David K. Joyce Minerals

Sulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous

Here are some excellent specimens that I don't have enough of to form their own category. Many are one-of-a kind. Remember, there are lots of great sulphide mineral specimens in more specific categories.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 20% or multiply by 0.8.

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ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17746
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 11.0x7.4x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $60.00
  • Manitou-Barvue Mine
  • Val D'Or
    Quebec, Canada
  • Here is an unusual locality piece! A 12mm, extremely sharp, lustrous arsenopyrite crystals is exposed in calcite on one end of the specimen. There are a few other crystals poking out here and there. Collected in 1983.
ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17580
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 5.6x4.7x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 21mm
  • $40.00
  • Noxis
  • Sardinia
  • A cluster of several, thick, sharp, silvery arsenopyrite crystals on massive arsenopyrite. Unusual locality! Older Italian dealer label accompanies the specimen.
BournoniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #15119
  • Bournonite
  • 1.0x0.6x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Brunswick #12 Mine
  • Bathurst
    New Brunswick, Canada
  • This gorgeous little crystal fell off a specimen that I trimmed years ago. It is a perfect bournonite crystal with a couple of smaller ones attached and a little pure white quartz attached. Unusual locality for bournonite.
Quartz, Pyrite, Boulangerite, FluoriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #15114
  • Quartz, Pyrite, Boulangerite, Fluorite
  • 4.9x4.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: various
  • $75.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
  • This is a very attractive and interesting specimen! A kind of cave of pyrite crystals is flanked on the left side by a couple of colourless, clear quartz crystals, one not terminated and the other nicely terminated. Inside the pyrite cave is a nest of fine, metallic, hairs of boulangerite. As well, several light lavender fluorite crystals are arranged across the front-bottom of the specimen. I expect that the pyrite is some sort of pseudomorph. Looks great!
Boulangerite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #14933
  • Boulangerite, Quartz
  • 6.7x3.3x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $35.00
  • Treasure Mountain Mine
  • Similkameen Mining Division
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Oodles of tiny boulangerite needles are formed between sharp quartz crystals on this quartz, sphalerite and tetrahedrite matrix. Rich!
Bismuthinite, ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #14979
  • Bismuthinite, Arsenopyrite
  • 4.4x4.3x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-5mm, a-5mm
  • $35.00
  • Jersey Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Interlocking, elongated bismuthinite and prismatic arsenopyrite crystals encased ion pure white quartz. Handsome, unusual mineralogy!
Sphalerite, FluoriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #15495
  • Sphalerite, Fluorite
  • 6.8x6.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $50.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Smith Co.
    Tennessee, USA
  • This is one big, complex crystal of sphalerite, typical of the sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine. The faces are very lustrous and, together with the complexity, makes it very difficult to obtain a flattering photograph. One single, deep purple fluorite cube is attached, as well. This photo does not do this specimen justice! It is a great-looking specimen that shows well.
CobaltiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16102
  • Cobaltite
  • 2.7x2.3x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $40.00
  • Pelle Mine
  • Riddarbytten
  • A nice, 4mm cobaltite crystal is embedded in oxidized massive sulphides and exposed nicely on the top of the piece. There are a couple of smaller crystals as well. Classic!
Pyrite, ChalcopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16234
  • Pyrite, Chalcopyrite
  • 5.5x3.8x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $40.00
  • Ruttan Mine
  • Leaf Rapids
    Manitoba, Canada
  • An interesting specimen showing massive chalcopyrite with a high percentage of the mass composed of embedded pyrite crystals. The pyrite crystals are fairly sharp cubes modified by the pyritohedron. The biggest pyrite crystal is loose and can be replaced into the sulphide matrix. This was a large open pit and underground combination t,000 tpd mine with a dedicated townsite that operated from 1973 to 2002.
Pyrite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16246
  • Pyrite, Calcite
  • 8.6x9.2x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7.5mm
  • $35.00
  • T-! Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • This specimen is a mound of coarse, intergrown carbonate, I think calcite, with several pyrite crystals on it, particularly two prominent crystals. The crystals are cubes with offset faces and octahedral modifications Unusual locality!
Pyrite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16249
  • Pyrite, Calcite
  • 3.1x2.9x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $30.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A cluster of partially iridescent pyrite crystals with associated grayish calcite crystals. Unusual location!
Pyrite, ChloriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16251
  • Pyrite, Chlorite
  • 3.7x2.4x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $30.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A cluster of iridescent pyrite crystals associated with platy chlorite crystals and some calcite crystals. Interesting!
Pyrite, Calcite, ChloriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16259
  • Pyrite, Calcite, Chlorite
  • 3.5x3.6x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • An 11mm iridescent pyrite crystal sits atop a matrix with cavities lined with pyrite, calcite and chlorite crystals. Interesting piece from an unusual locality!
PyrrhotiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16260
  • Pyrrhotite
  • 5.8x3.7x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • One sharp, hexagonal prism of bronzy pyrrhotite is embedded in calcite at the end of this fragment. Some chalcopyrite also embedded in the calcite.
Arsenopyrite, Ilvaite, HedenbergiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16914
  • Arsenopyrite, Ilvaite, Hedenbergite
  • 13.5x10.7x8.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 50mm
  • $1,400.00
  • Huanggang mine
  • Hexigtan, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia
  • One of the best arsenopyrite specimens that I have ever seen. The matrix is composed of greenish hedenbergite in diverging crystal aggregates along with divergent groups of pitch-black, prismatic ilvaite. The arsenopyrite crystals are large, bright composite crystals, characteristic of the arsenopyrite crystals from this amazing mine. The crystal faces are sharp and stepped with high metallic luster. The specimen has been fitted with a customized plexiglass stand that hold the specimen perfectly for display. This is, in fact, a museum specimen.
PyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16961
  • Pyrite
  • 10.6x3.6x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Buick Mine
  • Iron Co.
    Missouri, USA
  • This is a very good example of a pyrite "bar" from the famous Buick Mine occurrence. The crystal appears as an unterminated prism so does not have and "end") with classic vicinal faces on the prisms. Hard to come by!
Galena, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17074
  • Galena, Quartz
  • 10.0x7.0x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $85.00
  • Boulder Creek Mine
  • Thunder Bay
    Ontario, Canada
  • Some of the calcite has been removed from this piece to expose sharp galena crystals all over. The galena crystals exhibit the octahedral crystal habit modified by cube faces. As well, the galena crystals are partially draped by druses of tiny quartz crystals. Interesting cabinet specimen from an unusual location.
Galena, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18027
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 7.7x5.2x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $160.00
  • Commodore Mine
  • Creede, Mineral County
    Colorado, Canada
  • A very cool specimen of sharp, composite galena cubes piled up on top of a sphalerite crystal encrusted matrix of mostly sphalerite. The galena crystals are composed of stacked cubes and have interesting morphology. Has a thin coating of a lacquer. Old Larry Conklin and David Shannon labels accompany it. This specimen from a classic western locality displays very well!
Chalcostibite, Pyrite, TetrahedriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18028
  • Chalcostibite, Pyrite, Tetrahedrite
  • 6.2x5.6x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $150.00
  • Boldut Mine
  • Cavnic, Maramures
  • There are a number of clusters of lustrous, bladed chalcostibite crystals associated with tetrahedrite and pyrite crystals on this drusy quartz matrix. The chalcostibite crystals are very sharp, flat, bladed crystals with excellent terminations. Fabre Label accompanies it. Rare mineral!
GalenaSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17427
  • Galena
  • 7.3x5.6x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $60.00
  • Buick Mine
  • Boss
    Missouri, Canada
  • A mound of lustrous, lead-gray, cube-octahedral galena crystals on a limestone fragment. An excellent example of galena from this classic "Mississippi Valley" lead-zinc deposit.
Galena, Sphalerite, PyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17429
  • Galena, Sphalerite, Pyrite
  • 6.3x4.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 27mm
  • $60.00
  • Buick Mine
  • Boss
    Missouri, Canada
  • Interestingly, this specimen has two styles of galena crystallization on it. One large, simple, galena crystal and a number of smaller crystals that are more octahedral dominant. The matrix is limestone, covered with light brown sphalerite crystals with the galena on top. The tiny pyrite crystals seem to have been the last mineral to crystallize. Displays very well.