David K. Joyce Minerals

Peru, San Genaro Mine, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite, Silver

San Genaro Mine is a mineralogically rich silver mine in Castroverreyna District, Huancavelica Province, Peru. Here are some very rich but modest pyrargyrite (tested) and very good miargyrite (x-rayed) specimens from the mine. They are all high grade pyrargyrite or "ruby silver" specimens with varying amounts of cavities that contain sharp pyrargyrite crystals. As well, there are a few, nice, well crystallized native silver specimens.

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Silver Peru, San Genaro Mine, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite, Silver
  • Item #13068
  • Silver
  • 2.1x1.8x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $60.00
  • San Genaro Mine
  • Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • A beautiful cluster of sharp silver crystals is exposed on the top of this quartz and carbonate matrix. Looks great!
SilverPeru, San Genaro Mine, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite, Silver
  • Item #13064
  • Silver
  • 2.2x1.9x0.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $60.00
  • San Genaro Mine
  • Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • Extremely sharp, wirey octahedral of silver protrude from this carbonate matrix. Looks great! Unusual locality!
PyrargyritePeru, San Genaro Mine, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite, Silver
  • Item #11700
  • Pyrargyrite
  • 4.7x3.5x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $45.00
  • San Genaro Mine
  • Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • Cavities in massive pyrargyrite and quartz are lined with sharp, very dark red, pyrargyrite crystals.
PyrargyritePeru, San Genaro Mine, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite, Silver
  • Item #11699
  • Pyrargyrite
  • 4.1x3.2x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $55.00
  • San Genaro Mine
  • Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • This specimen consists of massive and crystallized pyrargyrite covering most sides of a quartz fragment. There are many crystals of pyrargyrite exposed, most rough but some well formed. Ruby silver!
PyrargyritePeru, San Genaro Mine, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite, Silver
  • Item #11702
  • Pyrargyrite
  • 5.1x4.3x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $55.00
  • San Genaro Mine
  • Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica
    Peru
  • Rich ruby silver and quartz with a couple of vugs. One of the vugs has a beautiful, pyrargyrite crystal way inside it. Rich!