David K. Joyce

Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two

Here are more excellent specimens that just don't fit in the other categories on this website!

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SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #14426
  • Schorl
  • 3.4x3.3x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 31mm
  • $35.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • A cluster of pitch-black, doubly terminated schorl crystals from this modern day classic area. The schorl crystals are triangular in cross section, hemimorphic and slightly etched in places. Nice sample!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #13298
  • Epidote
  • 6.3x4.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $125.00
  • Knappenwand
  • Obersulbachtel
    Austria
  • This piece of massive epidote has an opening in the middle that has many lustrous epidote crystals that bridge from one side to the other. Classic!
Arsenopyrite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #13296
  • Arsenopyrite, Quartz
  • 7.7x4.7x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Trepca

  • Kosovo
  • A nice cluster of bright arsenopyrite crystals, largely covered with milky quartz crystals. Nice piece from a classic locality!
Quartz, GwindelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #18959
  • Quartz, Gwindel
  • 10.5x7.0x5.2 cm
  • $625.00
  • Val Guif
  • Tavetsch
    Switzerland
  • A beautifully formed, classic, Swiss quartz "gwindel". The crystal is elongated along one of the horizontal axes and shows excellent terminations. The quartz is very gemmy smoky quartz with a light dusting of dark green chlorite. There are a couple of contact points on the top and one side of the crystal that do not detract from the specimen. Most gwindels are sans matrix but this one is attached to a matrix fragment that is composed of quartz and chlorite. Sits perfectly and displays very well from either side. Classic! t
Titanite var. GreenoviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10300
  • Titanite var. Greenovite
  • 8.6x7.0x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • S. Marcel
  • Aosta
    Italy
  • This specimen shows a crystal section of the pink, unusual greenovite variety of titanite. Old Classic. Old Ward's label accompanies the piece. Displays well.
Titanite var. GreenoviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10306
  • Titanite var. Greenovite
  • 7.8x6.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • S. Marcel
  • Aosta
    Italy
  • There is one major crystal section and a number of smaller patches, in addition to a couple of full crystals, of this unusual pink variety of titanite embedded in calcite. Interesting old classic. Old Ward's label accompanies the specimen.
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10604
  • Schorl
  • 4.9x3.7x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $65.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • The bigger crystal, on the bottom, is a half crystal while the smaller one attached to the top of it is complete. Very lustrous, well-formed group of crystals!
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #10630
  • Schorl
  • 4.0x3.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $60.00
  • Erongo

  • Namibia
  • An attractive cluster of parallel crystals, associated with a little smokey Quartz.
Quartz, ElpiditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20343
  • Quartz, Elpidite
  • 10.6x7.0x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 92mm
  • $85.00
  • Mt. Malosa, Zomba Plateu
  • Zomba
    Malawi
  • Three interlocking quartz crystals with acicular elpidite shooting through and between the crystals. Very nice specimen of quartz and nice specimen of elpidite, as well! Unusual specimen!
GoethiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #16941
  • Goethite
  • 4.2x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $45.00
  • Crystal Peak
  • Teller County
    Colorado, USA
  • Several sprays of dark brown goethite from a miarolitic cavity in the Crystal Peak area. Looks great for a usually ugly mineral!
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #18025
  • Fluorite
  • 3.7x3.3x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $160.00
  • Mina Gloria
  • Hornachuelos, Cordoba
    Spain
  • A lovely cluster of very yellow, gemmy fluorite crystals from this unusual locality. The crystals are simple cubes and simply elegant! Ex J.W. Buma Collection and card accompanies specimen. Unusual and nice specimen.
Hematite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20007
  • Hematite, Quartz
  • 6.0x4.1x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: h-3mm
  • $45.00

  • Switzerland
  • Sharp, thick-platy, lustrous, metallic hematite crystals are thickly concentrated on one side of a couple of milky, iron-tinted quartz crystals protruding from matrix. All I know is that it is from Switzerland. Ex J. Albanese collection, accompanied by J. Betts label with provenance. Nice! t
Orthoclase, Adularia, ChloriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20082
  • Orthoclase, Adularia, Chlorite
  • 11.6x8.0x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 42mm
  • $85.00
  • Valais
    Switzerland
  • This specimen is a cluster of adularia crystals that have a light frosting of green chlorite crystals. The adularia crystals are sharp and pretty-well all are twinned. Classic! t
Quartz, Hematite, FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20618
  • Quartz, Hematite, Fluorite
  • 9.4x8.8x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $65.00
  • Aouli, Midelt
  • Khenifra
    Morocco
  • This specimen shows a plate of hematite-tinted quartz crystals that in turn coat a plate of yellow fluorite. Interesting specimen! t
Fluorite, Sphalerite, GalenaTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #20932
  • Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena
  • 14.5x9.3x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $275.00
  • Cave in Rock
  • Denton
    Illinois, USA
  • Here is a nice display piece! It is a plate of black, highly lustrous sphalerite crystals with two fluorite crystal cubes on top. The fluorite crystals are deep purple, great lustre and show just simple cube forms. There is also one small galena crystal just behind the larger fluorite. Great-looking piece!
FerberiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21002
  • Ferberite
  • 7.7x8.7x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 55mm
  • $85.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • A cluster of pitch-black ferberite crystals that have small arsenopyrites here and there. The ferberite crystals are bladed with dull-black luster and very sharp faces. Interestingly, the arsenopyrite crystals all have a ring of a yellow alteration product around them-scorodite? Not perfect but excellent for this mineral.
StibniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21007
  • Stibnite
  • 13.4x1.4x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Wuling Antimony Mine
  • Jian Xi
    China
  • Nice, lustrous, terminated stibnite crystal from this famous antimony producing area of the world. Classic!
RutileTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21235
  • Rutile
  • 7.6x5.3x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $110.00
  • Graves Mountain

  • Georgia, USA
  • Here is an American Classic! This specimen shows a sharp, equant rutile crystal perched atop a matrix. Sweet! Displays perfectly!
SpinelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21240
  • Spinel
  • 8.5x7.3x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $120.00
  • Antanimora Sud Commune
  • Androy, Tulear
    Madagascar
  • This specimen is about 60 percent, or so, composed of deep-purple spinel crystals embedded in calcite. One side has been etched in acid to reveal depth of the spinels crystal aggregates. The other side has been left natural. The crystals range from sharp, coherent to rounded and greatly distorted! Very interesting!
SpinelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21242
  • Spinel
  • 7.8x5.2x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $95.00
  • Antanimora Sud Commune
  • Androy, Tulear
    Madagascar
  • This piece is composed of an estimated 50% spinel crystals with the remainder being massive calcite. One side of the piece has had the calcite etched away to reveal the deep-purple spinel crystals better. The myriad of crystals range from sharp faced to rounded-distorted. Very interesting any way you look at it! Shows very well.
WaveliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21314
  • Wavelite
  • 10.3x8.0x12.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Mauldin Mt.
  • Montgomery County
    Arkansas, USA
  • Here is a showy one! The front and much of the top of this piece is covered with mottled, green botryoidal wavellite. The botryoidal wavelite is actually composed of radiating crystals of wavelite and the surface of the botryoids are sharp terminations. An excellent example of this phosphate mineral. Very displayable specimen!
WavelliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21315
  • Wavellite
  • 6.0x6.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Mauldin Mt.
  • Montgomery County
    Arkansas, USA
  • A nice vug in breccia showing an almost bluish-coloured wavellite lining the vug. The botryoidal wavellite is actually composed of radiating crystals of wavellite, the terminations of which are readily apparent upon close examination. Very nice looking specimen!
WaveliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21322
  • Wavelite
  • 8.0x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Mauldin Mt.
  • Montgomery County
    Arkansas, USA
  • A beautiful vug of lighter green botryoidal wavellite. Actually, the wavellite is cementing breccia fragments together and this is just the biggest vug in the specimen. Displays well!
HemimorphiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21414
  • Hemimorphite
  • 17.5x10.6x6.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $220.00
  • Sterling Hill Mine

  • New Jersey, USA
  • A large specimen of botryoidal hemimorphite from the upper oxidation zone of this famous old deposit. A close up of the botryoids show that they are composed of the terminations of many beveled hemimorphite crystals. Unusual!
SturmaniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21597
  • Sturmanite
  • 7.3x5.5x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $110.00
  • N'Chwaning II Mine
  • Hotazel, Cape Province
    South Africa
  • The top of this fragment of manganiferous rock is covered with sturmanite crystals. The sturmanite is in hexagonal-pyramidal crystals ranging in colour from a dull orangey-brown to a brighter yellowish-brown. Very sharp crystals!
AndraditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22117
  • Andradite
  • 6.5x5.5x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $86.00
  • Stanley Butte

  • Arizona, USA
  • A great-looking excellent specimen of sharp, dodecahedral andradite crystals on massive andradite. This is a classic Arizona locality for andradite and has that characteristic greenish colour that we see on these specimens. Sits perfectly for display. The back is covered with crystals, too!
SchorlTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22154
  • Schorl
  • 4.7x5.5x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 45mm
  • $65.00
  • Green Mine
  • Custer Co.
    South Dakota, USA
  • A single, stout schorl crystal with some parts of other crystals attached, shows an excellent trigonal termination. Nice example of a schorl from the famous pegmatites of the Black Hills!
CelestineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22210
  • Celestine
  • 4.4x3.1x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $55.00
  • Machow Mine
  • Tarnobrzeg
    Subcarpathia, Poland
  • A beautiful cluster of colourless, well terminated, gemmy celestine crystals from this famous mine. Looks great! r
SpessartineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22348
  • Spessartine
  • 5.5x4.0x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $45.00
  • Garnet Hill
  • Ely, White Pine co.
    Nevada, USA
  • These are so cool! An extremely sharp, deep red, spessartine-garnet trapezhedron exposed in a small cavity in rhyolite. The crystals has great luster and it is just hard to understand how a garnet of this size can form is such a small cavity. They do!
WarditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22474
  • Wardite
  • 6.3x4.8x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Fairfield
    Utah, USA
  • This is a nodule from the famous locality at Fairfield, Utah that, according to the accompanying label is mostly wardite. I do not know enough about this type of mineralization to comment further. There could be other rare phosphate minerals in the specimen. Very interesting!
CelestineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22726
  • Celestine
  • 6.8x5.5x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 32mm
  • $75.00
  • Holloway Quarry
  • Newport
    Michigan, USA
  • This cluster is composed of light-blue-grey celestine crystals piled up in a pleasing manner. The crystals are fairly thin-bladed with sharp faces. Wonderful cluster!
LazuriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22742
  • Lazurite
  • 6.0x5.9x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $80.00
  • Badkshne

  • Afghanistan
  • A dark blue, dodecahedral lazurite crystal is prominently exposed on the front of this pure white marble matrix. There are a number of other smaller lazurite crystals in the matrix, along with small graphite crystals. Looks great! Nice specimen of this beautiful sulphur-bearing alumino-silicate.
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22782
  • Hematite
  • 12.0x11.2x6.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Egremont
  • Cumbria
    England
  • A large mass of botryoidal hematite, Just like in the old textbooks! both sides of this piece are undulating exposures of red hematite in "mammilary" habit. Extra postage, pls! :) Excellent example! R
HelvineTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22838
  • Helvine
  • 5.5x5.0x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $85.00
  • Wushan Mine
  • Tongbei Fujian
    China
  • A rough crystal of helvine perched perfectly on a mound of albite crystals with tiny mica crystals and a few orange garnets. Nice specimen of this relatively rare beryllium mineral. R
Dolomite, SphaleriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22847
  • Dolomite, Sphalerite
  • 9.0x4.6x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $50.00
  • Black Cloud Mine
  • Leadville
    Colorado, USA
  • This matrix of coarse sphalerite, galena and pyrite has a cavity exposed on the top of it that is lined with small quartz crystals and then, mostly dolomite crystals and a few sharp pyrite crystals. The dolomite crystals dominate the opening and are creamy-white rhombohedra. Great old locality!! R
DraviteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #22936
  • Dravite
  • 9.8x6.6x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Yinnietharra Dravite Mine
  • Western Australia
    Australia
  • A wonderful, pitch-black doubly terminated crystal of dravite. The crystal shows wonderful trigonal symmetry. A little bit chipped off one termination but pretty Otherwise in fantastic shape! R