David K. Joyce

Peru, Casapalca Mine

The Casapalca mine has long been famous for its excellent quartz and sulphide crystal specimens. Here are some very nice examples from this favourite locality.

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TetrahedritePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #18857
  • Tetrahedrite
  • 9.8x7.5x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $75.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huarochiri, Lima
    Peru
  • A nice plate of tetrahedrite crystals, associated with pyrite and a single barite crystal. Sharp crystals! Classic locality for this mineral!
Galena, Sphalerite, PyritePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #19140
  • Galena, Sphalerite, Pyrite
  • 9.9x6.8x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Ga-4mm, Sp-17mm, Py-5mm
  • $45.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huarochiri
    Lima, Peru
  • This thin plate is encrusted with pyrite crystals that have cube-octahedral of galena perched on them in abundance. As well, on one side of the specimen there are two lustrous, complexly twinned sphalerite crystals. Looks great!
Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #17213
  • Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 10.5x7.5x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: t-23mm, sp-22mm
  • $130.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huarochiri, Lima
    Peru
  • A plate of large tetrahedrite and sphalerite crystals on massive sphalerite and pyrite. The tetrahedrite crystals are tetrahedral, showing interesting vicinal growth features. The sphalerite are lustrous black, twinned crystals. Casapalca classic!
TetrahedritePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #20675
  • Tetrahedrite
  • 10.3x7.4x5.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $160.00
  • Casapalca
  • Huarochiri
    Lima, Peru
  • Here is a larger specimen of tetrahedrite from the Casapalca Mine, one of the premier tetrahedrite localities. These crystals have very good lustre and are well formed showing tetraheron and, I think, tristetrahedron. The piece is like a vertical plate of crystals coated on one side by siderite or brownish calcite. Very nice specimen. Displays perfectly!
Tetrahedrite, Quartz, CalcitePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #21255
  • Tetrahedrite, Quartz, Calcite
  • 11.0x6.9x4.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Te 18mm, Qu 4mm, Ca 10mm
  • $75.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huarochiri
    Lima, Peru
  • A thick plate of lustrous tetrahedrite crystals associated with clear, colourless, long-prismatic quartz crystals and some milky-white calcite scalenohedra, all on massive sphalerite that pokes through here and there. A little abrasion here and there but still a very nice specimen! R
Rhodochrosite, QuartzPeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #22082
  • Rhodochrosite, Quartz
  • 10.2x8.5x6.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Rh 1mm, Qu 18mm
  • $120.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huarochiri, Lima
    Peru
  • A mound of small, pink, rhodocrosite crystals formed between, white, milky quartz crystals. Really presents and displays well due to the full coverage and aesthetic contrast! r
TetrahedritePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #22097
  • Tetrahedrite
  • 9.0x8.4x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $110.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Casapalca
    Huarochiri, Lima, Peru
  • A plate of large, well formed, modified tetrahedra of tetrahedrite (wonder how it got its name!?). There are small, calcite crystals draped over the tetrahedrite crystals in some places. As well, some of the tetrahedrite crystals have a thin veneer of tiny chalcopyrite crystals on them. Really nice piece from one of the classic localities! r
Tetrahedrite, Quartz, SphaleritePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #22397
  • Tetrahedrite, Quartz, Sphalerite
  • 10.2x6.3x7.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $65.00
  • Casapalca Mine

  • Peru
  • Mostly a mound of quartz crystals, largely covering sphalerite crystals with some sharp tetrahedrite crystals here and there. Very good example!
Tetrahedrite, QuartzPeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #22918
  • Tetrahedrite, Quartz
  • 7.5x5.8x3.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 28mm on edge
  • $75.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Junin Department
    Peru
  • A plate of silvery, tetrahedrite crystals that are, largely, in turn, covered with milky quartz crystals. The largest crystal, though is not covered by quartz at all and it well displayed at the side of the piece.
Tetrahedrite, ChalcopyritePeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #22919
  • Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite
  • 5.7x4.0x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $40.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Junin Department
    Peru
  • Very sharp, tetrahedra of tetrahedrite cover most of the top of this matrix of sphalerite, along with a number of sharp chalcopyrite crystals. Matrix is sphalerite under chalcopyrite. Nice!
Tetrahedrite, QuartzPeru, Casapalca Mine
  • Item #24554
  • Tetrahedrite, Quartz
  • 9.2x5.8x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $75.00
  • Casapalca Mine
  • Huancavelica
    Peru
  • Lots of sharp terahedra of tetrahedrite are scattered amongst clusters of smaller colourless quartz crystals. The Casapalca Mine is famous for these types of specimens. top is angled forward for perfect display. s