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33 specimens listed
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Apatite (Apatite CaF) with Pyrite
stock #10.1-459
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca district
Huanuco Department, Peru
6.6 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


Dozens of tabular Apatite crystals are clustered on a contrasting crystallized Pyrite. These Apatites are a pale pink to violet color and vividly fluorescent. In choice condition, this specimen was collected in 2010 in what seemed to be a small but impressive find. The Huanzala Mine is famed for the incredible Pyrites and Fluorites that it has produced over the years. There have been a few small finds of Apatites however each discovery has been very different in terms of habit, color and form.
Bournonite - unusual non-twinned crystals
stock #18-AX-19-089
Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Province
La Libertad Department, Peru
6.8 x 3.7 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450


Bournonite is so often twinned or in classic "cogs-wheel" form that untwinned crystals are quite rare. This Quiruvilca (Peru) specimen is that unusual sort, here are many Bournonite crystals, some over 1.2 cm but no twins. In fine condition overall most crystals are perfect but with good magnification some small areas of rough edges are found. For this notoriously fragile specie that is impressive. Some bright golden pyrite adds contrast to the dark silver-metallic Bournonite. For some reason the Pyrite at Quiruvilca Mine is often especially bright and lustrous, it seems to be more stable than most and keeps the bright golden color much better than any other Pyrite I know. A fine addition to a serious Sulfide collection
Rhodochrosite - scalenohedral crystals
stock #15.1-046
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
Lima Department, Peru
5.1 x 3.1 x 2.9 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $340


A cluster of deep red Rhodochrosite crystals up to 1 CM long contrast with the dark matrix. Rich color and very good luster, this piece from late 1990's vintage mining at Uchucchacua. Scalenohedral Rhodos are much less common than rhombohedral habit and just a few worldwide localities have produced these. There are almost always some tip cleaves on these delicate crystals, this one is no exception but not too many and not distracting. This also keeps this affordable even though it looks like it should be much more expensive. A good intense red color and the crystals are translucent to transparent.
Tetrahedrite with Dolomite
stock #19.1-513
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca district
Huanuco Department, Peru
6.5 x 5 x 1.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2020

A particularly esthetic Tetrahedrite with very sharp crystals over 3 CM. The main crystals are flattened Tetrahedra and have very good luster, distinct striations and a good metallic sheen. In fine condition, the front or main face is clean and undamaged, there is contacting on the back and outer side edges that is not seen on display. Impressive specimen of this usually non-esthetic Sulphide specie, Very choice for the locality and a fine Tetra from anyplace.
HOLD Selenite - golden gemmy crystals
stock #HOLD 20.1-125
Salinas de Otuma, Otuma Village, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Province
Ica, Peru
7 x 4.4 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Spring 2020

The yellow to orange "golden" Selenites from Ica were rather common at mineral shows 20 years ago. There have not been new finds for some time and good, undamaged examples are now quite scarce. These still represent a very good value for a colorful, display quality specimen. This piece is from a small lot that has been in storage since the mid seventies. Sharp, glassy transparent crystals up to 2.6 CM tall in a cluster in excellent condition. There is some contacting on edges but no visible damage, remarkable for this very delicate mineral. Super attractive in person, these are textbook perfect clear crystals that are highly lustrous in person.
Selenite (golden gemmy)
stock #20.1-124
Salinas de Otuma, Otuma Village, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Province
Ica, Peru
3.6 x 3.8 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2020

The yellow to orange "golden" Selenites from Ica were rather common at mineral shows 20 years ago. There have not been new finds for some time and good, undamaged examples are now quite scarce. These still represent a very good value for a colorful, display quality specimen. This piece is from a small lot that has been in storage since the mid seventies. Sharp, glassy transparent crystals to 2.5 CM tall stand out from the matrix. In perfect condition, in person this is far more clear and very lustrous.
Selenite (gemmy golden)
stock #20.1-123
Salinas de Otuma, Otuma Village, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Province
Ica, Peru
4.3 x 3.3 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $120
Spring 2020

The yellow to orange "golden" Selenites from Ica were rather common at mineral shows 20 years ago. There have not been new finds for some time and good, undamaged examples are now quite scarce. These still represent a very good value for a colorful, display quality specimen. This piece is from a small lot that has been in storage since the mid seventies. Sharp, glassy transparent Selenite 2.5 CM tall stands on a base of small crystals. The main crystal shows well the "duckbill" twin habit.
Selenite (gemmy golden)
stock #20.1-122
Salinas de Otuma, Otuma Village, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Province
Ica, Peru
5.8 x 3.4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $150
Spring 2020

The yellow to orange "golden" Selenites from Ica were rather common at mineral shows 20 years ago. There have not been new finds for some time and good, undamaged examples are now quite scarce. These still represent a very good value for a colorful, display quality specimen. Sharp, glassy transparent Selenite blades are up to 2.6 CM long. A small amount of typical soft matrix is present as a support for the crystals.
33 specimens listed
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