David K. Joyce

Arizona -79 Mine, Gila County

Originally discovered in 1879, the 79 Mine was last worked as a Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu, etc mine in the 1930s. Workings go down to 500 feet or so and there are 10,000 feet of headings! It has been operated for specimens off and on over the years and is currently an active specimen mining claim- off-limits to collectors. Here are some excellent specimens from this old-time mine.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 21% or multiply by 0.79.

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HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24495
  • Hemimorphite
  • 6.7x3.4x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • Light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite makes up most of this specimen! Displays as shown.
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24498
  • Hemimorphite
  • 4.9x3.7x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • Here is a very nice plate of light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite. Good looking example of this zinc silicate mineral!
SmithsoniteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24499
  • Smithsonite
  • 7.6x6.4x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A triangular cavity in gossan is lined with green, botryoidal smithsonite. Attractive and interesting specimen of this zinc carbonate!
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24500
  • Hemimorphite
  • 7.4x4.0x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • An attractive miniature specimen of light blue hemimorphite with a small appendage of hemimorphite at the back right. Nice!
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24501
  • Hemimorphite
  • 8.7x5.6x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A very displayable specimen of this light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite from the 79 Mine. Displays exactly as shown.
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24507
  • Hemimorphite
  • 8.1x6.4x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A really nice, plate of light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite. Shows just like in the photo. Nice one!
Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, AurichalciteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24509
  • Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite
  • 5.7x4.3x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sm-n/a, hem-2mm
  • $55.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • Here is a different one! In this specimen an opening is lined with green smithsonite but, as ell, there is a partial lining of aurichalcite-infused hemimorphite crystals at the back of the vug. The small hemimorphite crystals are colourless but have aurichalcite needles formed in them which gives them all a nice blue appearance!
Smithsonite, Rosasite, CalciteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24513
  • Smithsonite, Rosasite, Calcite
  • 6.1x5.8x6.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • Here is a different one! Th cavity is lined with light blue hemimorphite botryoids that are coated with tiny sparkling quartz crystals. As well though, under the quartz crystals are darker blue spheres of rosasite. There are also a couple of clusters of 5mm or so calcite crystals on top of the drusy quartz lining. Beautiful and interesting.
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24516
  • Hemimorphite
  • 7.4x6.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • This beautiful specien of light blue hemimorphite has two cavities lined with botryoidal hemimorphite. The two cavities join together deep in the specimen. Excellent!
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24519
  • Hemimorphite
  • 12.2x8.5x8.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, Canada
  • A large specimen of botryoidal, light-blue hemimorphite in several compartments of this cellular secondary mineralization. Great to look at!
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24517
  • Hemimorphite
  • 8.2x5.7x9.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A mass of mostly hemimorphite that has a number of openings lined with light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite. Very nice example!
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24518
  • Hemimorphite
  • 12.0x8.4x10.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A rather large specimen of hemimorphite with a number of openings exhibiting light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite. It is a cabinet specimen that displays very well, especially from the "front" shown in the main photo. Nice!
WulfeniteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24521
  • Wulfenite
  • 9.5x6.0x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $65.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • Lots of lustrous, dark orangey wulfenite crystals on the face of this limonite matrix. The crystals show stepped growth or nice growth features on the faces. Nice example of this particular crystal habit from the 79 Mine.
WulfeniteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24529
  • Wulfenite
  • 9.7x3.9x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $55.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • This specimen showsthe stepped crystal habit from the 79 Mine very well. A number of sharp, orange, lustrous crystals are scattered around on the face of this piece. Displays perfectly.
WulfeniteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24522
  • Wulfenite
  • 2.2x2.1x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $45.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • Pretty nice thumbnail-sized, paper-thin crystal of wulfenite from this old classic locality. A nice light orange colour on limonite matrix. Delicate!
Wulfenite, HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24523
  • Wulfenite, Hemimorphite
  • 2.1x1.5x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $35.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, Canada
  • A sharp, rectangular wulfenite crystal, on matrix with many tiny hemimorphite crystals.
CerussiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24524
  • Cerussite
  • 2.3x2.31.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $35.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A sharp, pure white cerussite crystal protrudes up out of gossan matrix. Nice example!
CerussiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24526
  • Cerussite
  • 3.2x2.4x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, USA
  • A beautiful, twinned cerussite crystal specimen with just a little limonite on the bottom. The crystal on the left is repaired but, still, it is an excellent specimen! Looks great and they just don't come around like this very often.
HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24527
  • Hemimorphite
  • 6.4x4.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, Canada
  • A plate of light blue, botryoidal hemimorphite on a matrix mostly composed on hemimorphite. Nice example!
SmithsoniteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24528
  • Smithsonite
  • 4.6x3.3x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, Canada
  • The top of this matrix is covered with a thick, botryoidal crust of excellent, green smithsonite. Very good example of this zinc carbonate mineral!
Wulfenite, HemimorphiteArizona -79 Mine, Gila County
  • Item #24531
  • Wulfenite, Hemimorphite
  • 2.7x2.4x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $35.00
  • 79 Mine
  • Gila County
    Arizona, Canada
  • A gorgeous, 8mm, gemmy orange, wulfenite crystal nestled amongst sprays of colourless, sparkling hemimorphite crystals.