blades. The cassiterite is contacted on the back where it formed against another cassiterite crystal but is al crystal faces from the front. Nice pegmatitic specimen of this tin oxide mineral. Displays perfectly!
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!
Powellite, var CuprianTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #19432
  • Powellite, var Cuprian
  • 14.4x9.2x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $425.00
  • Jardinera No 1
  • Inca del Oro
    Chile
  • Sharp, pyramidal, green crystals of powellite line an irregular vug in powellite-rich rock. This specimen, I find, is minID # PQ7-2H6. For some reason, the matrix and broken or abraded crystals are more fluorescent than the complete prefect crystals, as you can see from the photo of the specimen under long wave fluorescent light. Excellent example of this copper-rich variety of powellite from a famous locality.
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.
AlmandineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #19022
  • Almandine
  • 13.0x7.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm
  • $130.00
  • Wrangell Is.

  • Alaska, USA
  • A couple of lustrous almandine garnets are perfectly exposed in schist matrix. The garnets are deep red in colour and show a sharp combination of the trapezohedron and dodecahedron. one has a little bit of the crystal missing at the back and the other is perfect! Looks great!
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.
Axinite, ArsenopyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16755
  • Axinite, Arsenopyrite
  • 6.4x4.4x4.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-8mm, ars-3mm
  • $140.00
  • Colebrook Hill
  • Tasmania
    Australia
  • Here is an interesting specimen consisting of a mass of arsenopyrite with the front covered with light purple-brown, gemmy ferroaxinite crystals with some arsenopyrite crystals poking out here and there. Pretty cool piece from an unusual locality. Displays very well!
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!
Spodumene, var. KunziteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17397
  • Spodumene, var. Kunzite
  • 16.1x3.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $875.00
  • Khauraz
  • Laghman
    Afghanistan
  • A LARGE crystal of gemmy spodumene, the variety called kunzite. The crystal exhibits and interestingoptical property where is a very light yellowish colour when viewed across the depth and width but a light lavender colour when viewed down the C-axis. Very cool. The crystal is largely gemmy with some areas of internal cleavage. It is a contact twin with a smaller twin member attached to the "back". Excellent, complete termination on one end. Really nice crystal! They don't come around like this very often!
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!