David K. Joyce

Sulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous

Here are some excellent specimens that I don't have enough of to form their own category. Many are one-of-a kind. Remember, there are lots of great sulphide mineral specimens in more specific categories.

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

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ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17746
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 11.0x7.4x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $50.00
  • Manitou-Barvue Mine
  • Val D'Or
    Quebec, Canada
  • Here is an unusual locality piece! A 12mm, extremely sharp, lustrous arsenopyrite crystals is exposed in calcite on one end of the specimen. There are a few other crystals poking out here and there. Collected in 1983.
PyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18816
  • Pyrite
  • 3.9x3.3x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $35.00
  • Mariner Mine
  • Likely
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A beautiful pyrite crystal with slightly curved faces is perfectly exposed in argillite matrix. The crystal is predominately a cube with strong pyritohedral faces. Nice specimen from an unusual locality!
Galena, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18937
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 4.7x4.4x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-21mm, s-14mm
  • $65.00
  • Deveti Septemvre Mine
  • Madan
    Bulgaria
  • A sweet specimen showing a couple of superbly hoppered, cube-octahedra of galena, with interesting vicinal faces, on a mound of sharp, black sphalerite crystals. Looks great! t
MolybdeniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #19150
  • Molybdenite
  • 5.4x3.7x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $45.00
  • Aldfield

  • Quebec, Canada
  • This rusty, peridotite matrix has a couple of prismatic, parallel growth molybdenite crystals embedded and well exposed on it. I think it may be repaired but it is not visible. Displays well.
Arsenopyrite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16894
  • Arsenopyrite, Quartz
  • 6.6x4.7x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $65.00
  • Dalnegorsk
  • Primorskiy Kray
    Russia
  • Several, sharp, silvery, well terminated, lightly striated arsenopyrite crystals are nestled amongst many white crystals of quartz. Looks great!
PolybasiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #19219
  • Polybasite
  • 5.3x4.9x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Reyes Mine
  • Guanajuato
    Mexico
  • Not a beautiful specimen until you examine it up close. Some nice crystals and areas of polybasite crystals on this specimen!
Galena, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18027
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 7.7x5.2x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $90.00
  • Commodore Mine
  • Creede, Mineral County
    Colorado, USA
  • A very cool specimen of sharp, composite galena cubes piled up on top of a sphalerite crystal encrusted matrix of mostly sphalerite. The galena crystals are composed of stacked cubes and have interesting morphology. Has a thin coating of a lacquer. Old Larry Conklin and David Shannon labels accompany it. This specimen from a classic western locality displays very well!
MilleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #19965
  • Millerite
  • 7.6x6.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $110.00
  • Hall's Gap
  • Lincoln County
    Kentucky, USA
  • A classic chalcedony geode lined with botryoidal chalcedony. The geode has excellent gossamer, millerite crystals present all through the opening. Amazing!
Sphalerite, BariteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20107
  • Sphalerite, Barite
  • 9.8x10.2x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Sp 13mm, Ba 30mm
  • $150.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Carthage
    Tennessee, USA
  • A gorgeous lustrous, complexly twinned aggregate of three crystals of sphalerite from one of the localities that produces the best. It is composed of smaller segments that are dark brown, richly resinous and bright. The large sphalerite crystal is accented by two rounded barite aggregates. Beautiful!
Sphalerite, SideriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20177
  • Sphalerite, Siderite
  • 14.6x11.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $110.00
  • Eagle Mine
  • Gilman, Eagle Co.
    Colorado, USA
  • A rather large, partially siderite-coated plate of sphalerite crystals from the famous Eagle Mine. This was one of the main ore minerals that was mined there and many specimens were available at one time. They are rarely seen these days, especially in large size like this. From an old collection. Displays well with support!
SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20251
  • Sphalerite
  • 13.0x8.0x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 45mm
  • $150.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Carthage
    Tennessee, USA
  • Lots of complexly-twinned, lustrous, deep brown sphalerite crystals are present in openings in this breccia and also cementing the breccia together. I've included an image of the bottom of the specimen showing the sphalerite-cemented breccia base. Great geological as well as mineralogical specimen. Displays very well!
Stibnite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20894
  • Stibnite, Calcite
  • 14.0x8.1z5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: St 26mm, Ca 30mm
  • $85.00

  • China
  • This very cool specimen shows, lustrous, steely-metallic needles/crystals of stibnite in and on nicely contrasting pinkish coloured calcite crystals. All I know is that it is from China! Looks great!
GudumuniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20909
  • Gudumunite
  • 4.5x3.9x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $65.00
  • Pezinok
  • nr. Blatislava
    Czech Republic
  • Small elongated, silvery crystals of gudmundite are embedded in other sulphides in this specimen. Nice specimen of this iron-antimony sulphide. Relatively rare!
SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21010
  • Sphalerite
  • 15.0x9.8x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 29mm
  • $85.00
  • Shizhuyuan Mine
  • Chenzhou City
    Hunan, China
  • The front of this plate has several lustrous, deep smokey-orange sphalerite crystals. The crystals are complexly twinned. The bottom and back is encrusted with bladed calcite crystals. Stands perfectly for display!
Galena, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21124
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 10.0x7.2x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ga 25mm, Sp 6mm
  • $65.00
  • Dalnergorsk
  • Primorskiy Kray
    Russia
  • A classic plate of black sphalerite crystals and flattened, spinel-law twinned galena crystals. The sulphides have clusters of small quartz, calcite and dolomite crystals between them to enhance the presence of the darker crystals. The galena crystals are particularly good examples of spinel-law twinning. Very nice!
ArsenohauchecorniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21508
  • Arsenohauchecornite
  • 3.5x2.5x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $60.00
  • Vermilion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A mass of this rare mineral embedded in chalcopyrite, from the type locality. Rich!
Sphalerite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21828
  • Sphalerite, Calcite
  • 19.5x14.0x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 140mm
  • $325.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Carthage
    Tennessee, USA
  • This is a monster specimen of what I interpret as one very large, lustrous 14.0 cm sphalerite crystals with a couple of smaller ones attached. The sphalerite has the complex twinned configuration and high luster that makes the sphalerite from that mine so spectacular! A little bruising but not too noticeable. A few colourless calcite crystals attached for accent. Extra postage! VERY impressive!
GalenaSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #22252
  • Galena
  • 8.3x4.5x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $75.00
  • Black Cloud Mine
  • Leadville
    Colorado, USA
  • A very nice cluster of galena crystals from this famous mining camp. The galena crystals are largely cubes with octahedral modifications. Becoming harder to obtain nice specimens from this mining area presently.
CovelliteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #22538
  • Covellite
  • 10.5x7.0x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Butte
    Montana, USA
  • A large mass of foliated, deep purple-blue covellite from this prolific base metals mining area. It is actually a vein section with pyrite coating much of one side. Nice, rich specimen!
MilleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #24345
  • Millerite
  • 7.5x4.7x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 17mm
  • $70.00
  • Mabilikwe Hill
  • Pafuri District, Transvaal
    South Africa
  • A prominent spray of golden millerite crystals is exposed on the top of this specimen, embedded in creamy, coarse calcite. Classic nickel deposit and classic South African mineral locality. s
Enargite, ChalcociteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #24363
  • Enargite, Chalcocite
  • 4.2x4.7x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $35.00
  • Leonard Mine
  • Butte, Silver Bow Co.
    Montana, USA
  • A specimen of enargite crystals, many of which seem hollow and actually are pseudos of chalcocite after enargite. On massive enargite. Not all, though! Good reference specimen from this great mine! s
PyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #24640
  • Pyrite
  • 2.9x2.6x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $35.00
  • Spruce Claim
  • King co.
    Washington, USA
  • Very nice pyrite crystal specimen from this famous quartz-pyrite locality. s
ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #24652
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 12.0x7.1x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $40.00
  • Port Dufferin Gold Mine
  • Port Dufferin
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A very nice example, rarely seen, from this old Nova Scotian Gold Mine. It shows sharp, silvery, wedge-shaped arsenopyrite crystals embedded in shaly rock. Unusual locality! s
CinnabarSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #24676
  • Cinnabar
  • 6.8x4.1x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00

  • Alaska, USA
  • A rich specimen of cinnabar the sulphide mineral of mercury. This is an ore-grade specimen from one of the deposits in Northern Alaska, according to an affixed label. Sorry, don't know which one! Can't be the Red Devil Mine which is in southwest Alaska. Rich! Dense! s
Tennantite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #24944
  • Tennantite, Quartz
  • 4.9x2.9x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $45.00
  • Conception Del Oro
  • Zacatecas
    Mexico
  • Conception del Oro is famous for specimens of tennantite on drusy quartz like this. This one has some well formed modified tetrahedral crystals, associated with pyrite on the milky quartz crystals.
MilleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #25006
  • Millerite
  • 5.5x4.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $55.00
  • Hoopston

  • Illinois, USA
  • There are a umber of openings in this quartz geode/nodule and most of them have some amount of millerite, a nickel sulphide mineral. The millerite is present as hair-like, fine crystals in straight crystals and curved bundles. Classic!
Chalcopyrite, DolomiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26048
  • Chalcopyrite, Dolomite
  • 10.5x7.5x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: ch-1mm, d-1mm
  • $55.00
  • Restigouche Mine
  • Bathurst
    New Brunswick, Canada
  • A dolomite-lined vug of ferroan dolomite that is speckled with golden and irridescent chalcopyrite crystals. This mine operated back in the 80's and 90's but has been closed for some time.
MilleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26452
  • Millerite
  • 3.7x2.7x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $65.00
  • Mubilikwe Hill
  • Pafuri Dist., Transvaal
    South Africa
  • A wonderful spray of millerite crystals embedded in a creamy-white carbonate, probably calcite or dolomite. The millerite crystals are tightly packed and have some annabergite tinting on them and in the carbonate. Classic!
Bournonite, Quartz, ChalcopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26516
  • Bournonite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite
  • 2.9x2.6x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $375.00
  • Herodsfoot Mine
  • Lanreath, Cornwall
    England
  • Here is something we don't see very often! A very nice, mosaic-ly twinned bournonite crystal from one of the most famous localities in the world. As they do, this lustrous twin sits on drusy quartz crystals and the back of the crystal is coated with tiny quartz crystals. There is a single chalcopyrite crystal on the bournonite. A little abrasion on the top of the bournonite crystal but it is very nice! Classic British!
Sphalerite, FluoriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26833
  • Sphalerite, Fluorite
  • 23.5x12.0x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sp-60mm, fl-20mm
  • $240.00
  • Cave in Rock
  • Denton
    Illinois, USA
  • Wow! This specimen is composed of a very thick crust of rich, brown sphalerite on a thin, maximum 15mm sheet of limestone. The sphalerite is composed of very complex, composite crystals of sphalerite with a high lustre. There are several excellent, purple cubes of fluorite scattered on the piece. Impressive display specimen. Extra postage may be required!
CubaniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26977
  • Cubanite
  • 1.5x1.1x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Henderson II Mine
  • Chibougamau
    Quebec, Canada
  • A lustrous, twinned on right side cubanite twin crystal form the locality that produced the best long ago. point of attachment to matrix was on the left side. Not perfect but pretty darn good for the mineral!
CubaniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26978
  • Cubanite
  • 1.1x0.9x0.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Henderson II Mine
  • Chibougamau
    Quebec, Canada
  • A lustrous, V-twin cubanite crystal with point of attachment on the bottom, in the picture. A couple of chips but, still, a very nice example of this relatively rare mineral.
CubaniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26979
  • Cubanite
  • 1.3x0.65x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Henderson II Mine
  • Chibougamau
    Quebec, Canada
  • Here is a lustrous crystal, incomplete but that shows the twinning stria characteristic of cubanite.
CubaniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26980
  • Cubanite
  • 1.5x1.0x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Henderson II Mine
  • Chibougamau
    Quebec, Canada
  • A single cubanite crystal with deep stria showing the twinning characteristic of this mineral. The crystal is intergrown around the edges with other minerals so has rough edges. On one side of the crystal there is a small perfect un-twinned cubanite crystal. My picture here was a fast one. You should be able to get a better one!
SperryliteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26986
  • Sperrylite
  • 4.1x1.8x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.2mm
  • $45.00
  • Vermillion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A tiny, well formed silvery sperrylite crystal is embedded in rusty rock matrix, associated with s little chalcopyrite in the matrix. From the type locality.
Sperrylite, in chalcopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26987
  • Sperrylite, in chalcopyrite
  • 2.7x2.1x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.5mm
  • $75.00
  • Vermillion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A lustrous, cubic sperrylite crystal is exposed in chalcopyrite in this specimen. There are a couple of other smaller crystals embedded nearby. From the type locality!
SperryliteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #26988
  • Sperrylite
  • 3.5x2.2x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.75mm
  • $75.00
  • Vermilion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A very lustrous, silvery sperrylite crystal is nicely exposed in rock matrix, next to a chalcopyrite veinlet that hosts another more rounded sperrylite crystal. Nice example of this platinum arsenide mineral, from the type locality!