David K. Joyce Minerals

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
    Bulgaria
  • 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
    Bulgaria
  • 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!
Galena, QuartzBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #7885
  • Galena, Quartz
  • 5.8x4.7x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-41mm
  • $75.00
  • Krushev Mol Mine
  • Madan, Smolyan Oblast
    Bulgaria
  • This one is a stunning specimen. It consists of several spinel-law twinned galena crystals in an aesthetic cluster with clear, terminated quartz prisms between them. The galena crystals are highly lustrous. Shows well, particularly from a horizontal perspective.
Sphalerite, GalenaBulgarian Sulphides
  • Item #7891
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 6.2x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $65.00
  • Gyudyurska Mine
  • Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast
    Bulgaria
  • 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
    Bulgaria
  • 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
    Bulgaria
  • 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.