David K. Joyce

Cobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens

The Cobalt mining camp has been the source of incredible amounts of silver over the past century. The ore was, for the most part, native silver associated with cobalt-nickel and iron arsenides and antimonides. Over 600 million ounces have been produced from this amazing place. Here are a number of specimens of silver from Cobalt and the relatively nearby Gowganda.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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SilverCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #15369
  • Silver
  • 9.4x6.5x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Christopher Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A heavy specimen of silver in arsenides, sliced on one side to reveal the mineralization texture. Some of the silver is dendritic while some of it is in veinlets, apparently remobilized out of the arsenides. Rich!
Silver, SaffloriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #29279
  • Silver, Safflorite
  • 5.0x3.0x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Langis Mine
  • Casey Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • This specimen of cobalt arsenide coated silver exhibits excellent crystal structure. "Herringbone" crystal structure. More of the calcite could be dissolved away to reveal the silver crystals even better!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #26740
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 9.5x6.0x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • Bailey Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A heavy vein section of rich silver and a mixture of nickel and cobalt arsenides. Dense! Sawn on one end to expose the silver and arsenide structure. Very rich.
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #26749
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 9.4x8.5x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Capitol Mine
  • Gowganda
    Ontario, Canada
  • Beautiful, curved aggregates of dendritic silver coated with arsenide mineralization is well exposed on the sawn sade of this calcite-silver vein. Very rich!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #28140
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 9.6x7.1x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Bailey Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • The top portion of this sawn-one-side specimen is a carbonite-silver-arsenide vein showing rich native silver in veinlets, dendrites and as veinlets in the wall rock below the vein.
SilverCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #28141
  • Silver
  • 10.1x5.7x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Cobalt Lode Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • Not much arsenide in this one, just extremely rich veins, clots and dendrites of native silver in carbonate vein matrix.
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #28145
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 12.6x6.9x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $70.00
  • Lumsden Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A rich slice of high grade silver ore from the famous Cobalt Silver mining area. The Lumsden Mine was part of a mining complex beside Brady Lake that produced 7 million or so troy ounces of silver! This is why!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #28146
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 14.4x9.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $160.00
  • Beaver Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This portion of silver vein is mostly silver with a coating of arsenide mineralization. The silver is in fine dendrites and very rich. Silver is also present as thick veins or clots. Very rich, high-grade!!
Silver, SaffloriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens
  • Item #29022
  • Silver, Safflorite
  • 8.1x4.4x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $55.00
  • Foster Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • Nicely crystallized silver, coated by safflorite is embedded in calcite-dolomite matrix. Rich!