David K. Joyce Minerals

Gold, Canadian Localities

Canada has been a serious gold mining country for the past 150 years or so with 313 million troy onces of gold being mined during that period. There have been hundreds of mines across Canada over the years. Here are specimens from some of them.

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

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GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #1126
  • Gold
  • 3.5x3.5x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $24.00
  • Mirage Mine
  • Bissett
    Manitoba, Canada
  • Fine gold and clumps of gold are exposed in this gossanous quartz from an old, unusual locality. I have several.
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17113
  • Gold
  • 1.2x0.6x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $60.00
  • Sigma Mine
  • Val D'Or
    Quebec, Canada
  • A thick leaf of gold sticks up out of quartz and pyrite matrix. There is a silver mineral, probably a telluride, liberally sprinkled on the gold.
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #12203
  • Gold
  • 1-1.5cm cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $25.00
  • Bennett Mine
  • Shining Tree
    Ontario, Canada
  • I have a number of these specimens and all have a nice glob of bright gold in them. Very good locality pieces for an unusual locality!
Gold, ArsenopyriteGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #13647
  • Gold, Arsenopyrite
  • 3.6x3.5x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $225.00
  • O'Brien Mine
  • Cadillac Township
    Quebec, Canada
  • A rich gold in quartz specimen from this mine, closed in 1956, ex Gus Sghartner collection. The gold is associated with arsenopyrite crystal sections in this specimen. The back of the piece appears to be sericite. Rich!
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #16383
  • Gold
  • 3.7x3.3x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Murphy Mine
  • Nr. Goudreau
    Ontario, Canada
  • A small bleb of native gold, part of a small seam of gold, is exposed on the side of this quartz vein matrix. The gold has been better exposed by light HF etching of the quartz. Good representative specimen from an unusual locality.
Gold, Joseite-BGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #14950
  • Gold, Joseite-B
  • 1.6cm across cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Micro
  • $35.00
  • French Mine
  • Hedley
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Lots of particles and some possible crystals of gold in small openings in garnet, associated with metallic, micaceous joseite-B.
Gold, Joseite-BGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #14949
  • Gold, Joseite-B
  • 1.3cm across cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Micro
  • $30.00
  • French Mine
  • Hedley
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Lots of deep-yellow particles of gold in the garnet matrix of this specimen. A little bit of joseite-B.
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17104
  • Gold
  • 2.0x1.1x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Val D'Or
    Quebec, Canada
  • A glob of gold in this white quartz fragment is the front of a zone of gold that goes right through to the back/bottom. Sorry don't know the mine location.
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17106
  • Gold
  • 1.4x1.2x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Red Lake Mine
  • Balmertown
    Ontario, Canada
  • Rich gold is present in this glassy quartz as particles, veins and leaves. Rich!
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17110
  • Gold
  • 2.5x2.3x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Val D'Or
    Quebec, Canada
  • A nice splash of native gold in milky white quartz.
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17112
  • Gold
  • 2.2x1.3x0.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Val D'Or
    Quebec, Canada
  • This chip of glassy quartz has lots of native gold speckled through it but especially a nice leaf across the top. Nice VG!
Gold, Chlorite, PyriteGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17325
  • Gold, Chlorite, Pyrite
  • 9.1x7.2x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $3,600.00
  • Quemont Mine
  • Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi-Temiscamingue
    Quebec, Canada
  • An extremely rich specimen of gold in chlorite, associated with pyrite from an unusual location. The Quemont Mine operated as a precious metals-rich copper-zinc mine between 1949 and 1971. It produced 368 million pounds of copper,560 million pounds of zinc, 1.92 million troy ounces of gold and 7.9 million troy ounces of silver. Wow! The gold was for the most part contained chemically in the copper and zinc mineralization but according to the geologist that I obtained this specimen from, it came from a peculiar zone of enrichment that was heavy with native gold. It has been density tested to contain over 2 troy ounces of gold. I have discounted it to 1.6 troy ounces because of the pyrite and chlorite. I think it could very well have 2,0 troy ounces. Heavy-duty, rich specimen of native gold. It will look like a bargain when the price of gold goes up! Something like this does not come around very often!
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17419
  • Gold
  • 8.3x6.6x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Bennett Mine
  • Shining Tree
    Ontario, Canada
  • Fine native gold is present in several places in this white quartz with chlorite group mineral present.
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17421
  • Gold
  • 4.1x4.3x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Bennett Mine
  • Shining Tree
    Ontario, Canada
  • Bright, deep-yellow gold is exposed on one side of this pure white quartz matrix. Nice!
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17422
  • Gold
  • 6.8x3.1x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Bennett Mine
  • Shining Tree
    Ontario, Canada
  • Visible gold is present with a green chlorite group mineral in pure white quartz. Unusual location!
GoldGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17423
  • Gold
  • 6.4x2.7x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $130.00
  • Bennett Mine
  • Shining Tree
    Ontario, Canada
  • Rich native gold is slathered across the front of this white quartz matrix in an exposed veinlet of a greenish chlorite group mineral.
Gold, PyriteGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17424
  • Gold, Pyrite
  • 6.3x3.2x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • Bennett Mine
  • Shining Tree
    Ontario, Canada
  • This chunk of vein quartz has lots of visible gold in it, including a couple of large patches.
Gold, PyriteGold, Canadian Localities
  • Item #17486
  • Gold, Pyrite
  • 8.2x7.4x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $150.00
  • Crystal Gold Mine
  • Rathburn Township (Sudbury District)
    Ontario, Canada
  • This mine has interesting mineralogy! The rust-white quartz vein material has a large zone of coarse-grained pyrite through it. both sides of the specimen have been sawn to show that there is rich gold streaking through the pyrite and in cracks in the quartz. Due to the saw cuts, the gold is smeared and shiny while the pyrite is golden but dull. Classic case of real gold in "fool's gold"! Unusual locality piece!