David K. Joyce Minerals

Peru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite

Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium bearing sulphosalt. Although the type locality is the Lengenbach quarry, arguably, the best crystals come from the Quiruvilca Mine where they occur in the Central "Enargite Zone" of the deposit. The specimens on this page all have many hutchinsonite crystals on them. Interestingly, you can see internal red reflections in/on many of the crystals, like a "ruby silver" mineral. These crystals are a "ruby thallium" mineral!

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HutchinsonitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15125
  • Hutchinsonite
  • 5.2x4.2x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $160.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • La Libertad
    Peru
  • There are lots of bundles of very sharp, divergent hutchinsonite crystals scattered around the top of this plate. The crystals are terminated and show excellent metallic lustre. Not all are complete but many are. Nice crystals of this very rare thallium sulphosalt.
Hutchinsonite, EnargitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15429
  • Hutchinsonite, Enargite
  • 7.6x6.2x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $220.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • There are at least 24 sharp, lustrous hutchinsonite crystals on this specimen associated with tabular enargite (analysed) crystals. There also appears to be another unidentified sulphosalt in long slender crystals on the specimen as well, although it may just be a different generation of hutchinsonite. Then the top of this specimen would be COVERED with hutchinsonite crystals! Excellent!
Hutchinsonite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15430
  • Hutchinsonite, Pyrite
  • 14.5x8.0x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $1,200.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This is one of the nicest hutchinsonite crystals that I've ever seen! I count at least 36 excellent hutchinsonite crystals or bundles on this piece. The front is largely composed of pyrite crystals with some quartz associated and speckled with sharp hutchinsonite crystals. The back of the piece shows the pyrite coated with a grey black mineral, again sprinkled with silvery hutchinsonite crystals. Cabinet specimen. Displays well.
Hutchinsonite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15432
  • Hutchinsonite, Pyrite
  • 8.2x5.7x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $110.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This is not a great looking specimen but it does have at least a dozen well formed hutchinsonite crystals on it. The matrix is pyrite and much of the outside of the specimen is presented as pyrite crystals with hutchinsonite and a fine grained silvery sulphosalt on it.
Hutchinsonite, Orpiment, EnargitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15433
  • Hutchinsonite, Orpiment, Enargite
  • 13.0x11.2x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $420.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This is an exceptional specimen! The top of this matrix is largely covered with rounded aggregates of tiny, square enargite crystals. There are at least 24 sharp, silvery hutchinsonite crystals scattered about the piece, some associated with yellow orpiment. Excellent specimen!
Hutchinsonite, OrpimentPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15434
  • Hutchinsonite, Orpiment
  • 8.5x7.0x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: orp-25mm, h-2mm
  • $65.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This is actually an ugly specimen of large, black coated, damaged, yellow-interior orpiment crystals on massive pyrite. BUT on the underside of the piece is a cavity that contains some nice hutchinsonite crystals as shown in the photo. Interesting piece!
Hutchinsonite, JamesonitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15451
  • Hutchinsonite, Jamesonite
  • 4.1x2.7x1.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $85.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • The top of this sphalerite matrix is covered with tiny jamesonite crystals and lots of highly lustrous hutchinsonite crystals. Many of the hutchinsonite crystals are snapped off, which seems to be normal but there are many excellent, sharply terminated hutchinsonite crystals, as well. Excellent crystals of this rare thallium mineral.
HutchinsonitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17177
  • Hutchinsonite
  • 9.0x7.4x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $140.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A cavity in the top of this pyrite-quartz-sphalerite matrix has many silvery, lustrous, well formed crystals of this rare thallium sulphosalt. There are also excellent crystals in other cavities around the specimen. Many have feathered terminations that show the true red colour of the interior of these crystals. Some show nice red internal light reflections. Displays well.
Huthchinsonite, Pyrite, SphaleritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17175
  • Huthchinsonite, Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • 7.6x6.0x6.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This specimen of massive pyrite has a very deep cavitiy in the front top that goes deeply into the matrix. It is lined with pyrite crystals and, on the pyrite are little balls of black sphalerite and many sharp, silvery hutchinsonite crystals. Most of the hutchinsonite crystals are inside the deep vug where they are protected from damage. Nice piece!
Hutchinsonite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17186
  • Hutchinsonite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 7.4x3.3x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $225.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Many superb hutchinsonite crystals are present in a cavity in the front of this massive pyrite matrix. The cavity is lined with pyrite crystals and there are dozens of lustrous, silvery, well terminated hutchinsonite crystals, some with feather terminations that are bright red. Really nice specimen of this rare thallium sulphosalt.
Hutchinsonite, Energite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17189
  • Hutchinsonite, Energite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 7.3x4.2x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $160.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Canada
  • This piece is close to being a floater with crystals almost all round. A matrix of quartz and pyrite crystals with many, many lustrous, silvery, somtimes straight, sometimes divergent hutchinsonite crystals. In between the hutchinsonites are many small, tabular enargite crystals. Excellent!
Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17199
  • Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 7.8x5.6x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $110.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This great looking piece shows many tiny, tabular enargite crystals amongst mounds of pure white quartz crystals with gorgeous, well terminated, sharp, silver hutchinsonite crystals here and there. Most of the crystals are actually, to a greater or lesser extent, divergent groups of crystals. Wonderful photographic opportunities here! Lots to look at!
Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17200
  • Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 4.6x4.5x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $45.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Lots of excellent, silvery, terminated hutchinsonites on both the top and bottom of this piece. The crystals are present as single crystals groups and as divergent crystals. Very good!
Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17203
  • Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 5.4x3.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $65.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Lots of great hutchinsonite crystals and enargite crystals are present on and around the drusy quartz on this quartz-pyrite matrix. Lots to look at.
Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17204
  • Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 6.3x3.7x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Lots of great hutchinsonite crystals on this piece. The crystals of this rare thallium sulphosalt sometimes show red internal reflections despite the metallic luster. Just like a ruby silver. Nice specimen!