David K. Joyce Minerals

Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite

I was recently in Nova Scotia and was able to acquire some excellent specimens of gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. The specimens consist of lustrous orange "crystals" that appear to be roughly in the form of rhombohedral chabazite but, in fact, are gmelinite. The gmelinite forms very lustrous, sharp triangular crystal overgrowths with a lovely orange colour. Many of the pseudomorphs are hollow attesting to their "after chabazite" nature. Some of the crystals appear to still have a core or partial core of chabazite.

One note about the colour in the images. I had a difficult time to capture the true orange colour of the crystals. Rest assured that they are ALL a beautiful orange colour no matter what they look like on your computer screen.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 16% or multiply by 0.84.

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Gmelinite ps ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #4461
  • Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • 5.3x4.8x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm
  • $25.00
  • Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands
  • Cumberland County, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A 21mm well formed gmelinite after/on chabazite crystal is tucked away in this vug. Displays well.
Gmelinite ps ChabziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #4466
  • Gmelinite ps Chabzite
  • 5.0x4.6x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-6mm
  • $30.00
  • Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands
  • Cumberland County, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Glassy, gemmy crtystals of analcime stud this vug in gmelinite after chabazite crystals.
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8053
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 5.3x2.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $35.00
  • Five Islands
  • Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The front of this specimen is covered with lustrous gmelinite pseudos after chabazite and features a larger rhomb right in the middle. Nice peices!
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8056
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 5.7x4.4x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $35.00
  • Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands
  • Cumberland County, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This specimen is a plate of rhombohedrons that show lustrous triangular overgrowths which are typical of gmelinite. Some of the crystals also appear partially hollow. Nice1
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8057
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 5.3x4.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $30.00
  • Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands
  • Cumberland County, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Three rhombohedra that are actually pseudomorphs of gmelinite after chabazite make up this very good specimen. A very good example.
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8367
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 8.5x5.4x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $45.00
  • Five Islands

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A vug at the top of this open vein contains a couple of very large gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite in parallel growth plus some smaller ones. Excellent lustre and colour.
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8368
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 8.3x5.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $40.00
  • Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands
  • Cumberland County, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The top of this vein is open to expose a number of well formed crystals of gmelinite in the form of chabazite -pseudomorphs. Some small calcite crystals associated.
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8370
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 4.1x3.3x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $35.00
  • Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands
  • Cumberland County, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A cavity containing some sharp, lustrous, light orange pseudomorphs of gmelinite after chabazite from the famous Bay of Fundy region of Nova Scotia.
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8371
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 5.8x4.3x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $40.00
  • Five Islands

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A very nice vug of gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. The crystal in the lower right shows the contact twin habit of chabazite which is much less common than the interpenetrating twinning that we often see.
Gmelinite ps. ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #8372
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite
  • 8.1x6.2x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm
  • $40.00
  • Five Islands

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This vein is open at the top to expose a number of very nice gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite. The central one has an contact twin. Very nice example. Displays well.
Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #12530
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, Analcime
  • 4.0x3.6x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $35.00
  • Pinnacle Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A beautiful little plate of gmelinite pseudomorphs after chabazite adorned with sparkling crystals of analcime. All crystals very lustrous!
Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #12528
  • Gmelinite ps. Chabazite, Analcime
  • 3.6x3.3x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $35.00
  • Pinnacle Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A small mound of perfect, lustrous pink-orange crystals that are actually pseudomorphs of gmelinite after chabazite. Some nice gemmy analcime crystals sprinkled around, as well.
Gmelinite, ps ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #15472
  • Gmelinite, ps Chabazite
  • 3.9x2.4x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $40.00
  • Pinnacle Rock
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A sweetheart of a specimen showing orangey, lustrous, well crystallized gmelinite replacing chabazite and preserving the rhombohedral shape of the chabazite nicely. Little colourless analcime crystals are scattered about the gmelinite. Photo does not do it justice! Nice!
Gmelinite ps Chabazite, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #15573
  • Gmelinite ps Chabazite, Analcime
  • 8.3x4.4x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: gm-17mm, a-3mm
  • $110.00
  • Five Islands
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A very pleasant-looking specimen consisting of light orangey-pinish pseudomorphs of gmelinite after chabazite, speckled with glassy, sharp analcime crystals. The gmelinites appear to be largely hollow and you can see into them here and there. Good-looking piece!