David K. Joyce Minerals

Pyrrhotite, Cantung Mine, Northwest Territories

The Cantung Mine is a very northerly, remote, Tungsten mining operation in the Yukon Territory of Canada. It was discovered in 1954 and has been in operation off and on since 1959. It is currently in operation. The ore consists of mostly scheelite and massive pyrrhotite but occasionally, opening are encountered with good crystals of varios minerals. I've never seen a free-standing scheelite crystal from the mine. Here are some nice pyrrhotite crystal specimens.

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Pyrrhotite, CalcitePyrrhotite, Cantung Mine, Northwest Territories
  • Item #16204
  • Pyrrhotite, Calcite
  • 3.3x2.5x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $35.00
  • Cantung Mine
  • Cantung
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A nice cluster of bronzy pyrrhotite crystals, associated with white calcite. The pyyrhotite crystals are sort of composite crystals, each individual seemingly composed of slightly divergent, smaller plates of pyrrhotite. Nice!
Pyrrhotite, CalcitePyrrhotite, Cantung Mine, Northwest Territories
  • Item #16208
  • Pyrrhotite, Calcite
  • 3.4x3.1x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $30.00
  • Cantung Mine
  • Cantung
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A couple of nice pyrrhotite crystals associated with white calcite crystals are present at one end of this pyrite-included, friable matrix.
Pyrrhotite, CalcitePyrrhotite, Cantung Mine, Northwest Territories
  • Item #16209
  • Pyrrhotite, Calcite
  • 3.0x2.3x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $30.00
  • Cantung Mine
  • Cantung
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A nice cluster of pyrrhotite crystals associated with calcite from this interesting, remote mine.
Pyrrhotite, CalcitePyrrhotite, Cantung Mine, Northwest Territories
  • Item #16217
  • Pyrrhotite, Calcite
  • 4.1x2.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $35.00
  • Cantung Mine
  • Cantung
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A 19mm cluster of curiously curved but sharp, thick, lustrous, bronzy, pyrrhotite crystals is located at one end of this specimen of poor calcite crystals. The pyrrhotite crystals are excellent!