Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite
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Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite

Specimen # 100976
Mineral: Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite
Location: Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Size: 4.8 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm


This piece features a sharp, 2.0 cm twinned crystal of sphalerite on pyrite crystals with associated sprays of glassy clear quartz crystals. The sphalerite has a thin coating of chalcopyrite on most crystal surfaces, giving it a velvety gold metallic sheen. In excellent condition – minor chipping. The crystal form is textbook, with the twinning clearly apparent. A super, aesthetic sphalerite.