David K. Joyce

Rocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities

Some of the greatest orebodies in the world which yield minerals and metals for various uses are sulphide deposits. Metal ions often combine with sulphur, antimony and arsenic to produce the minerals which make up these types of deposits. On occasion, I run accross interesting ores which you may be interested in. Some are pretty dense so extra postage could could apply. I'm sure you understand.

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

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SphaleriteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #6754
  • Sphalerite
  • 4.6x4.1x5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $30.00
  • Mattabi Mine
  • Ignace
    Ontario, Canada
  • Coarse sphalerite with some swirly texture is associated with quartz and pyritye in this high-grade specimen.
StibniteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #6763
  • Stibnite
  • 8.0x5.6x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $25.00
  • Chihuahua

  • Mexico
  • A piece of pretty-well, solid stibnite with a few small open spaces showing secondary mineralization and some small quartz crystals. Sorry, sparse locality info.
Stannite, Pyrite, QuartzRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #18178
  • Stannite, Pyrite, Quartz
  • 6.8x6.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Snowflake Mine
  • Revelstoke
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Rich, coarse stannite in white quart vein matrix!
Pyrosmalite, GalenaRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #10685
  • Pyrosmalite, Galena
  • 5.5x3.8x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Broken Hill Mine
  • New South Wales
    Australia
  • This specimen of massive, coarse galena has crystal sections of sort of pinkish pyrosmalite embedded in it. There are some crystals of, I think, garnets embedded in the pyrosmalite, as well. Interesting!
Pyrosmalite, Sphalerite, GalenaRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #10696
  • Pyrosmalite, Sphalerite, Galena
  • 8.2x6.7x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Broken Hill Mine
  • New South Wales
    Australia
  • This piece is mosly a mixture of coarse pyrosmalite, sphalerite and galena but at one end has some sharp pyrosmalite crystals. Nice!
Stannite, Pyrite, Galena, QuartzRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #18174
  • Stannite, Pyrite, Galena, Quartz
  • 4.6x4.7x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Snowflake Mine
  • Revelstoke
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A crystal of pyrite is embedded in stannite and quartz in this stannite-rich specimen. Some galena also present.
Stannite, Pyrite, QuartzRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #18181
  • Stannite, Pyrite, Quartz
  • 7.3x4.1x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Snowflake Mine
  • Revelstoke
    British Columbia, Canada
  • One end of this quartz vein fragment is solid stannite. Nice specimen!
BorniteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #20808
  • Bornite
  • 8.4x6.5x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Butte
    Montana, USA
  • Just a rich chunk of bornite ore from this famous place! Small crystals of pyrite are embedded throughout. Extra postage may be required. Must have been some ore body!
ChalcociteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #20811
  • Chalcocite
  • 9.4x7.5x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Butte
    Montana, USA
  • Very rich chalcocite-copper ore from this famous old, long closed mine. Just a little pyrite included and a little oxidation in a couple of places. Super rich!
ChalcociteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #20813
  • Chalcocite
  • 8.1x4.4x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • When do you see nice ore samples like this one from Tsumeb, instead of fancy crystallized minerals. Here is a nice specimen of simply chalcocite from that famous mine.
Copper, CupriteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #20841
  • Copper, Cuprite
  • 16.0x9.0x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Cu 3mm
  • $75.00
  • Chino Mine
  • Santa Rita
    New Mexico, USA
  • A solid chunk of native copper with partial rich coating of deep red cuprite. Just rounded crystals of these two minerals on this specimen.
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).