Stibnite and Gypsum (unusual combo)

Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 03/01/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

An UNUSUAL and very showy combination specimen from the less well-known Palomo Mine of Peru. A vug filling of water-clear gypsum is sandwiched between two, inward growing layers of diverging, radial sprays of scintillating, metallic stibnite needles. This is a really striking and rare combo piece, seldom on the market from ANY locality! A super piece for the species or locality collector. This is an old mine, currently being worked for specimens. but I have not seen another like this! Valued $500

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More