David K. Joyce Minerals

Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three

These are all very nice specimens that don't fit in the other categories on the website.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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Quartz, HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #1796
  • Quartz, Hematite
  • 6.6x5.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Q =1.7cm
  • $75.00
  • Beckermet Mine
  • Cumbria
    England
  • A real British classic with a nice "quartzoid" quartz crystal sitting atop lutrous bladed hematite crystals to 5mm. There are also some smaller quartz crystals nestled in-between the hematites. Sits at 45 degrees or so from horizontal for perfect viewing.
Calcite, MarcasiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #6338
  • Calcite, Marcasite
  • 7.2x6.5x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-73mm
  • $120.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Reynolds County
    Missouri, USA
  • A nice cluster of scaleohedra of calcite on a marcasite-peppered limestone matrix. Really, a very attractive specimen.
DatoliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #8397
  • Datolite
  • 4.1x4.0x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $75.00
  • La Baja Mine
  • Charcas, San Louis de Potosi
    Mexico
  • A gorgeous cluster of light green transluscent, lustrous datolite crystals with some small white, associated danburite crystals. The crystals are very well formed. Nice cluster!
GadoliniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #18880
  • Gadolinite
  • 2.0x2.1x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $85.00
  • Euje
    Norway
  • Very nice crystal of gadolinite from one of the old classic localities.
AnataseTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #13306
  • Anatase
  • 5.8x5.8x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $85.00

  • Switzerland
  • Perhaps 18 or so extremely sharp, undamaged anatase crystals are scattered around the top of this fragment of schist, associated with tiny adularia crystals. There is a piece of tape adhering to the specimen with "Octahedrite, Switzerland written on it. That is the only locality information that I have for the specimen. Classic.
BruciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #10299
  • Brucite
  • 11.3x5.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm cleavages
  • $75.00
  • Asbest
  • Urals
    Russia
  • A large vein of transluscent, grey brucite is attached to marble matrix. Accompanied by a nold Fersman Mineralogical Museum Label. Cabinet specimen that displays very well!
Beryl, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #18943
  • Beryl, Quartz
  • 5.5x1.5x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-55mm, b-13mm
  • $80.00
  • Brumado
  • Bahia
    Brazil
  • This is sdifferent! This doubly terminated clear quartz crystal has several very light greenish-blue beryl crystals attached to it. Each of the beryl crystals is singly terminated. Interesting and looks good, as well!
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #10619
  • Hematite
  • 8.2x4.7x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $75.00
  • Rio Marina
  • Elba
    Italy
  • A thick plate of hematite showing sharp, composite crystals on the top and part of the bottom. Old timer!
Herderite, Schorl(?)Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #18942
  • Herderite, Schorl(?)
  • 7.4x2.1x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: t-73mm, h-8mm
  • $140.00
  • Galileia
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This specimen is a singly terminated very dark green tourmaline crystal with a single herderite crystal on the termination and several around the base. The old A. Seibel label states "schorl" but because it is, in fact, dark green in strong light, I think it could be elbaite. The herderite crystals are all fairly sharp, beigey coloured crystals. Very nice!
MagnetiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #15565
  • Magnetite
  • 6.8x3.6x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $55.00
  • Amethyst Cove
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Many sharp, steely-metallic black magnetite crystals cover much of the top of this piece. The crystals are all sharp dodecahedra, one of the less common crystal forms of magnetite. Sharp!