David K. Joyce

Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species

Currently, about 346 distinct mineral species have been found at Mont Saint-Hilaire, including many very rare and beautiful species. Mont Saint-Hilaire is the type locality for many species new to science over the past few decades. There are more all of the time. Many of the species present at Mont Saint-Hilaire occur as very small micro crystals. Here are specimens that hold larger, and excellent crystals of some of the more interesting species at the quarry.

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Monazite, BrookiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #14512
  • Monazite, Brookite
  • 2.6x2.3x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Superb crystals of yellow monazite are scattered around the top of this microcline crystal section, along with many sharp, metallic brookite crystals and lots of blocky calcite crystals. Excellent!
Siderite, Synchysite-(Ce)Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #19250
  • Siderite, Synchysite-(Ce)
  • 8.5x8.05.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 65mm
  • $145.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • An excellent twin of siderite with a little albite attached. On the underside of the twinned crystal, are many sharp, 1mm, pseudohexagonal crystals of synchysite on smaller crystals of albite. The siderite is a dramatic display specimen.
PyriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #15118
  • Pyrite
  • 5.4x5.4x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A razor-sharp pyrite crystal is exposed in white matrix. The crystal is one of many but the only one that is relatively undamaged. There is a little nick on one edge but otherwise it is very nice! A common mineral that we just don't see like this very often from MSH.
Siderite, Albite, Synchysite-CeMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #17743
  • Siderite, Albite, Synchysite-Ce
  • 19.0x13.0x8.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 32mm
  • $225.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very large plate featuring large brown siderite rhombohedra on small albite crystals. The siderite crystals are sharp and some have oriented overgrowths of dolomite on the siderite. As well, there are a couple of areas that have sharp hexagonal-looking 1mm synchysite-Ce crystals scattered about. A large cabinet specimen that displays very well!
PyriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #20977
  • Pyrite
  • 3.8x3.1x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • For all the rare and exotic minerals that we see from the Mont Saint-Hilaire locality, we do not often see simple cluster of pyrite! :) Here is one with small crystals of siderite, natrolite and analcime around the base and here and there on the pyrites. Nicely mounted on an acrylic base.
Pectolite, HibschiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26189
  • Pectolite, Hibschite
  • 2.5x2.2x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-18mm, h-micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very nice cluster of sharp, colourless pectolite crystals. The The pectolite crystals are coated on some sides by a druse of microscopic, colourless, octahedral garnet crystals. Simple octahedra of the OH bearing variety of andradite, referred to as hibschite. Interesting and unusual specimen!
Zircon, SideriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #22376
  • Zircon, Siderite
  • 6.4x6.2x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Z-2m, S-11mm
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Hundreds of small zircons thickly scattered around this matrix of albite crystals. The zircons are yellow-florescent, as well!
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RaiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #22983
  • Raite
  • 2.2x1.0x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Lots of pink and orangey raite crystals arranged in sprays of acicular crystals in a couple of vugs on this specimen. Rare!
Hibschite, var Grossular, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #23027
  • Hibschite, var Grossular,
  • 4.4x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $55.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Some superb, octahedral crystals of hibschite, the variety of grossular, on pectolite, on this specimen. The pectolite crystals are excellent and, in addition, there are many purple fluorite crystals and a white acicular mineral. Very interesting!
Villiaumite, PectoliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #23038
  • Villiaumite, Pectolite
  • 4.2x2.3x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-5mm
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Gemmy, deep-red villiaumite largely fills an opening in this specimen, The villiaumite formed after the pectolite and encloses the pectolite crystals. Since it is gemmy, you can see the pectolite crystals clearly through the villiaumite! Nice example!
Bussyite-(Ce), CatapleiiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #24123
  • Bussyite-(Ce), Catapleiite
  • Perky cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $75.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Superb, divergent sprays of bussyite span openings between catapleiite crystals or are embedded in them and the matrix, microcline. Excellent specimen of this rare mineral from the type locality.
PolylithioniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #24392
  • Polylithionite
  • 6.5x4.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 33mm
  • $70.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very nice cluster of gossamer, silvery polylithionite crystals! Fluoresces yellow, as well. Looks great and an excellent example of this rare mica group mineral in regular light!
Aegirine, AlbiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #25711
  • Aegirine, Albite
  • 5.2x1.4x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Nice pitch-black crystal of aegirine with long, tapered termination. Some bladed albite crystals attached. Striking crystal of this amphibole group mineral!
Pectolite, CalciteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26135
  • Pectolite, Calcite
  • 9.0x8.2x7.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $45.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • The vug on the top and front of this marble matrix is lined with sharp, gemmy pectolite crystals. The crystals are prismatic with excellent terminations.
Pectolite, MicaMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26137
  • Pectolite, Mica
  • 13.0x9.5x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • The vug across the top of this marble matrix is lined with sharp, well terminated pectolite crystals. As well there are lots of crystals of an unidentified mica that appears as black crystals with a golden overgrowth. There are also some creamy, elongated crystals of an unknown mineral. Nice specimen of the marble xenolith environment at MSH.
GotzeniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26153
  • Gotzenite
  • 3.0x2.1x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Sprays of gotzenite are embedded in the area around the cavity of this matrix and as crystals in the cavity. Very nice specimen of a very rare MSH mineral!
UssingiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26221
  • Ussingite
  • 1.9x1.1x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.5mm
  • $45.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A vug on the top of this massive ussingite is lined with stepped ussingite crystals, some with a pinkish colour and some colourless.
Zakharovite, Ussingite, Lovozerite, etc.Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26240
  • Zakharovite, Ussingite, Lovozerite, etc.
  • 3.3x2.3x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $85.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A large patch of tiny, yellow zakharovite crystals in a cavity on very sharp ussingite crystals. As well, there are some rough pseudos of lovozerite after eudialyte embedded in the highly fluorescent sodalite matrix. Really nice specimen!
Franconite, CalcioburbankiteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26271
  • Franconite, Calcioburbankite
  • 3.0x2.4x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $40.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This fragment of altered pegmatite has a cavity in the middle with a cluster of excellent hemispheres of fine, acicular franconite crystals. Also some prismatic crystals that resemble calcioburbankite. Excellent example!
Franconite, Hematite, Sodalite,  SideriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26251
  • Franconite, Hematite, Sodalite, Siderite
  • 3.5x3.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $45.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Excellent groups of hemispheres of white franconite crystals are tucked away in recesses in microcline crystals in this specimen. Some sharp, platy hematite crystals also in the cavities. Some of the matrix is microcline and other parts blue sodalite. Interesting!
AegirineMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #26404
  • Aegirine
  • 5.0x1.4x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A simple, well terminated, striated, pitch-black aegirine crystal from this famous alkaline intrusive.