David K. Joyce

Manganite, Walton, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has a number of deposits that have produced well crystallized manganese minerals over the years. This occurrence is in the Windsor Group of metamorphosed sediments and occurs as calcite/barite/manganite veins in the Carboniferous carbonate rocks that outcrop on the Noel Shore of Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy. The crystals at this locality are notable for their sharp, acicular habit, unusual for manganite.

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Manganite, BariteManganite, Walton, Nova Scotia
  • Item #8268
  • Manganite, Barite
  • 4.6x3.8x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $25.00
  • Noel Shore, nr. Walton
  • Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The top of this specimen has an opening showing white barite crystals and pitch-black manganite crystals that range from slightly divergent, radiating clusters of acicular crystals to rough prisms. Interesting.
Manganite, Calcite Manganite, Walton, Nova Scotia
  • Item #8269
  • Manganite, Calcite
  • 3.1x2.7x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $30.00
  • Noel Shore, nr. Walton
  • Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • There are two beautiful sprays of acicular manganite crystals on top of this piece, sharing the space with grayish scalenohedra of calcite to 5mm or so. One bundle of crystals lays horizontally on the calcite while the other wonderful spray stands straight up at the edge as per the enlarged photo, here. Nice piece!
PyrolusiteManganite, Walton, Nova Scotia
  • Item #16143
  • Pyrolusite
  • 5.5x5.8x8.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $65.00
  • McCumber Mine
  • Cheverie
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Silvery, lustrous, sparkly pyrolusite crystals line a vug in the front of this specimen. There is a similar vug at the back of the specimen! Both look great!