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!

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GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #5941
  • Galena
  • 4.9x4.6x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $25.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Reynolds
    New Mexico, USA
  • A very nice cluster of cube-octahdra of silvery, lustrous galena crystals.
Calcite, MarcasiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #6338
  • Calcite, Marcasite
  • 7.2x6.5x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-73mm
  • $120.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Reynolds County
    Missouri, USA
  • A nice cluster of scaleohedra of calcite on a marcasite-peppered limestone matrix. Really, a very attractive specimen.
Sphalerite, DolomiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #12868
  • Sphalerite, Dolomite
  • 16.5x10.5x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $60.00
  • Joplin

  • Missouri, USA
  • Lots of brown, resinous sphalerite crystals clustered on top of this dolomite crystals covered limestone matrix. Classic from this part of the "Tri-State" zinc mining area.
Siegenite, Chalcopyrite, SphaleriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #13449
  • Siegenite, Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite
  • 4.3x3.4x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $55.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Reynolds County
    Missouri, USA
  • Rounded aggregates of sharp siegenite crystals formed on chalcopyrite are scattered about on this dolomite-limestone matrix. Good example of this relatively rare mineral.
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #17427
  • Galena
  • 7.3x5.6x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $60.00
  • Buick Mine
  • Boss
    Missouri, USA
  • A mound of lustrous, lead-gray, cube-octahedral galena crystals on a limestone fragment. An excellent example of galena from this classic "Mississippi Valley" lead-zinc deposit.
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #19888
  • Galena
  • 19.0x13.0x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $150.00
  • Joplin
    Missouri, USA
  • A great old classic Joplin piece! This dolomite crystal-coated, cherty matrix is studded with cubic crystals of galena and a couple of small sphalerite crystals. We used to see these all the time but rarely now. Most of the crystals are in great shape! Probably extra postage involved. Displays very well!
ChalcopyriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #20182
  • Chalcopyrite
  • 12.5x8.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $75.00
  • St. Joe Head
  • Joplin
    Missouri, USA
  • A striking, classic specimen showing chalcopyrite tetrahedral sprinkled liberally over creamy-white dolomite crystals. Classic cabinet specimen.
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #20253
  • Galena
  • 7.6x5.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Joplin

  • Missouri, USA
  • I think that this is one large, stepped and hoppered galena crystal showing cube and octahedron in varying degrees of dominance. Nice looking crystal! Dense!
Sphalerite, QuartzTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #20255
  • Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 12.5x9.5x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-30mm, q-5mm
  • $140.00
  • Picher
  • Ottawa County
    Oklahoma, USA
  • A really nice attractive specimen of this zinc ore mineral! It is a large cluster of dark brown sphalerite crystals that have small chalcopyrite crystals, many oriented, on the sphalerite. The druse of small quartz crystals are draped over the sphalerites, preferentially, like snow on a rock outcrop. Very nice!
SpaleriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #20802
  • Spalerite
  • 17.8x9.0x7.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 22mm
  • $160.00
  • Tri State Area

  • Missouri, USA
  • A VERY large, cabinet specimen of blocky, sphalerite crystals from this amazing zinc mining area. The crystals are not highly twinned like many sphalerite crystals. Matrix is limestone and the sphalerite crystals are thickly clustered on curved, creamy-white dolomite crystals. Big and impressive. Extra postage required here!!
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.
Sphalerite, DolomiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22165
  • Sphalerite, Dolomite
  • 10.2x5.7x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $35.00
  • Lacoyer Mine
  • Picher, Ottawa County
    Oklahoma, USA
  • A good representative sample of sphalerite crystals from this famous Tri-State mine. Lustrous, twinned, dark-brown sphalerite crystals, associated with dolomite crystals on massive dolostone. Partially sawn base. A little bruising. Looks great!
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22344
  • Galena
  • 7.9x2.6x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $45.00
  • 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.
GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22346
  • Galena
  • 7.4x5.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $55.00
  • Brushy Creek Mine
  • Reynolds co.
    Missouri, USA
  • We're used to seeing the calcite and pyrite crystals from Brushy Creek Mine but not so much the galena. Here is a nice example. Complex cube-octahedra on dolomite crystal -coated, brecciated matrix
SphaleriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22350
  • Sphalerite
  • 6.5x5.5x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 44mm
  • $45.00
  • 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!
Siegenite, Dolomite, PyriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22678
  • Siegenite, Dolomite, Pyrite
  • 6.6x6.2x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $40.00
  • Fletcher Mine
  • Viburnam
    Missouri, USA
  • The top of this specimen is largely covered with siegenite and dolomite crystals on pyrite, which is in turn on massive dolomite/limestone matrix. The siegenite crystals are very sharp, some spinel-law twinned crystals and some untwinned.
Siegenite, Dolomite, Pyrite, GalenaTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22685
  • Siegenite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Galena
  • 7.2x5.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-3mm
  • $45.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Ellington
    Missouri, USA
  • This matrix of massive galena sports a number of crystals on the top part including sharp siegenite, dolomite and galena crystals. Also some small pyrite crystals.
Galena, MarcasiteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #22911
  • Galena, Marcasite
  • 5.7x5.7x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $45.00
  • Picher

  • Oklahoma, USA
  • This interesting galena crystal shows many growth features resulting from what I would call semi-skeletal cube and octahedral crystal growth. As well there are 7mm or so golden marcasite crystals scattered over the galena. Nice!