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RM1458   Hutchinsonite with quartz and pyrite

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Peru

Hutchinsonite is one of the few thallium-containing minerals producing good sized crystals. This specimen shows numerous groups of prismatic crystals of this rare sulphosalt, some are doubly terminated, sheaves or isolated, interpenetrated... With an exceptional luster and reddish reflections. They are disposed on a pyrite matrix with rosettes of small quartz crystals. An exceptional specimen.

Size: 8.0 x 5.0 x 2.1 cm.
Main crystal: 7 mm
Found in 2016.