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Nanisivik Mine, Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two

Here are more interesting and unusual pyrite specimens from the long-closed Nanisivik Mine, in the Arctic.

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Pyrite ps marcasiteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16441
  • Pyrite ps marcasite
  • 11.8x6.7x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 50mm
  • $125.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • A great looking cluster of wide-bladed pyrite pseudomorphs after marcasite. The form of the marcasite is clear with the striations of the marcasite well preserved. Lustrous and golden. Looks better than in the photo!
Pyrite, SphaleriteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #14133
  • Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • 12.7x6.7x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-6mm, sp-5mm
  • $65.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Arctic Bay, Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • This specimen is a fairly flat plate of 4-5mm lustrous sphalerite crystals speckled with tiny pyrite crystals This makes it VERY difficult to photograph! At any rate, the matrix is solid sphalerite and the top is all well formed crystals. There is also an area of sharp, cubic pyrite crystals with mirror-like faces in the back, left corner that really accents the whole specimen. Excellent example of the ore mineral for which the Nanisivik Mine existed to extract and process.
Pyrite, Pyrite ps marcasiteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16444
  • Pyrite, Pyrite ps marcasite
  • 4.9x5.0x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-13mm
  • $40.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • This is a very lustrous specimen of pyrite crystals with pseudomorphs of pyrite after marcasite scattered around the top of the pyrite. These pseudomorphs are odd in that they are ON the pyrite whereas it is usually the other way around, at Nanisivik. The pseudo's are extremely sharp twins of marcasite. Some are damaged but most are not. Interesting piece!
Pyrite ps MarcasiteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16455
  • Pyrite ps Marcasite
  • 9.5x9.0x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $75.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • This is a cluster of pseudomorphs of pyrite after marcasite. The pyrite has replaced the two-membered, bladed type of marcasite twin and so we see elongated, bladed pseudos with and oriented overgrowth of small pyrite crystals. There are sa few crystals missing from the front of the specimnen but, in reality, the photo was taken at too low of an angle. All of the crystals further back are complete and it is a handsome specimen!
Pyrite ps Marcasite, DolomiteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16459
  • Pyrite ps Marcasite, Dolomite
  • 9.3x6.4x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: p-32mm
  • $45.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • A great looking specimen of massive pyrite that is crowned with a sharp bunch of pyrite pseudomorphs after marcasite, surrounded by creamy, rounded groups of creamy dolomite crystals. Sits perfectly for display.
Pyrite, CalciteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16450
  • Pyrite, Calcite
  • 5.4x4.3x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $35.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • A nice cluster of stepped pyrite crystals from this famous pyrite locality!