Hubnerite, Quartz
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Hubnerite, Quartz

Specimen # 200147
Mineral: Hubnerite, Quartz
Location: Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad Dept., Peru
Size: 7.6 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm


Hubnerite crystals from the Mundo Nuevo mine are among the world’s finest. This spectacular piece features three main crystals and one smaller one, aesthetically arranged among crystals of needle-quartz. The hubnerite and quartz crystals each formed at similar times, so that some hubnerite crystals seem to have grown around quartz crystals while other quartz crystals contain tiny red hubnerite crystals (visible with magnification). The crystals of both minerals are sharp with nice lustre, and the hubnerite crystals exhibit some small glints of internal red colour when examined under bright light. In excellent condition overall, one incomplete quartz crystal and there is a cleave on one side of the middle larger hubnerite at the top, it’s out of view as I’d display it and it’s clean. I would support this from behind to display it as in the first photo.

From the John S. White collection – John acquired this specimen from Luis Miguel Fernandez Burillo who, at the time, was acquiring the best of the main finds from Teo Ramos’ “Teo Workings”. It’s a gorgeous display specimen.