David K. Joyce


10.0x7.0x6.7 cm
McDonald Mine
Ontario, Canada


Item number: 22275

This is one ugly specimen! but it IS interesting! It consists ofa main portion of dark, smokey quartz which has crystals of a number of minerals attached to it but most interestingly, zircon, variety cyrtolite. There are quite a few well formed, tetragonal zircon crystals scattered about. This old mine has now been "reclaimed" and collecting opportunities there will be minimal in future. TS