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 21% or multiply by 0.79.

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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.
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.
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!
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
  • $75.00
  • 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, ChalcopyriteTri-State Area, Galena, Calcite, Sphalerite, etc.
  • Item #25000
  • Galena, Chalcopyrite
  • 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 #25004
  • Galena
  • 9.5x8.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $110.00
  • Picher Field
  • Tri-state Dist.
    Oklahoma, USA
  • What an interesting and handsome piece! This plate of galena crystals is totally covered with lead-gray cubic crystals. The crystals are sharp and they all have interesting isometric growth features, little rows and protrusions of octahedral-face growths over the bigger faces. Looks great!
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!