David K. Joyce

Latest Additions

Below are the most recent additions to my specimens database. Click on any of the thumbnails to view a larger image of the specimen.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 24% or multiply by 0.76.

 

VesuvianiteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Vesuvianite
  • Item #26727
  • Vesuvianite
  • 9.0x5.7x6.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $140.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • A piece of mostly green and purple vesuvianite. The top and front of it is composed of lots of open spaces lined with loads of small gemmy, purple vesuvianite crystals. Surprisingly in a deep vug in the middle of the piece is a large, well formed vesuvianite crystal! Interesting and different piece!
SuoluniteSuolunite, Mine Lac D'Amiante (Lake Asbestos Mine), Quebec
  • Item #26725
  • Suolunite
  • 7.8x5.9x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $180.00
  • LAB Chrysotile Mine
  • Black Lake
    Quebec, Canada
  • Here is a rare one! This plate has an opening on the upper left that is lined with 5mm, or so, curved crystals of light lavender suolunite. Looks sort of like lavender prehnite! The bottom right is covered with small, up to one mm or so individual crystals of suolunite. Nice specimen of this unusual mineral.
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #26724
  • Epidote
  • 6.5x5.5x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $45.00
  • Calumet Mine
  • Salida, Chaffee Co.
    Colorado, USA
  • A seam of epidote has been exposed on the front of this matrix. Much of it is exposed shallow vugs of gemmy, sharp, green epidote crystals. Interesting locality piece!
Epidote, QuartzCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26723
  • Epidote, Quartz
  • 3.9x4.5x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ep-6mm, qu-30mm
  • $45.00
  • Sayward
  • Vancouver Island
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A cluster of quartz crystals with a smattering of green epidote crystals spilling out of a recess between quartz crystals. Unusual locality!
Elbaite, CookeiteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26722
  • Elbaite, Cookeite
  • 6.3x3.8x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 43mm
  • $140.00
  • Mt. Mica Gem Mine
  • Paris Hill, S. Paris
    Maine, USA
  • This specimen is a hodge-podge of criss-crossing elbaite crystals, mostly coated by a thin veneer of beige cookeite crystals. As well ,there are lots of small quartz crystals helping to hold it all together. Interesting and unique specimen from this famous pegmatite area!
VesuvianiteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Vesuvianite
  • Item #26721
  • Vesuvianite
  • 8.7x5.9x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $150.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Lots of gemmy-green vesuvianite crystals are present on the top of this plate of, mostly, solid vesuvianite. The crystals are mostly terminated with an assortment of tetragonal faces. Looks great.
Diopside, GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Various Minerals
  • Item #26720
  • Diopside, Grossular
  • 5.4x3.1x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: d-3mm, g-1mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Canada
  • The top of this matrix is carpeted with very light-green, terminated, prismatic diopside crystals, with a few orangey-pink grossular crystals scattered on the diopsides. Nice!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #26719
  • Epidote
  • 5.2x4.7x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $75.00
  • Dashkesan

  • Azerbaijan
  • The front-top of this specimen is covered with groups of divergent dark-green epidote crystals, with a few small quartz crystals. Different!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26718
  • Epidote
  • 4.8x3.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $40.00
  • Guadalupe Isle
  • Baja
    Mexico
  • A specimen showing stout, sharp epidote crystals from this unusual location. Just like the specimens shown in mindat.org.
Elbaite, QuartzTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26717
  • Elbaite, Quartz
  • 4.0x2.3x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 26mm
  • $120.00
  • Dagenais Prospect
  • Plumbago Mountain, Newry
    Maine, USA
  • A flat-terminated very dark blue-ish elbaite crystal is well exposed in white, glassy quartz. The second crystal is only part of a crystal. Mounted on an acrylic stand to display perfectly.
VesuvianiteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Vesuvianite
  • Item #26714
  • Vesuvianite
  • 7.0x6.3x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $120.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • A mass of solid, enmeshed vesuvianite crystals with many openings that have terminated crystals protruding into them. The crystals are a light green colour and are gemmy. Hard to believe this is a "rock forming mineral"! A glob of glue on the base allows it to stand perfectly for display.
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #26713
  • Epidote
  • 4.9x2.5x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $95.00
  • Naukluft Farm
  • Rehobeth
    Namibia
  • a very lustrous, singly terminated, dark green crystal. There is very little bruising or damage and the crystal has a habit that we don't often see. Same with the locality. Unusual! Really nice crystal!
Elbaite, AlbiteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26712
  • Elbaite, Albite
  • 3.8x3.6x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 27mm
  • $120.00
  • Conselheiro Pena
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This specimen is an intergrowth of larger, platey albite crystals and lots of deep-green, elongated elbaite crystals. The elbaite crystals range in size from needle-like to pencil thick. Interesting from all angles!
SchorlTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26711
  • Schorl
  • 2.7x2.4x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Erongo Mountains
  • Omaruru Dist.
    Namibia
  • A schorl with a very interesting and unusual morphology. The single crystal is totally composed of a mosaic of slightly offset, lustrous crystal faces. The trigonal symmetry of this tourmaline group mineral is easily seen the way the faces are lined up on the termination. Interesting and beautiful!
Enargite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Three
  • Item #26710
  • Enargite, Quartz
  • 9.3x5.4x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $180.00
  • Leonard Mine
  • Butte, Silver Bow Co.
    Montana, USA
  • Here is a hard to come by, good-looking plate of enargite crystals from the famous Butte Locality. There is bruising on a number of the crystals but there are many unbruised enargite crystals, as well. Half of the specimen has many of the enargite crystals, draped with little blankets of tiny quartz crystals for a nice accent. Displays very well.
PyromorphiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #26706
  • Pyromorphite
  • 9.0x7.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2.5mm
  • $140.00
  • Roughton Gill
  • Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria
    England
  • The front of this quartzite matrix is totally covered with yellow, sharp, prismatic vanadinite crystals. Excellent example from this very old, classic English locality!
PyromorphiteMorocco -Various Minerals
  • Item #26705
  • Pyromorphite
  • 8.7x6.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $65.00
  • Touissit Mine
  • Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental
    Morocco
  • This altered, limestone matrix hosts many, lustrous, slightly curved-prismatic pyromorphite crystals on its vuggy exterior. A very good example from this locality!
Beryl, Var. MorganiteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #26703
  • Beryl, Var. Morganite
  • 3.7x3.8x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $225.00
  • Galilea Mine
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This is a piece of a larger crystal of the orangey-pink morganite crystals that you have all seen in textbooks and museums. Don't know why it is sawn on one side but it is a highly gemmy, thick, crystal fragment with small crystal sections of elbaite and quartz attached.
Beryl, var. AquamarineBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #26702
  • Beryl, var. Aquamarine
  • 5.2x0.9x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $120.00
  • Teofilo Otoni
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A very nice, long, slender, very light blue, well terminated beryl crystal from the world-famous pegmatite area. Nice crystal!!
VanadiniteMorocco, Vanadinite, Mibladen, Tafilalet
  • Item #26701
  • Vanadinite
  • 10.2x5.5x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $45.00
  • Mibladen
  • Draa-Tafilalet
    Morocco
  • The front, back and sides of this specimen are totally covered with sharp, hexagonal crystals of red vanadinite. A modern day classic! Displays as shown, very well.
CorundumGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #26700
  • Corundum
  • 4.2x2.7x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 37mm
  • $65.00
  • Gutz Farm
  • Rosenthal
    Ontario, Canada
  • A, long, tapering corundum crystal is embedded in white nepheline, in this good-looking example.
CorundumGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #26699
  • Corundum
  • 3.8x2.6x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 38mm
  • $75.00
  • Burgess Mine
  • New Carlow
    Ontario, Canada
  • A singly terminated, fairly well formed crystal of brown corundum with a little feldspar attached to the back. Well mounted on an acrylic base for excellent display!
Beryl, MuscoviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #26697
  • Beryl, Muscovite
  • 4.6x3.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $75.00
  • Northern Areas

  • Pakistan
  • A colourless, lustrous, interestingly shaped beryl crystal from the pegmatite area of northern Pakistan. Perhaps the fainted hint of blue in the crystal. In the photo, you are looking at the pinacoidal face, down the c-axis. There are other crystals and crystal sections enmeshed in the muscovite, as well.
Vanadinite, Descloizite, CalciteArizona -Various Minerals
  • Item #26694
  • Vanadinite, Descloizite, Calcite
  • 4.4x4.4x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $65.00
  • C and B Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • The front of this specimen is largely covered with orangey-red hexagonal-prismatic vanadinite crystals, some of which are, in turn, covered by white calcite. On the back of the specimen, there is a druse of tiny descloizite crystals. Interesting locality piece!
CorundumTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #26692
  • Corundum
  • 6.9x6.1x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 33mm
  • $130.00

  • Tanzania
  • Two, well formed pink "ruby" corundum crystals are embedded in matrix and nicely exposed. The matrix appears to be a micaceous marble with a mica deficient volume around the corundum crystals. The only locality data I have for it is Tanzania but I expect it is from the Morogoro area. Displays well!
BerylTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26690
  • Beryl
  • 4.8x2.6x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $140.00
  • Kuna Mine
  • Nuristan
    Afghanistan
  • A well formed, light blue gemmy crystal with some internal cloudiness. The crystal is a simple hexagonal prism with an un-modified pinacoid termination with some growth features. Nice looking crystal!
SchorlTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26683
  • Schorl
  • 3.4x2.2x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 34mm
  • $55.00

  • Pakistan
  • A larger, jet-black schorl crystal looks great with a smaller, parallel growth schorl crystal attached to the side of it. This very nice specimen is highly lustrous with simple trigonal terminations on each of the crystals. Very nice example!
ElbaiteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26681
  • Elbaite
  • 3.2x2.0x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 32mm
  • $225.00
  • Himalaya Mine
  • Mesa Grande
    California, USA
  • A very nice, pink elbaite crystal with a perfectly flat, pinacoidal termination. Slight terminal modifications around the pinacoid. Excellent lustre with strong vertical striations. Very nice that it has a small, green elbaite crystal attached to its base. How does that happen?! Glad it did. Very nice specimen.
ElbaiteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26679
  • Elbaite
  • 3.6x1.9x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 36mm
  • $210.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • Two very light pinkish elbaite crystals wit ha greenish zone at the upper termination and very blue zone at the bottom termination. Yes, both crystals are doubly terminated and "hemimorphic". That is the terminations are very different at each end with perfectly flat, pinacoidal terminations at the base and a steep pyramidal termination on the top terminations. Nice specimen!
DraviteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26678
  • Dravite
  • 3.5x2.7x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Xinjuang

  • China
  • A sharp, doubly terminated dravite crystals exhibiting two prismatic forms and trigonal terminations.
UviteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26677
  • Uvite
  • 9.3x8.3x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 44mm
  • $180.00
  • Powers Farm
  • Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County
    New York, USA
  • A rather dramatic and special uvite specimen from this American Grenville deposit. It shows a large, doubly-terminated, pitch black uvite crystal perfectly exposed in quartz and calcite matrix. Displays perfectly, as well.
ElbaiteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26675
  • Elbaite
  • 3.2x1.1x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $175.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A very gemmy, green elbaite crystal. The crystal is three sided with light stria on the prism faces and has a flat, slightly modified termination. The crystal has strong zoning showing a deeper green-black at the base and also at the termination. There is a zone close to the top that exhibits fine fracturing. Other than that, the crystal is a very gemmy, lighter green.
SchorlTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26674
  • Schorl
  • 3.7x2.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Canada
  • A simple, pure-black, good lustre, singly-terminated, crystal of schorl. The crystal is prismatic with two different prisms and a simple trigonal termination. From one of the most famous pegmatite regions of the world!
DraviteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26673
  • Dravite
  • 2.6x2.4x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Yinnietharra Pegmatite
  • Pilbara Region, WA
    Australia
  • A doubly terminated, perfectly formed, short, prismatic crystal with trigonal terminations both ends. The crystal is dark brown and is the typical look and shape of crystals from this famous locality.
ElbaiteTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26672
  • Elbaite
  • 3.0x1.8x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $95.00
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • This is an interesting elbaite crystal showing a vertically striated crystal, with triangular cross section and a feathered termination. Nice deep green colour. The feathered termination is intergrown with lepidolite mica. Handsome!
Schorl, QuartzTourmaline, Various Types and Localities
  • Item #26670
  • Schorl, Quartz
  • 5.2x3.9x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 37mm
  • $180.00
  • Rice Mine
  • Groton, Grafton County
    New Hampshire, USA
  • A handsome specimen consisting of two terminated schorl crystals embedded in but largely exposed in glassy, coarse quartz. Displays perfectly.
Epidote, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26667
  • Epidote, Quartz
  • 4.6x4.0x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $275.00
  • Green Monster Mountain
  • Prince of Wales Island
    Alaska, USA
  • A superb epidote specimen from one of the most famous localities. This specimen shows one, thick, lustrous crystal of epidote with a few smaller ones attached. As well, there are a number of sharp quartz crystals attached. The termination reveals v-shaped striations which means that the crystal is a contact twin. Very nice! It is currently mounted on a frosted, triangular base with the mineral and locality data on it but could be easily taken off the base if desired. Very nice specimen!
Grosular, DiopsideCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26664
  • Grosular, Diopside
  • 6.1x6.0x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $65.00
  • Orford Nickel Mine
  • St.-Denis-de-Brompton
    Quebec, Canada
  • Sharp grossular garnets cover part of the top of this plate of diopside. While some of the crystals are exposed, some are covered by white calcite which could be removed if you felt like doing it, to expose more. Nice specimen from Canada's first nickel mine!
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #26662
  • Grossular
  • 5.5x3.7x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $75.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • A plate of deep orange grossular crystals from one of the most famous localities. Now there is damage on this specimen and that is why the price is as it is. There are some very nice, sharp, dodecahedral gemmy crystals however!
AlmandineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #26660
  • Almandine
  • 3.1x2.5x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Emerald Creek
  • St. Maries
    Idaho, USA
  • A larger crystal and a smaller crystal attached to each other with a little greyish schist attached. The crystals show fairly equal development between the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron. A, so called, "Idaho Star Garnet". Classic!
BerylTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26658
  • Beryl
  • 6.0x6.3x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 47mm
  • $75.00
  • Mt. Apatite
  • Auburn
    Maine, USA
  • This specimen is largely beryl that was embedded in glassy, greyish quartz and some of the quartz, plus a couple of mica crystals remain attached to the beryl. The beryl is light green and the crystals at the top of the specimen are a divergent, terminated group of crystals. Classic Maine pegmatitic beryl.
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #26657
  • Grossular
  • 4.1x2.6x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $75.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Colourless grossular crystals showing sharp dodecahedral crystal shape. A colour(or lack of!) that we don't see often from grossular from the Jeffrey Mine.
Grossular, DiopsideJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #26656
  • Grossular, Diopside
  • 6.3x4.2x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Loads of green grossular crystals stud the surface of this diopside-grossular matrix and are associated with similaly sided diopside crystals. The grossular crystals show varying combinations of the dodecaheron and trapezohedron crystal forms. Nice!
Andradite, CalciteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26655
  • Andradite, Calcite
  • 5.1x4.2x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $95.00
  • Marmoraton Iron Mine
  • Marmora
    Ontario, Canada
  • A very high-quality, great-looking specimen of almandine from this famous skarn zone that was a giant iron mine, many years ago. The andradite crystals are trapezoheron-shaped and are still partially embedded in pinkish, calcite cleavages. Really nice piece!
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #26654
  • Grossular
  • 6.4x3.5x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Lots of light pink, dodecahedra of grossular crystals are covering much of the front of this whitish matrix. So many colour variations of grossular at the Jeffrey Mine.
Grosular, DiopsideJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #26652
  • Grosular, Diopside
  • 7.4x6.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Light green, sharp grossular crystals are scattered and clustered all over this matrix of diopside and are associated with diopside crystals on the diopside. Nice example of the chromium-tinted grossular crystals from Jeffrey Mine.
Grossular, DiopsideTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #26651
  • Grossular, Diopside
  • 4.4x4.3x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Lowell Eden Quarry
  • Eden Mills
    Vermont, USA
  • A cavity in massive diopside is lined with oranger-red grossular crystals and light green diopside crystals, all well formed. This was an asbestos mine similar to the ones in southern Quebec. Interesting and nice crystals!
Almandine, BiotiteAlmandine, River Valley, Dana Township, Ontario
  • Item #26650
  • Almandine, Biotite
  • 5.5x5.2x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $55.00
  • River Valley
  • Dana Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A 30mm almandine crystal is perfectly exposed in biotite schist. The almandine is primarily a dodecahedron but with trapezohedral modifications. Displays well!
Malachite, Cerussite, DioptaseTsumeb, Namibia, Malachite
  • Item #26646
  • Malachite, Cerussite, Dioptase
  • 5.4x6.6x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $85.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • There are a number of different minerals on this specimen. It is primarily a malachite specimen and the open area is lined with felt-like, green crystals of malachite. There are also excellent cerussite crystals and dioptase crystals around the edges, along with other minor minerals here and there. Looks great!
MalachiteTsumeb, Namibia, Malachite
  • Item #26644
  • Malachite
  • 5.4x3.4x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A geode-like formation, lined with dark-green, malachite crystals that are well formed and terminated. Also acicular crystals in auxiliary vugs. Displays well!
Dioptase, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Dioptase
  • Item #26643
  • Dioptase, Dolomite
  • 5.1x4.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A very attractive specimen of sparkling, emerald-green dioptase crystals scattered on a smaller, white dolomite crystal druse. A little bruising but lots of nice crystals! The crystals are a little more green than shown in the photo's. Hard to photograph this type of green!
Malachite, ps AzuriteTsumeb, Namibia, Malachite
  • Item #26641
  • Malachite, ps Azurite
  • 4.1x3.5x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 29mm
  • $95.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A razor sharp example of this type of pseudomorph from the locality that produces some of the best! Very sharp and well formed.
LibetheniteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations, Page Two
  • Item #26639
  • Libethenite
  • 4.7x3.1x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $85.00
  • Ruwe
  • Katanga
    Zaire
  • A cluster of mostly libethenite on, I think, crystalline limestone matrix. The libethenite is in two generations; larger, dark-green, sort of wedge-shaped crystals and smaller, thinner, lighter green crystals. Nice example!
Azurite, MalachiteTsumeb, Namibia, Azurite, Page Two
  • Item #26638
  • Azurite, Malachite
  • 5.6x4.8x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $55.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A shallow vug in fibrous malachite is mostly lined with beautiful, blue, lustrous azurite crystals. The largest is 10mm but most are smaller than that. From one of THE finest azurite producing areas of the world!
MalachiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #26637
  • Malachite
  • 5.7x3.9x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $45.00
  • Kolwezi
  • Shaba
    Zaire
  • A round, almost spherical botryoid of malachite crystals on banded malachite from the great copper mining area in Zaire! Beautiful!
Dioptase, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Dioptase
  • Item #26634
  • Dioptase, Dolomite
  • 5.8x5.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $120.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • The top of this matrix is largely covered with lustrous, deep, emerald green dioptase crystals. The crystals are typical dodecahedral shape with high lustre and amazing colour. Displays very well!
AnglesiteMorocco -Various Minerals
  • Item #26633
  • Anglesite
  • 4.9x2.7x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $140.00
  • Touissit Mine

  • Morocco
  • An exemplary cluster of colourless, gemmy, bladed anglesite crystals fro mthis amazing locality. The anglesite crystals are very lustrous with sharp terminations and light stria. Really nice!
Tennantite, Dolomite, QuartzTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #26632
  • Tennantite, Dolomite, Quartz
  • 7.0x4.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: t-8mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • A number of sharp, black tennatite tetrahedra are scattered among quartz and dolomite crystals on a matrix of quartz and tennantite. Very nice example!
DioptaseSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #26631
  • Dioptase
  • 9.7x5.0x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $160.00
  • Mindouli

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • This specimen is mostly dioptase that has largely filled the space between breccia fragments. There is a nice vug in the thickedt part of the filling that is lined with deep, emerald green-blue, lustrous crystals of dioptase. It has an acrylic block attached to the back to assist it in standing vertically but it can be removed easily for horizontal display. Knocks your eyes out!
Cuprite, MalachiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #26629
  • Cuprite, Malachite
  • 2.9x1.9x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $150.00
  • Onganja
  • Windhoek
    Namibia
  • A superb example of a classic association from Onganja Mine; malachite-coated cuprite crystals. Shar isometric forms define the two cuprite crystals that have a thin veneer of malachite, perhaps a fraction of a mm thick. Classic!
CerussiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cerussite
  • Item #26628
  • Cerussite
  • 4.5x3.5x5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $95.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • Several gorgeous, colourless cerussite crystals are atop this matrix of cemented quartz breccia along with a little malachite and duftite. The cerussite crystals re lustrous, nicely terminated and, seemingly, untwinned, which is unusual! Beautiful example!
Euxenite-(Y), Columbite-(Fe)Grenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26623
  • Euxenite-(Y), Columbite-(Fe)
  • 10.5x6.9x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: eux-13mm, col-6mm
  • $140.00
  • Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • This feldspar matrix has a very sharp euxenite crystal on the top with a sharp, wedge-shaped columbite crystal attached to it. Really an excellent specimen of these two unusual minerals!
Euxenite-(Y)Uranium/Radioactive Minerals
  • Item #26620
  • Euxenite-(Y)
  • 4.9x3.6x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $65.00
  • Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A number of sharp euxenite crystals are embedded in the front of this feldspar-magnetite matrix. The crystals are very sharp. Some have fractures due to the nature of the crystals and matrix but they are well embedded into the feldspar. Nice!
Euxenite-(Y), Goethite, ps PyriteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26618
  • Euxenite-(Y), Goethite, ps Pyrite
  • 8.3x4.8x6.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: eux-12mm, goeth-4mm
  • $110.00
  • Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A number of sharp, yttrium-rich crystals of euxenite-(Y) are embedded and well exposed in feldspar, pegmatite matrix. Some of the euxenite crystals are cracked but many are intact and excellent. As well, there are a number of, sharp, brown cubes embedded in the feldspar that are goethite pseudomorphs after pyrite. Interesting specimen from an interesting pegmatite!
BerylGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26616
  • Beryl
  • 7.8x4.8x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 63mm
  • $55.00
  • The Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A dark green, beryl crystal section is well exposed in this orange feldspar matrix. Nice example of this pegmatite association.
BerylGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26614
  • Beryl
  • 8.0x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 45mm exposed
  • $65.00
  • The Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • An hexagonal prism of dark green beryl protrudes up out of a matrix of orangey feldspar. The beryl crystal actually goes strait down through the feldspar and the hexagonal cross section of the beryl crystal is observable on the bottom of the piece since it traverses completely through the feldspar. Nice!
Goethite, ps PyriteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26613
  • Goethite, ps Pyrite
  • 4.7x3.7x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • The Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A well formed, heavily striated cube of, what was one, pyrite but is now goethite!
Goethite, ps PyriteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26610
  • Goethite, ps Pyrite
  • 4.8x3.7x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm
  • $65.00
  • Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A stepped, hoppered, sharp pseudomorph of goethite after pyrite embedded in feldspar.
Goethite, ps PyriteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #26608
  • Goethite, ps Pyrite
  • 5.4x4.8x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $75.00
  • Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A large, hoppered pyrite pseudomorph largely embedded in orange feldspar. Also some euxenite-(Y) and magnetite embedded in the feldspar matrix. Very interesting!
BerylGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26604
  • Beryl
  • 10.5x2.7x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • The Beryl Pit
  • Quadeville
    Ontario, Canada
  • A dark-green, singly-terminated beryl crystal with some feldspar obscuring the termination. The terminations of these crystals tend to be feathered and intergrown with feldspar.
Dravite, QuartzGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26595
  • Dravite, Quartz
  • 10.3x5.0x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 33mm
  • $140.00
  • Powers Farm
  • Pierrepont
    New York, USA
  • A cluster of black, lustrous, equant dravite crystals, associated with rough quartz crystals. The cluster shows three main dravite crystals and some smaller ones. Displays nicely too! A Very nice specimen from the American side of the Grenville Geological Province.
Analcime, Ilmenite, BurbankiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Burbankite
  • Item #26594
  • Analcime, Ilmenite, Burbankite
  • 12.7x8.7x9.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: anal-7mm, bur-2mm, il-3mm
  • $75.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This analcime crystal-lined vug in nepheline syenite also has a number of 1-2mm, sharp, yellowish prisms of burbankite and some nice, highly lustrous clusters of ilmenite crystals. Sawn on base and small saw cut on side. Displays perfectly!
Weloganite, Quartz, CalciteFrancon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec,  Weloganite, Etc.
  • Item #26593
  • Weloganite, Quartz, Calcite
  • 12.8x10.0x8.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $325.00
  • Francon Quarry
  • Montreal
    Quebec, Canada
  • Several large, well formed yellow weloganite crystals are nicely exposed in this vug in typical Francon Matrix. There are also sceptred quartz crystals and rhombohedra of calcite in the vug lining. Sawn base. Incredibly hard matrix! Displays just like this.
Scolecite, TremoliteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Various Minerals
  • Item #26591
  • Scolecite, Tremolite
  • 9.5x9.0x12.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: tr-55mm, Scol-14mm botryoids
  • $85.00
  • British Canadian Mine
  • Black Lake
    Quebec, Canada
  • An opening at the front of this specimen is lined with pure-white botryoidal scolecite. Associated with the scolecite are tufts of extremely fine, fluffy tremolite. As well, there is coarser, acicular tremolite in the matrix of the specimen. Not from the Jeffrey Mine but another old asbestos mine not too far away, in southern Quebec.
Calcite, HematiteGrenville, Faraday (Madawaska Mine)
  • Item #26588
  • Calcite, Hematite
  • 5.9x3.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Faraday Mine, (Madawaska Mine)
  • Bancroft
    Ontario, Canada
  • A singly terminated scalenohedron from the long-closed Faraday Uranium Mine, a large pegmatite deposit. The crystal is tipical of calcite crystals from the deposit being a pinacoid terminated scalenohedron, coated with iron oxides and including chalcopyrite and pyrite crystals. Very nice example!
CelestineSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Celestine
  • Item #26586
  • Celestine
  • 3.4x2.4x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $35.00
  • Lafarge Quarry, (Dundas Quarry)
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A cluster of very light blue-grey celestine with interesting crystal forms.
ElbaiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26584
  • Elbaite
  • 6.2x5.5x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 47mm
  • $55.00
  • Leduc Mine
  • St. Pierre de Wakefield
    Quebec, Canada
  • This feldspar pegmatite matrix holds a roughly hexagonal outline crystal of elbaite. It is pink and green on the inside and that has a thin black outer rim. One of the few elbaite producing pegmatites in Canada.
TremoliteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #26583
  • Tremolite
  • 6.4x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $65.00
  • British Canadian Mine
  • Black Lake
    Quebec, Canada
  • Extremely fine, fibrous, gray tremolite from this old, long-closed mine. Hard to believe it is tremolite! This is the kind of fibrous mineral that is considered very toxic.
Calcite, HematiteGrenville, Faraday (Madawaska Mine)
  • Item #26582
  • Calcite, Hematite
  • 4.2x2.4x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Faraday Mine, (Madawaska Mine)
  • Bancroft
    Ontario, Canada
  • A classic, hematite-coated calcite crystal; scalenohedron with pinacoidal termination.
TremoliteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26581
  • Tremolite
  • 2.8x2.7x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Norland

  • Ontario, Canada
  • A doubly terminated dark green, short prismatic tremolite crystal from Norland. Usually, crystals from this location are smaller! Nice one1
GrossularCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26580
  • Grossular
  • 4.2x3.3x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.5mm
  • $55.00
  • Orford Nickel Mine
  • St.-Denis-de-Brompton
    Quebec, Canada
  • This specimen is mostly composed of enmeshed grossular crystals and diopside that has had some of the white calcite etched off to expose grossular crystals. The grossular crystals range in colouration from a dull green to the more intense, chromium-rich dark-emerald green crystals. Historically, this was Canada's oldest nickel mine!
HydrozinciteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations, Page Two
  • Item #26579
  • Hydrozincite
  • 11.4x8.7x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Colle Seriana
  • Bergamo
    Italy
  • Here is an unusual one! This is a very rich specimen of hydrozincite that, in places is botryoidal, where open spaces exist and massive in others. Where there are open spaces, there are tiny, colourless, prismatic crystals on the botryoidal hydrozincite, perhaps hemimorphite. The hydrozincite fluoresces a bright blue-white colour, perhaps not quite as turquoise as in the picture but an intense blue-white that is characteristic of hydrozincite. Displays well!
Calcite, HematiteGrenville, Faraday (Madawaska Mine)
  • Item #26578
  • Calcite, Hematite
  • 3.7x2.7x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Faraday Mine, (Madawaska Mine)
  • Bancroft
    Ontario, Canada
  • The faraday Mine is famous for these scalenohedral calcite crystals that have the top of the scalenohedron truncated by a pinacoidal face. Similarly, most of the calcite crystals from this location are coated by an iron oxide. Nice example!
KyaniteRocks and Ores, Unusual Rock Types
  • Item #26577
  • Kyanite
  • 14.5x6.5x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $55.00
  • Anderson Lake Mine
  • Snow Lake
    Manitoba, Canada
  • Silvery kyanite schist, envelopes a different rock type, perhaps a feldspar-mica vein. The kyanite crystals are well formed, prismatic, greyish crystals. Very nice example!
KyaniteRocks and Ores, Unusual Rock Types
  • Item #26576
  • Kyanite
  • 11.5x8.0x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $55.00
  • Anderson Lake Mine
  • Snow Lake
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A very nice example of the kyanite schist, one of the metamorphic rocks that hosts the base metals deposits of the Snow Lake area. The matrix appears to be mostly sericite or mica and grayish, sharp kyanite crystals are embedded all through it. Nice example!
Catapleiite, Aegirine, etc.Mont Saint-Hilaire, Catapleiite
  • Item #26573
  • Catapleiite, Aegirine, etc.
  • 9.3x6.2x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: cat-micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • The matrix for this specimen is a bunch of interlocking microcline crystals with aegirine, natrolite, analcime and catapleiite crystals formed in the spaces between microcline crystals. The catapleiite crystals are mostly formed on aegirine crystals, either totally or partially covering the aegirine and other minerals in the open spaces. Lots to look at!
Catapleiite, Aegirine, Natrolite, etc.Mont Saint-Hilaire, Catapleiite
  • Item #26572
  • Catapleiite, Aegirine, Natrolite, etc.
  • 7.9x6.4x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: cat-micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This piece of altered pegmatite has a large opening on the fronto of it that expses sprays of black aegirine, largely or partially encrusted with tiny crystals of hexagonal catapleiite. Many hundreds or thousands of them! The matrix is composed of interlocking microcline, natrolite, aegirine and eudialyite group minerals in large crystals. Interesting!
SodaliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Sodalite, Hackmanite, etc.
  • Item #26568
  • Sodalite
  • 8.7x4.8x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A mass of gray sodalite on gray, thick-bladed microcline. The sodalite fluoresces a bright orange. Nice!
Analcime, CatapleiiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Analcime and Microcline, etc.
  • Item #26566
  • Analcime, Catapleiite
  • 8.7x6.7x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: an-8mm, cat-2.5mm
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • The top of this plate is mostly covered by pure white, sharp crystals of analcime. As a bonus, though, there are clusters of sort of divergent, fan-shaped crystals of catapleiite. Very sharp. Nice specimen!
Anatase, ps ilmeniteMont Saint- Hilaire, Pseudomorphs
  • Item #26565
  • Anatase, ps ilmenite
  • 10.0x7.8x8.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-17mm, il-3mm, z-2.5mm, py-5mm
  • $75.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • An interesting cluster of various minerals. The most interesting, I think are the anatase pseudomorphs after ilmenite, platy looking aggregates composed of anatase crystals. There are also excellent, sharp dipyramidal zircon crystals, textbook pyritohedral pyrite crystals and loads of white bladed albite crystals all on a matrix of light brown rhombohedral siderite crystals. Not a beautiful piece but interesting!
Baryte, Dolomite, PyriteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26562
  • Baryte, Dolomite, Pyrite
  • 6.7x6.7x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-3mm, d-7mm
  • $45.00
  • Newfoundland Zinc Mine
  • Daniels Harbour
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • This vug in Daniels Harbour "pseudo-breccia" is lined with dolomite crystals with a few gemmy, yellow baryte crystals on the dolomite. As well, there is a peppering of tiny pyrite crystals and elongated crystals of marcasite. Lots of sphalerite, the ore mineral at NZM in the dolomite.
Baryte, DolomiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26561
  • Baryte, Dolomite
  • 3.6x2.8x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-6mm, d-3mm
  • $50.00
  • Newfoundland Zinc Mine
  • Daniels Harbour
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • This vug in Daniels Harbour "pseudo-breccia" is lined with dolomite crystals with a very nice, gemmy, yellow baryte crystal on the dolomite. Lots of sphalerite, the ore mineral at NZM, in the dolomite. Looks great!
CorundumGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #26560
  • Corundum
  • 5.0x3.4x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Highland Grove
  • Haliburton County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A hexagonal crystal of corundum that partially encrusted with phlogopite. The crystal is doubly terminated but roughly so. The top termination is rough and the bottom termination is totally obscured by schisty matrix.
CorundumGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #26559
  • Corundum
  • 4.7x2.4x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Highland Grove
  • Haliburton County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A well formed, doubly terminated hexagonal crystal from this short-lived, long closed mine. From an old cache.
Corundum, PhlogopiteGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #26558
  • Corundum, Phlogopite
  • 3.1x2.4x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Highland Grove
  • Haliburton County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A singly terminated, hexagonal crystal from this old locality. It is well formed wit ha mica crystal on the termination.
Baryte, Dolomite, MarcasiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26556
  • Baryte, Dolomite, Marcasite
  • 8.0x5.4x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-3mm, d-7mm
  • $60.00
  • Newfoundland Zinc Mine
  • Daniels Harbour
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • This wide vug in Daniels Harbour pseudo-breccia is lined with creamy-white, curved dolomite crystals and speckled with gemmy, yellow baryte crystals. There are also lots of small marcasite crystals trapped under the barytes and in between dolomite crystals. Also lots of sphalerite, the ore mineral at NZM, embedded in/under the dolomite. Nice!
Baryte, DolomiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #26555
  • Baryte, Dolomite
  • 4.8x4.7x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-5mm, d-5mm
  • $40.00
  • Newfoundland Zinc Mine
  • Daniels Harbour
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • This vug in Daniels Harbour "pseudo-breccia" is lined with dolomite crystals with a few gemmy, yellow baryte crystals on the dolomite. Lots of sphalerite, the ore mineral at NZM in the dolomite.
WodginiteTanco Mine, Various Minerals
  • Item #26554
  • Wodginite
  • 3.0x2.4x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $45.00
  • Tanco Mine
  • Bernic Lake
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A couple of arrays of radiating wodginite are present in this quartz-feldspar matrix. Unusual form of wodginite!
WodginiteTanco Mine, Various Minerals
  • Item #26552
  • Wodginite
  • 3.5x2.6x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $65.00
  • Tanco Mine
  • Bernic Lake
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A couple of areas of wodginite showing radiating structure peculiar to the Tanco mine. Excellent example!
MilleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Four
  • Item #26550
  • Millerite
  • 3.8x3.8x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 28mm
  • $40.00
  • Marbridge Mine
  • Lamotte Township
    Quebec, Canada
  • The cleavage planes, intergrown with pyrite in the top of this specimen reveal a large millerite intergrown with the pyrite. Very good example!