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Tetrahedrite - classic Utah
stock #AC-068
Bingham Canyon, Bingham Mining district, Salt lake County
Utah, United States
8.8 x 67.2 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $230

Well-crystallized sizable specimen of lustrous Tetrahedrite with some Pyrite as well. A rich chunk from the famed Bingham Canyon deposit, ex Schortmann Minerals. The label address gives a date range for this piece of 1937-1946 at their shop. It is clearly from the early era of mining. The area had several mines at that time which began in 1903, but in 1936 Kennecott bought out the previous operations and eventually this became one of the largest open pit mines in the world. This piece is quite choice, densely packed with crystals and was priced at a hefty $4.00 at that time. A lot of money in that time some 70-80 years ago!

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.

Tetrahedrite - highly lustrous crystals
stock #AX-19-308
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province
Lima Department, Peru
6.8 x 6.1 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2017

Metallic and bright lustrous these very sharp crystals are sprinkled with a few small Quartz and Pyrite crystals. Individual tetrahedrons up to 2.7 CM are jumbled in a complex arrangement on this matrix plate. In fine condition overall for this delicate mineral, only one crystal has an edge bruise, all others are perfect, complete and pristine. Really hard to find this level of quality at any price.

stock #AX-19-070
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province
Lima Department, Peru
4.3 x 3.3 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Fall 2015

A cluster of Tetrahedrite crystals showing classic forms and with fine patina. From the famed Casapalca mine, this has sharp form with crystals penetrating each other at all angles. Minimal chipping is noted on on some outer edges, most crystals are complete and undamaged.