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SOLD Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite w. Pyrite-
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province
Lima Department, Peru
9.8 x 7.2 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new june 17

An outstanding cabinet display piece of fine, large (to 4.5 CM) crystals of iridescent Chalcopyrite on contrasting Sphalerite. Although Chalcopyrite is a common mineral, great crystals especially large ones are surprisingly rare. The patina and metallic color play make this especially attractive. An older Casapalca specimen in fine condition overall, with a few small chips mostly on outer edges. As Chalcopyrite is very brittle it is rare to have such large crystals in this fine condition.




SOLD Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite w. Pyrite-
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province
Lima Department, Peru
9.8 x 7.2 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new june 17

An outstanding cabinet display piece of fine, large (to 4.5 CM) crystals of iridescent Chalcopyrite on contrasting Sphalerite. Although Chalcopyrite is a common mineral, great crystals especially large ones are surprisingly rare. The patina and metallic color play make this especially attractive. An older Casapalca specimen in fine condition overall, with a few small chips mostly on outer edges. As Chalcopyrite is very brittle it is rare to have such large crystals in this fine condition.