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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Pyrite, SphaleritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11747
  • Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • 4.5x2.6x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $30.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Very sharp, lustrous, pyritohedral crystals of pyrite in this specimen. Some tiny little brown sphalerite crystals, as well.
Pyrite, SphaleritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11749
  • Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • 4.9x4.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $25.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Sharp pyritohedral of pyrite compose much of this specimen and are associated with small, sharp, brown crystals of sphalerite.
Sphalerite, Tetrahedrite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11746
  • Sphalerite, Tetrahedrite, Pyrite
  • 11.4x8.8x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $50.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A kind of botryoidal aggregate composed of many 1-3mm sphalerite crystals. The spahlerites are brown and have pyrite (I think) oriented on the edges of the faces. The matrix is massive sulphides, mostly pyrite and, it appears tetrahedrite coursing through it. Interesting high grade!
Sphalerite, GalenaPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11756
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 8.0x8.0x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $40.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A couple of odd pseudomorphs of galena after "something". I collected some of these at Quiruvilca Mine and recognized the rounded aggregates as something different. Analyses showed them as galena. Some sort of pseudomorphs, perhaps after enargite? Interesting! Nice dark brown sphalerite associated with them.
EnargitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #18115
  • Enargite
  • 18.0x10.0x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $375.00
  • 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
  • $45.00
  • 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 #17195
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 7.0x5.6x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $85.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A plate of lustrous, sharp, nicely striated enargite crystals, partially encrusted with tiny, sparkling pyrite crystals. 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.
Bournonite, Pyrite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #22290
  • Bournonite, Pyrite, Quartz
  • 9.6x8.2x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Bo 5mm, Py 10mm, Qu 1mm
  • $120.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Lima
  • Lots of small bournonite crystals are present on this specimen along with pyrite and quartz crystals. Displays well. Too bad this great mine is now closed. r
Enargite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #22321
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 6.5x4.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: En 18mm, Py 15mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco
    La Libertad, Peru
  • This specimen shows blocky crystals of enargite associated with fairly sharp, stepped, octahedral pyrite crystals. One of the most famous occurrences for enargite this mineral.
Bournonite, SideritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #22322
  • Bournonite, Siderite
  • 8.8x3.2x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Bo 7mm, Si 2mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A less common association from the famous Quiruvilca Mine. The specimen is a mound of bournonite crystal faces encrusted with small siderite crystals. r