David K. Joyce

Cobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three

Great silver specimens are getting more difficult to come by in the Cobalt Camp. I am constantly on the look-out for nice specimens and I frequent the area several times a year in search f them. Here are some more pieces that I've managed to locate!

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

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Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #12426
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 17.0x16.2x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Miller-O'Brien Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This slice of a silver vein shows finely dendritic silver in white calcite associated with a small amount of cobalt arsenides. Very rich and good looking!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #11139
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 13.2x11.0x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $75.00
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This sawn calcite vein material is laced with arsenide coated dendritic silver and veinlets of bright metalic silver. Looks great!
Silver, SaffloriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #17092
  • Silver, Safflorite
  • 15.5x10.2x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $110.00
  • Foster Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A slice of high-grade silver-arsenides featuring mostly safflorite, a little nickeline and lots of bright native silver, associated with dolomite. I've arranged the photography lights to reflect off of the shiny silver in the saw cut so that you can see the texture. Nicely sliced. Unusual location. High Grade!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #27070
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 12.5x4.5x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Miller-O'Brien Mine
  • Gowganda
    Ontario, Canada
  • A rich slice of high-grade silver mineralization from a very rich producer. The piece is mostly thick, dendritic silver wit ha coating of arsenide mineralization in calcite-dolomite gangue. Rich!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #26755
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 10.5x7.8x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Christopher Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A very dense section of silver and arsenides from the Christopher mine. Very dense, rich specimen!!
Silver, SaffloriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29423
  • Silver, Safflorite
  • 9.6x4.3x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Siscoe-O'Brien Mine
  • Nicol TWP
    Ontario, Canada
  • A nice slice of high grade ore from one of the later mines to operate in the area closer to Gowganda. Excellent!
Silver, SaffloriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29425
  • Silver, Safflorite
  • 6.3x5.2x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Siscoe-O'Brien Mine
  • Nicol TWP
    Ontario, Canada
  • Nicely crystallized high-grade silver and safflorite mineralization from this great old mine! A nice slice!
Silver, Arsenides, CalciteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #28169
  • Silver, Arsenides, Calcite
  • 9.3x7.3x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $120.00
  • Castle Mine
  • Gowganda
    Ontario, Canada
  • The top of this piece is a calcite vein, richly laced with native silver that has a coating of arsenide minerals. Sorry, don't know which ones! The dendritic structure is nice and this would be a welcome silver vein in any silver mine!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #28171
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 14.7x8.9x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Castle Mine
  • Gowganda
    Ontario, Canada
  • A thick, calcite vein cuts across the top of this matrix. The calcite vein is thoroughly laced with native silver that has a thick coating of cobalt arsenides. Very representative of high grade Castle Mine ores.
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #28172
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 9.7x6.5x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Bailey Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A chunk of arsenide mineralization that is laced through with native silver. The piece is sawn on one side to reveal the mineralogical texture which makes the silver shiny and easy to see. The backside is rough. Nice!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #28174
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 12.8x12.7x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Cobalt Lode Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • Very rich high-grade silver mineralization associated with cobalt arsenides. The silver has not got much structure but there is a LOT of it!! The piece is sawn one side to reveal the silver content and textures while the backside is rough. Rich piece from one of the great mines!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #28175
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 10.2x9.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Bailey Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This specimen shows a matrix of Nipissing diabase with a calcite vein cutting across the top of it. The carbonate vein is well mineralized with arsenide-coated native silver. Nice example of a silver vein!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #28176
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 15.0x9.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • Peterson Lake Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A portion of a brecciated vein showing rock cut through by several carbonate veins, the middle one, of which, is laced with native silver and arsenides. Interesting specimen!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29415
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 6.8x3.5x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • McKinley-Darragh Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • A thick sawn-one-side specimen of high grade silver showing native silver, largely embedded in arsenide mineralization with some carbonate gangue mineralization. Excellent!
SilverCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29411
  • Silver
  • 6.9x5.3x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Savage Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • An excellent slice of a vein section from this unusual locality. Looks great!
    NB
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29413
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 6.3x6.1x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • McKinley-Darragh Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • Rich, silver mineralization is exhibited in this slice of silver vein with country rock attached. Interestingly, the country rock, probably an argillite or contorted slate, has been partially altered and penetrated by native silver and arsenides. Unusual. Rich!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29543
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 12.9x9.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $160.00
  • Mckinley-Darragh Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This specimen is an end cut of a very rich vein section, cut one side and rough the other. The cut side shows dendritic silver that constitutes the majority of the mineralization with a little arsenides and carbonate. The rough side shows thick native silver, Rich!
Silver, ArsenidesCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29542
  • Silver, Arsenides
  • 16.0x7.1x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $95.00
  • Beaver Mine
  • Cobalt
    Ontario, Canada
  • This slice of high grade, dendritic silver mineralization is from one of the original silver discoveries in the Cobalt Mining Camp. It shows the super mineralization that made Cobalt one of the major silver producing areas of the world!
Silver, SaffloriteCobalt/Gowganda Area, Ontario -Silver Specimens, Page Three
  • Item #29021
  • Silver, Safflorite
  • 15.0x11.8x3.7 cm
  • $140.00
  • Foster Mine

  • Canada
  • Very rich, well formed dendritic silver crystals are present through this calcite matrix. The silver has a coating of silvery-metallic safflorite, the cobalt arsenide mineral. Really nice example!