David K. Joyce Minerals

NATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities

Native elements are those minerals that are made up of a single element, uncombined with any other element, unlike most minerals which are combinations of elements. Most elements are fairly reactive and so during geological processes, combine with other elements to form the various minerals that we are familiar with. So elements that occur as pure elemental substances are relatively rare! After all, there is lots of carbon in the earth since it is a main component of calcite and coal but not there isn't much carbon in the form of diamonds! Here are a few interesting ones. For copper, silver and gold, please look under separate pages titled with the names of those elements.

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Silver, BorniteNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #17886
  • Silver, Bornite
  • 11.6x9.5x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $210.00
  • La Noria Mine
  • San Panteon de la Noria, San Martin de Somererete
  • A large leaf of native silver protrudes from a relatively small lump of bornite/quartz/carbonate. most of what you see in the picture is a thick, bornite coated plate of silver! Very nice! Looks great!
Bismuth, SideriteNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #14477
  • Bismuth, Siderite
  • 1.8x1.4x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $25.00
  • Lauta
  • Saxony
  • Rich mixture of coarse cleavages of native bismuth and siderite. One larger piece and several smaller.
ArsenicNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #18059
  • Arsenic
  • 8.8x6.9x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Edward Island, Lake Superior
  • Thunder Bay
    Ontario, Canada
  • A fragment of almost solid, black, native arsenic, associated with some white calcite. Some botryoidal structure observable under the calcite but probably too fragmented to etch. Rich! Heavy!
TelluriumNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #18056
  • Tellurium
  • 6.5x6.1x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $80.00
  • Moctezuma
  • Sonora
  • A rich seam of native tellurium is exposed on the front of this specimen and is associated with yellow crystal sections and smears of secondary tellurium minerals. Classic association from this famous locality.
SulphurNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #16922
  • Sulphur
  • 5.6x3.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • El Desierto Mine
  • Potosi
  • A plate of bright-yellow, well formed, sort of elongated, prismatic Sulphur crystals. Shows very well. Add this bright colour to your collection!