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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.

 

RM1076   Orpiment with baryte and Realgar

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

Brilliant, transparent to translucent, tabular baryte crystals on edge are aesthetically and partially covered by colorful, rich orange color, orpiment botryoids from this classic Peruvian mine. With a few gemmy, blood-red realgar prisms.


Size: 8.0 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm.
Found in 2010.

 

RM871   Orpiment with realgar

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

Brilliant specimen formed by globular aggregates of orpiment crystals, with good orange-yellow color. They are accompanied by brilliant acicular crystals of realgar with deep red color, transparent and defined. It is accompanied by barite crystals, pyrite and pyrrhotite. A different and quality specimen for this classic Peruvian mine.


Size: 8.8 x 5.8 x 5.2 cm.

 

RM1206   Seligmannite with sphalerite, galena, tetrahedrite, quartz and Orpiment

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

Rich specimen formed by complex sphalerite and galena crystals partially covered by small but brilliant seligmannite associated with tetrahedrite, orpiment and quartz crystals. With pyrite and chalcopyrite. You can see under magnification very aesthetic orpiment-seligmannite aggregates. A very nice combination.


Size: 8.7 x 7.3 x 3.0 cm.

 
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