David K. Joyce

Peru -Quiruvilca Mine

The Quruvilca Mine is a strongly zoned deposit with veins in copper-rich or lead-zinc rich areas. As well, some zones are very heavily laced with arsenic. Here are some examples of specimens from this great old mine!

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EnargitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #18115
  • Enargite
  • 18.0x10.0x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $260.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • The front-top of this specimen is covered with sharp, complete prisms of enargite. There are also white baryte crystal sections present but they are much larger than the enargite crystals and are only partial crystals. The enargite crystals have their terminations encrusted with tiny crystals of other minerals, possibly tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite and quartz. The prism faces are smooth and striated. Sits perfectly with the top-front at 45 degrees from horizontal for excellent display!
Enargite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #17193
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 7.4x4.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $40.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This plate of sparkling tiny pyrite crystals also has some very sharp, bladed enargite crystals on it. The enargite are variously coated with pyrite either barely, to totally. Looks great!
Enargite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #17197
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 6.7x3.8x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This plate of enargite and pyrite shows sharp, well terminated, prismatic enargite crystals partially encrusted with tiny pyrite crystals. A little bruising but lots of excellent crystals! Looks great.
Tetrahedrite, Pyrite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #22290
  • Tetrahedrite, Pyrite, Quartz
  • 9.6x8.2x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Bo 5mm, Py 10mm, Qu 1mm
  • $85.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Lima
  • Lots of small tetrahedrite crystals are present on this specimen along with pyrite and quartz crystals. Displays well. Too bad this great mine is now closed. r
Orpiment, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #25067
  • Orpiment, Pyrite
  • 7.3x5.1x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • La Libertad Mine
  • Quiruvilca
    Peru
  • A famous locality for this mineral. This is a plate of orpiment crystals on pyrite-rich matrix. The Quiruvilca mine has a couple of arsenic-rich zones that carry minerals like orpiment.
OrpimentPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #25201
  • Orpiment
  • 4.2x3.1x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $40.00
  • La Libertad Mine
  • Quiruvilca
    Peru
  • Very orange, chisel-shaped orpiment crystals cover the top of this pyrite matrix. Some bruising but still a good locality piece!