Rhodochrosite w/ Silver & Pyrargryite (RARE combo) Logan Coll.

Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
8.3 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm
Start Time: 09/05/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

VERY RARE and outstanding combination material from this famous mine and the W.S. Logan Collection X11-1. Pyrargyrite specimens are RARE from this noted locale, known for excellent rhodochrosite, wire silver, and acanthite specimens. Curled and curved acanthite-coated silver wires are aesthetically nested in a cleft of the 6.0 vug lined with clusters of sugary disks of pastel-pink rhodochrosite crystals and sprays of tiny quartz needles. Three sharp, acanthite-coated pyrargyrite crystals, to about 1.3 cm, are dramatically set and highlight the two-sided vug. The blocky and hefty sulfide-rich matrix is a fine accessory and contrast, in itself. Illustrated in a 2000 issue of le Regne Mineral, according to an accompanying dealer label. The striking two-sided piece displays very well without aid. A rare, possibly UNIQUE Uchucchacua combination! Valued at $1500-1750.