David K. Joyce

Bulgarian Sulphides

I am fortunate to have obtained a very high quality group of sulphides fromthe Madan mining area. All are nice with well formed crystals of chalcopyrite, galena and sphalerite associated, mostly with quartz. Very good looking cabinet specimens.

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Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite, QuartzBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #5926
  • Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 5.7x4.9x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-11mm
  • $35.00
  • Ninth of September Mine
  • Madan, Smolyan Oblast
  • A rounded but well formed chalcopyrite crystal on a matrix of quartz crystals with rough, dark brown sphalerite crystals and a few lustrous pyrite crystals. Nice!
Spahlerite, Chalcopyrite, GalenaBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #5933
  • Spahlerite, Chalcopyrite, Galena
  • 5.0x4.2x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-17mm, s-18mm
  • $30.00
  • Ninth of September Mine
  • Madan
  • A cluster of sulphide minerals with interlocking crystals of sphalerite as the base with a couple of rounded chalcopyrite crystals inserted into the sphalerites. A few small cubic galena crystals on the front, as well. Good association specimen!
Sphalerite, GalenaBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #7891
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 6.2x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $65.00
  • Gyudyurska Mine
  • Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast
  • A superb cluster of pitch-black, highly lustrous tetrahedra of sphalerite. The sphalerite crystals are relatively simple but intergrown to form an aesthetic cluster. Very hard to photograph because of the lustre and black colour. Galena crystals on back. Excellent specimen.
Galena, SphaleriteBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #9027
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 3.8x3.6x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-33mm, s-28mm
  • $45.00
  • Gyudyurska Mine
  • Madan Ore Fields, Smolyan Oblast
  • The photo does not do this one justice. It is a single, kind of skeletal, lustrous galena crystal with interesting growth features with a couple of sharp, dark brown sphalerite crystals attached to the front. Nice looking specimen of this great association.
Galena, QuartzBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #9035
  • Galena, Quartz
  • 6.8x5.8x5.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 67mm
  • $60.00
  • Krushev Dol Mine
  • Madan Ore Fields, Smolyan Oblast
  • A couple of well formed, complex, spinel-law twinned galena are intergrown and sprinkled with some sharp quartz crystals. Excellent example of this type of twinning in galena.
Sphalerite, GalenaBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #21238
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 14.0x10.8c5.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-20mm, g-38mm
  • $95.00
  • Madan

  • Bulgaria
  • Here is a mound of lustrous, very sharp, black crystals of sphalerite with a very complicated cube of galena on top! The galena is complicated because it is complexly hoppered with different offset growths. Sawn on base so it sits perfectly. Interesting and great looking!
Galena, Quartz, Sphalerite Bulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #22318
  • Galena, Quartz, Sphalerite
  • 11.4x9.4x5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ga 36mm, Qu 17mm, Sp13mm
  • $120.00
  • Madan
  • A large cluster of predominately large galena crystals associated with quartz and sphalerite crystals. The galena crystals are various combinations of cube and octahedron with a lead-gray, matte finish. Looks great! r