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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Calcite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29141
  • Calcite, Quartz
  • 9.0x8.1x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 80m
  • $50.00
  • Setz Quarry
  • Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld District
    Germany
  • This dog-toothed calcite is a specimen from a historical German locality. Held up to the light one can see a red hematite included zone. The tip of the crystal is a little chipped but a nice example from the very, old locality. The calcite crystal has formed in a large quartz-lined amygdule in basalt. Nice!
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28281
  • Hematite
  • 6.8x5.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $95.00
  • Wessels Mine
  • Hotazel, Northern Cape
    South Africa
  • A very large, prismatic, terminated hematite crystal with a cap of tiny calcite crystals and iron oxide. The front of the crystal is well formed with lustrous crystal faces and minimal damage. The back is all massive hematite where the crystal was attached to the orebody. Impressive!
Siderite, Quartz, GoethiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28276
  • Siderite, Quartz, Goethite
  • 6.9x4.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-2mm, s-1mm
  • $65.00
  • Wheal Drea
  • St. Just, Cornwall
    England
  • This is an interesting one. There is a cavity across much of the top of the matrix that is lined with quartz crystals and then in turn heavily speckled with beautiful, elongated, trigonal crystals of siderite. There are small masses of sparkling second generation quartz crystals as well. Under the first generation of quartz cavity is lined with botryoidal goethite, brown-coloured banding, with different hues. Nice specimen from this famous old mining area!
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!
HemimorphiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21414
  • Hemimorphite
  • 17.5x10.6x6.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $160.00
  • 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!
Quartz, Calcite geodeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29255
  • Quartz, Calcite geode
  • 6.8x7.0x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: qu 2mm, ca 8mm
  • $35.00
  • Chihuahua
    Mexico
  • Two halves of a geode from this famous geode area, showing a lining of quartz and calcite crystals. Great gift for a child or grandchild!
ClinochloreTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29310
  • Clinochlore
  • 12.9x5.8x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 29mm
  • $120.00
  • Sisimskaa Mine (probably)
  • Ural Economic Region
    Russia
  • An old, odd one! This piece is a cluster of clinochlore crystals that comes accompanied by and old university collection label. Pretty cool!
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
  • $70.00
  • 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
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24556
  • Epidote
  • 6.5x4.7x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $40.00
  • Calumet Mine
  • Salida, Chaffe Co.
    Colorado, USA
  • A plate of deep-green epidote crystals showing chisel-like terminations. Very lustrous! The crystals often have fine-grained chlorite in between them. s
ApatiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24589
  • Apatite
  • 7.2x5.0x7.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $55.00
  • Palermo No. One Mine
  • North Groton, Grafton Co.
    New Hampshire, USA
  • A sharp, primatic, pinacoid-terminated apatite crystal is nicely exposed in a cavity in this feldspar-mica pegmatite matrix. Nice locality specimen!
SturmaniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24690
  • Sturmanite
  • 5.6x3.9x4.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $140.00
  • Wessels Mine
  • Kurman, Cape Province
    South Africa
  • Several nice, sharp, dull-yellow crystals of sturmanite are present on this piece and one stands out as excellent. The crystals are flattened dypyramids with very small pinacoid faces. Excellent example! s
Calcite, FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29140
  • Calcite, Fluorite
  • 12.0x5.5x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 80mm
  • $150.00
  • Xianghualing Mine
  • Chenzhou, Hunan
    China
  • These lustrous compressed-rhombohedral, calcite crystals are a classic of this location and this specimen features a fairly large crystal measuring 80mm just sitting on the edge of a matrix of clear grey fluorite cubes roughly 5mm, on average. The bottom and edges of the calcite shows some contact damage but still displays nicely as an example of what has come out of this famous mine over the years.
BerylTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24921
  • Beryl
  • 3.5x0.8x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Erongo Mountains
  • Erongo
    Namibia
  • An extremely sharp, hexagonal prism of light blue aquamarine, the blue variety of beryl. The crystal has a sharp pinacoidal termination and lots of small, black tourmaline crystals attached to it and included in it. And a nice "sidecar" crystal to boot! s
Adularia, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #25118
  • Adularia, Quartz
  • 10.8x6.0x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $40.00
  • Uri
    Switzerland
  • The adularia on this specimen is associated with smaller, 4-6mm, quartz crystals and 2mm mica crystals. The adularia is fairly gemmy and colourless and a great looking type of feldspar. These are beautifully formed 10-12mm adularia crystals from an historic collecting region in Switzerland. DD
Ancient Stone ToolsTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #25208
  • Ancient Stone Tools
  • 5.9x6.0x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Kimberly
    South Africa
  • Well, these are not minerals but they ARE interesting! They were from an old collection. Stone tools from the Kimberly area of South Africa. Not my expertise, so I can't tell you anymore details.
Axinite. Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #25943
  • Axinite.
  • 2.4x1.8x0-.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Puiva Mount

  • Russia
  • A razo-sharp crystal of axinite from this famous locality. The crystal is gemmy and the faces lustrous and sharp.
WitheriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26308
  • Witherite
  • 9.0x6.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $85.00
  • Cave-in-Rock
  • Hardin County
    Illinois, USA
  • This is an odd aggregate of stepped witherite crystals that, I think is composed of several interlocking crystals. A fragment of purple and yellowish fluorite embedded in the top. Very interesting nice specimen that shows well.
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26364
  • Hematite
  • 3.3x2.7x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $110.00
  • St. Gottard

  • Switzerland
  • A beautiful, well formed cluster of hematite crystals from this famous hematite crystal producing region. The crystals are formed into a flattened "Eisenrosen" or "Iron Rose". Classic Alpine mineral specimen.
RutileTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26509
  • Rutile
  • 3.1x2.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Graves Mountain
  • Lincoln County
    Georgia, USA
  • A well formed (on several sides), rutile crystal from one of the most famous localities. The crystal is characteristically twinned with re-entrant facial angles on on termination. Back and part of sides contacted or point of attachment. Still pretty nice rutile crystal!
EpidoteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #26718
  • Epidote
  • 4.8x3.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $40.00
  • Guadalupe Isle
  • Baja
    Mexico
  • A specimen showing stout, sharp epidote crystals from this unusual location. Just like the specimens shown in mindat.org.
Quartz, var.Tiger EyeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #27794
  • Quartz, var.Tiger Eye
  • 10.5x6.3x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • Africa

  • Africa
  • I just happen to have this piece. Not something I normally have! It is a nice example of this "pseudomorph of Quartz after fibrous crocidolite or asbestiform mineral. Sawn on base. Called Blue tiger eye but looks quite black to me. Beautiful!
StilbiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #27798
  • Stilbite
  • 6.5x5.8x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 52mm
  • $75.00
  • Pune
  • Maharashtra
    India
  • An interesting combination of a couple of stilbite "bow ties" and smaller single crystals .Stands perfectly!
Ferberite, ArsonopyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #27894
  • Ferberite, Arsonopyrite
  • 7.6x5.6x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm, a-4mm
  • $120.00
  • Panasqueira Mine
  • Panasqueira
    Portugal
  • This plate of sharp arsenopyrite crystals has several, black, disc-like ferberite crystals on it in two places on the top. The crystals are composed of sharp faces. The whole specimen seems to have a slight coating of chalcopyrite or similar mineral which gives the arsenopyrite crystals a marcasite-like look. They are arsenopyrite, though! Looks great! Nice example!
Grossular, DiopsideTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29518
  • Grossular, Diopside
  • 3.2x2.8x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $70.00
  • Vesper Peak
  • Washington
    Washington, USA
  • A sharp, gemmy grossular crystal is perched at the upper part of this diopside-lined vug. Nice looking piece!
RhodochrositeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28077
  • Rhodochrosite
  • 23.0x15.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $1,800.00
  • Capillitas Mine
  • Andalgala, Catamarca
    Argentina
  • A MONSTER specimen of rhodochrosite from this amazing old, now closed silver mine. The piece is solid rhodochrosite showing banding and excellent pink-red colouration. Could be a spectacular center-piece for a mineral display or used as jewelry grade rhodochrosite for many nice pieces. The back is not pretty but you can see the banding through the beige colouration of the thin, carbonate deposited there, which attests to the solid nature of the rhodochrosite. Spectacular!
RhodochrositeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28074
  • Rhodochrosite
  • 13.2x6.3x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Capillitas Mine
  • Andalgala, Catamarca
    Argentina
  • A very nice slice of banded rhodocrosite from this closed, silver mine, once worked by the Aztecs. Same both sides, essentially. Attractive specimen of this manganese carbonate!
BerylTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29510
  • Beryl
  • 2.0x1.9x19 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • Topaz Mtn.
  • Thomas Range
    Utah, USA
  • The Thomas Range is well known for red beryl, one of, if not the only place in the world, that red beryl occurs. This specimen shows a tabular red, crystal of beryl on the rhyolite matrix.
Bertrandite, Fluorapatite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28182
  • Bertrandite, Fluorapatite, Quartz
  • 9.5x7.5x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-3mm, fl-2mm
  • $75.00
  • Harvard Mine
  • Greenwood
    Maine, USA
  • This large chunk of quartz has an area of, sort of, faden-like growths of quartz on the front-top. Between these quartz growths are lots of smaller quartz crystals sprinkled with sharp, rectangular-bladed bertrandite crystals and individuals and small groups of very light purple fluorapatite. Interesting piece from a classic Maine locality!
OpalTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28194
  • Opal
  • 4.2x2.6x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Walanula
  • Andamooka Ranges, S. Australia
    Australia
  • This fragment of dense ironstone has precious opal on two sides. The top side flashes gorgeous, emerald green fire while the side opal shows both red and blue-green fire. Very attractive example!
ClinochloreTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #28962
  • Clinochlore
  • 3.5x2.3x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 26mm
  • $75.00
  • Michigamme Mine
  • Marquette County
    Michigan, USA
  • Here is a classic pseudomorph! It is an excellent example of chlorite replacing a dodecahedral garnet crystal. These pseudomorphs are well known from this old locality. Sharp!
WitheriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #29001
  • Witherite
  • 5.3x5.4x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00

  • Cumbria, England
  • Here is an odd one! This is a peculiar nodule of witherite, showing some crystal structure. Sorry, this is all the locality information that I have. Dense! Very interesting!