David K. Joyce

QUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada

Isn't quartz a great mineral? Even though it is one of the most common species to be found, the variety of its forms and colours never ceases to amaze! Here are some examples with various habits and colours.

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Quartz, var. AmethystQUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada
  • Item #15945
  • Quartz, var. Amethyst
  • 6.4x3.0x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 59mm
  • $65.00
  • Sanca Creek
  • Kootenay Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Here is a nice specimen from a new quartz locality. It is composed of a main doubly terminated milky quartz crystal with a light amethystine scepter-head at the top. There are some smaller crystals attached to the back, behind the sceptered part of the crystal. Different!
QuartzQUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada
  • Item #20196
  • Quartz
  • 8.9x9.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 90mm
  • $120.00
  • Lyndhurst
  • Leeds Co.
    Ontario, Canada
  • A very nice cluster of quartz crystals. This locality was mined for quartz crystals prior to and during world war II for quartz for electronic purposes. Most of these specimens came from that time. Very nice specimen.
QuartzQUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada
  • Item #24572
  • Quartz
  • 10.6x3.2x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Lyndhurst
  • Leeds and Grenville County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A flattened, tabular, singly terminated crystal from this old, long closed quartz mine. Smaller crystal attached. sw
Quartz, fadenQUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada
  • Item #26797
  • Quartz, faden
  • 5.7x4.6x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Boylston
  • Guysborough Co.
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A classic example of a faden showing the faden "string" passing through the middle of the parallel growth quartz crystals. As is common with the quartz crystals from this locality, there is a slight orangey tinge inside the crystals due to iron oxide inclusion. Nice!
Quartz, var. AmethystQUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada
  • Item #26800
  • Quartz, var. Amethyst
  • 8.4x6.9x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 69mm
  • $120.00
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
  • Thunder Bay
    Ontario, Canada
  • A cluster of amethyst quartz crystals dominated by one larger crystal. This specimen is unusual in that it does not have the colloidal iron oxides that are so often included just under the surface of the quartz crystals. This results in a nice purple crystal with no red tinting or dots. You'll note from the label glued to the sawn base that the specimen was collected in 1970. Displays very well!
QuartzQUARTZ, Various Localities, Canada
  • Item #27328
  • Quartz
  • 9.5x6.1x5.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $40.00
  • Squid Cove
  • Castor's River
    Newfoundland, Canada
  • A cavity in a dolomite breccia, beside a large calcite cleavage shows clear, colourless quartz crystals with nice terminations. Nice specimen from an unusual location.