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Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite
stock #7.AE-260
Huaron Mines, Huaron Mining District, San jose de Huayllay District
Pasco Department, Peru
6.3 x 5.4 x 1.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


Large well-formed Chalcopyrite crystals surround sharp, bright lustrous black Sphalerites. Ex Gene Meieran collection, this is in excellent condition, from Huaron. An earlier label gives an incorrect locality however this is classic for the mine. The largest complete Chalcopyrite crystal is 4.4 CM across. The display face of this piece is remarkable in that it is undamaged. Chalcopyrite is a very delicate mineral and larger crystals almost always have some "issues". The Sphalerite crystals are complete and undamaged as well, what may look like breakage in some photos is simply complex stepped faces that have epitaxial structures.

Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite
stock #13.1-200
Huaron Mines, Huaron Mining District, San jose de Huayllay District
Pasco Department, Peru
6.9 x 5.1 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $500
new year 2021

two large, well formed and complete Chalcopyrite crystals perched esthetically on a crystallized Sphalerite matrix. While Chalcopyrite is not a rare mineral, very good crystals like these are very uncommon. These are in perfect undamaged condition reaching 4.3 CM and having a fine brassy patina, these are classic textbook crystals. On several faces are a sprinkle of tiny bright golden Pyrite crystals that add a nice sparkle. From Huaron Mining district of Peru this specimen is more than 20 years old, a fine heavy Sulfide piece that looks great from most any angle.

Sphalerite with Dolomite, Galena
stock #AX-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.