David K. Joyce

Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two

Here are more excellent specimens that just don't fit in the other categories on this website!

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SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #14426
  • Schorl
  • 3.4x3.3x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 31mm
  • $35.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • A cluster of pitch-black, doubly terminated schorl crystals from this modern day classic area. The schorl crystals are triangular in cross section, hemimorphic and slightly etched in places. Nice sample!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #13298
  • Epidote
  • 6.3x4.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $125.00
  • Knappenwand
  • Obersulbachtel
    Austria
  • This piece of massive epidote has an opening in the middle that has many lustrous epidote crystals that bridge from one side to the other. Classic!
MontebrasiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #7693
  • Montebrasite
  • 6.2x2.2x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $60.00
  • Fazenda Pomeroli, Linopolis District
  • Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This crystal is a twin with a re-entrant angle running down it's left side. It has modest lustre and well-formed crystal faces. A little bit of the tip of the crystal is missing. A very good example of this unusual mineral.
Arsenopyrite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #13296
  • Arsenopyrite, Quartz
  • 7.7x4.7x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Trepca

  • Kosovo
  • A nice cluster of bright arsenopyrite crystals, largely covered with milky quartz crystals. Nice piece from a classic locality!
Quartz, GwindelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #18959
  • Quartz, Gwindel
  • 10.5x7.0x5.2 cm
  • $625.00
  • Val Guif
  • Tavetsch
    Switzerland
  • A beautifully formed, classic, Swiss quartz "gwindel". The crystal is elongated along one of the horizontal axes and shows excellent terminations. The quartz is very gemmy smoky quartz with a light dusting of dark green chlorite. There are a couple of contact points on the top and one side of the crystal that do not detract from the specimen. Most gwindels are sans matrix but this one is attached to a matrix fragment that is composed of quartz and chlorite. Sits perfectly and displays very well from either side. Classic! t
Titanite var. GreenoviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10300
  • Titanite var. Greenovite
  • 8.6x7.0x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • S. Marcel
  • Aosta
    Italy
  • This specimen shows a crystal section of the pink, unusual greenovite variety of titanite. Old Classic. Old Ward's label accompanies the piece. Displays well.
Titanite var. GreenoviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10306
  • Titanite var. Greenovite
  • 7.8x6.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • S. Marcel
  • Aosta
    Italy
  • There is one major crystal section and a number of smaller patches, in addition to a couple of full crystals, of this unusual pink variety of titanite embedded in calcite. Interesting old classic. Old Ward's label accompanies the specimen.
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10604
  • Schorl
  • 4.9x3.7x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $65.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • The bigger crystal, on the bottom, is a half crystal while the smaller one attached to the top of it is complete. Very lustrous, well-formed group of crystals!
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10629
  • Schorl
  • 7.3x5.7x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 28mm
  • $85.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • A nice cluster of sharp, trigonal schorl crystals fro mthe now-famous Erongo area. Some nice crystals here!
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10630
  • Schorl
  • 4.0x3.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $60.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • An attractive cluster of parallel crystals, associated with a little smokey Quartz.
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10612
  • Schorl
  • 5.9x4.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-19mm, q-26mm
  • $120.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • A sweet cluster of schore and quartz crystals from this famous area. The schorls are all very sharp and lustrous. Pitch black! Displays well.
Quartz, ElpiditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20343
  • Quartz, Elpidite
  • 10.6x7.0x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 92mm
  • $85.00
  • Mt. Malosa, Zomba Plateu
  • Zomba
    Malawi
  • Three interlocking quartz crystals with acicular elpidite shooting through and between the crystals. Very nice specimen of quartz and nice specimen of elpidite, as well! Unusual specimen!
GoethiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #16941
  • Goethite
  • 4.2x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $45.00
  • Crystal Peak
  • Teller County
    Colorado, USA
  • Several sprays of dark brown goethite from a miarolitic cavity in the Crystal Peak area. Looks great for a usually ugly mineral!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #18025
  • Fluorite
  • 3.7x3.3x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $160.00
  • Mina Gloria
  • Hornachuelos, Cordoba
    Spain
  • A lovely cluster of very yellow, gemmy fluorite crystals from this unusual locality. The crystals are simple cubes and simply elegant! Ex J.W. Buma Collection and card accompanies specimen. Unusual and nice specimen.
Aegirine, AlbiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #17158
  • Aegirine, Albite
  • 10.8x5.0x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Mount Malosa

  • Malawi
  • A large, divergent aegirine crystal with some smaller crystals attached and a few albite crystals attached. At least one tiny, gemmy, yellow zircon crystal on one of the albites. Some unidentified, reddish, amorphous mineral here and there. Nice!
Hematite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20007
  • Hematite, Quartz
  • 6.0x4.1x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: h-3mm
  • $45.00

  • Switzerland
  • Sharp, thick-platy, lustrous, metallic hematite crystals are thickly concentrated on one side of a couple of milky, iron-tinted quartz crystals protruding from matrix. All I know is that it is from Switzerland. Ex J. Albanese collection, accompanied by J. Betts label with provenance. Nice! t
Fluorite, CelestineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20080
  • Fluorite, Celestine
  • 6.6x5.2x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: fl 10mm, ce 25mm
  • $30.00
  • White Rock Quarry
  • Ottawa co.
    Ohio, USA
  • Sharp, golden crystals of fluorite associated with thin-bladed celestine crystals. A fair bit of damage on the piece but some very nice crystals, as well. t
Orthoclase, Adularia, ChloriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20082
  • Orthoclase, Adularia, Chlorite
  • 11.6x8.0x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 42mm
  • $85.00
  • Valais
    Switzerland
  • This specimen is a cluster of adularia crystals that have a light frosting of green chlorite crystals. The adularia crystals are sharp and pretty-well all are twinned. Classic! t
Mendipite, HydrocerussiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20210
  • Mendipite, Hydrocerussite
  • 8.3x6.0x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: cleavages
  • $110.00
  • Merehead Quarry
  • Mendip
    England
  • A rich, larger specimen of these two rare lead minerals. The mendipite is a lead oxy-chloride and is particularly rare. I believe that is the famous type locality or , if not, very close to it! Rich!
Quartz, ps. FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20625
  • Quartz, ps. Fluorite
  • 13.0x8.0x8.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $260.00
  • Black Knife Mine
  • Cuchillo Negro Dist. Sierra County
    New Mexico, USA
  • A remarkable specimen showing white quartz pseudos after fluorite octahedra. As you can tell from the photo's, the octahedra are hollow! Unusual specimen from an unusual locality! Shows very well! t
Quartz, Hematite, FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20618
  • Quartz, Hematite, Fluorite
  • 9.4x8.8x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $65.00
  • Aouli, Midelt
  • Khenifra
    Morocco
  • This specimen shows a plate of hematite-tinted quartz crystals that in turn coat a plate of yellow fluorite. Interesting specimen! t
Fluorite, Sphalerite, GalenaTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20932
  • Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena
  • 14.5x9.3x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $275.00
  • Cave in Rock
  • Denton
    Illinois, USA
  • Here is a nice display piece! It is a plate of black, highly lustrous sphalerite crystals with two fluorite crystal cubes on top. The fluorite crystals are deep purple, great lustre and show just simple cube forms. There is also one small galena crystal just behind the larger fluorite. Great-looking piece!
FerberiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21002
  • Ferberite
  • 7.7x8.7x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 55mm
  • $85.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • A cluster of pitch-black ferberite crystals that have small arsenopyrites here and there. The ferberite crystals are bladed with dull-black luster and very sharp faces. Interestingly, the arsenopyrite crystals all have a ring of a yellow alteration product around them-scorodite? Not perfect but excellent for this mineral.
StibniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21007
  • Stibnite
  • 13.4x1.4x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Wuling Antimony Mine
  • Jian Xi
    China
  • Nice, lustrous, terminated stibnite crystal from this famous antimony producing area of the world. Classic!
PhenakiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21229
  • Phenakite
  • 9.2x7.6x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $110.00
  • Wheeler Peak
  • White Pine County
    Nevada, USA
  • Cavities and openings in this specimen are lined with twinned crystals of phenakite, the beryllium silicate. Unique and interesting specimen of this beryllium mineral!
RutileTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21235
  • Rutile
  • 7.6x5.3x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $110.00
  • Graves Mountain

  • Georgia, USA
  • Here is an American Classic! This specimen shows a sharp, equant rutile crystal perched atop a matrix. Sweet! Displays perfectly!
SpinelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21240
  • Spinel
  • 8.5x7.3x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $120.00
  • Antanimora Sud Commune
  • Androy, Tulear
    Madagascar
  • This specimen is about 60 percent, or so, composed of deep-purple spinel crystals embedded in calcite. One side has been etched in acid to reveal depth of the spinels crystal aggregates. The other side has been left natural. The crystals range from sharp, coherent to rounded and greatly distorted! Very interesting!
SpinelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21242
  • Spinel
  • 7.8x5.2x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $95.00
  • Antanimora Sud Commune
  • Androy, Tulear
    Madagascar
  • This piece is composed of an estimated 50% spinel crystals with the remainder being massive calcite. One side of the piece has had the calcite etched away to reveal the deep-purple spinel crystals better. The myriad of crystals range from sharp faced to rounded-distorted. Very interesting any way you look at it! Shows very well.
WaveliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21314
  • Wavelite
  • 10.3x8.0x12.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Mauldin Mt.
  • Montgomery County
    Arkansas, USA
  • Here is a showy one! The front and much of the top of this piece is covered with mottled, green botryoidal wavellite. The botryoidal wavelite is actually composed of radiating crystals of wavelite and the surface of the botryoids are sharp terminations. An excellent example of this phosphate mineral. Very displayable specimen!
WavelliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21315
  • Wavellite
  • 6.0x6.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Mauldin Mt.
  • Montgomery County
    Arkansas, USA
  • A nice vug in breccia showing an almost bluish-coloured wavellite lining the vug. The botryoidal wavellite is actually composed of radiating crystals of wavellite, the terminations of which are readily apparent upon close examination. Very nice looking specimen!
WaveliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21322
  • Wavelite
  • 8.0x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Mauldin Mt.
  • Montgomery County
    Arkansas, USA
  • A beautiful vug of lighter green botryoidal wavellite. Actually, the wavellite is cementing breccia fragments together and this is just the biggest vug in the specimen. Displays well!
HemimorphiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21414
  • Hemimorphite
  • 17.5x10.6x6.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $220.00
  • Sterling Hill Mine

  • New Jersey, USA
  • A large specimen of botryoidal hemimorphite from the upper oxidation zone of this famous old deposit. A close up of the botryoids show that they are composed of the terminations of many beveled hemimorphite crystals. Unusual!