David K. Joyce Minerals

Peru, Various Minerals and Localities

Peru is a mining country with a great legacy of producing beautiful, rare and interesting mineral specimens.
Here are some interesting proustite, pearceite and acanthite ps argentite specimens from the famous Uchucchacua Mine. Proustite is one of the famous "Ruby Silver" minerals due to its deep red colour. Pearcite is a rare silver sulphosalt, the arsenic-rich end member polymorph of Polybasite.
I picked up the tetrahedrite specimens in Peru a few years ago when I visited that beautiful country.

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ArsenopyritePeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #11179
  • Arsenopyrite
  • 7.7x5.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $55.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
  • Sharp, prismatic, silvery crystals of arsenopyrite on a matrix of sphalerite, pyrite and arsenopyrite. Classic. ex John Dagenais collection.
Quartz, TetrahedritePeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #11659
  • Quartz, Tetrahedrite
  • 10.8x7.6x8.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: q-50mm, t-16mm
  • $125.00
  • Mundo Nuevo Mine
  • Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco
  • A lovely cluster of quartz crystals with a lone tetrahedrite crystal on one side. A couple of the quartx crystals are dinged but most are just fine. Displays extremely well!
Augelite, QuartzPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #15395
  • Augelite, Quartz
  • 3.3x2.1x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $45.00
  • Mundo Nuevo Mine
  • Huamachuco, La Libertad
  • A small plate of quartz crystals sporting two very nice augelite crystals. The larger of the crystals is a pleasant green colour and is very well formed. Very good example.
Hubnerite, QuartzPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #17550
  • Hubnerite, Quartz
  • 10.1x5.3x3.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: as above
  • $275.00
  • Mundo Nuevo Mine
  • Huanachuco, La Libertad
  • A superb hubnerite crystal associated with sharp quartz crystals. The hubnerite crystal is doubly terminated and jet-black which make a nice contrast with the white quartz crystals. The hubnetite crystal is a little composite, formed of three main members. Exceptional!