David K. Joyce

Canadian Specimens, Various Localities

Canada is rich with geological diversity and, as a result, is one of the premier mining countries in the world. From coast to coast, hundreds of operating mines and quarries plus, probably thousands of abandoned mines, quarries and prospects provide an abundance of great mineral specimens. Here are some really nice specimens that i don't have enough of to have their own catagory.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 19% or multiply by 0.81.

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Grossular, DiopsideCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #8379
  • Grossular, Diopside
  • 8.4x4.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-micro
  • $60.00
  • Orford Nickel Mine
  • Orford
    Quebec, Canada
  • A classic. Emerald green, chrome-rich grossular crystals encrust one side of this large diopside crystal section. The Orford Nickel Mine was Canada's first nickel mine and the forerunner of INCO and the later-developed Sudbury deposits.
Scolecite, StilbiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #17700
  • Scolecite, Stilbite
  • 5.8x4.8x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $40.00
  • Black Lake Mine (Lac D'Amiante)
  • Thetford
    Quebec, Canada
  • A lovely plate of one of the more unusual minerals from Thetford mines, balls of scolecite on stilbite crystals. Nice looking piece from closed mine!
Baryte, MarcasiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #18268
  • Baryte, Marcasite
  • 10.7x10.0x6.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $75.00
  • Aguathuna
  • Port au Port
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • The top of this specimen is largely covered with small, sparkling, bladed baryte crystals and some bronzy marcasite crystals. The barytes are in sort of botryoidal groupings. Very fossiliferous limestone matrix. Looks great!
BaryteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #18266
  • Baryte
  • 4.1x3.6x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $35.00
  • Aguathuna
  • Port au Port
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • A nice plate of colourless barite crystals with white zones on the corners.
AlmandineCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #18721
  • Almandine
  • 9.8x5.0x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $60.00
  • Dollier Township
    Quebec, Canada
  • An unusual locality showing sharp almandine garnet crystals embedded in a lighter coloured garnet schist. The uppermost garnet crystal has been glued back onto the specimen. All the rest are naturally embedded. Interesting and unusual!
QuartzCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #15392
  • Quartz
  • 5.7x5.2x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 58mm
  • $60.00
  • La Min Adam
  • Bonsecours
    Quebec, Canada
  • A cluster of three major quartz crystals, two of them doubly-terminated. The crystals are fairly lustrous, gemmy and have very good terminations. Good looking piece from a classic Quebec locality!
ArmeniteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #19024
  • Armenite
  • 6.7x5.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Remigny, Temiscamingue
  • Abitibi
    Quebec, Canada
  • Pure white armenite as closely packed crystals revealed by radiating cleavages, associated with pink zoisite. Sawn on back. Rich specimen of this unusual barium-calcium-aluminosilicate.
Gypsum, var SeleniteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #18024
  • Gypsum, var Selenite
  • 6.2x6.0x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $130.00
  • Red River Floodway
  • Winnipeg
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A very nice cluster of gypsum crystals from one of the great gypsum localities. This is one of the lesser-known "styles" consisting of blocky, light yellow crystals as opposed to the large, more bladed crystals that we usually see. Very little abrasion. Still a little of the original clay attached. Ex Marty Zinn collection and comes with old Kristalle and Cal-Neva labels. Displays very well!
BariteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #19148
  • Barite
  • 4.4x3.5x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $35.00
  • Aguathuna
  • Port au Port Peninsula
    Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • This cluster of white, tabular barite crystals shows very nice contrasting white zonations on the edges of one of the prism faces. Sweet!
BruciteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #18898
  • Brucite
  • 3.1x3.8x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $35.00
  • Farm Point

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A vein section of fibrous, pale bluish brucite from this old locality.
Baryte, CalciteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #18215
  • Baryte, Calcite
  • 8.8x6.9x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $65.00
  • Aguathuna
  • Port au Port
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • A very nice, sharp scalenohedral calcite crystal in and on sharp, white-zoned barite crystals. From an ancient, ocean-bottom white smoker vent.
AlmandineCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #19361
  • Almandine
  • 4.3x4.1x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Chisel Mine
  • Snow Lake
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A sharp dodecahedron of almandine from this great old mine. It has a big contact point on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal at one time and one missing corner at the back left. Still a very nice crystal!