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 18% or multiply by 0.82.

 

AdamiteMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #29678
  • Adamite
  • 9.0x8.5x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $65.00
  • Ojuela Mine
  • Mapimi, Durango
    Mexico
  • The top and two sides of this gossan matrix is covered with olive green, lustrous, curved adamite crystals. The picture featured here exaggerates the fluorescence of the adamite a bit but it is still VERY fluorescent. Attractive interesting specimen in most types of light! :)
Mimetite, GypsumMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #29677
  • Mimetite, Gypsum
  • 12.5x10.5x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm balls
  • $75.00
  • San Pedro Mine
  • San Luis Potosi
    Mexico
  • A large matrix of porous calcite with many openings covered with yellow balls of mimetite, which in turn have colourless, clear gypsum on them. Not all of them but a large percentage. Attractive, interesting piece!
GrossularCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29676
  • Grossular
  • 7.0x7.0x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $40.00
  • Lucky Four Claims
  • Foley Peak
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This is a locality piece from Foley Peak, the place we collected the large Japan-law twinned Quartz Crystals. The deposit is a skarn zone with very large masses of garnet. There are not many crystals but, on occasion, in quartz pods, good crystals can be encountered. Here is an example of a sharp dodecahedron, partially exposed in quartz, in turn with is in a mostly garnet matrix. A little malachite, probably due to weathering of chalcopyrite.
Grossular, Diopside, CalciteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29674
  • Grossular, Diopside, Calcite
  • 6.4x3.3x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $45.00
  • York River Skarn Zone
  • Bancroft, Hastings County
    Ontario, Canada
  • The York River area has been off limits for many years now, since the installation of a conservation area. This specimen was collected decades ago and sports a very well formed grossular crystal. Could be etched to reveal more grossulars and diopside crystals...or not. :)
CupriteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #29673
  • Cuprite
  • 3.5x3.2x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $40.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Otjikoto
    Namibia
  • The top of this siliceous gossan crust is totally covered with sharp dodecahedra/octahedra of cuprite. The crystals appear very dark but where crystals are crushed along the edge you can see that they are very red! A less common Tsumeb mineral.
Callaghanite, HydromagnesiteCallaghanite, etc., Sierra Magnesite Mine, Gabbs, Nye County, Nevada
  • Item #29672
  • Callaghanite, Hydromagnesite
  • 3.5x3.5x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $35.00
  • Sierra Magnesite mine
  • Gabbs, Nye Co.
    Nevada, USA
  • This rock fragment has two veins of callaghanite exposed on it;top and bottom. As well ,ther are tiny balls of hydromagnesite on a number of places on the matrix, as well. There are a few nice, deep blue micro-crystals of callaghanite on the piece.
LazuliteYukon Phosphates, Lazulite, Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory
  • Item #29670
  • Lazulite
  • 3.2x1.5x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $40.00
  • Rapid Creek

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This small specimen has its top covered with lustrous, blue and green, gemmy crystals of twinned lazulite. Not big but nice! TS
Quartz, ChloriteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29661
  • Quartz, Chlorite
  • 10.5x6.0x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11.5
  • $55.00
  • Windsor

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A cluster of quartz crystals from this "alpine cleft" type locality. The largest, a sharp, but bent crystal is heavily included with small crystals of chlorite. Interestingly, the smaller crystals are not included with chlorite. Interesting piece from this long worked out locality! RTD
HemimorphiteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29659
  • Hemimorphite
  • 4.3x2.8x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $40.00
  • Santa Eulalia
  • Chihuahua
    Mexico
  • A simple cluster of divergent, snow-white hemimorphite crystals from one of the areas that produces the best!
MicroclineDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29658
  • Microcline
  • 2.7x2.2x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Konzo

  • Ethiopia
  • A very peculiar crystal of microcline which I think would be considered amazonite. The crystal is a bright green with fairly gemmy areas. Interesting and unusual!
HemimorphiteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29657
  • Hemimorphite
  • 5.0x4.6x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $40.00
  • Santa Eulalia
  • Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua
    Mexico
  • Mexico is famous for excellent clusters of hemimorphite crystals. Here is one! A miniature showing white hemimorphite crystals with a divergent crystal habit. RTD
Sphalerite, Quartz, ChloriteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29656
  • Sphalerite, Quartz, Chlorite
  • 6.0x3.5x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sph-27mm
  • $40.00
  • Vtoroy Sovietskiy
  • Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray
    Russia
  • A single, complex, brown sphalerite crystal with a cluster of quartz crystals attached to it. If you look carefully at the bases of the quartz crystals, you'll see a green mineral. The green is composed of many tiny spherical crystals of chlorite. RTD
QuartzDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29654
  • Quartz
  • 5.5x3.7x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size:
  • $40.00

  • Brazil
  • Sorry, Brazil is the only locality info that I have for this one. It is an interesting parallel growth of smoky quartz crystals formed on colourless quartz. Very cool looking! RTD
QuartzDowns Collection, American Classics and Oddities
  • Item #29652
  • Quartz
  • 15.5x9.5x8.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Anahi Mine
  • La Gaiba, Sandoval, Santa Cruz
    Bolivia
  • A huge amethyst crystal showing that unique purple colour, characteristic of these kinds of crystals from the Anahi Mine. Slight damage to the tip. Looks great though. And impressive! RTD
QuartzDowns Collection, American Classics and Oddities
  • Item #29651
  • Quartz
  • 15.0x11.5x11.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 110mm
  • $75.00
  • Hot Springs

  • Arkansas, USA
  • A cluster of gemmy colourless to milk at the bases quartz crystals from THE famous locality. "Rock Crystal". Heavy , so probably some extra postage required, depending where it is going. Terminations are in great shape with only one having a small chip missing. Displays very well. RTD
SphaleriteDowns Collection, American Classics and Oddities
  • Item #29650
  • Sphalerite
  • 7.0x5.0x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 50mm
  • $45.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Carthage
    Tennessee, USA
  • One of the great sphalerite localities of the world. Here is a very nice, miniature sphalerite specimen consisting of two complexly twinned sphalerite crystals. The crystals are brown in colour but light transmission reveals a slightly red brown colour. Very nice! RTD
EpidoteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29648
  • Epidote
  • 5.8x4.7x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Quetta
  • Baluchistan
    Pakistan
  • This single, sharp crystal of epidote has a tabular crystal habit. It is lustrous all over but the lustre is partly obscured by loads of tiny, epidote crystals that partly cover most of the crystal faces. Some smaller epidote crystals are on the back of the main crystal. Really nice crystal!
KoettigiteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29647
  • Koettigite
  • 8.0x5.2x2.5 cm
  • $75.00
  • La Mina Ojuela
  • Mapimi, Durango
    Mexico
  • Much of the top of this limonite matrix is covered with grey-blue koettigite, some of it fairly well crystallized. The sprays of vivianite-like crystals are in radiating or divergent clusters and appear to be a little corroded. Still nice!
Koettigite, GypsumDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29646
  • Koettigite, Gypsum
  • 9.0x5.4x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $85.00
  • Ojuela Mine
  • Mapimi, Durango
    Mexico
  • RTD The top of this specimen is honeycombed with openings that contain a dozen and a half, or so clusters of grey-blue koettigite crystals. The Koettigite crystals are sharp, well terminated crystals. This is one of the relatively rare minerals that occurs at Ojula Mine, collected many years ago. Accompanied by a Ward's Science Establishment label. Excellent!
QuartzDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29643
  • Quartz
  • 7.1x5.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Anahi Mine
  • Santa Cruz
    Bolivia
  • RTD An unusually coherent, doubly terminated crystal from this famous "ametrine" locality. The crystal is unusually lustrous, very gemmy and shows mostly amethyst colouration with some areas of citrinous quartz. It is not perfect like most of the crystals from this locality but WAY better formed and preserved than most. Nice crystal!
GoethiteDowns Collection, American Classics and Oddities
  • Item #29641
  • Goethite
  • 4.4x4.0x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $65.00
  • C.G. Coil Claim
  • Lake George, Park County
    Colorado, USA
  • RTD An exemplary spray of splendent, terminated, dark brown goethite crystals. The main spray is nice but there is also a small, auxiliary spray on the front, kind of like a feather in a cap! Sawn on the base. Displays very well! Collected in 2010 by Adam Sotomayer. Beautiful!
EpidoteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29640
  • Epidote
  • 4.8x3.9x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Quetta
  • Baluchistan
    Pakistan
  • RTD Here is a large, blocky, well formed epidote crystal from this famous locale. The crystal is striated with smaller crystals attached to it in a couple of places. Feels great! Looks great!
CalciteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29639
  • Calcite
  • 5.5x4.2x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $40.00
  • St. Clothilde

  • Quebec, Canada
  • RTD A cluster of sharp, disc-shaped calcite crystals from this famous quarry in Quebec. The crystals are actually largely flattened rhombohedra with small prism faces, there is a small ding on one of the crystals, as you can see. Nice cluster collected back in 1986!
MarcasiteDowns Collection, American Classics and Oddities
  • Item #29638
  • Marcasite
  • 4.7x3.4x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Brushy Creek Mine
  • Reynolds co.
    Missouri, USA
  • RTD A mound of light-golden, botryoidal marcasite from this famous lead-zinc mine. Looks great!
Quartz, var. FadenDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29637
  • Quartz, var. Faden
  • 6.0x3.8x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Dara Ismael Khan District
  • S. Waziristan
    Pakistan
  • RTD Here is an excellent example of a "faden" growth of quartz. It is a certain style of growth, often seen in alpine cleft occurrences where the quartz crystals formed after relatively rapid changes to the cavity opening shape, during mountain building. You can see the faden "string" across the center of the crystal cluster. Crystallized on all sides.
ElbaiteDowns Collection, American Classics and Oddities
  • Item #29636
  • Elbaite
  • 3.4x3.2x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14.5mm
  • $75.00
  • Mt. Apatite

  • Maine, USA
  • RTD There are several very gemmy, deep green elbaite crystal sections embedded in this pegmatite matrix. I say very gemmy, since I think they are cut-able! Gemmy crystals from a famous locality!
Epidote, PrehiniteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29634
  • Epidote, Prehinite
  • 3.6x3.0x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: e-35mm
  • $35.00
  • Djouga
  • Bendoukou, Kayes
    Mali
  • RTD A very well formed, dark green epidote crystal atop a light green ball of prehnite crystals. The epidote is doubly terminated and an excellent example of this mineral.
GypsumDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29633
  • Gypsum
  • 3.6x3.4x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Tiger Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD A very nice cluster of white gypsum crystals on a matrix showing secondary copper mineralization. Well mounted on an acrylic base. Personally collected by Bob 21 years ago!
Wulfenite. QuartzDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29631
  • Wulfenite. Quartz
  • 7.1x4.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $65.00
  • Pure Potential Mine
  • La Paz County
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD The red-orange crystal on the right practically glows. This very nice crystal is one of two in a quartz lined vug that fills the front of this specimen. A few willemite crystals here and there. Collected with George Godas in 1997. Displays very well.
WulfeniteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29630
  • Wulfenite
  • 3.2x1.9x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $30.00
  • Pure Potential Mine
  • La Paz County
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD Just a little guy, but nice crystals from an unusual wulfenite locality. Bob collected these specimens with George Godas in 1997.
SchorlDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29627
  • Schorl
  • 6.1x6.3x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 45mm
  • $70.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • RTD An excellent example of this tourmaline group mineral from the area that produces some of the best. The schorl crystals on this specimen are equant, highly lustrous and pitch-black. They are doubly terminated and hemimorphic, like most tourmalines. Stands just like this for display. Beautiful example of this mineral!
FluorapatiteDowns Collection, Minerals of the Apatite Supergroup
  • Item #29626
  • Fluorapatite
  • 7.3x4.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 57mm
  • $85.00
  • Sapo Mine
  • Goiabeira, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • RTD The Sapo Mine is famous for the peculiar, stepped and elongated crystals of fluorapatite such as these. A one-time find m10, or so, years ago, yielded a number of fine specimens such as this one. Oddly, some of the crystals are hollow and most are terminated by a pinacoid and one pyramidal form. Very light green. Sits JUST like this for display.
FluorapatiteDowns Collection, Minerals of the Apatite Supergroup
  • Item #29620
  • Fluorapatite
  • 3.9x2.6x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $280.00
  • Shengus Mine
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    Pakistan
  • Here is a spectacular specimen representing fluorapatite! This is a single crystal with stepped growth, showing prominent pinacoidal termination on a hexagonal prism and modified by first and second order pyramids. The faces are lustrous with an crystal interior that is mostly gemmy with cloudiness near the center of the crystal. The are some inclusions of a needle-like mineral near the bottom, probably byssolite or some thing similar and a little chlorite attached to the base. Excellent! RTD
Vanadinite, descloiziteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29619
  • Vanadinite, descloizite
  • 4.0x2.7x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • J.C. Holmes Claim
  • Patagonia
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD Loads of characteristic vanadinite crystals on black, bladed descloizite from this AZ classic locality. The vanadinite crystals are an orange colour and show the hexagonal prism with prominent hexagonal pyramidal terminations. Collected in 2004. Nice!
GypsumDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29618
  • Gypsum
  • 8.5x6.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Iron Cap Mine
  • Graham County
    Arizona, USA
  • Sort of popcorn-like formations of gypsum on matrix from the famous zinc mine in Graham Co. Striking and unusual!
Wulfenite, MimetiteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29617
  • Wulfenite, Mimetite
  • 3.4x2.9x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $35.00
  • Rowley Mine
  • Maricopa County
    Arizona, USA
  • A single, sharp, thin-tabular, beveled wulfenite crystals sits on matrix, surrounded by tiny, yellow mimetite crystals. The wulfenite is a bit more orange than in the photo. Very nice!!
CorundumDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29615
  • Corundum
  • 5.0x2.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Soutpansburg Range
  • Limpopo
    South Africa
  • RTD A well formed simple, doubly terminated, blue-grey corundum crystal from this famous corundum producing area of the world. The crystal has triangular terminal markings on one of the terminations. Excellent example!
Vanadinite, CalciteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29614
  • Vanadinite, Calcite
  • 7.5x4.7x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $30.00
  • Pure Potential Mine
  • La Paz County
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD Lighter coloured, bright, vanadinite crystals from the Pure Potential mine. Gemmy crystals associated with white-colourless calcite crystals. Collected with George Godas in 1997.
VanadiniteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29613
  • Vanadinite
  • 4.4x4.2x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $40.00
  • Pure Potential Mine
  • La Paz County
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD Much of the top and sides of this dark, calcite matrix is covered with sparkling, hexagonal crystals of deep red vanadinite. The crystals have a simple hexagonal form terminated by pinacoids. Collected with G. Godas in 1997.
StibniteDowns Collection, International Minerals
  • Item #29612
  • Stibnite
  • 7.8x4.7x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $65.00
  • Baia Sprie

  • Romania
  • RTD This specimen is a cluster of stout, well terminated stibnite crystals from one of the most famous localities for this mineral. There are a couple of crystals missing but that is not very noticeable. Displays very well! RTD
VanadiniteDowns Collection, Minerals of the Apatite Supergroup
  • Item #29609
  • Vanadinite
  • 4.4x3.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $65.00
  • Touissit
  • Bou Beker
    Morocco
  • RTD A cluster of very large, beige, vanadinite crystals from this famous area of Morocco. The crystals show hexagonal outline with flat terminations. Dense!!
VanadiniteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29608
  • Vanadinite
  • 2.6x2.1x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4.5mm
  • $30.00
  • Old Yuma Mine
  • Tucson
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD A nice little specimen showing perfect, orange-red, hexagonal prisms of lustrous vanadinite.
Wulfenite, WillemiteDowns Collection, Arizona Minerals
  • Item #29606
  • Wulfenite, Willemite
  • 9.3x6.4x5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7.5mm
  • $35.00
  • Red Cloud Mine
  • La Paz County
    Arizona, USA
  • RTD Some very nice, well formed orangey wulfenite crystals on tis specimen, along with small elongated crystal bundles of willemite, that fluoresces green. Classic AZ!
PyromorphiteDowns Collection, Minerals of the Apatite Supergroup
  • Item #29605
  • Pyromorphite
  • 2.5x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $65.00
  • Les Farges Mine
  • Ussel
    France
  • RTD A wonderful cluster of barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals with that peculiar green colour typical of pyromorphite from Les Farges. The cluster looks great and is an excellent example!
HematiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29598
  • Hematite
  • 6.8x5.0x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Black Rock
  • Truro
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This plate of baryte and hematite is covered with bright lustrous, botryoidal hematite. Looks great!
HematiteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29596
  • Hematite
  • 8.5x7.0x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n
  • $40.00
  • Black Rock
  • Truro
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A handson, lustrous, botryoidal specimen of hematite, an iron oxide mineral. Displays well and looks great!
Baryte, CalciteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29592
  • Baryte, Calcite
  • 6.0x5.0x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-11mm, c- 12mm
  • $45.00
  • Rainy Cove

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A geode-like vug in coarse sandstone revealing scalenohedral calcite crystals and a couple of yellow, thick-tabular baryte crystals. Nice!
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #29590
  • Copper
  • 10.6x6.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $85.00
  • Keweenaw Peninsula

  • Michigan, USA
  • A large grouping of groups of herringbone copper crystal clusters intergrown in every direction. Very cool!
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #29589
  • Copper
  • 10.5x7.0x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 48mm
  • $340.00
  • Keweenaw Peninsula

  • Michigan, USA
  • A cluster of solid copper, all in sharp, bizarrely twinnned crystals. The crystals all look rathger spade like and you can see all of the faces that have been contorted into these interesting crystal forms. Very spade-like. Looks great and shows well! Additional photos available.
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #29588
  • Copper
  • 11.0x9.0x8.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $120.00
  • Ojibway Mine
  • Keweenaw Peninsula
    Michigan, USA
  • The top of this basalt fragment is an ope space that has many complex, copper crystals in it. The cavity is lined with quartz crystals and small adularia crystals, I believe. The copper crystals are clusters of elongated crystals. Very interesting, from a great old mine!!
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #29587
  • Copper
  • 21.5x7.2x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 140mm
  • $120.00
  • Keweenaw Peninsula
    Michigan, USA
  • A monster cluster of rounded copper crystals showing some parallel growth and some branching growth. Very impressive! Great from both sides.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #29585
  • Copper
  • 17.5x10.0x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 75mm
  • $95.00
  • V.V.Quarry
  • Keweenaw Peninsula
    Michigan, USA
  • A monster cluster of rounded, finger-like crystals of native copper, with some zeolites attached. These are large crystals that appear to be out of glacial drift. Impressive!
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #29584
  • Copper
  • 10.0x4.7x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $120.00
  • Keweenaw Peninsula

  • Michigan, USA
  • This specimen is a cluster of branching copper crystals pointing every which way! A handsome piece that sits perfectly got display.
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA, Page Two
  • Item #29583
  • Copper
  • 6.2x6.0x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 28mm
  • $325.00
  • Keweenaw Peninsula

  • Michigan, USA
  • A stunning specimen of the real "herringbone" crystal habit of copper. This piece is solid copper and shows long "backbone" crystals with smaller "rib" crystals shooting off of them at 90 degrees. A wonderful specimen from one of the premier crystallized copper areas of the world!!
ArsenopyriteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29581
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 9.0x4.8x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $35.00
  • Wine Harbour

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A couple of silver, bright arsenopyrite crystals are exposed in this argillite matrix. The one on the front is best exposed with another crystal on the top partially exposed. Old gold mine. Unusual locality!
PyrrhotiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #29578
  • Pyrrhotite
  • 3.3x4.3x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as
  • $35.00
  • Dalnegorsk

  • Russia
  • This is a lustrous single crystal that has a large member and then a smaller, divergent crystal member. They both start from the common base. Nice and interesting crystal!
Berthierite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #29571
  • Berthierite, Quartz
  • 6.3x5.9x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $45.00
  • Lake George Antimony Mine
  • Lake George
    New Brunswick, Canada
  • This block of white quartz has a vug front and center that is packed with brownish-cast, metallic berthierite needles. Tested. An unusual specimen from this long closed antimony mine!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #29570
  • Copper
  • 11.1x8.2x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $85.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cap D'Or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A group of dendritic copper crystals that resemble coppoer coloured lightening. The copper crystals are embedded in chlorite, as is always the case at Cap D'Or. Sits perfectly for display!
Silver, LaumontiteSilver Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #29569
  • Silver, Laumontite
  • 2.7x1.8x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Dankoe Mine
  • Keremeos
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This matrix composed of native silver and a dense clay-like mineral shows casts of a previous hexagonal mineral. The hollow casts have lots of colourless, sharp laumontite in them. Interesting mineralization from a long closed mine!
Silver, LaumontiteSilver Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #29568
  • Silver, Laumontite
  • 2.1x1.7x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Dankoe Mine
  • Keremeos
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Small but potent! This piece is mostly native silver showing casts of some previous hexagonal mineral imprinted in the silver. All of the hollow casts have sharp, white, tiny laumontite crystals in them.
SilverMorocco, Imiter Mine, Silver
  • Item #29563
  • Silver
  • 5.7x3.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Imiter Mine
  • Djebel Saghro, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • Jus a very high grade specimen of thick native silver in quartz and rock matrix. The silver cuts through the entire matrix and protrudes out one side. High grade!
Silver, AcanthiteMorocco, Imiter Mine, Silver
  • Item #29562
  • Silver, Acanthite
  • 3.5x1.6x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $40.00
  • Imiter Mine
  • Djebel Saghro, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • A small but rich silver specimen. It is totally composed of enmeshed acanthite and native silver. Lots of open spaces with lots of "wire" silver".
Proustite, ArsenopyriteMorocco, Proustite, Silver, Bouismas Mine, Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
  • Item #29560
  • Proustite, Arsenopyrite
  • 9.6x4.5x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $125.00
  • Bouismas Mine
  • Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
    Morocco
  • Two areas of proustite and arsenopyrite crystals, together, that appear to be in dendritic habit. Perhaps they replaced native silver in this calcite vein? At least I think the darker mineral is arsenopyrite! Interesting and unusual example.
ProustiteMorocco, Proustite, Silver, Bouismas Mine, Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
  • Item #29559
  • Proustite
  • 5.1x4.1x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Bouismas Mine
  • Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
    Morocco
  • One end of this calcite vein fragment is covered with deep, red, well formed proustite crystals. Very nice example of this particular "Ruby Silver" mineral.
Proustite, XanthoconiteMorocco, Proustite, Silver, Bouismas Mine, Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
  • Item #29556
  • Proustite, Xanthoconite
  • 6.8x3.5x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-2mm, x-micro
  • $55.00
  • Bouismas Mine
  • Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
    Morocco
  • This calcite vein material has a number of deep red proustite crystals on it, as well as some beautiful, yellow xanthoconite crystals. Nice xample of these two silver minerals that are paramorphs!
Proustite, XanthoconiteMorocco, Proustite, Silver, Bouismas Mine, Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
  • Item #29553
  • Proustite, Xanthoconite
  • 10.5x10.1x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 45mm
  • $75.00
  • Bouismas Mine
  • Zagora, Draa-Tafilalet
    Morocco
  • This calcite vein, exposed on top of pyritized rock matrix shows bright red, "ruby silver" crystals. They are very gemmy, red proustite crystals, squished into this very narrow vein. As well, there is one very sharp, orange xanthoconite crystal. Extra postage required. A bit heavy! Rich!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29543
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 12.9x9.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $160.00
  • Mckinley-Darragh Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This specimen is an end cut of a very rich vein section, cut one side and rough the other. The cut side shows dendritic silver that constitutes the majority of the mineralization with a little arsenides and carbonate. The rough side shows thick native silver, Rich!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29542
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 16.0x7.1x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $95.00
  • Beaver Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This slice of high grade, dendritic silver mineralization is from one of the original silver discoveries in the Cobalt Mining Camp. It shows the super mineralization that made Cobalt one of the major silver producing areas of the world!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Four
  • Item #29540
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 9.6x6.6x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Beaver Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A slice of very high grade silver mineralization, showing thick, dendritic native silver, lightly encased in cobalt arsenides, probably safflorite. Rich!
CorundumGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #29534
  • Corundum
  • 7.1x5.8x6.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $45.00
  • Gutz Farm
  • Brudenell twp, Rrenfrew Co.
    Ontario, Canada
  • This matrix of nepheline syenite hosts several corundum crystals but, one in particular is very well exposed. The 25mm crystal is dark brown, tapered and nicely striated. Nice example!
Fluorapatite Grenville -Bear Lake Diggings, nr. Gooderham, Ontario
  • Item #29531
  • Fluorapatite
  • 14.1x5..8x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $75.00
  • Bear Lake Diggings
  • Haliburton Co.
    Ontario, Canada
  • A very large, singly terminated fluorapatite crystal with fairly sharp prism faces and rounded termination. There are holes in the crystal that were once occupied by spherules and inclusions of calcite. Impressive!
CorundumGrenville -Corundum Localities
  • Item #29529
  • Corundum
  • 7.7x5.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm
  • $45.00
  • Gutz Farm
  • Brudenell twp, Renfrew Co.
    Ontario, Canada
  • A number of elongated corundum crystals embedded in this syenite matrix. One doubly terminated crystal is perfectly exposed on the top/front of the matrix.
TremoliteGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29528
  • Tremolite
  • 14.0x2.9x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $45.00
  • Bristol (Hilton Mine)
  • Bristol twp. Pontiac Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • A long fragment of tightly packed tremolite crystals, with a curious curvature to it. Very light coloured so I assume it is close to end-member tremolite. From an unusual locality, as well!
FluorapatiteGrenville -Bear Lake Diggings, nr. Gooderham, Ontario
  • Item #29527
  • Fluorapatite
  • 10.0x6.5x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $65.00
  • Bear Lake Diggings
  • Haliburton Co.
    Ontario, Canada
  • A rather large, singly-terminated, fluorapatite crystal. There were big ones at this occurrence!!
Uvite ps SerenditeGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #29522
  • Uvite ps Serendite
  • 4.1x3.4x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $110.00
  • Portage-du-Fort
  • Pontiac Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • I didn't realize that I had another of these! This specimen shows a sharp pseudomorph of uvite replacing serendibite. researcherse have sometimes found a core of blue serendibite in these unusual pseudos! Rare!
BerylTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #29521
  • Beryl
  • 6.5x5.1x6.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 42mm
  • $250.00
  • Chumar Bakhoor

  • Pakistan
  • This phlogopite mica matrix sports a sharp, light bluish beryl crystal. The crystal is terminated by a compound pinacoid with interesting growth features. A striking specimen.
VesuvianiteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Vesuvianite
  • Item #29520
  • Vesuvianite
  • 2.9x2.0x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $95.00
  • Jeffrey Mine

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A gorgeous thumbnail-sized specimen of gemmy, green, vesuvianite crystals. What a place the Jeffrey Mine was for vesuvianite! This is an excellent example!
Grossular, DiopsideTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29518
  • Grossular, Diopside
  • 3.2x2.8x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $70.00
  • Vesper Peak
  • Washington
    Washington, USA
  • A sharp, gemmy grossular crystal is perched at the upper part of this diopside-lined vug. Nice looking piece!
DiopsideGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #29515
  • Diopside
  • 1.9x1.2x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $70.00
  • Cawood

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Rarely, do we see completely colourless, euhedral crystals of diopside. Here is one! This is one of the few localities that I have seen such crystals, often of gem quality, or partial gem quality like this one!
Apatite, Albite, MuscoviteBrazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #29511
  • Apatite, Albite, Muscovite
  • 4.5x2.8x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $280.00
  • Sapo Mine
  • Goiaberra, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A gorgeous, sharp, crystal of fluorapatite on albite-muscovite matrix. The tabular fluorapatite crystal is dark green, showing short prism faces and narrow pyramidal truncations. Very nice!
BerylTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29510
  • Beryl
  • 2.0x1.9x19 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • Topaz Mtn.
  • Thomas Range
    Utah, USA
  • The Thomas Range is well known for red beryl, one of, if not the only place in the world, that red beryl occurs. This specimen shows a tabular red, crystal of beryl on the rhyolite matrix.
QuartzQuartz -Various Locations
  • Item #29504
  • Quartz
  • 4.7x1.2x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $45.00
  • Jasper Claim
  • Mt. Breckenridge, Harrison Lk.
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This beautiful, well terminated quartz crystal is a light citrine in colour. Very gemmy! Nice piece from an unusual location.
FluoriteFluorite, Various Localities
  • Item #29501
  • Fluorite
  • 3.1x2.9x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $55.00
  • Hwy 7 road cut near Deloro, w of Madoc
  • Madoc
    Ontario, Canada
  • A beautiful, light green cluster of fluorite cube-octahedra from this old long worked out locality. Looks great!
    PB
Bastnasite - (Ce)Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #29499
  • Bastnasite - (Ce)
  • 2.4x0.9x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $480.00
  • Zagi Mtn.

  • Pakistan
  • A stunning example of this rare earth mineral! It is a doubly-terminated crystal with excellent terminations. It is a bit rough on one area on the back bottom where it intergrew with the host mineralization a bit. Excellent crystals like this do not come around that often.
Wulfenite, MimetiteArizona -Various Minerals
  • Item #29498
  • Wulfenite, Mimetite
  • 3.1x1.0x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $65.00
  • Rowley Mine
  • Maricopa County
    Arizona, USA
  • A gorgeous plate of orangey wulfenite crystals! The Rowley Mine is famous for crystals like this!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29497
  • Epidote
  • 3.5x2.9x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $290.00
  • Tormiq Valley

  • Pakistan
  • A beautiful "gwindel" of epidote from this remote, mountainous area. The dark green, lustrous crystal is twisted in a manner similar to the more familiar gwindel quartz crystals from Switzerland! Really nice!
DiopsideGrenville Minerals, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29491
  • Diopside
  • 2.0x1.2x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $35.00
  • Ch. Principal road cut
  • N. of Laurel
    Quebec, Canada
  • A well-formed, partially gemmy, singly terminated crystal of diopside from this Grenville occurrence.
QuartzCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29486
  • Quartz
  • 7.4x4.2x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $40.00
  • Silica Bell Claim
  • Laidlaw
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A nice plate of colourless, highly lustrous, quartz crystals. Often there are other minerals perched on the quartz crystals at this spot but this is just simple a nice quartz cluster.
Epidote, Prehnite, QuartzCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29485
  • Epidote, Prehnite, Quartz
  • 5.1x3.4x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $35.00
  • Silica Bell Claim
  • Laidlaw
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Dark-green sprays of epidote crystals and light green rounded prehnite crystals are both on gemmy-colourless quartz crystals. Nice association piece from this unusual alpine cleft location.
Hardystonite, WillemiteFranklin, New Jersey, Various specimens
  • Item #29483
  • Hardystonite, Willemite
  • 12.0x9.8x8.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Franklin
    New Jersey, USA
  • Bright green willemite and dark blue-purple hardystonite are the two fluorescent minerals here along with some fluorescent-red calcite and lots of non-fluorescent black franklinite. Hardystonite is a zinc silicate, that was not an ore mineral at Franklin.
SilverSilver Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #29482
  • Silver
  • 11.1x9.4x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $345.00
  • Batopilas
  • Chihuahua
    Mexico
  • Alarge vein of silver crystals in rock and calcite from one of the most famous silver localities in the world. It is not the herringbone style of crystallization that we often see from there but closely packed but separate well formed dendrites of native silver with sharp crystals. Excellent! Very rich!
Prehnite, QuartzCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29481
  • Prehnite, Quartz
  • 9.0x4.8x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Pr 3mm, Qu 15mm
  • $40.00
  • Silica Bell Claim
  • Laidlaw
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Rounded aggregates of sharp, very light-green prehnite crystals all attached to clear, terminated quartz crystals. Late stage mineralization from this alpine cleft locality.
AdulariaCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29480
  • Adularia
  • 3.9x3.5x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $35.00
  • Silica Bell Claim
  • Laidlaw
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A nice adularia specimen from this unusual alpine cleft occurrence in British Columbia. A sharp adularia crystal on quartz crystals. Nice!
CinnabarSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #29479
  • Cinnabar
  • 12.1x7.1x7.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $150.00
  • Guizhou

  • China
  • This strange looking piece is solid cinnabar. It appears to be formed as part of some venting process. Very dense and interesting!
WulfeniteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #29478
  • Wulfenite
  • 10.1x7.6x6.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $80.00
  • Hunan
    China
  • Lots bright-yellow, bladed wulfenite crystals associated with smaller, dull calcite crystals on this specimen. Rich and looks good for display.
ApatiteMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #29474
  • Apatite
  • 7.9x4.1x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $45.00
  • Cerro de Mercado
  • Durango
    Mexico
  • The Cerro de Mercado Mine is famous for these gemmy fluorapatite crystals embedded in a hard siliceous matrix. This specimen shows a gemmy-yellow crystal, well terminated exposed nicely on the siliceous matrix. Interesting occurrence and shows well!
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #29471
  • Grossular
  • 9.0x6.9x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $85.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • A very nice cabinet specimen of, sparkling, colourless grossular crystals on matrix. Displays well!
Euxenite -YGrenville, -Beryl Pit, Quadeville, Ontario
  • Item #29469
  • Euxenite -Y
  • 6.5x3.0x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $55.00
  • Beryl Pit
  • Quadville
    Ontario, Canada
  • This fragment of pegmatite matrix shows a very sharp, well terminated euxenite crystal embedded in feldspar and magnetite matrix. There is a second nice crystal with a small nick out of it. Very brittle crystals!
AntimonyNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #29468
  • Antimony
  • 3.5x4.3x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Chihuhaha

  • Mexico
  • A very rich fragment of a vein filled with native antimony. Some antimony secondaries on the contact. Sorry, that is the only locality information that I have! Nice example!
ArsenopyriteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #29465
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 4.5x4.9x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $40.00
  • Lucy Mine
  • Wawa
    Ontario, Canada
  • Sharp, VERY long crystals of arsenopyrite are embedded in this matrix which is composed of a fine blend of siderite and silica. The lucy mine was a very old, long closed open pit mine and a fore-runner of the more modern McLeod Mine that we are more familiar with.