David K. Joyce

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

Here are more pictures and descriptions of our 2020 collecting efforts at Gibson Road East.

 

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

Here is a large pocket of fluoro-richterite crystals that we pulled out. We had to trim off much of the rock with the diamond saw to make it a manageable size. the pocket is about 30cm across.

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

We all took specimens away for trimming and cleaning and returned to Bancroft for "the split". The drawing of cards determined the order of choosing! Here I am in front of the "picking table" holding all of the specimens that we felt were worth picking!

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

Here is a nice cluster of fluoro-richterite crystals about 9.0cm across.

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

A wonderful cluster of bladed, fluoro-richterite crystals 10.0cm tall.

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

Here is a combination plate of a microcline crystal and one green fluorapatite crystal on augite. 14.0cm across

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

Here is the microcline crystal that I was holding in my hand in a previous photo. The crystal is 12.0cm long. Pretty good!

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

A fairly nice smoky quartz crystal on matrix. The quartz crystal is 6.3cm tall.

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

A plate of microcline crystals that is 11.0 cm across

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

This specimen of microcline crystals on augite is 9.0cm across.

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

The view of crystals on this plate of fluoro-richterite and microcline is about 19.0cm across.

Recent Activities -Return to Gibson Road East, Fall, 2020, Page Two

I'll close with this photo of a sunset view over a lake near Bancroft. It was a great week of collecting with some very nice specimen, great environment and time with friends.