David K. Joyce

Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various

Nova scotia is famous for its zeolite group minerals. Before the advent of the Indian zeolite localities, Nova Scotia was one of THE places for zeolites. The basalts around the Bay of Fundy continue to yield small quantities of zeolite and associated minerals. The collecting is along the steep cliffs of the bay and islands. Timing is important because of the 16m (50" !) tides that characterize the behavior of the ocean there. As well, since the zeolites occur in/on the cliffs, the only easy opportunity to collect is when parts of the cliffs fail and crash down to the beach, usually accessible at only low tide. You never know when that is going to happen but spring is a good guess!! I'm saving you the trouble by offering you some very nice specimens here.

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

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Quartz, AnalcimeZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #7986
  • Quartz, Analcime
  • 5.0x2.8x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-4mm
  • $30.00
  • McKay's Head

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A kind of cathedral quartz that has an amethystine tinge and is encrusted by small, white analcime trapezohedra. The very top of the cathedral is missing but this is not noticeable from the display angle.
Stilbite ps ?, StilbiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #12594
  • Stilbite ps ?, Stilbite
  • 3.7x2.6x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $45.00
  • Cape D'Or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A hollow, hemispherical stilbite epimorph sits perfectly mounted on regular, creamy stilbite crystals. Excellent pseudomorph!
Stilbite ps after ?Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #12586
  • Stilbite ps after ?
  • 8.2x4.8x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8.2x5.0x4.2
  • $110.00
  • Cape D'Or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A gorgeous pseudomorph! This specimen shows a grouping of hollow epimorphs of stilbite after another zeolite, possibly natrolite, mesolite or even previous stilbite. Very nice!
Stilbite, Stilbite ps ?Zeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #12585
  • Stilbite, Stilbite ps ?
  • 7.8x5.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $45.00
  • Cape D'Or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This specimen shows a stilbite epimorph after, perhaps, natrolite or even just stilbite. The epimorph is hollow and has a nice hemisphere form. As well, there are lots of bladed stilbite crystals on the specimen.
Manganite, QuartzZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #16959
  • Manganite, Quartz
  • 10.2x8.4x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Caland Ore
  • Attikokan
    Ontario, Canada
  • This specimen shows an opening of a large quartz crystal-lined vug which has small quartz crystals down the middle with sharp, black manganite crystals on either side. Striking!
Apophyllite, ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #18762
  • Apophyllite, Chabazite
  • 7.0x6.6x8.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $60.00
  • Cape D'or

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A seam running through the center of this basalt matrix reveals a chabazite-lined opening stuffed with very light greenish apophyllite crystals. The chabazite crystals show the classic pseudo-rhombohedral shape and the apophyllite crystals show nicely striated, block tabular habit with truncated corners. Very nice example of this less common zeolite-associated mineral!
ApophylliteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #17257
  • Apophyllite
  • 3.0x2.7x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $30.00
  • Cape D'or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A small plate, thumbnail sized, that shows a couple of white and slightly greenish apophyllite crystals on corroded chabazite and stilbite. One of the less common minerals of the Bay of Fundy basalts.
Apophyllite, StilbiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #17258
  • Apophyllite, Stilbite
  • 9.2x10.2x6.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-4mm, st-20mm
  • $35.00
  • Cape D'or
  • Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This is a different one! The top of this specimen is a vug lined with small. colourless, apophyllite with a single spray of divergent stilbite crystals in the lower left. The apophyllite shows the characteristic pearly lustre on the pinacoidal faces of the crystals.
Willemite, FrankliniteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #20223
  • Willemite, Franklinite
  • 14.5x9.7x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • Franklin

  • New Jersey, USA
  • Wow! A stunningly fluorescent specimen of willemite and franklinite with a 35mm thick vein of solid franklinite on one end and a willemite and franklinite mix for the rest of the specimen. Very heavy so extra postage required. Amazing zinc mineralization!
Apophyllite, StilbiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #21457
  • Apophyllite, Stilbite
  • 7.5x4.5x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $35.00
  • Cape D'Or

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A cavity of white crystals of one of the less common minerals found in the basalts of the Bay of fundy, apophyllite. A little bladed stilbite associated.
Fluorapophyllite, StilbiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #21462
  • Fluorapophyllite, Stilbite
  • 4.5x3.4x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $35.00
  • Cape D'Or

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Not a museum piece but a good representative specimen of one of the less common minerals from the Bay of Fundy. A 30mm apophyllite crystal is associated with a number of smaller ones and some bladed stilbite. The apophyllite crystal does have a small nick in it but otherwise is a well formed crystal.
Heazlewoodite, ZaratiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #21850
  • Heazlewoodite, Zaratite
  • 5.0x3.7x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Lord Brassy Mine
  • Heazlewood River, Tasmania
    Australia
  • A very rich specimen of metallic heazlewoodite embedded in serpentine matrix. There is also a little zaratite on this piece.
CrocoiteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Various
  • Item #22332
  • Crocoite
  • 18.0x9.2x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $75.00
  • Red Lead Mine
  • Dundas, Tasmania
    Australia
  • Classic crocoite specimen showing bright orange, prismatic crystals on gossan matrix, tinged with white gibbsite. Looks great! r