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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.18.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve added excellent new specimens from Cape Split in this Nova Scotia Update (click here).

Cape Split is on the Blomidon Peninsula – “Blomidon” is best known among mineral people as a classic locality for analcime. Over the past three years, a pocket system at Cape Split has sporadically yielded excellent, distinctive specimens of several minerals, most notably the groups and hemispheres (and even balls) of natrolite crystals, associated with sharp analcime crystals, and lustrous brownish stilbite crystals. This pocket system seems to be at an end, and this group of specimens represents some of the nicest pieces recovered from these finds.

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 8.4 cm

Natrolite with Stilbite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Stilbite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 9.5 cm

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.1 cm

Natrolite with Calcite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Calcite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.8 cm

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Analcime, Stilbite and Heulandite – 8.3 cm
Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 4.5 cm

Natrolite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 4.5 cm

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view – 3.0 cm

Analcime with Stilbite on Heulandite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime with Stilbite on Heulandite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.8 cm

Analcime with Heulandite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Analcime with Heulandite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.5 cm

Stilbite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 7.2 cm

Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.1 cm

Stilbite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 4.0 cm

Natrolite with Stilbite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite with Stilbite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 6.5 cm

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.05.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve added Part 2, a new Nova Scotia Update (click here) with minerals from the Bay of Fundy. The specimens from this update are from different Bay of Fundy localities from last week, and include superb gmelinite crystals, sharp analcime crystals and sparkling natrolites.

I’ve also posted two articles on the blog: Mineral Collecting in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy (click here) and Mineral Collecting on the Islands – Bay of Fundy (click here) to give a little sense of what is behind the specimens from this region. To see mineral specimens from the Bay of Fundy currently available for sale, click here.

This week’s update includes some gorgeous specimens from Two Islands, Five Islands and Cape Split.

 Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, CanadaGmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.7 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, CanadaGmelinite with Heulandite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.8 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, CanadaGmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.3 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, CanadaGmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.2 cm

 Analcime, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, CanadaAnalcime, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.8 cm

Analcime, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 1.5 cm

Natrolite, Cape Split, Kings Co.,  Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite, Cape Split, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.0 cm

Analcime, Heulandite, Cape Split, Kings Co.,  Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime, Heulandite, Cape Split, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.7 cm

Analcime, Heulandite, Cape Split, Kings Co.,  Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime, Heulandite, Cape Split, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 8.3 cm

Natrolite, Heulandite, Cape Split, Kings Co.,  Nova Scotia, Canada

Natrolite, Heulandite, Cape Split, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 4.0 cm

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.29.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)


I’ve added a new Nova Scotia Update (click here), with minerals from the Bay of Fundy. This update accompanies the new post about Nova Scotia Mineral Collecting – The Bay of Fundy, with specimens from the classic Bay of Fundy localities highlighted in that article: Wasson’s Bluff, Amethyst Cove and Cape D’Or.

This is the first of two Bay of Fundy updates. Next week’s update will feature specimens from different localities – the islands (particularly the gmelinite localities) and Cape Split. An article about these localities is also now on the site, Mineral Collecting on the Islands – Bay of Fundy (click here) to give a little sense of what is behind the specimens from the islands.

To see mineral specimens from the Bay of Fundy currently available for sale, click here.

 

This update features superb analcime crystals and chabazite crystals, beautiful balls and sprays of natrolite crystals, delicate crystallized copper and more.

Analcime with Stilbite, Amethyst Cove, Kings Co., Nova Scotia Analcime with Stilbite, Amethyst Cove, Kings Co., Nova Scotia – 3.3 cm crystal

Analcime with Stilbite, Amethyst Cove, Kings Co., Nova ScotiaAnalcime with Stilbite, Amethyst Cove, Kings Co., Nova Scotia – 1.3 cm crystal

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 3.0 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Nova Scotia

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 2.8 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 4.1 cm

Analcime, Mackay Head, Cumberland Co. Nova Scotia

Analcime, Mackay Head, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 4.1 cm

Natrolite with Analcime, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova ScotiaNatrolite with Analcime, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia
Field of view approximately 4.5 cm

Natrolite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Natrolite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 5.7 cm

Natrolite on Analcime, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Natrolite on Analcime, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia
Natrolite crystal balls to approximately 1.1 cm

Natrolite on Analcime, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Natrolite on Analcime, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia
Field of view approximately cm

Copper, Colonial Copper Mine, Cape D'Or, Nova Scotia

Copper, Colonial Copper Mine, Cape D’Or, Nova Scotia – cm

Copper, Colonial Copper Mine, Cape D'Or, Nova Scotia

Copper, Colonial Copper Mine, Cape D’Or, Nova Scotia
Field of view approximately 3.5 cm

Copper, Colonial Copper Mine, Cape D'Or, Nova Scotia

Copper, Colonial Copper Mine, Cape D’Or, Nova Scotia – 8.3 cm

Thomsonite, Cape Blomidon, Kings Co., Nova Scotia

Thomsonite, Cape Blomidon, Kings Co., Nova Scotia
Field of view approximately 1.5 cm

Stilbite epimorph after mesolite, Cape D'Or, Nova Scotia

Stilbite epimorph after Mesolite, Cape D’Or, Nova Scotia – 7.0 cm