David K. Joyce

Tri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.

The "Tri-State" mining area includes parts of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Famous names like "Sweetwater Mine", "Joplin", "Treece" are synonymous with great mineral specimens. Here are a number of very nice examples of mineral specimens from this famous area!

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

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GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22162
  • Galena
  • 6.0x4.4x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $40.00
  • Lacoyer Mine
  • Picher, Ottawa County
    Oklahoma, USA
  • A single, parallel growth cube of lustrous galena showing octahedral modifications. Classic "Tri-State" specimen.
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22344
  • Galena
  • 7.9x2.6x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $35.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Ellington, Reynolds co.
    Missouri, USA
  • Nice plate of galena crystals. The crystals are cube-octahedra and are scattered about on what I believe is the nicest side and thickly clustered on the bottom.
SphaleriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22350
  • Sphalerite
  • 6.5x5.5x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 44mm
  • $65.00
  • Joplin
    Missouri, USA
  • A couple of large, twinned, dark brown sphalerite crystals on limestone matrix. The sphalerites have little calcite crystals sprinkled on them. Nice! Striking!
Calcite, SphaleriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #24283
  • Calcite, Sphalerite
  • 7.2x6.5x4.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $40.00
  • Black Jack Mine
  • Galena
    Illinois, USA
  • A plate of colourless, gemmy, bright calcite crystals that are scalenohedra with rhombohedral and other modifying faces. Base of the plate is sphalerite! Looks great. s
CalciteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #24284
  • Calcite
  • 7.2x5.8x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 58mm
  • $65.00
  • Black Jack Mine
  • Galena
    Illinois, USA
  • A simple cluster of three, very clear, colourless, well formed crystals of calcite. It is actually difficult to photograph these since they are so lustrous and colourless! Looks like a couple of different rhombohedra serve as terminal faces. Really nice! s
Calcite, MarcasiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #24287
  • Calcite, Marcasite
  • 11.8x9.5x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 65mm
  • $75.00
  • Black Jack Mine
  • Galena
    Illinois, USA
  • A larger cluster of well formed calcite crystals on a matrix of calcite with the underside coated with sparkling marcasite crystals. Can't see any of the marcasite from the display side! The calcite crystals are rhombohedra with complex modifying faces. Impressive specimen! s
Galena, Dolomite, ChalcopyriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #24360
  • Galena, Dolomite, Chalcopyrite
  • 8.5x6.8x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-27mm
  • $65.00
  • Joplin
  • Jasper County
    Missouri, USA
  • There are two generations of galena on this specimen! The matrix is smaller, cube-octahedra of galena crystals, encrusted with dolomite. On that nice matrix are several much larger, simple galena cubes, with tiny octahedral modifications. American classic! Looks great!
SphaleriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #24952
  • Sphalerite
  • 8.0x4.33.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $45.00
  • Joplin
  • jasper County
    Missouri, USA
  • Many, many sphalerite crystals are scattered and clustered over this limestone matrix. One of the most famous zinc mining areas of the world. Looks good!
Galena, Chalcopyrite, DolomiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #25000
  • Galena, Chalcopyrite, Dolomite
  • 11.9x11.9x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ga 40mm, ch 4mm
  • $85.00
  • Tri-State Lead Zinc Mine
  • Joplin
    Missouri, USA
  • Here is a handsome cabinet specimen. Two large, dense galena crystals are bridged together by many 4mm or so chalcopyrite encrusted dolomite crystals. The galena crystals are simple cubes with a slight lead oxide coating. Great looking piece!
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #25079
  • Galena
  • 7.4x6.5x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $65.00
  • Joplin
    Missouri, USA
  • A handsome plate of galena crystals on a matrix of dolomite crystals. The galena crystals are simple cubes showing some growth dislocations, as we often see with these types of galena crystals. The dolomite crystals are classic, creamy brownish, curved dolomite 4-5mm crystals. Classic Joplin!
Chalcopyrite, Enargite, marcasiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #26836
  • Chalcopyrite, Enargite, marcasite
  • 4.7x3.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: en-1.5mm, ch-9mm
  • $75.00
  • Picher

  • Oklahoma, USA
  • Here is an unusual one! This specimen shows sharp chalcopyrite crystals that totally cover a matrix of sphalerite. Speckled on the chalcopyrite crystals are bladed crystals of enargite. Now, I was surprised when I saw them but looked on mindat and one of the pictures on mindat.org look exactly like the enargite crystals on chalco in this specimen! Very cool, unusual mineral specimen from this prolific lead-zinc mining area of the Tri-State fields.
Calcite, GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #28243
  • Calcite, Galena
  • 7.4x7.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 36mm
  • $65.00
  • Joplin
  • Jasper Co.
    Missouri, USA
  • An interesting specimen showing a brecciated, cherty limestone with several creamy-white calcite crystals formed on it. The calcite are interesting in that they are sort of scalenohedra formed fron tightly stacked rhombohedra, giving them a shaggy appearance on the faces. Nice looking from a classic location.