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 23% or multiply by 0.77.

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BariteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #17858
  • Barite
  • 5.5x4.0x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $40.00
  • Rock River

  • Yukon, Canada
  • A nice cluster of light-blue, thick-tabular barite crystals. No new specimen have come out of this locality for 30 years!
Gypsum, var SeleniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16402
  • Gypsum, var Selenite
  • 5.5x2.5x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $30.00
  • Twin Sister's Butte(?)

  • Manitoba, Canada
  • A different locality for selenite crystals. Nice, clear crystal with a dark zone down the middle. Very possibly from the Twin Sister's Butte area where such crystals can be found. M. Mauthner Label accompanies the specimen.
QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13295
  • Quartz
  • 10.4x7.1x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above.
  • $75.00
  • St. Gotthard

  • Switzerland
  • A very lustrous, tapered quartz crystal from one of the world's great quart localities. This crystal is ice-clear in the upper half of the crystal and more clouded near the base. It is double terminated because the base was sheared off at some point and then commenced growing again. It now has a multiple termination on the base.
SmithsoniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13313
  • Smithsonite
  • 10.5x7.5x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $110.00
  • Laurion

  • Greece
  • An excellent specimen of light greenish, botryoidal smithsonite from one of the oldest and most famous mining areas of the world. Very nice!
BrauniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #13304
  • Braunite
  • 5.1x3.7x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $140.00
  • Langban

  • Sweden
  • A crystal of braunite is exposed in a calcite vein that cuts through what appears to be hematite. The crystal is well formed with a high metallic lustre.
Siderite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #15113
  • Siderite, Quartz
  • 4.2x3.5x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s13mm, q-8mm
  • $45.00
  • Isere

  • France
  • A slightly concave plate of clear, colourless quartz crystals hosting razor-sharp, dark brown siderite crystals. Classic association from a classic location!
Ferberite, Calcite, etc.Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18957
  • Ferberite, Calcite, etc.
  • 7.3x3,.6x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Yaoganxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, hunan
    China
  • This specimen is a half crystal showing sharp termination and nicely striated prism faces. Great luster! On one side it is mostly covered with thin-bladed calcite crystals and small quartz crystals. It has a custom cut, contoured, acrylic stand that holds it perfectly for display. Modern classic locality! t
Quartz, PyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16915
  • Quartz, Pyrite
  • 7.3x3.0x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-48mm
  • $65.00
  • Spruce Claim
  • King County
    Washington, USA
  • A wonderful scepter of milky-clear quartz from a famous locality. Often the quartz from the Spruce Claim occurs with pyrite crystals as is the case here. The specimen is not perfect. The crystal at the back is contacted at the back and, as you can see the pyrite is contacted on the front. The main scepter is wonderful! Collected 35 years or so ago.
Quartz, HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16776
  • Quartz, Hematite
  • 5.3x3.2x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: h-7mm
  • $45.00
  • Cavradi

  • Switzerland
  • Here is a classic! Gemmy, slightly smoky quartz crystals with a sharp hematite crystal in between them. Switzerland is famous for crystals like this!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16779
  • Epidote
  • 2.2x2.4x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Naukluft

  • Namibia
  • A superb, single crystals from Namibia. Very dark green and very lustrous! Excellent thumbnail!
Siderite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16781
  • Siderite, Quartz
  • 4.4x3.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-23mm
  • $75.00
  • Morro Velho
  • Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • A wonderful cluster of disc-shaped siderite crystals associated with sharp, terminated colourless quartz crystals. Classic!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16782
  • Fluorite
  • 2.7x3.0x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • Okarusu

  • Namibia
  • A sweet cluster of green fluorite crystals with light purple edges. The corners of each crystal show octahedral modifications but the faces are composed of tiny stepped cube faces. Looks great!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16785
  • Fluorite
  • 4.4x4.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $45.00
  • Okarusu

  • Namibia
  • A nice cluster of well formed, green fluorite cubes, some of which have well formed phantom crystals inside.
Arsenopyrite, IlvaiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16756
  • Arsenopyrite, Ilvaite
  • 5.2x3.9x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ilv-38mm, ars-15mm
  • $65.00
  • Huanggang mine
  • Chifeng, Inner Mongolia
    China
  • An interesting combination of a cluster of ilvaite crystals with an arsenopyrite crystal on one side.
Beryl, var. AquamarineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16759
  • Beryl, var. Aquamarine
  • 6.7x5.3x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00

  • Pakistan
  • This fragment of pegmatite matrix has a cavity on one side that has a light bluish aquamarine crystal poking out of it. The crystal is gemmy and well terminated. It has a ding on one side which is not obvious.
QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #16928
  • Quartz
  • 5.7x4.5x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $35.00
  • Hot Springs

  • Arkansas, USA
  • A wonderful little cluster of "solution quartz" from one of the most famous, prolific quartz localities in the world.
Fluorite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18030
  • Fluorite, Quartz
  • 6.3x5.3x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-57mm, f-17mm
  • $150.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • This is a funky looking piece! A tripod of milky-white quartz crystals supports a cluster of sharp, cubic fluorite crystals. The fluorite crystals are gemmy-green-blue underneath but have an upper surface that is a milky, porcelainous sort of look to it. Some contact points on the fluorite. Looks great from several directions. A Trinity Minerals label accompanies the specimen.
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #18020
  • Fluorite
  • 5.2x5.1x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $140.00
  • Hsianhua Ridge
  • Linwu, Hunan
    China
  • THIS is a very cool specimen showing BOTH simple octahedral and simple cubes of fluorite in the same cluster! Unusual! There seems to be octahedral crystals of rock-candy fluorite above and under stepped green cubes of fluorite. Very interesting piece!
HowieiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #19893
  • Howieite
  • 11.0x4.2x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Laytonville
  • Mendocino Co.
    California, U.S.A.
  • Clusters of radiating howieite are embedded in this brown matrix. Very rich! Type Locality.
FerberiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20009
  • Ferberite
  • 5.4x3.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $85.00
  • Panasqueira Mine, Level 2
  • Beira Baixa
    Portugal
  • A sharp, blocky, pitch black, ferberite crystal with some muscovite and siderite on the back. Classic locality. Looks great! t
Quartz, var. Amethyst, ps calciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20020
  • Quartz, var. Amethyst, ps calcite
  • 10.1x5.3x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $160.00
  • Santa Ana Mine
  • Artigas
    Uruguay
  • A beautiful specimen showing two quartz-amethyst casts after calcite crystals on chalcedony. The amethyst has that beautiful purple colouration that we often see from Uruguayan amethyst. I have provided a view from the back that shows that some of the calcite has been dissolved away but some relict calcite remains. Displays beautifully. A couple of small dings. Add some colour to your cabinet!! t
BaryteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20627
  • Baryte
  • 13.8x10.9x10.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 60mm
  • $425.00
  • Carbonia-Iglesias
  • Sardinia
    Italy
  • A beautiful, rich-looking cluster of golden barite crystals from the classic Sardinian area, famous for fine barite crystals. The crystals are simple, thick tabular crystals with very minor bruising. The piece is an excellent cabinet specimen. R
BromargyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20756
  • Bromargyrite
  • 3.9x3.2x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $60.00
  • Tombstone Extension Mine
  • Tombstone, Cochise Co.
    Arizona, USA
  • A couple of very nice, sharp crystals of this rare silver-bromine mineral on solid, gossanous matrix. Very Nice!
StauroliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #20842
  • Staurolite
  • 21.5x16.4x7.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $95.00
  • 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.
CassiteriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21004
  • Cassiterite
  • 6.9x5.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Xuebaoding Mine
  • Ping Wu, Sichuan
    China
  • A highly lustrous cassiterite crystal with a little mica attached. The crystal is dinged on the top but could be a very good reference specimen for this locality.
CorundumTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21181
  • Corundum
  • 9.0x8.0x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $160.00
  • Amboaley Mine
  • Amboaley, Imosy
    Madagascar
  • An interesting corundum specimen where the crystals are mostly blue (sapphire) but have red zones(ruby). The corundum crystals are lustrous and all are terminated with varying amounts of intergrowth with the mica schist matrix. Nice triangular growth hillocks on the terminations. Can be stood up nicely for display. T
Corundum, var ruby,  CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21410
  • Corundum, var ruby, Calcite
  • 10.5x8.7x5.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 46mm
  • $250.00
  • 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!
Prehnite, CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21592
  • Prehnite, Calcite
  • 5.9x4.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-18mm, p-13mm ball
  • $75.00
  • Patterson

  • New Jersey, USA
  • This looks almost good enough to eat! Very nice, green botryoidal prehnite associated with blunt, scalenohedra of calcite. The prehnite had a very nice porcelainous luster which contrasts nicely with the colourless, calcite crystals. Looks great! Classic!
HeulanditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21596
  • Heulandite
  • 6.6x5.5x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $35.00
  • Patterson
    New Jersey, USA
  • A plate of pearly-lustered, silvery heulandite from that old American classic locality.
Datolite, CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21599
  • Datolite, Calcite
  • 5.5x4.0x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $55.00
  • Patterson

  • New Jersey, USA
  • Some very nice, extremely light green datolite crystals on similarly coloured calcite crystals. All are very lustrous and clear with just a very small amount of bruising.
BabingtoniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21989
  • Babingtonite
  • 5.0x3.0x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $75.00
  • Arendal

  • Norway
  • This piece is morly babingtonite that has a number of cavities lined with beautiful, sharp, black babingtonite crystals. Nice!
DraviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22039
  • Dravite
  • 7.6x6.2x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $140.00
  • West Australia
  • Kununurra
    Australia
  • A monster, doubly terminated dravite crystal from this famous occurrence. The crystal is well formed, not perfect but has excellent lustre and dark brown colour. Well, I've seen bigger from this locality but it IS a pretty cool crystal. Wow! R
Pollucite, ApatiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22151
  • Pollucite, Apatite
  • 6.0x5.3x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $160.00
  • Gilgit-Skardu
  • Northern Areas
    Pakistan
  • A rather large well-formed, half crystal of pollucite with a thin coating of apatite. The pollucite is composed of gemmy sections, some larger, some smaller. Excellent example of this fairly rare mineral!
RutileTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22175
  • Rutile
  • 2.1x1.9x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Constitution

  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • A prismatic-looking, twinned crystal of rutile from this famous old area where rutile crystals erode out of the country rock and are found loose in the soil. Classic!
VivianiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22211
  • Vivianite
  • 5.4x3.9x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $85.00
  • Kerch Deposit
  • Crimea
    Russia
  • This vug, in in a hollow clam fossil cast, is loaded with dark blue, terminated vivianite crystals. The crystals are well formed, tapered long crystals and an excellent example of this mineral. Above average quality. r
Microcline, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22231
  • Microcline, Quartz
  • 5.5x4.3x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Mi 15mm, Qu 25mm
  • $55.00
  • Crystal Peak
  • Park Co.
    Colorado, USA
  • A great-looking cluster of light coloured "amazonite" microcline and dark, smoky quartz crystals, some complete, some not.
Microcline Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22234
  • Microcline
  • 5.2x5.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Cameron's Cone
  • El Paso Co.
    Colorado, USA
  • Nice example of this blue-green variety of microcline called amazonite. What a great colour! American Classic.
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22254
  • Hematite
  • 4.0x5.0x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Goose Green Mine
  • Frizington
    Cumbria, England
  • Here is another of the botryoidal hematite specimens that Cumbria is famous for. It is a mound of reddish-brown botryoids with excellent lustre. British Classic!
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!
CalciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22263
  • Calcite
  • 4.9x5.0x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $35.00
  • Picher Mining Field
  • Ottawa Co.
    Oklahoma, USA
  • Nice calcite scalenohedral crystals on matrix. The crystals are white with darker zones in the middle. Different!
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
  • $75.00
  • 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!!
RhodiziteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22359
  • Rhodizite
  • 7.2x4.3x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $85.00
  • Antandrokomby, Sahatsiho, Ambositra
  • Amoron'i, Mania
    Madagascar
  • These are very interesting specimens! This piece shows a nice, light yellow rhodizite crystal in pegmatitic matrix.
Kutnahorite, HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22365
  • Kutnahorite, Hematite
  • 10.1x6.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 69mm
  • $75.00
  • Nchwaning Mine
  • Kalahari
    South Africa
  • Nice bundles of creamy white kutnahorite from the famous Nchwaning mine! Fairly white with just a tinge of pink.
Siderite, PyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22341
  • Siderite, Pyrite
  • 5.7x5.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Py-15mm, Si-6mm
  • $75.00
  • Eagle Mine
  • Gilman
    Colorado, USA
  • A very nice cluster of lustrous, parallel growth pyrite, partially encrusted with curved, bladed siderite crystals. Gilman classic!
Bixbyite, TopazTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22507
  • Bixbyite, Topaz
  • 5.2x3.1x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Bi 8mm, To 8mm
  • $65.00
  • 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!
CelestineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22522
  • Celestine
  • 5.1x3.2x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 32mm
  • $45.00
  • Clay Center

  • Ohio, USA
  • This is just a very nice specimen of celestine from a famous American locality. The matrix is a jumble of spongy calcite and interlocking celestine crystals with a beautiful celestine crystal protruding out the top. Really nice crystal forms on the celestine.
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!
GaudefroyiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22652
  • Gaudefroyite
  • 1.9x0.7x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Wessels Mine
  • Cape Province
    South Africa
  • A sharp, well terminated crystal of this Ca-Mn boro-carbonate. Very nicely mounted in this perky box.
HaliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22723
  • Halite
  • 6.1x5.0x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 22mm
  • $75.00
  • Detroit Salt Mine
  • Detrioit
    Michigan, USA
  • This is definitely a mineral that we rarely see from this locality. It is composed of clear, colourless, simple cubes clustered together. Excellent!
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22744
  • Schorl
  • 5.2x6.2x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 49mm
  • $55.00
  • Kunar Province

  • Afghanistan
  • A cluster of pitch-black crystals of the schorl variety of tourmaline. The main crystal is extra interesting with a sort of hollow termination with some feldspar in it. Sharp-looking!
AlbiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22772
  • Albite
  • 13.7x6.6x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $75.00
  • Gamsberg
    Namibia
  • A superb specimen of albite crystals. It is an elongated mound of creamy, very sharp crystals. Displays perfectly!
Agerine, MicroclineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #22773
  • Agerine, Microcline
  • 10.1x5.2x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ag 21mm, Mi 30mm
  • $40.00
  • Mount Malosa
  • Zomba District, Southern Dist.
    Malawi
  • This cluster of crystals features creamy-white microcline crystals, associated with aegirine crystals. Part of the back is plastered with many tiny zircon crystals. Interesting piece!