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.
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!
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
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
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!
WavelliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21314
  • Wavellite
  • 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!
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
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
AndraditeTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24305
  • Andradite
  • 11.2x5.5x6.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • San Benito County

  • California, USA
  • The front-top of this specimen is richly covered with dark brown andradite garnet crystals. The crystals seem to have formed in lines along fractures in the rock. All of the crystals are lustrous and show the simple dodecahedral crystal habit. Sits perfectly for display. s
Calcite, ps Aragonite, SulphurTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24313
  • Calcite, ps Aragonite, Sulphur
  • 7.7x6.3x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7.6x6.2x4.0
  • $45.00
  • Racalmuto
  • Sicily
    Sicily
  • A plate of hexagonal crystals that are composed of smaller calcite crystals. They are hollow, according to the couple of broken ones and appear to be epimorph of calcite after aragonite. Native sulphur is richly embedded in the base of the specimen. s
Elbaite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24552
  • Elbaite, Quartz
  • 8.0x6.5x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 32mm
  • $225.00
  • Himalaya Mine
  • Pala
    California, USA
  • A beautiful, very gemmy, light pink elbaite crystal adheres to the side of this rusty quartz crystal. The elbaite crystal has a flat termination with some tiny chips at the edge. Looks great, displays perfectly! s
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
NeptuniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24592
  • Neptunite
  • 6.7x3.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12.5mm
  • $55.00
  • Benitoite Gem Mine
  • San Benito County
    California, Canada
  • A couple of pitch-black, prismatic crystals of this relatively rare silicate mineral are exposed in natrolite on the front of this matrix. This is THE locality for this mineral! 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
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
Spodumene, var KunziteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24924
  • Spodumene, var Kunzite
  • 5.0x2.0x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • San Diego Co.

  • California, USA
  • A very light, lavender spodumene crystal from the famous Himalaya Mine. The crystal has an etched termination and typical striated prism faces. A little iron tinting. Classic mineralogical Americana! s
TopazTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #24931
  • Topaz
  • 6.3x3.5x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $110.00
  • Wales
    Alaska, USA
  • Here is a locality that we don't hear from very often! This is a well-formed, terminated, gemmy, topaz crystal from Alaska! There are a number of greisen veins that have been mined/explored for cassiterite, mostly, in the vicinity of Wales, AK. Topaz is a common constituent of greisen veins and we have to assume that this topaz crystal came from one of those veins. Very cool Americana! 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
FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #25125
  • Fluorite
  • 6.0x4.4x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 34mm
  • $40.00
  • Nashik
  • Maharashtra
    India
  • This type of botryoidal fluorite from Nashik is a relatively rare form of fluorite crystallization that only occurs in this region of India. This waxy elongated blob has a purplish milky translucency and is sitting high atop a bed of quartz crystals. The purple adds a nice accent. 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.
TremoliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #25235
  • Tremolite
  • 7.8x4.3x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • BC Mine
  • Black Lake
    Quebec, Canada
  • A mass of extremely fine crystals of tremolite that resembles cloth. "Mountain Leather", in fact! Such an unusual form of this mineral.
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.