Hubnerite with Quartz and Native Arsenic (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru
Cabinet, 11.2 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 11/26/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/03/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This is a very attractive association specimen from one of the most famous classic Peruvian localities. Several sharp, lustrous, prismatic, parallel growth crystals of Hubnerite form a crystallized "spray" which hosts several white Quartz crystals and rarely seen grey Native Arsenic on the reverse side of the piece. There are some minor spots on this specimen where the characteristic blood red color can be seen reflecting in the light. These specimens have not been seen with much frequency in years, and they are mong the finest Hubnerites ever found. The piece comes from the famous Rich Kosnar collection and is amazingly good shape for the material. Valued at $1500 for the quality, associations and size.

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