David K. Joyce

Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities

These specimens are all very nice or unusual but just don't fall into the categories that I normally have on my website. Well worth seeing!

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 20% or multiply by 0.8.

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HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29897
  • Hematite
  • 16.0x6.7x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $160.00
  • Hodbarrow Mine
  • Millom, Cumbria
    England
  • A superb example of "needle ore" from this old iron mining area. The piece is a tapered fragment of a very large mammilary growth of hematite. On the largest end you can see the botryoidal structure. Excellent example!
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29900
  • Hematite
  • 13.8x3.5x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $150.00
  • Montreal Mine
  • Montreal, Iron County
    Wisconsin, USA
  • A classic example of "needle ore" from a classic American locality! This specimen is an elongated, curved almost fibrous growth of hematite. It is, in fact, a partial section through botryoidal hematite formation: a large one! Very good example. Accompanied by old Arkenstone label.
StauroliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20842
  • Staurolite
  • 21.5x16.4x7.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $75.00
  • Black Hills

  • South Dakota, Canada
  • Here is an unusual specimen! Sharp crystals of staurolite embedded in mica schist from the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. Unusual location piece! Excellent example of this classic metamorphic assemblage.
Corundum, var ruby,  CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21410
  • Corundum, var ruby, Calcite
  • 10.5x8.7x5.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 46mm
  • $180.00
  • Mogok

  • Myanmar
  • THIS is a cool specimen! It has a sharp, tabular, hexagonal corundum crystal protruding out of very coarse calcite cleavages! The corundum crystal is a red, ruby variety and shos a prominent pinacoid bounded by short prism faces. It is complete with some calcite attached to one side. Very unusual and displays perfectly!
BaryteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29232
  • Baryte
  • 6.3x5.8x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $55.00
  • Flemingsburg Quarry
  • Flemingburg
    Kentucky, USA
  • An water-clear-icy lustred baryte crystal is present in the vug on top of this specimen. The matrix was sawn out to best ensure that the crystal was not damaged. Beautiful crystal!
PrehniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29237
  • Prehnite
  • 3.0x2.1x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $40.00
  • River Hill
  • Livingstone
    New Jersey, USA
  • Here is an excellent example of light green prehnite from the famous New Jersey Trap Rocks. Very nice, quality specimen.
CelestineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29244
  • Celestine
  • 2.3x3.0x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Hanson Quarry
  • Salem
    Indiana, USA
  • A thumbnail-sized specimen showing a superbly formed celestine crystal, with some calcite attached, from this unusual location.
Celestine, CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29248
  • Celestine, Calcite
  • 7.8x7.1x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ce 11mm, Ca 7mm
  • $55.00
  • Hanson Quarry
  • Salem
    Indiana, USA
  • A handsome vug of calcite, hosing a sharp, light bluish-grey celestine crystal, that has a curious yellow core! Interesting! AND looks great!
Quartz, Hedenbergite, AndraditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29968
  • Quartz, Hedenbergite, Andradite
  • 6.5x5.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-38mm
  • $75.00
  • Serifos Island
  • Milos
    Greece
  • The quartz-andradite clusters from Serifos have become a modern day classic! The crystals are tapered, terminated crystals heavily included with fibrous hedenbergite. Of course the matrix is composed of orangey andradite garnet. Stands nicely for display!
SphaleriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29301
  • Sphalerite
  • 10.0x7.8x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Carthage
    Tennessee, USA
  • A magnificant, large, complexly twinned crystal of sphalerite from one of the deposits that produces the best! The crystal is highly lustrous and a deep, resinous dark-brown. Solid Sphalerite! Displays very well!
BaryteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22260
  • Baryte
  • 4.8x3.2x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • Black Cloud Mine
  • Leadville
    Colorado, USA
  • This cluster of light coloured baryte crystals displays well. Nice Colorado baryte specimen!
BariteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22370
  • Barite
  • 7.0x4.2x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $65.00
  • Lamb Mine
  • Morgan co.
    Missouri, USA
  • A nice plate of white baryte crystals. The crystals are sharp, tabular, colourless crystals on massive baryte matrix. Unusual!
Cassiterite, Quartz, Fluorite, Fluorapatite, Miscovite Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22360
  • Cassiterite, Quartz, Fluorite, Fluorapatite, Miscovite
  • 7.0x4.7x 3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ca22mm, Qu12mm
  • $110.00
  • Xueboding Mine
  • Pingway
    Sichuan, China
  • This specimen shows sharp, black cassiterite crystals on matrix associated with quartz and other minerals. The fluorite and apatite crystals are not prominent but present as small crystals. Nice example of this tin oxide!!
Bixbyite, TopazTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22507
  • Bixbyite, Topaz
  • 5.2x3.1x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Bi 8mm, To 8mm
  • $55.00
  • Thomas Range
  • Juab County
    Utah, USA
  • A super sharp bixbyite crystal and several topaz crystals are well exposed on the side of this rhyolite matrix. The bixbyite crystal is pitch-black and shows sharp indentations caused by modifying faces. It does have one corner missing but otherwise is amazing! As well, there are a couple of doubly-terminated topaz crystals on the same face as the bixbyite. Classic Thomas Range!
Corundum, var RubyTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22642
  • Corundum, var Ruby
  • 2.7x2.0x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $40.00
  • Hita Island
  • Karelia
    Russia
  • A sharp, flat-terminated ruby-corundum crystal embedded in white nepheline/mica matrix. Nice example from an unusual location! Some smaller, rounded crystals also in the matrix. Nice!
Beryl, var EmeraldTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29264
  • Beryl, var Emerald
  • 5.6x4.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 27mm
  • $35.00
  • Hunan

  • China
  • Can't tell you much about this specimen except that it is a nicely formed green beryl crystal in matrix. Nice example!
Apatite, AdulariaTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #24761
  • Apatite, Adularia
  • 10.3x5.8x9.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $75.00
  • Tyrol
    Austria
  • This fragment of alpine cleft mineralization has a number of white to green-chlorite coated adularia twinned crystals, plus some very nice flattened, sharp, almost discoidal fluorapatite crystals. Classic Tyrolian alpine cleft mineralization! s
GrossularTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #24941
  • Grossular
  • 10.0x5.1x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $85.00

  • Austria
  • Loads of sparkling, dark red grossular crystals cover much of the front of this specimen. Sorry, no detailed locality data but it does look like something from the Salzburg area. Displays very well. s
TopazTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #24922
  • Topaz
  • 3.9x2.3x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Shigar Valley
  • Baltistan
    Pakistan
  • What a nice colourless, topaz crystal! Clear as glass! This gemmy, terminated crystal has lots of interesting faces that make up the termination. s
CorundumTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #24926
  • Corundum
  • 4.4x3.0x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $45.00
  • Bagrine
    Mogok, Myanmar
  • A couple of well-formed, fairly transluscent, corundum crystals are well exposed on the front of this matrix. Nice! s
Fluorite, Quartz, var amethystTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #25115
  • Fluorite, Quartz, var amethyst
  • 9.1x7.2x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $40.00
  • Nashik
  • Maharashtra
    India
  • In this specimen, three botryoidal fluorite spheres are nestled in a bed of amethyst. The surface of the fluorite is rough and natural. The base of the specimen has been ground into an oval shape. An attractive combination of the two minerals. DD
DioptaseTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #25123
  • Dioptase
  • 10.5x6.7x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $60.00
  • Kandesei
  • Kaokoveld Plateau
    Namibia
  • A fist sized piece of massive grey quartz featuring a 25mm pocket of lustrous dioptase crystals. Some bruising but still colourful and nice crystals. Powdery-blue chrysocolla can be found in spots all over the specimen as well as traces of shattuckite and malachite. From the lesser known Kaokoveld Mine in Namibia. DD
Beryl (Aquamarine)Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #25013
  • Beryl (Aquamarine)
  • 3.9x1.7x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Erongo Mountains

  • Namibia
  • Now, here is a cool aquamarine crystal! The main part of the crystal is an rounded prism like many other beryls but the termination is a very peculiar flared pinacoid. Is it a sceptre? In addition the pinacoid has many needle-like tourmaline crystals embedded in it. Looks great and very interesting!
Ilvaite, Quartz, EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #25202
  • Ilvaite, Quartz, Epidote
  • 3.5x3.4x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00
  • Nikola M., Dal'Negorsk
  • Primorskiy Kray
    Russia
  • This cluster of colourless quartz crystals on top of long, bladed epidote crystals sports a sharp, chisel-shaped ilvaite crystal. Nice crystal!
Beryl, var. AquamarineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #25971
  • Beryl, var. Aquamarine
  • 1.8x1.9x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Mt. Antero
  • Buena Vista
    Colorado, USA
  • A beautifully of beryl showing sharp prism, pyramidal modifications and a dominant pinacoidal termination. A very gemmy, light greenish crystal. Hard to photograph, it is so clear!
TitaniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #26366
  • Titanite
  • 4.3x3.1x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $40.00
  • Valle Aurina
  • Trentino-Alto
    Italy
  • This specimen is a plate of sharp, gemmy, beigy titanite crystals, on chlorite from and "alpine cleft". Nice example!
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!
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!
TriphyliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #26863
  • Triphylite
  • 8.0x4.7x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Palermo # 1 Mine
  • North Groton, Grafton Co.
    New Hampshire, USA
  • Nothing too fancy about this one! Well, there are some small, bladed crystals, probably vivianite on one side of the specimen. Just a solid mass of this unusual phosphate mineral from a famous pegmatite!
VarisciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #27666
  • Variscite
  • 5.3x3.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $45.00
  • Gessen Be
  • Ronneberg, Thurigia
    Germany
  • The top of this specimen is largely covered with green crystals of turquoise. The crystals are sharp but rounded and arranged in almost botryoidal clusters. We don't often see these from Germany!
AzuriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #27756
  • Azurite
  • 1.9x1.8x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00
  • La Sal

  • Utah, USA
  • A ball composed of bladed, electric blue azurite crystals from a famous locality!
ApophylliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #27797
  • Apophyllite
  • 6.9x3.3x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $35.00
  • Pune
  • Maharshtra
    India
  • A long/tall string of colourless, well formed apophyllite crystals. The crystals are prismatic with steep terminal faces.
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!
TopazTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28186
  • Topaz
  • 25mm crystal max cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $85.00
  • Jos

  • Nigeria
  • This specimen is actually composed of three topaz crystals, I assume from alluvial cassiterite mining operations near Jos, Nigeria. The crystals are slightly water worn, as you might expect, one being much less water worn than the other two. They are colourless but very gemmy! Unusual location!
Ferberite, SideriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28187
  • Ferberite, Siderite
  • 3.7x2.3x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Panasqueira Mine
  • Panasqueira
    Portugal
  • A sharp, singly terminated ferberite crystal, capped by a crown of light brown curved siderite crystals. The back of the ferberite crystal is largely covered by the siderite plus many sparkling pyrite crystals. Nice specimen from this most famous of Portuguese localities!
WitheriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28204
  • Witherite
  • 5.0x3.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $120.00
  • Cave-in-Rock
  • Hardin County
    Illinois, USA
  • Here is a NICE witherite specimen! In the middle of the front of it, is a well formed, hexagonal, colourless-white, terminated, witherite crystal. There are two other well formed crystals, one on either side. Dense, just as you would expect witherite to be! Sits well for display!
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28239
  • Schorl
  • 3.8x2.7x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Altay Xin Jang

  • China
  • Here is an unusual one! A sharp, prismatic crystal of schorl from China. The crystal is lustrous, doubly terminated and appears to have formed in a mica schist. The terminations are similar on both ends.
MagnetiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28863
  • Magnetite
  • 1.0x0.9x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • ZCA Mine
  • Balmat, St. Lawrence
    New York, USA
  • A sharp, cubic crystal of magnetite with tetrahexahedral modifications on the edges of the cube faces. This particular isometric form is not common! Not a complete crystal but contacted on the back. One of the most famous localities for magnetite in the world.
LazuliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28864
  • Lazulite
  • 1.9x2.9x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $85.00
  • Graves Mountain
  • Lincoln Co.
    Georgia, USA
  • Before lazulite was discovered in the Yukon and before it started coming out of Afghanistan, the Graves Mountain locality was THE locality for Lazulite! Well, there were others but Graves Mountain gave up very well formed crystals of that mineral for years. Here is a good example: a blue, steeply pyramidal crystal embedded in white quartz. Classic Graves Mountain Lazulite!
ElbaiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28899
  • Elbaite
  • 1.4x1.2x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Himalaya Mine
  • Pala
    California, USA
  • A well formed, dark green crystal of elbaite from one of California's famous tourmaline pegmatites. The crystal has a part of the termination missing but otherwise is an excellent crystal. Priced accordingly.
ElbaiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28901
  • Elbaite
  • 1.5x1.8x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $110.00
  • Himalaya Mine
  • Pala
    California, USA
  • A fairly gemmy, flattened elbaite crystal from this famous California pegmatite location. It is gemmy and pink throughout with a very good termination!
ElbaiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28904
  • Elbaite
  • 1.9x0.7x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $85.00
  • Mesa Grande, San Diego Co.
    California, USA
  • A Nicely terminated elbaite crystal from this famous pegmatite mining district. The crystal shows striated prism faces terminated by a pinacoid and trigonal bevels. A nice pink colour for the most part with a "cap" of light green.
ElbaiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28914
  • Elbaite
  • 1.3x1.1x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Dunton Mine, Plumbago MTN
  • Newry
    Maine, USA
  • This elbaite crystal comes from one of the old classic american pegmatite localities in Maine. The crystal is roughly terminated and has a nice gemmy blue colour with a little pink at the base. Nice one!
RhodoniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #28931
  • Rhodonite
  • 3.5x1.7x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Broken Hill Mine
  • New South Wales
    Australia
  • These rhodonite crystals form in coarsely crystallized gaena, at the /Broken Hill Mine. You can see, small amounts of galena attached to this single crystal. It is contacted on the back but looks great from the display side.
HuebneriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #29002
  • Huebnerite
  • 6.0x4.5x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Silverton
  • San Juan Co
    Colorado, USA
  • Sort of feathery, groups of huebnerite crystals are embedded in quartz. Nice example of this mineral from the famous Silverton mining area.