David K. Joyce

Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two

More unusual minerals from Mont Saint-Hilaire! There are some fibrous burbankite specimens in this page. Please note that they have been tested and, although they don't look particularly like burbankite, they are! If you look at the terminations of many burbankite crystals the prisms degenerate into a fibrous termination.

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Labuntsovite-MnMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #14676
  • Labuntsovite-Mn
  • 2.2x1.5x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A cluster of pink crystals of labuntsovite are exposed in a space between calcite crystals in this all calcite matrix.
Synchysite-(Ce)Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #14715
  • Synchysite-(Ce)
  • 5.2x4.0x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $45.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Extremely sharp synchysite crystals in clusters scattered around this albite matrix. One of the nicest synchysite specimens that I've seen!
Villiaumite, SodaliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #23073
  • Villiaumite, Sodalite
  • 6.2x3.3x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: v-10mm cleavages
  • $40.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A specimen of rich villiaumite cleavages in sodalite and pectolite crystal rich matrix. The sodalite fluoresces bright orange!
Arfedsonite, ZirconMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #23074
  • Arfedsonite, Zircon
  • 3.2x3.7x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: arf-17mm, z-6mm
  • $40.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This matrix has a sharp, prism of arfedsonite protruding up, out of it, with a sharp, beige zircon crystal at its base. The arfedsonite crystal is perfect while the zircon has a little nick out of it.
Zircon, Brookite, Albite, SideriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #23088
  • Zircon, Brookite, Albite, Siderite
  • 6.2x4.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: z-9mm
  • $40.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A sharp, brown, lustrous zircon crystal is safely tucked away in a lower area of this varied matrix. There are also excellent, tiny black crystal clusters of brookite, white albite and beige siderite.
Siderite, RhodochrositeMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #24031
  • Siderite, Rhodochrosite
  • 4.3x3.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 34mm
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This crystal appears to have a siderite exterior and a pink rhodochrosite interior. The carbonate crystals are on albite base. Interesting and good looking!
Lueshite, SodaliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #26203
  • Lueshite, Sodalite
  • 3.8x2.1x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A couple of very sharp lueshite crystals are present in this massive hackmanite matrix. One is "free-standing, while the other is embedded in the matrix. Very nice!
Analcime, Rhodochrosite, NatroliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #26283
  • Analcime, Rhodochrosite, Natrolite
  • 8.3x7.4x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: a-19mm, r-10mm, n-11mm
  • $85.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A nice cabinet specimen showing white analcime crystals and natrolite crystals with a few curved, dark red rosettes of rhodochrosite on the natrolite. Nice association!
Pectolite, Annite, ApophylliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #26876
  • Pectolite, Annite, Apophyllite
  • 12.5x12.3x10.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $85.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This cavity in marble xenolith matrix is lined with several black annite crystals, thick, prismatic pectolite crystals and white apophyllite crystals all about the same sizes. Nice example of this assemblage.
RutileMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #27551
  • Rutile
  • 7.0x2.9x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.5mm
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Several tiny but perfect dark rutile crystals on this plate of calcite and pyrite crystals. Not an uncommon mineral at MSH but one that is not usually offered for sale! Here is a nice one1
Andradite, NatroliteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #27552
  • Andradite, Natrolite
  • 3.2x2.0x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: an-4mm, nat-4mm
  • $40.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This plate of pute-white, well terminated, sharp natrolite crystals has andradite crystals poking through in a couple of places. A combination we don't often see from MSH.
Hochelagaite, Analcime, Synchysite, ps. PeterseniteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #27567
  • Hochelagaite, Analcime, Synchysite, ps. Petersenite
  • 4.3x4.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: hoch-micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • As an analcime specimen, it doesn't quite make it because of a large contact on the largest analcime crystal. Still looks great though and there are several clusters of tiny balls of the rare niobium mineral hochelagaite here and there on the piece. As well, there are loads of hollow pseudos of synchysite after sharp, hexagonal petersenite crystals. Very interesting piece!
Sabinaite, Hochelagaite, Analcime, SideriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #27577
  • Sabinaite, Hochelagaite, Analcime, Siderite
  • 4.1x2.3x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-2mm
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This one is not much to look at as a macro specimen but, as a micro specimen, has some great crystals and clusters of crystals of sabinaite on it! As well, some bunches of tiny balls of hochelagaite, as well.
Sabinaite, Albite, Siderite, ps.Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #27582
  • Sabinaite, Albite, Siderite, ps.
  • 4.3x3.5x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-2.5mm
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Not much to look at but this hodge-podge of albite, has some very large crystals of sabinaite on it! as well, a pseudo of, I'm thinking, siderite after serandite by the crystal shape. Excellent sabinaite specimen1
Behoite, #27588Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species, Page Two
  • Item #27588
  • Behoite, #27588
  • 2.8x1.8x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $65.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • There are a number of spheres of behoite on one side of this serandite crystal section, associated with natrolite. The behoite spheres are aggregates of radiating behoite crystals. Unusual!