David K. Joyce

Pine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories

This lead-zinc mine was discovered over a hundred years ago near Pine Point on the shores of Great Slave Lake but the remoteness of the deposits delayed development until 1965 when mining operations started. The mine exploited a number of rich surface deposits until 1988 when it closed. The deposits were worked by a series of open pit mines and many excellent specimens of sphalerite, galena, calcite and dolomite were recovered. Some extra postage many be required for the bigger ones, particularly those rich in galena! Here are some nice ones!

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Galena, Sphalerite, CalcitePine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #27243
  • Galena, Sphalerite, Calcite
  • 11.5x7.5x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 70mm
  • $85.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This mostly-sphalerite matrix has bizarre, skeletal galena crystals embedded in the sphalerite. The galena crystals if you could see them in 3-d would be an elongated actual skeleton of ultra-hoppered/dendritic galena. There are a number of them throughout the piece. Sawn on base. Will require a little extra postage. Heavy! Wonderful crystals!