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Ferro-Axinite
stock #19.1-795
Raipa Mine, Aija Province
Ancash Department, Peru
7.7 x 3.9 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $740


Superb cluster of classic form Axinite crystals with no matrix at all. The largest crystal here is about 6 CM long and the condition of all is excellent, with no damage. These are translucent with a few areas of transparency and the luster is very glassy. The purplish-brown color is distinctive from this find and this is an excellent esthetic cluster with many perfect, choice crystals in all directions. This was a large and important discovery which has provided some excellent quality pieces that were relatively affordable. Excellent value.
Pyrargyrite on Manganoan Calcite
stock #18-AX-10-796
Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province
Ancash Department, Peru
7 x 4.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Dec 2018

Pyrargyrite crystals in small clusters and individuals are scattered on a pink Manganoan Calcite matrix. Individual crystals are up to 7MM. Some of the edge crystals have some chipping but the center portion is pristine. A few of the small clusters have the "raspberry" form and are hollow crystal aggregates best appreciated with magnification. A nice ruby Silver specimen that has a nice colored micro crystalline matrix as a contrast.
Bournonite, Quartz and Pyrite
stock #18-AX-10-906
Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province
Ancash Department, Peru
7.2 x 5.4 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Late Summer 2018

Two-sided specimen with excellent sharp Bournonites on both sides. All the Bournonites show bright silver luster and twinning that in some crystals has the classic cogswheel habit. The side I consider the "front" or better display side has two main Bournonites that are perfectly formed and undamaged, set off by golden Pyrite and milky Quartz crystals. The "back" side has more nice Bournonites but there is some damage and contacts, (that is why it is the back of course). A few years ago matrix Bournonites of this quality were very rare and expensive when available but both China and Peru then began to produce these and they became very affordable. Now both these sources are not producing.
Barite -window pane type
stock #18.1-170
Cerro Warihuyn - Miraflores, Huamalies Prov.
Ancash Department, Peru
7.8 x 4.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring update

Transparent, sharp and lustrous Barites in rosette form on minimal matrix. Undamaged and with a light smoky color this has several excellent display angles with good impact. The digging at Cerro Warihuynan has been a major discovery of fine Barites. Even in the flood of good specimens, this piece is far better than typical, a very choice example with a price to quality value ratio that is hard to find these days.
4 specimens listed
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