David K. Joyce Minerals

Peru -Quiruvilca Mine, Native Arsenic

The Quiruvilca Mine has always been known for arsenic bearing minerals. I have not seen much native arsenic, though. Here are some fine botryoidal specimens, including some large ones! Also, please note, that there is an article about the Quiruvilca Mine on this website from when I visited this fascinating mine earlier in 2013. Have a look!

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ArsenicPeru -Quiruvilca Mine, Native Arsenic
  • Item #11813
  • Arsenic
  • 8.2x5.7x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A very nice plate of botryoidal native arsenic from this historic mine. The botryoidal structure is well developed with a little bit of oxidation on the surface. Displays well.
ArsenicPeru -Quiruvilca Mine, Native Arsenic
  • Item #11812
  • Arsenic
  • 8.7x8.3x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $150.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This plate of botryoidal arsenic has a coating of, I think, arsenic oxides, on the top surface. Some bright patches of arsenic peeking through.
ArsenicPeru -Quiruvilca Mine, Native Arsenic
  • Item #11820
  • Arsenic
  • 7.7x5.6x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This specimen of native arsenic seems to have two generations of growth, the older, large botryoids and the smaller, fresher botryoids that seem to be being squished out of the fracture. Interesting piece!