David K. Joyce

Pine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories

This lead-zinc mine was discovered over a hundred years ago near Pine Point on the shores of Great Slave Lake but the remoteness of the deposits delayed development until 1965 when mining operations started. The mine exploited a number of rich surface deposits until 1988 when it closed. The deposits were worked by a series of open pit mines and many excellent specimens of sphalerite, galena, calcite and dolomite were recovered. Some extra postage many be required for the bigger ones, particularly those rich in galena! Here are some nice ones!

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Galena, SphaleritePine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #18926
  • Galena, Sphalerite
  • 5.5x5.6x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ga 7mm, Sp 15mm
  • $65.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A mound of sharp, slightly oxidized, uniquely hoppered galena crystals associated with lustrous, twinned, dark-brown sphalerite crystals.
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #16224
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 3.6x3.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: s-14mm
  • $30.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A nice cluster of sharp, tetrahedral, dark brown sphalerite with a couple of rembling, sort of skeletal galena crystals. Some bruising. Interesting!
Sphalerite, CalcitePine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #16226
  • Sphalerite, Calcite
  • 3.9x4.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $30.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This one is pretty well solid sphalerite and consists of very complex, lustrous brown sphalerite crystals with a single calcite rhombohedron on the top! This was the ore mineral at the Pine Point Mine. Nice!
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19792
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 4.8x3.7x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-6mm, s-4mm
  • $40.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A branching formation of sphalerite wth some galena on it and throughout its formation sequence. There is a particularly interesting formation of galena in the center of the stalactite.
Sphalerite, Galena, CerussitePine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19793
  • Sphalerite, Galena, Cerussite
  • 8.3x5.2x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-5mm
  • $55.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This specimen is a stalactite section composed mostly of sphalerite with some galena crystals on part of it. Interestingly, the galena crystals are coated with small, sparkling white crystals of, what I believe are tiny cerussite crystals. Interesting!!
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19796
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 6.9x3.8x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $40.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A cylindrical stalactitic section that is mostly sphalerite with some galena crystals as the last phase to form. The concentric bands of the sphalerite are interesting in that galena is included at times so that you can see when it formed at other times in the paragenesis. Nice!
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19797
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 4.9x4.4x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-8mm
  • $45.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • An odd, sort-of cauliflower shaped mass of sphalerite crowned with galena crystals. The sphalerite is composed of concentric bands of sphalerite with lighter crystals on the outside. Interesting piece!
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19799
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 9.7x4.9x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A great looking crystallized stalactitic section showing a coating of sharp, dark brown sphalerite crystals speckled with galena cubes. Very interesting paragenesis!
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19801
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 4.8x3.8x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A thick, stubby end of a stalactitic growth showing "growth rings" in one end. The specimen shows an outer zone of sharp, dark brown sphalerite crystals with cubes of galena here and there.
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19802
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 6.5x2.3x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-4mm
  • $45.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A light coloured, fine-grained sphalerite stalagtite showing rounded end and nice growth rings on the other end. Slightly oxidized galena crystals on one side. It has been repaired. The repair is not visible from the display side but is available from the back.
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19803
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 8.5x3.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $75.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • This specimen is composed of several stalactitic growths attached to each other. The growths are light coloured sphalerite on the outside and show concentric banding of other hues of brown. It has been repaired but the repair is not that noticeable. Only a little galena. Nice specimen!
Sphalerite, GalenaPine Point Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories
  • Item #19809
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 8.4x4.0x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $55.00
  • Pine Point Mine
  • Pine Point
    Northwest Territories, Canada
  • A really nice section of stalactitic growth showing undulating folds of sphalerite crested with sharp galena cubes. Nice "growth rings" of sphalerite and galena exposed in the base.