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
    Mexico
  • 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
    Germany
  • Rich mixture of coarse cleavages of native bismuth and siderite. One larger piece and several smaller.
TelluriumNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #18056
  • Tellurium
  • 6.5x6.1x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $80.00
  • Moctezuma
  • Sonora
    Mexico
  • 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
    Bolivia
  • A plate of bright-yellow, well formed, sort of elongated, prismatic Sulphur crystals. Shows very well. Add this bright colour to your collection!
Nickeline, Bismuth, SkutteruditeNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #17402
  • Nickeline, Bismuth, Skutterudite
  • 7.5x5.4x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $60.00
  • Port Radium
  • Great Bear Lake
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This specimen is a rich mixture of mostly nickeline, patches of native bismuth with small quartz crystals embedded in the mineralization. Sawn on one side to better reveal the texture mineralization texture. Rich! Heavy!
Silver, BorniteNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #19331
  • Silver, Bornite
  • 11.1x6.0x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • La Noria Mine
  • San Panteon De La Noria, Zacatecas
    Mexico
  • Here is a nice native silver specimen! This piece consists of a large, thick, plate of native silver, partially encrusted with bornite protruding from a mass of solid bornite, perhaps with a little sphalerite. Looks great!
Nickeline, Bismuth, SkutteruditeNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #19922
  • Nickeline, Bismuth, Skutterudite
  • 6.5x5.2x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Eldorado Mine
  • Great Bear Lake, Port Radium
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This matrix of, mostly nickeline, and skutterudite, is also laced with rich, coarse native bismuth. The native bismuth shows the characteristic perfect, highly-lustrous cleavage. Rich!
Nickeline, Bismuth, SkutteruditeNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #19923
  • Nickeline, Bismuth, Skutterudite
  • 6.0x4.1x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Eldorado Mine
  • Great Bear Lake, Port Radium
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This matrix which is composed mostly of nickeline and skutterudite, is also laced with lustrous, perfect cleavages of native bismuth. A very good specimen of this interesting assemblage.
Arsenic, SilverNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #20112
  • Arsenic, Silver
  • 8.0x6.5x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Pohla
  • Schwarzenberg, Erzgebirge
    Saxony, Germany
  • An interesting sawn and polished slice of silver and arsenic mineralization. It shows silver crystals at the core, over grown by inter-banded native arsenic and calcite, with calcite as the main vein gangue mineral. It is possible that some of the arsenic is stibarsen but I cannot be sure. Very nice specimen of this famous combination!
BismuthNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #20123
  • Bismuth
  • 7.8x7.2x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $75.00
  • Eldorado Mine
  • Great Bear Lake
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Rich native bismuth is present with an unknown arsenide mineral association. Rich specimen from this remote location!
BismuthNATIVE ELEMENTS, Various Localities
  • Item #20120
  • Bismuth
  • 10.3x6.1x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm cleavage
  • $70.00
  • Eldorado Mine
  • Great Bear Lake
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • There are a number of areas of rich, glistening native bismuth in this specimen. The perfect cleavage of bismuth gives this one away immediately. Nice example!