David K. Joyce

Panneton Collection

Gerald Panneton, a geologist with over 35 years of international experience was also a mineral collector who built an interesting collection. One of his great accomplishments was as president and CEO of Detour Gold Corporation (2006-2013) and was responsible for taking the deposit from a 1.5-million-troy ounce resource to over 16 troy million ounces in gold reserves and bringing the deposit into production in just over six years. Prior to that time, he worked for many major gold companies and groups, advancing gold projects around the world. Here are some of the mineral specimens from his collection.

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TetrahedritePanneton Collection
  • Item #29891
  • Tetrahedrite
  • 11.2x5.8x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 38mm
  • $150.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huarochiri, Lima
    Peru
  • A plate of sharp, tetrahedral tetrahedrite crystals, modified by tris-tetrahedral faces. Sweet! Excellent piece from this famous locality.
Sphalerite, QuartzPanneton Collection
  • Item #29892
  • Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 16.0x12.5x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sph-23mm, qu15mm
  • $120.00
  • Animon Mine
  • Huaron
    Peru
  • A wonderful plate of lustrous, resinous sphalerite crystals, nicely draped with sparkling quartz crystals, ranging from tiny to 15mm or so in size. Beautiful! Displays well.
Sphalerite, Quartz, PyritePanneton Collection
  • Item #29894
  • Sphalerite, Quartz, Pyrite
  • 14.1x9.0x8.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sph-25, qu-15mm
  • $120.00
  • Animon Mine
  • Huaron, Pasco
    Peru
  • This is a very vertical specimen, covered on all sides by sharp, milky quartz crystals. Sphalerite crystals poke through here and there and most of them are partially coated with sparkling, tiny pyrite crystals. Some damage to the quartz crystals but, still, a very good example.
PyritePanneton Collection
  • Item #29888
  • Pyrite
  • 6.5x5.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 28mm
  • $150.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Really quite a stunning pyrite specimen when displayed vertically. The thick plate of pyrite crystals is crowned with a lustrous cube showing silky, pyritohedral stria and octahedral modifications.
MolybdenitePanneton Collection
  • Item #29884
  • Molybdenite
  • 3.6x3.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 19mm
  • $65.00
  • Moly Hill Mine
  • Riviere Heva
    Quebec, Canada
  • A perfect rosette of metallic, lustrous molybdenite is perfectly exposed in this glassy, quartz matrix. It is a sharp crystal with each of the forms on the pinacoid rosette, very well formed.
GrossularPanneton Collection
  • Item #29882
  • Grossular
  • 6.7x6.3x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $2,700.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Val des Sources (Asbestos)
    Quebec, Canada
  • A spectacular, gemmy grossular specimen from one of the best grossular localities in the world. The crystals are all dodecahedra with a generous helping of trapezohedral modifications. Stands perfectly for display. An excellent example of this mineral!
StibnitePanneton Collection
  • Item #29879
  • Stibnite
  • 8.3x1.4x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Xikuangshan Antimony Mine
  • Shaoyang, Hunan
    China
  • A single, beautifully terminated, well striated crystal of stibnite from this prolific area. The crystal shows that peculiar, "bent" or "warped" crystal form that we often see in stibnite.
CubanitePanneton Collection
  • Item #29880
  • Cubanite
  • 2.4x1.9x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $2,450.00
  • Henderson II Mine
  • Chibougamau
    Quebec, Canada
  • A spectacular cubanite crystal! This "sixling" shows classic, cubanite twinning, is lustrous and only has one point of attachment on the bottom. Great shape. Very similar on the obverse side. We don't see these very often any more!!
Gypsum, var. selenitePanneton Collection
  • Item #29881
  • Gypsum, var. selenite
  • 12.0x6.6x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 120mm
  • $75.00
  • Hines Creek

  • Alberta, Canada
  • Two intergrown, textbook gypsum crystals with some clay inclusions. A little bit of bruising on the terminations. Very nicely fluorescent!
Lazulite, Fluorapatite, QuartzPanneton Collection
  • Item #29890
  • Lazulite, Fluorapatite, Quartz
  • 8.2x5.2x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: L-11mm, Fl-6mm
  • $125.00
  • Rapid Creek

  • Yukon, Canada
  • This plate of crystals is tilted slightly towards the viewer for excellent display. It shows a drusy covering of quartz crystals, which, in turn, is largely covered by sharp, equant-prismatic, well terminated, white fluorapatite crystals and then crowned with several, deep blue, twinned lazulite crystals. Nice one!
Sphalerite, QuartzPanneton Collection
  • Item #29887
  • Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 9.8x4.2x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 24mm
  • $70.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Casapalca, Huarochiri
    Peru
  • This thin plate of quartz crystals has three lustrous, brown, complexly twinned, sphalerite crystals near the center of it. Displays perfectly.
Stibnite, QuartzPanneton Collection
  • Item #29876
  • Stibnite, Quartz
  • 8.6x3.6x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 73mm
  • $100.00
  • Xikuangshan Antimony Mine
  • Shaoyang, Hunan
    China
  • This cluster of stibnite crystals is composed of lustrous, all terminated crystals, partially encrusted with sugary, drusy quartz crystals. A little rock matrix attached, also, largely encrusted with quartz crystals. Beautiful!
Chalcopyrite, Quartz, PyritePanneton Collection
  • Item #29877
  • Chalcopyrite, Quartz, Pyrite
  • 7.2x6.7x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ch-25mm
  • $150.00
  • Huaron Mine
  • Pasco
    Peru
  • An exemplary chalcopyrite specimen! This plate of water clear quartz crystals has a couple of chalcopyrite crystals on it, plus a couple of lustrous pyrite crystals. The biggest chalcopyrite crystal is a perfectly contact twinned tetrahedra. Really nice!
Bournonite, Sphalerite, Quartz, PyritePanneton Collection
  • Item #29896
  • Bournonite, Sphalerite, Quartz, Pyrite
  • 22.5x15.0x5,.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $100.00
  • Julcani Mine
  • Julcani, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • This is a rather large plate of quartz crystals with sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrite crystals popping up between the quartz crystals all over. The last sulphosalt to form is bournonite and it is present as well formed cogwheel twins wherever the sulphides are. Extra postage! Excellent!
Bournonite, QuartzPanneton Collection
  • Item #29895
  • Bournonite, Quartz
  • 10.8x8.5x5.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $100.00
  • Julcani Mine
  • Julcani, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • This piece is largely covered with quartz crystals of two generations. The larger crystals are the first generation, then well formed bournonite crystals formed on the quartz, followed by a fine drusy quartz which drapes over some of the bournonite crystals. Nice cogwheel-twinned bournonite crystals!