David K. Joyce Minerals

Gold, Tetradymite, Harrison Lake, British Columbia

Well, these are small crystals of gold but what great crystals! Sharp crystals of gold in vugs in rusty quartz, associated with tetradymite, pyrrhotite and siderite. The gold crystals show various isometric forms, sometimes quite complex and other times just one simple isometric form, such as an octahedron. As well, sometimes, the crystals are simple, spheres, sometimes almost perfect, an unusual gold morphology. The tetradymite crystals are often sharp, hexagonal crystals, often with interesting vicinal growth features. Note: Some crystals from this locality have been identified as ruckledgite. There is no way of telling however, without analyzing each of the specimen. Most are likely tetradymite. Most of the specimens have non-crystal gold and tetradymite in the matrix, as well. Please note, I have not provided pictures of the matrix, just the sizes. All look like rusty quartz fragments. The beauty/interest is in the vugs! I hope that you find them interesting!

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Gold, TetradymiteGold, Tetradymite, Harrison Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #19001
  • Gold, Tetradymite
  • 1.8x1.8x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $65.00
  • Bear Claims
  • Harrison Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This specimen has a vug containing a sharp gold crystal attached to a sharply formed but corroded tetradymite crystal.
GoldGold, Tetradymite, Harrison Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #18983
  • Gold
  • 2.1x1.8x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $55.00
  • Bear Claims
  • Harrison Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A gorgeous, deep-yellow, golden sphere of gold with a little offset at the back showing some crystal form. Excellent example!
Gold, TetradymiteGold, Tetradymite, Harrison Lake, British Columbia
  • Item #18997
  • Gold, Tetradymite
  • 1.8x1.5x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 0.5mm
  • $45.00
  • Bear Claims
  • Harrison Lake
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A twisted crystal of gold, associated with, what I think are, disc-like crystals of siderite in a quartz vug. There are also several bright cleavages of tetradymite in the quartz. Different!