David K. Joyce

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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Hutchinsonite, OrpimentPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #29329
  • Hutchinsonite, Orpiment
  • 8.6x5.5x3.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm, 20mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This mound of small, yellow-orange orpiment crystals has spaces between the orpiment that hold many superb hutchinsonite crystals. The hutchinsonites show excellent, complexly terminated crystals. They are lustrous and well formed terminated prisms, often in divergent groups. The orpiment is in sort of rounded groups of crystals, the outermost ones, abraded. Orpiment is extremely soft. Still, there are many great crystals to view and, if you like, photograph.
HutchinsonitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15125
  • Hutchinsonite
  • 5.2x4.2x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • 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, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #15430
  • Hutchinsonite, Pyrite
  • 14.5x8.0x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $350.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This is one of the nicest hutchinsonite specimens 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. One of the few thallium-bearing minerals! 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
  • $225.00
  • 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, Pyrite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17186
  • Hutchinsonite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 7.4x3.3x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $85.00
  • 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, Enargite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #17200
  • Hutchinsonite, Enargite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 4.6x4.5x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $40.00
  • 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.
HutchinsonitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #29443
  • Hutchinsonite
  • 6.0x5.5x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $55.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Brilliant crystals of the thallium mineral, hutchinsonite cover the front-top of this specimen. The matrix is composed of sphalerite, pyrite and quartz. The hutchinsonite crystals are very sharp, terminated and often in curved/divergent crystals or groups of crystals. Good looking hutchinsonite specimen!
Hutchinsonite, Peru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #29448
  • Hutchinsonite,
  • 12.3x8.6x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $125.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Brilliant crystals of the thallium mineral, hutchinsonite cover the top of this large plate. The matrix is composed of sphalerite, pyrite and quartz. There is some green tinting which belies the presence of, probably chalcopyrite. The hutchinsonite crystals are very sharp, terminated and often in curved/divergent crystals or groups of crystals. Good looking hutchinsonite specimen!
Hutchinsonite, Peru -Quiruvilca Mine -Hutchinsonite
  • Item #29328
  • Hutchinsonite,
  • 13.3x8.0x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $65.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Lots of hutchinsonite crystals on this mixed matrix of quartz, pyrite and other sulphides. There are lots of hutchinsonite crystals on both sides of this piece, many broken but many more excellent, undamaged crystals.!