David K. Joyce

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.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 23% or multiply by 0.77.

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Bournonite, Quartz, PyritePeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #19171
  • Bournonite, Quartz, Pyrite
  • 9.0x6.3x4.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: b-8mm
  • $65.00
  • Huaron
  • Lots of cyclic-twinned, steely-metallic bournonite crystals on the front of this piece associated with clusters of small white quartz crystals and similarly sized golden pyrite crystals.
Tetrahedrite, CalcitePeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #19176
  • Tetrahedrite, Calcite
  • 10.0x8.2x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $160.00
  • Huaron
  • A superb plate of sharp tetrahedrite crystals that totally cover a matrix of sphalerite and pyrite. The tetrahedrite crystals have a coating of preferentially deposited, tiny, white calcite crystals that have formed on just one side of the crystals. Sort of like snow on tree branches. Nice!
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.
Tetrahedrite, QuartzPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #19175
  • Tetrahedrite, Quartz
  • 15.5x10.0x5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Julcani
  • The top of this thick plate is covered with hundreds of sharp, tetrahedrite crystals that have crystallized on drusy quartz. Nice crystallized specimen of this ore mineral!
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!
Hubnerite, QuartzPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #20024
  • Hubnerite, Quartz
  • 9.6x6.0x5.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 97mm
  • $275.00
  • Concuzo
  • Pasto Bueno, Ancash
  • A really nice, elongated, lustrous hubnerite crystal nicely encrusted with white quartz crystals. The hubnerite crystal is dark brown but with deep red internal reflections sparking here and there. The hubnerite crystal is singly terminated and divergent so it has three separate terminations at the terminated end. A little damage to the terminations but sides of the crystal are pristeen. The hubnerite crystal is propped up by quartz crystals and in fact, the hubnerite crystal makes a great matrix for a wonderful quartz cluster! t
Pyrite, Calcopyrite, Sphalerite, QuartzPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #21257
  • Pyrite, Calcopyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 10.9x7.1x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Py -16mm, Ch -27mm, Sp -24mm, Qu -30mm
  • $85.00
  • Cerro de Pasco
  • Pasco
  • A handsome specimen of large chunky, coated crystals of chalcopyrite associated with some similarly sized sphalerite crystals, long-prismatic, frosted quartz crystals and a few small pyrite cubes here and there. Some of the quartz crystals are broken off towards the back but it displays very well from the front! Good-looking piece! R
Sphalerite, QuartzPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #22289
  • Sphalerite, Quartz
  • 16.6x9.5x5.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $95.00
  • Huaron Mine
  • Pasco
  • A large, showy specimen of sphalerite and quartz crystals from this famous mine. Rich! r
Rhodoshrosite, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, GalenaPeru, Various Minerals and Localities
  • Item #22396
  • Rhodoshrosite, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Galena
  • 19.2x12.2x8.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Rh 42mm cluster, Sh 9mm
  • $240.00
  • Huaron Mine
  • Pasco
  • A very large specimen showing, mostly, a covering of pink rhodochrosite crystals on sphalerite. Also some chalcopyrite and galena present. Big, showy specimen! R