David K. Joyce

South Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite

Sphalerite specimens from the limestone/dolomite quarries of Wentworth County in Southern Ontario have a variety of habits reflected by this group of specimens.

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Sphalerite, PyriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #15132
  • Sphalerite, Pyrite
  • 4.8x3.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 37mm
  • $40.00
  • LaFarge Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A large, very dark-brown, complex sphalerite crystal with a thick wisp of dolostone matrix attached. The sphalerite crystal is sprinkled with tiny, golden pyrite crystals that you can see sparkle when you look closely. Very nice example.
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #16971
  • Sphalerite
  • 3.7x3.4x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 33mm
  • $70.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A cluster of what appears to be two very orange, complexly twinned sphalerite crystals with only just a little dolomite on the back. It is almost complete with just a little of one side cleaved off. Looks great!
Sphalerite, Marcasite, BariteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #19787
  • Sphalerite, Marcasite, Barite
  • 5.8x4.2x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Sp 18mm, Ma 2mm, Ba 4mm
  • $50.00
  • Lafarge Quarry, (Dundas Quarry)
  • Wentworth Co
    Ontario, Canada
  • A cluster of smaller complex black sphalerite crystals or a complexly twinned larger sphalerite crystal. The sphalerite is studded with small calcite crystals and some razor sharp marcasite crystals. Handsome!
Sphalerite, GalenaSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21603
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 6.8x5.4x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: sph-36mm, g-0.5mm
  • $85.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A large, beautifully twinned black (really very dark brown) sphalerite on the right of this specimen with a couple of less coherent crystals to the left of it. You can see the varying stria that delineate the twinning, clearly. Interestingly, there are quite a few tiny galena octahedra scattered over the sphalerite crystal.
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21604
  • Sphalerite
  • 5.0x4.0x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $65.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A single crystal, complexly twinned that is a darker brown toward the top than in the lower area of the crystal. There are a few smaller sphalerite crystals scattered around the larger crystal. Very interesting!
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21607
  • Sphalerite
  • 4.2x2.5x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $55.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • Sometimes the sphalerite crystals at the Flamboro Quarry are an impossible orange colour. Here is a good example of a very complex, orange sphalerite crystal from this wonderful location!
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21637
  • Sphalerite
  • 5.0x5.3x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • The upper portion of this specimen is a concave depression in limestone that is largely lined with orange-ish crystals of sphalerite. Sits perfectly for display.
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21638
  • Sphalerite
  • 3.5x2.6x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • Light brownish sphalerite, perhaps with a tinge of orange covers the front display side of this limestone matrix. Shows perfectly!
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21639
  • Sphalerite
  • 8.1x8.9x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $65.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • The concave front of this limestone matrix is thickly sprinkled with orangey sphalerite crystals and less liberally with small white calcite crystals and tiny marcasite crystals. Looks great!
Sphalerite, PyriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21645
  • Sphalerite, Pyrite
  • 6.7x4.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $55.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • One larger, 10mm, sphalerite crystal is nicely placed on the front of this specimen along with a number of smaller ones. There are two tiny galena octahedra on the sphalerite crystal and quite a few pyrite crystals scattered around on the matrix. Very nice looking, displayable piece!
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21646
  • Sphalerite
  • 5.3x4.0x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • Nice looking convex matrix with dark orangey-brown sphalerite crystals speckled around it. Lots of tiny marcasite crystals and one small fluorite crystal as well. Very slight bruising. Looks great!
SphaleriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21650
  • Sphalerite
  • 4.7x4.7x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $45.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • A carpet of light brown, highly lustrous sphalerite crystals, with a tinge of orange colour, that almost covers a thin fragment of limestone. Looks great!
Sphalerite, FluoriteSouth Ontario Limestone Quarries, Sphalerite
  • Item #21652
  • Sphalerite, Fluorite
  • 5.0x4.8x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $35.00
  • Flamboro Quarry
  • Wentworth County
    Ontario, Canada
  • This piece has nice orangey-brown sphalerite crystals on and between the little breccia fragments. As well, there is a small , clear fluorite crystal at the top of the specimen. Excellent example!