David K. Joyce

Nova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities

The Province of Nova Scotia, Canada hosts a number of interesting manganese and iron deposits, some of which were mines back in the past at some time. Here are interesting and unusual minerals from some of those deposits!

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BaryteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #21677
  • Baryte
  • 13.9x8.8x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $75.00
  • Whale Cove

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A thick plate of sharp, gemmy baryte crystals on manganese-iron rich matrix. Looks great!
BaryteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #21684
  • Baryte
  • 9.8x8.2x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $65.00
  • Whale Cove

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A thick plate of excellent baryte crystals mostly covering scalenohedral calcite crystals. Very good looking piece from this unusual locality.
CalciteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27396
  • Calcite
  • 19.8x10.0x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $75.00
  • Whale Cove
  • Walton
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A plate of iron tinted calcite crystals about half of which are a very bright red under U/V light. The other half appears to have the u/v reaction masked by something. Glows like embers...
PyrolusiteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27399
  • Pyrolusite
  • 4.2x3.4x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $35.00
  • Whale Cove
  • Walton
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A small plate of metallic-silvery pyrolusite crystals on massive pyrolusite. Nice!
CalciteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27397
  • Calcite
  • Whale Cove cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 22mm
  • $64.00
  • Whale Cove
  • Walton
    Ontario, Canada
  • A plate of dark, iron-manganese tinted calcite crystals that are sharp in regular light but that glow like embers under u/v light!
BaryteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27398
  • Baryte
  • 3.4x3.0x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • Eureka Mine
  • Bass River, Five Islands
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A plate of colourless, sharp, parallel-growth baryte crystals. Colourless until you put it under SW ultraviolet light !! Beautiful, creamy-yellow fluorescence!
Baryte, CalciteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27400
  • Baryte, Calcite
  • 6.0x4.5x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-8mm
  • $45.00
  • Eureka Mine
  • Bass River, Five Islands
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The front of this matrix is largely covered with calcite crystals and a few colourless baryte crystals. The baryte crystals fluoresce and creamy yellow-white colour and the calcite fluoresces a reddish colour. Nice!
PyrolusiteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27406
  • Pyrolusite
  • 11.4x8.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Whale Cove
  • Walton
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This specimen is a plate of undulating, botryoidal pyrolusite. Where the botryoids are broken, you can see the bright, silvery-metallic colour of the pyrolusite. Otherwise, the botyroids appear pitch black. Interesting piece from an unusual manganese-rich locality!
CalciteNova Scotia Iron and Manganese Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #27403
  • Calcite
  • 8.1x4.1x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $35.00
  • Eureka Mine
  • Bass River, Five Islands
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Nothing too special! Just a mound of very sharp scalenohedral crystals of calcite from an unusual locality. Looks great!