David K. Joyce

Antimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.

The Lac Nicolet antimony Mine was originally discovered in 1883 and was worked on an off during the late 19th century and then once again, explored in the 1970s. There are several types of mineralization but the veins of interest seem to be the quartz-antimony veins which in places are rich in native antimony, kermesite and valentinite. Here are some nice examples from this unusual deposit.

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Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite, QuartzAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25720
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite, Quartz
  • 6.6x3.0x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: k-4mm
  • $35.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • Lots of sprays of cherry red kemesite crystals are embedded in a matrix of interlocking valentinite and quartz crystals, plus silvery stibnite sprays. Rich locality piece.
Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite, QuartzAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25721
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite, Quartz
  • 6.3x4.9x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $40.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • South Ham TWP., Wolfe Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • Red sprays of kermesite crystals, bladed valentinite crystals, silvery stibnite sprays and terminated quartz crystals all enmeshed in this unusual secondary mineralization.
Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite, QuartzAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25729
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite, Quartz
  • 4.3x3.2x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: k-5mm
  • $45.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • South Ham TWP., Wolfe Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • This is mostly a nice kermesite specimen with lots of sprays of deep cherry red kermesite embedded in the matrix and some free standing.
Valentinite, Stibnite, KermesiteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25730
  • Valentinite, Stibnite, Kermesite
  • 5.2x4.1x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: v-1mm, k-3mm
  • $75.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • South Ham TWP., Wolfe Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • Thie matrix of this specimen is composed of sperays of fine, silvery, stibnite crystals intergrown with valentinite crystals. Here and there are opening that show good crystals of all the minerals. The top of the specimen has a big vug that has lots of sharp valentinite crystals on stibnite with a few balls of red kermesite. Very nice specimen!
Kermesite, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25734
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 3.0x2.61.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: k-2mm, v-2mm
  • $45.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • Lots of nice deep-red kermesite sprays on this specimen accompanied but some well formed, elongated valentinite crystals.
Kermesite, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25735
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 2.7x2.0x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: k-3mm, v-1mm
  • $35.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • Some nice sprays of deep-red kermesite on this specimen along with some small, sharp valentinite crystals.
Antimony, ValentiniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25736
  • Antimony, Valentinite
  • 7.3x4.3x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: v-1mm
  • $65.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • A heavy chunk of antimony vein. The main part if it is a mixture of stibnite, antimony, quartz, valentinite,etc. The light coloured areas are pure native antimony. Nice example!
Kermesite, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25737
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 5.2x2.5x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: k-6mm
  • $45.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • Excellent, satiny, sprays of deep red kermesite associated with sprays of stibnite crystals and small amounts of valentinite. Looks good!
Kermesite, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25740
  • Kermesite, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 5.8x3.8x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: k-13mm
  • $65.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • A rich kermesite specimen showing excellent sprays of silky, deep-red, kermesite crystals embedded in a matrix of stibnite, valentinite and secondary antimony mineralization. Looks great!
AntimonyAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25745
  • Antimony
  • 9.8x2.9x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • Here is a chink of antimony vein material, mostly a fine-grained mixture of quartz, stibnite and perhaps other minerals with a big clot of tin-white native antimony in the middle. Rich ore! Nice specimen of this native metal.
Antimony, Valentinite, Stibnite, KermesiteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25747
  • Antimony, Valentinite, Stibnite, Kermesite
  • 3.4x3.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • This is a small quartz vein section that shows quartz and antimony with stibnite and altration to valentinite and kermesite. The valentinite is present as crystal section seams in the antimony and the kemesite in what, presumably, were openings in the valentinite. Interesting!
Antimony, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25750
  • Antimony, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 3.6x2.6x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • A rich specimen of native antimony from this very old antimony mine. Rich1
AntimonyAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25752
  • Antimony
  • 3.8x3.6x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • This piece is mostly native antimony and quartz with some stibnite, kemesite and valentinite on the back and underside. Nice example!
Antimony, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25753
  • Antimony, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 4.3x3.4x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • Mostly native antimony in this specimen. Thick, fine-grained, tin white native semi-metal. Some quartz, stibnite and valentinite on the back and bottom.
AntimonyAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25756
  • Antimony
  • 6.2x3.8x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • South Ham TWP., Wolfe Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • A thick band of native antimony cuts through this specimen. Rich!
AntimonyAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25757
  • Antimony
  • 9.8x3.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • Ham Sud, Wolfe County
    Quebec, Canada
  • A seam of native antimony traverses the length of this specimen. Rich!
AntimonyAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25761
  • Antimony
  • 5.8x4.2x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n
  • $75.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • South Ham TWP., Wolfe Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • A high proportion of this specimen is just solid native antimony. Some secondary antimony oxides on the bottom or back. Rich!
Antimony, Valentinite, StibniteAntimony, Kermesite, Valentinite, Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine, South Ham, Wolfe Co., Quebec.
  • Item #25765
  • Antimony, Valentinite, Stibnite
  • 6.0x6.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Lac Nicolet Antimony Mine
  • South Ham TWP., Wolfe Co.
    Quebec, Canada
  • Kind of like a sandwich. This piece has a zone rich in native antimony running through the center of it and less interesting mineralization on either side. Great, high-grade antimony ore!