David K. Joyce Minerals

Van Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite

The Van Silver Mine is well known for its fine crystals of diaphorite. Here are some excellent examples!

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DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19638
  • Diaphorite
  • 2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $65.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • The vug in this specimen has a unique twinned diaphorite crystal well exposed in it. One is an elongated, doubly terminated crystal while the other is more bladed and singly terminated.
Diaphorite, Pyrargyrite, Sphalerite, CerussiteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19667
  • Diaphorite, Pyrargyrite, Sphalerite, Cerussite
  • 11.2x6.7x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $85.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A couple of sharp, prismatic diaphorite crystals, a reddish pyrargyrite crystal and a small opening with fibrous cerussite crystals, amongst other crystals are present in openings in this split sulphide vein. Lots to look at!
Diaphorite, SphaleriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19668
  • Diaphorite, Sphalerite
  • 3.8x3.1x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: d-1.5mm
  • $75.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • There are a half dozen excellent diaphorite crystals in this vug in quartz, along with sphalerite crystals. Sweet!
Diaphorite, PyriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19669
  • Diaphorite, Pyrite
  • 4.6x2.8x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $55.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A superb, twinned, well terminated, highly lustrous diaphorite crystal in this quartz crystal-lined vug in quartz. Beautiful!
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19671
  • Diaphorite
  • 2.4x1.5x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $55.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Several sharp diaphorite crystals, including one central, larger crystal are in this sparkling quartz crystal-lined vug in quartz. Nice, lustrous crystals!!
Diaphorite, PyriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19672
  • Diaphorite, Pyrite
  • 3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $65.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • There are two nice diaphorite crystals in this small vug in a split sulphide/quartz vein, an elongated singly-terminated crystal and a shorter, doubly terminated crystal. Very nice!
Diaphorite, PyriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19673
  • Diaphorite, Pyrite
  • 2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $65.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A very lustrous, interestingly curved diaphorite crystal in a vug with a number of lesser diaphorite crystals, associated with pyrite crystals. Very nice crystal!
Diaphorite, Pyrite, MiargyriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19674
  • Diaphorite, Pyrite, Miargyrite
  • 2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $75.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Two halves of a specimen that fit back together. On one side, there is an opening with a brilliant, terminated diaphorite crystal. The other half of the cavity, in the other part of the specimen has a miargyrite crystal with a couple of lustrous diaphorite crystals around it. Interesting piece!
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19676
  • Diaphorite
  • 1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $45.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A very well formed, nicely terminated diaphorite crystal protrudes up out of a quartz vug. There are a couple of other crystals around its base. Looks great.
Diaphorite, PyriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19677
  • Diaphorite, Pyrite
  • 1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $45.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A beautiful, stocky, lustrous, well terminated, diaphorite crystal in an opening in a diaphorite-pyrite-galena vein.
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19679
  • Diaphorite
  • 3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $35.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A stunning, sort of bladed, lustrous, diaphorite crystal has been glued onto the matrix in this specimen along with a couple of other nice smaller crystal clusters. That's right, it is made up. But look at the price! It is still an excellent crystal!!
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19680
  • Diaphorite
  • 1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $45.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • One well formed diaphorite crystal protrudes up out of this vug. Very nice!
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19681
  • Diaphorite
  • 2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $55.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This iridescent blue diaphorite crystal has a "limb" near the termination that is, in fact, a twin of the larger crystal. There was another twin member on the other side that has been broken off. Interesting and nice looking twin!
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19743
  • Diaphorite
  • 1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $45.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A sharp diaphorite crystal is perched on a pyrite crystal and associated with some poor pyrargyrite in this quartz vug. Nice diaphorite!
DiaphoriteVan Silver Mine, British Columbia, Diaphorite
  • Item #19840
  • Diaphorite
  • 2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $55.00
  • Van Silver Mine
  • Whistler
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A number of excellent, sharp diaphorite crystals in this quartz-lined vug. Sweet!