David K. Joyce

Latest Additions

Below are the most recent additions to my specimens database. Click on any of the thumbnails to view a larger image of the specimen.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 19% or multiply by 0.81.

 

Cubanite, Dolomite, Siderite, Pyrrhotite, etc.Brazil Minerals, Various
  • Item #21246
  • Cubanite, Dolomite, Siderite, Pyrrhotite, etc.
  • 7.2x4.1x6.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: cub-1mm, pyrr-3mm, dolo-10mm
  • $85.00
  • Morro Velho Mine
  • Nova Lima, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
  • I'm sure that you've seen these specimens of dolomite, siderite and pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Mine before? Most people don't realize that, often, there are excellent crystals of cubanite on the specimen in addition to the other minerals. Here is an excellent example with several cubanite crystals.
Molybdenite, Magnetite, ChalcopyriteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #21245
  • Molybdenite, Magnetite, Chalcopyrite
  • 9.5x8.8x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Moly Hill Mine
  • Northern Territory
    Australia
  • This piece is a high grade ore fragment composed of very rich, coarse molybdenite crystals slathered through very coarse magnetite and chalcopyrite. Unusual locality (in this hemisphere!). Dense!
SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Four
  • Item #21244
  • Sphalerite
  • 11.7x8.4x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $85.00
  • Smallcleugh Mine
  • Nenthead, Alston Moor, Cumbria
    England
  • The Smallcleugh mine is famous for plates of very black sphalerite crystals. Here is a good example with VERY black sphalerite crystals on a typical limestone matrix. British Classic! Shows well.
Stephanite, SideriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21243
  • Stephanite, Siderite
  • 11.2x7.6x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $225.00
  • Husky Mine
  • Elsa
    Yukon, Canada
  • This chink of, largely, siderite vein material has the top covered with bladed crystals of siderite. On the siderite are a couple of corroded galena crystals and lots of sharp crystals of stephanite. The larger stephanite crystals have a darker luster, with an iridescence on some faces while smaller crystals tend to be more iridescent. Nice piece!
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.
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!
Vanadinite, var. EndlichiteMorocco, Vanadinite, Mibladen, Tafilalet
  • Item #21239
  • Vanadinite, var. Endlichite
  • 12.0x7.7x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $85.00
  • Mibladen, Midelt
    Morocco
  • The top of this matrix shows many sharp, dark yellow, hexagonal prisms of the arsenic-rich variety of vanadinite, endlichite. Really nice crystals!
Sphalerite, GalenaBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #21238
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 14.0x10.8c5.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-20mm, g-38mm
  • $95.00
  • Madan

  • Bulgaria
  • Here is a mound of lustrous, very sharp, black crystals of sphalerite with a very complicated cube of galena on top! The galena is complicated because it is complexly hoppered with different offset growths. Sawn on base so it sits perfectly. Interesting and great looking!
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!
SanidineCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #21231
  • Sanidine
  • 5.2x2.9x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $35.00
  • Shingle Creek
  • Penticton
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Here is a phenocryst of sanidine that formed in rhyolite. The crystal has been eroded or broken out of weathered rhyolite. Textbook crystal!
PhenakiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Two
  • Item #21229
  • Phenakite
  • 9.2x7.6x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $110.00
  • Wheeler Peak
  • White Pine County
    Nevada, USA
  • Cavities and openings in this specimen are lined with twinned crystals of phenakite, the beryllium silicate. Unique and interesting specimen of this beryllium mineral!
HydroboraciteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21228
  • Hydroboracite
  • 6.0x4.5x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 22mm
  • $75.00
  • Ryan, Mount Blanco
  • Death Vaslley, Inyo Co.
    California, USA
  • A stunning specimen of this mineral showing a spray of acicular crystals on the front of the specimen and terminations of another spray to the left of it. Excellent!
Datolite, CupriteCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #21227
  • Datolite, Cuprite
  • 6.9x5.5x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Caledonia Mine
  • Ontonagan County
    Michigan, USA
  • Here is a habit of datolite that is unique to the Keweenaw Peninsula. It is a nodule of porcelainous datolite that is speckled microscopically with small dots of cuprite or hematite. Hard to say and I have not had it tested. Very nice specimen!! Displays very well.
SanidineCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #21226
  • Sanidine
  • 5.1x3.8x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $35.00
  • Shingle Creek
  • Penticton
    British Columbia, USA
  • A textbook, Carlsbad twin of sanidine from the well known locality near Shingle Creek. This is a phenocryst that has weathered or been hammered out of finer-grained rhyolite. As I said, textbook!
HemimorphiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21224
  • Hemimorphite
  • 8.8x6.5x6.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • Passsaic Pit
  • Sterling Hill, Sussex Co.
    New Jersey, Canada
  • Here is an interesting one! A pure-white, nicely botryoidal hemimorphite specimen from the famous Passaic Pit at Stirling Hill. Shows very well. We don't see these very often!
Siderite, Albite, Pyrite, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #21219
  • Siderite, Albite, Pyrite,
  • 7.0x4.1x4.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 42mm
  • $165.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A superb siderite specimen! This piece shows several siderite crystals, particularly a 42mm rhomb sitting up perfectly for display. The siderite crystal has some small ferroan dolomite, oriented overgrowths on it and has very fine sparkly-gold pyrite crystals sprinkled on it. A couple of zircon crystals embedded in the matrix. Hard to imagine a better siderite specimen in this size range! Displays absolutely perfectly!
Aegirine, MicroclineGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #21218
  • Aegirine, Microcline
  • 9.8x4.0x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 73mm
  • $65.00
  • Girardville

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This specimen is primarily a cluster of dark green aegirine crystal sections wit ha microcline crystal section attached. Good looking interesting specimen of this amphibole mineral.
Microcline, AegirineGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #21216
  • Microcline, Aegirine
  • 5.5x4.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ae-5.1, m-4.2
  • $55.00
  • Girardville

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very sharp, well terminated microcline crystal with some dark-green, aegirine prism sections attached. Sits perfectly!
Microcline, AegirineGrenville Minerals, Various Localities
  • Item #21215
  • Microcline, Aegirine
  • 12.0x10.3x8.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ae-70mm, m-11.2
  • $130.00
  • Girardville

  • Quebec, Canada
  • A very large, well formed microcline crystal, tinted hematite-red by... a little hematite with a crown of lustrous, dark green, aegirine crystals sections. Impressive piece! Displays very well!
VanadiniteMorocco, Vanadinite, Mibladen, Tafilalet
  • Item #21212
  • Vanadinite
  • 4.7x3.6x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $85.00
  • ACF Mine
  • Mibladen, Midlet
    Morocco
  • Wow! This is a pretty piece! It is solid vanadinite of a deep orange hue. The whole specimen is composed of crystals of vanadinite in chains of sharp crystals. Pretty nice! Displays well!
QuartzQuartz -Various Locations
  • Item #21211
  • Quartz
  • 10.43x8.9x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $80.00
  • Terezia Vein
  • Banska Stiavnica
    Slovak Republic
  • The quartz crystals that cover the top of this specimen take on a peculiar hue because they are coated with a thin veneer of iron/manganese oxides. Porous gossan matrix. Displays very well!
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21210
  • Hematite
  • 5.5x4.4x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $45.00
  • Graves Mountain

  • Georgia, USA
  • The vug in this quartz matrix is lines with superb. botryoidal hematite that has an iridescent luster ranging from golden to deep blue to bright purple. Sweet!
MimetiteTsumeb, Namibia, Mimetite
  • Item #21209
  • Mimetite
  • 7.3x2.5x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $120.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • An unusual, stalactitic growth of mimetite, with small patches of botryoidal malachite associated, plus areas of a lighter green mineral (duftite) here and there. The mimetite is very nice in the recessed areas but has been abraded on the outer extremities.
GypsumTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21206
  • Gypsum
  • 6.4x4.4x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $245.00
  • Bou Skour Mine
  • Bouskour, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • An exquisite specimen of "Ram's Horn" gypsum. There are a couple of curls of this unusual form of gypsum, that make for a very aesthetic, displayable piece! Very nice!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #21205
  • Smithsonite
  • 5.2x3.6x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $120.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • Here is a very nice mound of smithsonite crystals showing rhombohedral form. It is an "oldy" and was once part of the Philadelphia academy of Sciences collection. An Academy label accompanies it along with a Kristalle/Crystal Classics label. A little bruising but still a nice specimen with interesting provenance!
ErythriteMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #21204
  • Erythrite
  • 2.7x2.92.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $40.00
  • Aghbar Mine
  • Aghbar, Bou Azer Antiatlas Mts
    Morocco
  • A cluster of deep, magenta-red erythrite crystals with some small calcite crystals attached. Many of the erythrite crystals are damaged but there are some really nice ones, as well.
Wendwilsonite, NickelaustiniteMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #21203
  • Wendwilsonite, Nickelaustinite
  • 5.5x4.6x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $80.00
  • Aghbar, Bou Azer
  • Tazenakht, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • The vug at the top of this specimen has some bright red, gemmy wendwilsonite crystals in it, along with some olive-green nickelaustinite, lining the cavity in dolomite. Nice looking specimen of this unusual mineral!
MimetiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21202
  • Mimetite
  • 2.4x2.1x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $65.00
  • Pingtouning Mine
  • Liannan, Sanjiang
    China
  • A delightful little specimen of very orange, hexagonal crystals of mimetite from this new Chinese locality. Gorgeous!
Pyromorphite, MimetiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21201
  • Pyromorphite, Mimetite
  • 7.3x3.6x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $65.00
  • Querbes
  • St. Martin De Bouillac, Aveyron
    France
  • A mound of botryoidal green pyromorphite has some yellow-green pyromorphite crystals partly overgrowing the botryoids. Some damage but an unusual locality!
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21200
  • Hematite
  • 5.0x3.0x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $65.00
  • Shabry, Ekaterinburg
  • Sverolovskaya
    Russia
  • An interesting cluster of hematite crystals from this unusual spot! It is a stack of three crystals, distorted hexagonal crystals with no matrix. Unique! Displays well.
mimetite, BeudantiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21198
  • mimetite, Beudantite
  • 5.0x5.0x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $75.00
  • Filon Sur Pit, Tharsis Mines
  • Huelva
    Spain
  • This plate has a number of almost rosette-like crystals of mimetite from this unusual locality. As well, there are smaller composite beudantite crystals all over the piece. Interesting and unusual! t
FluoriteFluorite, Various Localities
  • Item #21197
  • Fluorite
  • 4.0x3.1x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $120.00
  • Hilton
  • Cumbria
    England
  • Classic yellow cluster of cubic fluorite crystals from the Hilton Mine. Wonderful colour! Ex M. Zinn collection with accompanying old label. t
MimetiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations, Page Two
  • Item #21196
  • Mimetite
  • 3.2x2.8x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Haus Baden Mine
  • Badenweiler, Black Forest
    Germany
  • A lovely, orange botryoidal plate of mimetite from this old locality. These don't come around very often! Looks great! t
Azurite, MalachiteMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #21193
  • Azurite, Malachite
  • 10.7x8.0x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Zacatecas

  • Mexico
  • Really great looking, old-time specimen from this well oxidized part of the world! It is a mound of deep blue, small azurite crystals that sparkle in association with green, botryoidal malachite. Displays extremely well.
WulfeniteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21192
  • Wulfenite
  • 5.9x2.2x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $45.00
  • Villa Eruption
  • Los Lamentos, Chihuahua
    Mexico
  • Elongate, dipyramidal wulfenite crystals cover much of the top of this gossan matrix. An older, nice specimen, different than more recent specimen! Looks great!
PyromorphiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21191
  • Pyromorphite
  • 6.5x4.9x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $75.00
  • Mina San Luis
  • Guasapares
    Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Gorgeous, elongate crystals of lime-green pyromorphite are aesthetically present in this gossan matrix. There also appears to be chalcophanite associated with the pyromorphite. Great looking specimen from an unusual location!
CassiteriteMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #21190
  • Cassiterite
  • 10.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $260.00
  • Durango

  • Mexico
  • A very dense specimen of botryoidal cassiterite. The piece is totally composed of cassiterite! Don't have a more exact location. A classic specimen from Mexico!
StibiconiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations, Page Two
  • Item #21189
  • Stibiconite
  • 13.3x2.6x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $120.00
  • Catorce
  • San Luis Potosi
    Mexico
  • A superb, superb pseudomorph. This former stibnite crystal appears to have been totally replaced by stibiconite. It has an extremely sharp termination and the stria on the prism faces have been faithfully preserved. There is also a thin veneer of crystallized calcite on parts of the crystal. Classic! Excellent!
ChlorargyriteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21188
  • Chlorargyrite
  • 5.1x4.5x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Oriziba mine
  • Pinal Co.,
    Arizona, USA
  • A really nice specimen of chlorargyrite from Arizona. The front of this specimen is very vuggy and is lined with yellow chlorargyrite crystals, many very sharp! Excellent specimen from an unusual locality.
QuartzQuartz -Various Locations
  • Item #21185
  • Quartz
  • 6.5x5.3x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $125.00
  • Petrovitza Mine
  • Madan
    Bulgaria
  • This cluster of quartz crystals seems to be composed of quartz crystals that could not make their minds up whether they want to be scepters or prismatic crystals! The prism faces are an oscillating series of prism and terminal faces. Near the tips, the crystals become nicely sceptered, as you can see in the pics. Really nice specimen! T
Hematite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21183
  • Hematite, Quartz
  • 7.3x6.2x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $85.00
  • Beckermet Mine
  • Egremont, Cumbria
    England
  • A British Classic! This is a nice vug of glassy quartz terminations that have formed on a matrix of botryoidal hematite as imprinted on the underside and back of the specimen. The quart crystals have, in turn, have sharp, bladed, sparkling crystals of hematite formed on them and then some more tiny sparkling quartz crystals in some places. Displays very well! T
CalciteCalcite   Various Localities
  • Item #21182
  • Calcite
  • 11.0x9.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $75.00
  • Dalnegorsk
  • Primorskiy Kray
    Russia
  • This is an interesting calcite specimen! The calcite are elongated scalenohedra that are, in turn, overgrown by much smaller, flattened rhombohedra. All have a light pink colouration. The matrix appears to be largely a bladed mineral such as barite that has been overgrown by drusy quartz, possibly now epimorphs. Some bruising. Shows very well! T
CorundumTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21181
  • Corundum
  • 9.0x8.0x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $160.00
  • Amboaley Mine
  • Amboaley, Imosy
    Madagascar
  • An interesting corundum specimen where the crystals are mostly blue (sapphire) but have red zones(ruby). The corundum crystals are lustrous and all are terminated with varying amounts of intergrowth with the mica schist matrix. Nice triangular growth hillocks on the terminations. Can be stood up nicely for display. T
PyromorphiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21180
  • Pyromorphite
  • 6.0x4.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $45.00
  • Mine Des Farges, 150 m level
  • Ussel, Correza
    France
  • A group of pretty well, solid pyromorphite consisting of mottled, barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals. The pyromorphite crystals are encrusted here and there with individual or clusters of small golden mimetite crystals. Interesting, different piece! Min ID https://www.mindat.org/FCN-0GH T
Calcite, FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21179
  • Calcite, Fluorite
  • 13.3x10.2x6.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $175.00
  • Denton Mine
  • Hardin County
    Illinois, USA
  • A very cool specimen of calcite with oriented groups of calcite crystals veering in different directions around a central void. The calcite crystals have a frosty appearance that is due to a myriad of tiny barite crystals on the calcite. As well, there are some small, 7mm and less, light purple fluorite crystals on the lower part of the specimen. Stands very nicely, by itself, for display! T
Aragonite (Flos-Ferri)Treasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21176
  • Aragonite (Flos-Ferri)
  • 12.0x8.9x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00

  • Kazakhstan
  • A classic specimen of the "flos ferri" habit of aragonite but from Kazakhstan, not Austria. The aragonite is pure white and porcelainous in texture. An old "George and Susan Robinson Minerals" specimen accompanies the specimen. Very displayable, great-looking specimen.
CassiteriteBolivian Minerals, Various
  • Item #21175
  • Cassiterite
  • 12.9x5.8x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $450.00
  • Chojilla Mine
  • La Paz Co.
    Bolivia
  • A monster specimen of large cassiterite crystals from the Chojilla Mine in Bolivia. The crystals appear to be dark brown but are actually a lighter brown on the interiors and fairly gemmy under bright light. Of course, highly lustrous. Sawn base so the specimen sits perfectly for display.
AnnabergiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #21171
  • Annabergite
  • 4.0x3.3x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $80.00
  • Laurium

  • Greece
  • The vuggy area at the top of this piece has many sprays of deep-emerald green annabergite in it. The matrix appears to have some silvery arsenide mineral specs in it which may be the source of the nickel for the annabergite. Beautiful specimen from a classic, ancient locality!
FrancevilliteUranium/Radioactive Minerals
  • Item #21169
  • Francevillite
  • 5.2x3.3x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $120.00
  • Franceville

  • Gabon
  • This specimen shows a vein of solid francevillite cutting through matrix. The vein has open spaces that are lined with sharp micro-crystals of francevillite. Dutrizac collection label accompanies it. Pretty hot! Displays very well.
TellurobismuthiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Four
  • Item #21168
  • Tellurobismuthite
  • 6.5x6.8x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Mansfallberg
  • Boliden
    Sweden
  • Areas and patched of tellurobismuthite occur with pyrite in this andalusite matrix. Very rich! Old Johansson collection label and Shannon label accompany this specimen.
Bustamite, GalenaTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21167
  • Bustamite, Galena
  • 9.5x6.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 70mm
  • $160.00
  • Broken Hill
  • New South Wales
    Australia
  • Elongated bustamite crystals are distributed throughout this galena and calcite matrix. The bustamite crystals are rough prisms with some smooth sides terminal faces. Some of the smaller crystals are fairly sharp. Some parts of the bustamites are fairly gemmy! One of the lesser mineralogical associations from Broken Hill.
Spessartine, GalenaTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21166
  • Spessartine, Galena
  • 5.0x2.9x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $85.00
  • Broken Hill
  • New South Wales
    Australia
  • This is SO cool! Gemmy dodecahedra of spessartine are richly distributed through a matrix of coarsely crystallized galena. A classic mineralogical association from Broken Hill. Looks great!
GalenaSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Three
  • Item #21163
  • Galena
  • 8.3x6.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $85.00
  • Neudorf
  • Harz Mountains
    Germany
  • The top-front of this carbonate matrix is totally covered with gunmetal-blue galena crystals. Some of the crystals have chafed corners but overall, the specimen looks good! Displays well. t
ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21159
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 3.7x2.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $45.00
  • Panasqueira Mine
  • Covilha, Castello Branco
    Portugal
  • A bright, lustrous cluster of arsenopyrite crystals from one of the most famous localities for nice arsenopyrite crystals. A few small calcite or dolomite crystals are present, as well. t
Bournonite, FluoriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Three
  • Item #21158
  • Bournonite, Fluorite
  • 1.8x1.7x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $95.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • This is a classly little specimen! It is a doubly terminated, lustrous, twinned bournonite crystal that has a few fluorite cubes on it. The bournonite is striated with prominent re-entrant angles with very lustrous terminations. The fluorite is in cubes that are a peculiar milky-light-purple colour. Very nice! t
HematiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21156
  • Hematite
  • 1.9x1.0x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Arzanah
  • Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirate
  • Wow! You don't often see hematite in this crystal form! This is a scalenohedron of hematite with high luster and slight iridescent. Unusual locality, too! t
PyrargyriteMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #21155
  • Pyrargyrite
  • 2.3x2.1x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $85.00
  • San Luis Mine
  • Fresnillo, Zacatecas
    Mexico
  • Very good cluster of trigonal pyrargyrite crystals with just a little quartz on the back. The crystals are prismatic-hexagonal with rhombohedral terminations. Some damage but lots of good crystals! t
Pyrite, SideriteBolivian Minerals, Various
  • Item #21151
  • Pyrite, Siderite
  • 5.2x2.7x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-9mm, s-24mm
  • $65.00
  • Tres Cruces Mine
  • Potosi
    Bolivia
  • Here is a handsome one! This specimen shows a tall aggregate of octahedral pyrite crystals, with a couple of very flat, razor-sharp rhombohedra of siderite at the base. The pyrite crystals are predominately octahedral and are modified on each corner by dodecahedral and cubic faces. Very nice! t
BournoniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Two
  • Item #21150
  • Bournonite
  • 3.0x2.0x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $150.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • A doubly terminated, lustrous, highly striated bournonite crystal from this famous crystal producer. The prism faces are smooth while the terminal faces are also lustrous but more stepped and complex. Excellent example of this sulphosalt! t
PyritePeru, Huanzala Mine, Galena, Sphalerite, Pyrite and others
  • Item #21149
  • Pyrite
  • 6.5x2.3x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $45.00
  • Huanzala Mine
  • Huallanca Dist.
    Peru
  • Sort of a "stalactitic" cluster of pyrite crystals with crystals on both ends! Kind of a floater. The crystals are striated, stepped pyritohedra and very lustrous. t
OrpimentPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #21147
  • Orpiment
  • 9.5x6.7x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A nice plate of deep orange orpiment crystals from the Quiruvilca Mine with some very light abrasion. Some hutchinsonite and barite crystals on the underside, but not on the "showy" side. Handsome piece! t
ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #21143
  • Chrysotile
  • 11.5x6.8x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 33mm
  • $140.00
  • Jeffery Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • A monster specimen showing solid chrysotile "asbestos" with long, cotton-like, light green fibers in a vein. The top of the vein has the silky fibers in the position that resulted from the separation from another section of the vein. Intriguing and interesting mineral specimen.
ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #21141
  • Chrysotile
  • 13.5x6.4x5.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $95.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Solid chrysotile "asbestos" showing long. silky, light green fibers in a vein. The top of the vein has the fluffy fibers in the position that resulted from the separation from another section of the vein. Intriguing and interesting mineral specimen.
ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #21140
  • Chrysotile
  • 12.5x3.8x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 38mm
  • $85.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Solid chrysotile "asbestos" showing long, silky, light green fibers in a vein. The top of the vein has the fluffy fibers in the position that resulted from the separation from another section of the vein. Intriguing and interesting mineral specimen.
ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #21139
  • Chrysotile
  • 10.5x7.5x6.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 43mm
  • $110.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Solid chrysotile "asbestos" showing long. light green fibers in a vein. The top of the vein has the fibers in the position that resulted from the separation from another section of the vein. Intriguing and interesting mineral specimen.
ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #21138
  • Chrysotile
  • 6.0x6.0x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 61mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Solid chrysotile "asbestos" showing long. silky, light green fibers in a vein. Exceedingly long fibers at 61mm in length! Intriguing and interesting mineral specimen.
Riebeckite, var. Crocidolite, MagnetiteRocks and Ores -Non-Metallic Ores, Various localities
  • Item #21137
  • Riebeckite, var. Crocidolite, Magnetite
  • 7.0xx4.6x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $75.00
  • Kuruman
  • North Cape Province
    South Africa
  • A vein-section of closely-packed, dark blue-grey or blue-black crocidolite fibers. The fibers have a vein of magnetite-laced rock as the lower part of the specimen. Excellent specimen of this mineral in its asbestiform habit!
Riebeckite, var. Crocidolite, MagnetiteRocks and Ores -Non-Metallic Ores, Various localities
  • Item #21136
  • Riebeckite, var. Crocidolite, Magnetite
  • 7.2x6.8x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 50mm
  • $85.00
  • Kuruman
  • North Cape Province
    South Africa
  • A vein-section of closely-packed, dark blue-grey or blue-black crocidolite fibers. The fibers have a vein of solid magnetite cutting through the lower part of the specimen. Excellent specimen of this mineral in its asbestiform habit!
ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #21135
  • Chrysotile
  • 14.0x6.3x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $130.00
  • Jeffery Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Solid chrysotile "asbestos" showing long. light green fibers in a vein. The top of the vein has the silky fibers in the position that resulted from the separation from another section of the vein. Intriguing and interesting mineral specimen.
Galena, PyrrhotiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous, Page Three
  • Item #21132
  • Galena, Pyrrhotite
  • 15.8x10.3x12.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 158mm
  • $375.00
  • Krushev Dol Mine
  • Madan, Smolyan
    Bulgaria
  • This piece looks way better in person than in the photo’s. It is a HUGE, flattened, spinel-law-twinned galena crystal on a matrix of pyrrhotite and galena from this base metals mining district. There are some big, rough pyrrhotiote crystals on the back of the specimen. Huge, Cabinet specimen. Extra postage will be required!
BaryteRomanian Minerals
  • Item #21131
  • Baryte
  • 15.5x16.0x14.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $375.00
  • Herja Mine
  • Maramures
    Romania
  • A wonderful-looking mass of pure baryte that is totally composed of elongated groups of crystals and crystal aggregates. It features a cavity in the middle lined with elongated growths of baryte crystals, individual, tabular, colourrless crystals covering the top and nice exposure of the vein structure on the back. Really great to look at! Unique!
Villiaumite, PectoliteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21128
  • Villiaumite, Pectolite
  • 5.6x6.1x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $85.00
  • Koashva
  • Khibiny Massif
    Murmansk Oblast, Russia
  • An interesting specimen of deep red villiaumite that has thin-bladed, colourless pectolite crystals embedded in it. Excellent example! An Attard's Minerals label accompanies it.
SpinelTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21127
  • Spinel
  • 10.6x6.0x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $65.00
  • Mintien
  • Luc Yen
    Yen Bay, Viet Nam
  • This fragment of marble has clusters of spinel crystals across the top and middle of it. The spinel crystals are a deep purple colouration and many are well formed, although some are incomplete. Small black crystals of graphite and rough crystals of diopside also embedded in the white marble/calcite. My guess is that the specimen has been lightly oiled. Nice metamorphic assemblage!
Spodumene, KunziteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21125
  • Spodumene, Kunzite
  • 6.6x3.7x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $110.00

  • Afghanistan
  • Sorry, I don't have more detailed info about this very nice "kunzite" crystal. The crystal is a light pink colour and very gemmy. Nice terminal faces!
Galena, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21124
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 10.0x7.2x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ga 25mm, Sp 6mm
  • $65.00
  • Dalnergorsk
  • Primorskiy Kray
    Russia
  • A classic plate of black sphalerite crystals and flattened, spinel-law twinned galena crystals. The sulphides have clusters of small quartz, calcite and dolomite crystals between them to enhance the presence of the darker crystals. The galena crystals are particularly good examples of spinel-law twinning. Very nice!
LorenzeniteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21123
  • Lorenzenite
  • 8.2x7.0x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $85.00
  • Lovozero Massif
  • Murmanskaya
    Russia
  • Several sharp, rich-brown, doubly terminated, prismatic crystals of lorenzenite are embedded in this matrix. There are also needle-like black crystals of an amphibole (Aegerine?) laced through the piece. Very nice example of this rare mineral! I think the largest crystal has been glued back in place nicely!
Barite, QuartzTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21118
  • Barite, Quartz
  • 10.4x6.5x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $65.00
  • Sardina
    Italy
  • A nice plate of barite crystals on quartz crystals with the barite crystals, in turn, encrusted with small quartz crystals. The light pinkish barite crystals are classic "crested barite" and the quartz crystals are a colourless drusy habit. This is all the locality data that I have, sorry! Displays well.
Chalcopyrite, QuartzRomanian Minerals
  • Item #21113
  • Chalcopyrite, Quartz
  • 10.2x9.7x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ch 12mm, Qu 31mm
  • $110.00
  • Cavnic Mine
  • Cavnic
    Romania
  • A handsome specimen showing a quartz crystal-covered matrix with very sharp deep-golden chalcopyrite crystals. The quartz crystals are "milky" to clear and well terminated prisms. Displays perfectly!
CopperCopper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
  • Item #21111
  • Copper
  • 23.4x17.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $425.00
  • Keweenaw Peninsula

  • Michigan, USA
  • A rather large plate of solid native copper with a green oxide patina. The plate is mostly composed of copper crystals, some large (up to 25mm) and very sharp! Very impressive piece, indicative of the nature of the copper deposits in the Keweenaw Peninsula many years ago. Extra postage required here! Impressive looking!
SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21010
  • Sphalerite
  • 15.0x9.8x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 29mm
  • $85.00
  • Shizhuyuan Mine
  • Chenzhou City
    Hunan, China
  • The front of this plate has several lustrous, deep smokey-orange sphalerite crystals. The crystals are complexly twinned. The bottom and back is encrusted with bladed calcite crystals. Stands perfectly for display!
FerberiteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21009
  • Ferberite
  • 8.4x6.1x8.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 85mm
  • $120.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • This cluster of ferberite crystals has several members with the largest being the 85mm crystal in the middle right. Pitch-black with excellent luster. The back is encrusted with sharp quartz crystals and mica. The ore mineral from this locality and a very nice example of 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!
Ferberite, FluoriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities, Page Three
  • Item #21006
  • Ferberite, Fluorite
  • 7.6x8.5x7.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 70mm
  • $75.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • A heavy specimen, mostly consisting of black ferberite and glassy, colourless quartz. Also a colourless, gemmy fluorite crystal is perched on the front of the ferberite. The ferberite crystals are partially embedded in the quartz with terminations and prism faces exposed on the front of the specimen. Impressive!
CassiteriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21004
  • Cassiterite
  • 6.9x5.6x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Xuebaoding Mine
  • Ping Wu, Sichuan
    China
  • A highly lustrous cassiterite crystal with a little mica attached. The crystal is dinged on the top but could be a very good reference specimen for this locality.
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.
ArsenopyriteTreasures, Odds and Sods, Various Localities
  • Item #21001
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 7.7x8.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $65.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Hunan
    China
  • Nice cluster of well shaped arsenopyrite crystals with a couple of, wghat I think are, pyrite pseudos after pyrrhotite, on the top. A couple of crystals are damaged at the back but it displays very well from the front!
CalciteCalcite   Various Localities
  • Item #20994
  • Calcite
  • Calcite cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8.5mm
  • $85.00
  • Pugh Quarry
  • Custer
    Ohio, USA
  • This as an old USA classic! Years ago, calcite clusters like this were fairly common from the Pugh Quarry. We don't see them nearly as much any more. This is a striking large cabinet specimen showing a cluster of orangey calcite crystals on limestone matrix. Nice contrast! Slight terminal bruising on a couple of the crystals. Looks great.
Bornite, SlickensidesRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #20993
  • Bornite, Slickensides
  • 11.0x8.3x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Junction Mine
  • Bisbee, Cochise Co.
    Arizona, USA
  • This specimen is rock, heavily laced trough with veinlets of bornite and disseminated bornite. It is not solid bornite but there is lots of bornite in it plus, I think a fair bit of chalcocite. The interesting thing is that on two sides, there are prominent slickensides that are composed of copper sulphides. Slick! (Pun intended).
TarbuttiteSecondary Minerals, Various Locations
  • Item #20990
  • Tarbuttite
  • 8.4x6.8x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $140.00
  • Skorpion Mine

  • Namibia
  • The top of this iron-gossan matrix is mostly covered with tarbuttite crystals. The crystals are not individual crystals but sort of composite crystals. The sub-crystals that make up the composite crystals have have sharp terminations and bevelled edges-faces. Some of the crystals are contacted from being in contact with the rock or minerals on the other side of the opening but many are excellent!
GypsumMexico, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #20988
  • Gypsum
  • 18.2x12.0x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $130.00
  • Naica
  • Chihuahua
    Mexico
  • This specimen is one, large parallel growth selenite crystal with multiple, terminations. There is some rock attached to the bottom left hand corner. Water clear and very lustrous. A little abrasion but, as you can see, not very noticeable. Gorgeous example!
TennantiteTsumeb, Namibia, Metallic Minerals
  • Item #20987
  • Tennantite
  • 15.4x7.8x6.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $225.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • Perhaps the largest tennantite specimen that I've seen from Tsumeb! The specimen is solid tennantite and shows a number of crystals of tennantite across the front of the piece, the biggest being 40mm on-edge! Displays perfectly. Quite the specimen!
SmithsoniteTsumeb, Namibia, Smithsonite
  • Item #20985
  • Smithsonite
  • 11.5x9.8x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $225.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A rather delicious-looking, specimen of green smithsonite from this classic locality! The smithsonite is botryoidal with a very nice green colouration. It is a very showable specimen that is a cavity of smithsonite on a matrix of, I believe, mostly smithsonite and iron oxides.
Gmelinite, ps ChabaziteZeolites, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Gmelinite ps Chabazite
  • Item #20982
  • Gmelinite, ps Chabazite
  • 6.3x5.6x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 26mm
  • $55.00
  • Pinnacle Rock
  • Five Islands
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Extremely nice specimen of this unusual zeolite showing partial and full epimorphs of gmelinite after chabazite. Nice orangey colour and excellent luster! Looks great and displays well.
Quartz, EpidoteCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #20980
  • Quartz, Epidote
  • 7.5x6.7x5.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-25mm, e-28mm
  • $35.00
  • Cottonwood River
  • Quesnel
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Intergrown crystals of colourless, but sharp quartz crystals and elongated laths of grayish epidote. Interestingly, some of the quartz crystals have a very fine, silky mineral included in them, probably an amphibole suggesting an alpine cleft environment.
AdulariaCanadian Specimens, Various Localities
  • Item #20978
  • Adularia
  • 4.0x3.1x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3.0
  • $35.00
  • Cottonwood River
  • Quesnel
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Here is an unusual one! This specimen is a cluster of white, well-shaped adularia crystals. Interestingly, it appears to have come from an "alpine cleft" type of environment because of the white asbestiform amphibole around the base. Very interesting and unusual!
PyriteMont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec -Various Species
  • Item #20977
  • Pyrite
  • 3.8x3.1x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $35.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • For all the rare and exotic minerals that we see from the Mont Saint-Hilaire locality, we do not often see simple cluster of pyrite! :) Here is one with small crystals of siderite, natrolite and analcime around the base and here and there on the pyrites. Nicely mounted on an acrylic base.
Elpidite, RhodochrositeMont Saint-Hilaire, Elpidite
  • Item #20972
  • Elpidite, Rhodochrosite
  • 5.3x3.6x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: r-13mm, e-6mm
  • $55.00
  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This specimen features, sharp, twinned, red-pink rhodochrosite crystals intergrown with greyish, elongated elpidite crystals. Interesting association!
Diopside, GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #20969
  • Diopside, Grossular
  • 6.5x6.0x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: d-7mm, g3mm
  • $110.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • There are two fronts to this specimen! One side is totally composed of very light green, acicular diopside crystals. The other side features absolutely colourless grossular crystals. The grossulars sparkle like ice crystals and have absolutely no colour -crystal clear with dodecahedral habit. Nicely mounted on an acrylic base which can be easily removed. Displays very well.
Callaghanite, Hydromagnesite, BruciteCallaghanite, etc., Sierra Magnesite Mine, Gabbs, Nye County, Nevada
  • Item #20966
  • Callaghanite, Hydromagnesite, Brucite
  • 6.8x4.5x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $65.00
  • Sierra Magnesite Mine
  • Gabbs, Nye County
    Nevada, USA
  • An area on the top of this specimen has super callaghanite crystals associated with white hemispheres of hydromagnesite and colourless bladed crystals of brucite. Excellent example of these minerals!
Callaghanite, Hydromagnesite, BruciteCallaghanite, etc., Sierra Magnesite Mine, Gabbs, Nye County, Nevada
  • Item #20964
  • Callaghanite, Hydromagnesite, Brucite
  • 7.4x1.8x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $85.00
  • Sierra Magnesite Mine
  • Gabbs, Nye County
    Nevada, USA
  • Lots of excellent sharp, dadk-blue callaghanite crystals, white hydromagnesite spheres and bladed brucite crystals on this specimen! Very photogenic.