Chalcopyrite, Quartz & Sphalerite (Superb) ex Hauck Coll.

Alimon Mine, Huaron, Pasco Dept. Peru
Cabinet, 11.5 x 9.5 x 5.9 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

These "textbook-perfect", highly lustrous, dark golden-yellow chalcopyrites are specimens from the past from the famous Alimon Mine at Hauron, Peru. A DRAMATIC, two-sided, CABINET specimen, such as this, with water-clear quartz crystals, lustrous, black sphalerites and a scattering of striated pyrite cubes make for a CLASSIC and AESTHETIC combination piece. Some of the chalcopyrites are twinned and crystals reach 2.3 cm. The stunning backside of the piece is covered with radiating sprays of water-clear quartz crystals. For such incredibly rich coverage of multiple species, a very few bruised and broken minor crystals scattered about are barely noticeable. Specimens of this outstanding quality came out in the late 1980s to early 1990s, with none since. Ex Richard Hauck Quartz Collection and valued at $1500.

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