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Sphalerite with Dolomite, Galena
stock #Alec-18-034
Huaron Mines, Huaron Mining District, San jose de Huayllay District
Pasco Department, Peru
5.9 x 5.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

Dark orange Sphalerite in well formed crystals perched on a contrasting Dolomite in an esthetic arrangement. This comes from a small find in the late 70's at Huaron that was unique. The crystals are translucent and glow with backlighting, but in normal light this still displays very well as seen here. A good example of this old find that is very rare on the market.
Gratonite (rare Lead-As Sufosalt)
stock #13.1-379
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Pasco Province
Pasco Department, Peru
5.4 x 3.2 x 2 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $400
Spring 2014

Gratonite when available is usually in thumbnail sized pieces. This is a more sizable piece and well crystallized. The best were found over 50 years ago and Pasco is the only source for fine specimens. Branching crystal aggregates to 2.5 CM cover most of a sulfide matrix, composed of 3-5mm sized individuals. The Gratonite has the dull to slightly lustrous lead-silver color that is classic for these.
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