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 19% or multiply by 0.81.

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ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17746
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 11.0x7.4x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $60.00
  • 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.
Siegenite, Chalcopyrite, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #13449
  • Siegenite, Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite
  • 4.3x3.4x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $55.00
  • Sweetwater Mine
  • Reynolds County
    Missouri, USA
  • Rounded aggregates of sharp siegenite crystals formed on chalcopyrite are scattered about on this dolomite-limestone matrix. Good example of this relatively rare mineral.
PyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18816
  • Pyrite
  • 3.9x3.3x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $45.00
  • 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!
BournoniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #15119
  • Bournonite
  • 1.0x0.6x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Brunswick #12 Mine
  • Bathurst
    New Brunswick, Canada
  • This gorgeous little crystal fell off a specimen that I trimmed years ago. It is a perfect bournonite crystal with a couple of smaller ones attached and a little pure white quartz attached. Unusual locality for bournonite.
Quartz, Pyrite, Boulangerite, FluoriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #15114
  • Quartz, Pyrite, Boulangerite, Fluorite
  • 4.9x4.3x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: various
  • $75.00
  • Yaogangxian Mine
  • Chenzhou City, Hunan
    China
  • This is a very attractive and interesting specimen! A kind of cave of pyrite crystals is flanked on the left side by a couple of colourless, clear quartz crystals, one not terminated and the other nicely terminated. Inside the pyrite cave is a nest of fine, metallic, hairs of boulangerite. As well, several light lavender fluorite crystals are arranged across the front-bottom of the specimen. I expect that the pyrite is some sort of pseudomorph. Looks great!
Boulangerite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #14933
  • Boulangerite, Quartz
  • 6.7x3.3x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $35.00
  • Treasure Mountain Mine
  • Similkameen Mining Division
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Oodles of tiny boulangerite needles are formed between sharp quartz crystals on this quartz, sphalerite and tetrahedrite matrix. Rich!
Galena, SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #18937
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 4.7x4.4x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-21mm, s-14mm
  • $85.00
  • 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
Sphalerite, FluoriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #15495
  • Sphalerite, Fluorite
  • 6.8x6.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $50.00
  • Elmwood Mine
  • Smith Co.
    Tennessee, USA
  • This is one big, complex crystal of sphalerite, typical of the sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine. The faces are very lustrous and, together with the complexity, makes it very difficult to obtain a flattering photograph. One single, deep purple fluorite cube is attached, as well. This photo does not do this specimen justice! It is a great-looking specimen that shows well.
Pyrite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16246
  • Pyrite, Calcite
  • 8.6x9.2x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7.5mm
  • $35.00
  • T-! Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • This specimen is a mound of coarse, intergrown carbonate, I think calcite, with several pyrite crystals on it, particularly two prominent crystals. The crystals are cubes with offset faces and octahedral modifications Unusual locality!
Pyrite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16249
  • Pyrite, Calcite
  • 3.1x2.9x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $30.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A cluster of partially iridescent pyrite crystals with associated grayish calcite crystals. Unusual location!
Pyrite, ChloriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16251
  • Pyrite, Chlorite
  • 3.7x2.4x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $30.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • A cluster of iridescent pyrite crystals associated with platy chlorite crystals and some calcite crystals. Interesting!
Pyrite, Calcite, ChloriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16259
  • Pyrite, Calcite, Chlorite
  • 3.5x3.6x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • An 11mm iridescent pyrite crystal sits atop a matrix with cavities lined with pyrite, calcite and chlorite crystals. Interesting piece from an unusual locality!
PyrrhotiteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #16260
  • Pyrrhotite
  • 5.8x3.7x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • T-3 Mine
  • Thompson
    Manitoba, Canada
  • One sharp, hexagonal prism of bronzy pyrrhotite is embedded in calcite at the end of this fragment. Some chalcopyrite also embedded in the calcite.
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!
Galena, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17074
  • Galena, Quartz
  • 10.0x7.0x7.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $85.00
  • Boulder Creek Mine
  • Thunder Bay
    Ontario, Canada
  • Some of the calcite has been removed from this piece to expose sharp galena crystals all over. The galena crystals exhibit the octahedral crystal habit modified by cube faces. As well, the galena crystals are partially draped by druses of tiny quartz crystals. Interesting cabinet specimen from an unusual location.
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
  • $160.00
  • 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!
GalenaSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #17427
  • Galena
  • 7.3x5.6x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $60.00
  • Buick Mine
  • Boss
    Missouri, USA
  • A mound of lustrous, lead-gray, cube-octahedral galena crystals on a limestone fragment. An excellent example of galena from this classic "Mississippi Valley" lead-zinc deposit.
MilleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #19965
  • Millerite
  • 7.6x6.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $300.00
  • 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!
SphaleriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20205
  • Sphalerite
  • 5.7x4.5x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $100.00
  • Naica

  • Chihuahua, Mexico
  • A superb cluster of sharp sphalerite crystals from this famous locality. Very slight bruising but not very noticeable. These crystals show typical twinning but not to the extreme like many sphalerite crystals do. Very displayable specimen.
Sphalerite, SideriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20177
  • Sphalerite, Siderite
  • 14.6x11.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $160.00
  • 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!
GalenaSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20253
  • Galena
  • 7.6x5.0x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $75.00
  • Joplin

  • Missouri, USA
  • I think that this is one large, stepped and hoppered galena crystal showing cube and octahedron in varying degrees of dominance. Nice looking crystal! Dense!
Sphalerite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20255
  • Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 12.5x9.5x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-30mm, q-5mm
  • $140.00
  • Picher
  • Ottawa County
    Oklahoma, USA
  • A really nice attractive specimen of this zinc ore mineral! It is a large cluster of dark brown sphalerite crystals that have small chalcopyrite crystals, many oriented, on the sphalerite. The druse of small quartz crystals are draped over the sphalerites, preferentially, like snow on a rock outcrop. Very nice!
Galena, Sphalerite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20640
  • Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 9.2x6.6x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ga 20mm, Sp 15mm, Qu 22mm
  • $75.00
  • Kruchev Dol Mine
  • Madan
    Bulgaria
  • A great looking cluster of quartz crystals with several sharp sphalerite and rounded galena crystals embedded in the middle and left side. Looks great! t
Semseyite, BaryteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20900
  • Semseyite, Baryte
  • 8.6x5.5x5.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: S-9mm
  • $75.00
  • Ally
  • Massif Central
    France
  • This specimen seems to be mostly composed of massive semseyite that has many crystals of semseyite on it, including all over most of the top. The crystals are composite, cockscomb shaped crystals with very good luster. There are also barite and quartz crystals associated with the semseyite.
Arsenopyrite, QuartzSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #20911
  • Arsenopyrite, Quartz
  • 11.5x8.2x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ar 11mm, Qu 7mm
  • $160.00
  • Noche Buena Mine
  • Mazapil, Zacatecas
    Mexico
  • Really perhaps the best arsenopyrite specimen I've seen from Noche Buena Mine. Many silvery arseno crystals associated with milky quartz crystals, all on a matrix of coarse, dark brown, massive sphalerite. Displays perfectly!
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!
ArsenopyriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21159
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 3.7x2.8x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $45.00
  • Panasqueira Mine
  • Covilha, Castello Branco
    Portugal
  • A bright, lustrous cluster of arsenopyrite crystals from one of the most famous localities for nice arsenopyrite crystals. A few small calcite or dolomite crystals are present, as well. t
Stephanite, SideriteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21243
  • Stephanite, Siderite
  • 11.2x7.6x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $225.00
  • Husky Mine
  • Elsa
    Yukon, Canada
  • This chink of, largely, siderite vein material has the top covered with bladed crystals of siderite. On the siderite are a couple of corroded galena crystals and lots of sharp crystals of stephanite. The larger stephanite crystals have a darker luster, with an iridescence on some faces while smaller crystals tend to be more iridescent. Nice piece!
ArsenohauchecorniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21508
  • Arsenohauchecornite
  • 3.5x2.5x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $70.00
  • Vermilion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A mass of this rare mineral embedded in chalcopyrite, from the type locality. Rich!
ArsenohauchecorniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21521
  • Arsenohauchecornite
  • 8.8x5.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Vermilion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • There are two areas of aresnohauchecornite embedded in chalcopyrite at one end of this matrix. Affixed arrows make them easy to see. Rare mineral from the type locality!
ArsenohauchecorniteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21522
  • Arsenohauchecornite
  • 7.0x4.4x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Vermilion Mine
  • Denison Township
    Ontario, Canada
  • A nice patch of rare arsenohauchecornite associated with chalcopyrite. Rare mineral from the type locality.
Sphalerite, CalciteSulphides, Arsenides, etc. Miscellaneous
  • Item #21828
  • Sphalerite, Calcite
  • 19.5x14.0x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 140mm
  • $525.00
  • 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. VERY impressive!