David K. Joyce

Rocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities

Some of the greatest orebodies in the world which yield minerals and metals for various uses are sulphide deposits. Metal ions often combine with sulphur, antimony and arsenic to produce the minerals which make up these types of deposits. On occasion, I run accross interesting ores which you may be interested in. Some are pretty dense so extra postage could could apply. I'm sure you understand.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 20% or multiply by 0.8.

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Pentlandite, Pyrrhotite, MagnetiteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #29918
  • Pentlandite, Pyrrhotite, Magnetite
  • 6.7x5.5x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Noril'sk Mine
  • Noril'sk, Siberia
  • Fine grained pentlandite, pyrrhotite and globs of magnetite from one of the richest, economic, bodies of mineralization in the world. This mine has been producing nickel, copper and PGM metals for decades. Sliced and polished on one side and rough on the other. Nice, typical sample of ore from this great mine!
SphaleriteRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #29915
  • Sphalerite
  • 6.1x4.6x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Picos de Europa
  • Santander
  • A cleavage fragment of gemmy, orange sphalerite from this famous sphalerite mine. The sphalerite is gemmy in areas and has that characteristic colour from this place that produces beautiful orange crystals and gemmy cleavages.
Chalcocite, QuartzRocks and Ores, Sulphide Ores, Various Localities
  • Item #29456
  • Chalcocite, Quartz
  • 10.6x7.1x8.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Coppercorp Mine
  • Batchwana Bay
    Ontario, Canada
  • A nice vein section of rich chalcocite vein-ore from the long closed Coppercorp Mine on the Canadian side of Lake Superior Copper Country. The vein section shows openings in the vein lined by drusy Quartz Crystals. Nice example from an an old mining area!