David K. Joyce

Nanisivik Mine, Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two

Here are more interesting and unusual pyrite specimens from the long-closed Nanisivik Mine, in the Arctic.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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Pyrite ps marcasiteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16441
  • Pyrite ps marcasite
  • 11.8x6.7x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 50mm
  • $110.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • A great looking cluster of wide-bladed pyrite pseudomorphs after marcasite. The form of the marcasite is clear with the striations of the marcasite well preserved. Lustrous and golden. Looks better than in the photo!
Pyrite ps MarcasiteNanisivik Mine,  Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Pyrite and Sphalerite, Page Two
  • Item #16455
  • Pyrite ps Marcasite
  • 9.5x9.0x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $120.00
  • Nanisivik Mine
  • Baffin Island
    Nunavut, Canada
  • This is a cluster of pseudomorphs of pyrite after marcasite. The pyrite has replaced the two-membered, bladed type of marcasite twin and so we see elongated, bladed pseudos with and oriented overgrowth of small pyrite crystals. There are sa few crystals missing from the front of the specimnen but, in reality, the photo was taken at too low of an angle. All of the crystals further back are complete and it is a handsome specimen!