David K. Joyce

Pyrite, Sphalerite

12.7x6.7x3.8 cm
Nanisivik Mine
Arctic Bay, Baffin Island
Nunavut, Canada

Pyrite, SphaleritePyrite, Sphalerite

Item number: 14133

This specimen is a fairly flat plate of 4-5mm lustrous sphalerite crystals speckled with tiny pyrite crystals This makes it VERY difficult to photograph! At any rate, the matrix is solid sphalerite and the top is all well formed crystals. There is also an area of sharp, cubic pyrite crystals with mirror-like faces in the back, left corner that really accents the whole specimen. Excellent example of the ore mineral for which the Nanisivik Mine existed to extract and process.