David K. Joyce Minerals

Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various

Nova scotia is famous for its zeolite group minerals. Before the advent of the Indian zeolite localities, Nova Scotia was one of THE places for zeolites. The basalts around the Bay of Fundy continue to yield small quantities of zeolite and associated minerals. The collecting is along the steep cliffs of the bay and islands. Timing is important because of the 16m (50" !) tides that characterize the behavior of the ocean there. As well, since the zeolites occur in/on the cliffs, the only easy opportunity to collect is when parts of the cliffs fail and crash down to the beach, usually accessible at only low tide. You never know when that is going to happen but spring is a good guess!! I'm saving you the trouble by offering you some very nice specimens here.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 22% or multiply by 0.78.

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Quartz, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #7986
  • Quartz, Analcime
  • 5.0x2.8x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-4mm
  • $30.00
  • McKay's Head

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A kind of cathedral quartz that has an amethystine tinge and is encrusted by small, white analcime trapezohedra. The very top of the cathedral is missing but this is not noticeable from the display angle.
Stilbite ps ?, StilbiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #12594
  • Stilbite ps ?, Stilbite
  • 3.7x2.6x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $45.00
  • Cape D'Or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A hollow, hemispherical stilbite epimorph sits perfectly mounted on regular, creamy stilbite crystals. Excellent pseudomorph!
Stilbite ps after ?Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #12586
  • Stilbite ps after ?
  • 8.2x4.8x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8.2x5.0x4.2
  • $110.00
  • Cape D'Or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A gorgeous pseudomorph! This specimen shows a grouping of hollow epimorphs of stilbite after another zeolite, possibly natrolite, mesolite or even previous stilbite. Very nice!
Stilbite, Stilbite ps ?Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #12585
  • Stilbite, Stilbite ps ?
  • 7.8x5.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $45.00
  • Cape D'Or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This specimen shows a stilbite epimorph after, perhaps, natrolite or even just stilbite. The epimorph is hollow and has a nice hemisphere form. As well, there are lots of bladed stilbite crystals on the specimen.
ApophylliteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #17257
  • Apophyllite
  • 3.0x2.7x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $30.00
  • Cape D'or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A small plate, thumbnail sized, that shows a couple of white and slightly greenish apophyllite crystals on corroded chabazite and stilbite. One of the less common minerals of the Bay of Fundy basalts.
Apophyllite, StilbiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #17258
  • Apophyllite, Stilbite
  • 9.2x10.2x6.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-4mm, st-20mm
  • $35.00
  • Cape D'or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This is a different one! The top of this specimen is a vug lined with small. colourless, apophyllite with a single spray of divergent stilbite crystals in the lower left. The apophyllite shows the characteristic pearly lustre on the pinacoidal faces of the crystals.