Chalcopyrite, Quartz
Alimon Mine (Animon Mine), Huaron Mining District, San Jose de Huayllay District, Cerro de Pasco, Daniel Alcides Carrion Province, Pasco Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 7.5 x 3.0 cm
A fine specimen of sharp chalcopyrites clustered beautifully on a matrix of quartz. The largest chalcopyrite is 2.5 cm across, and the scintillating luster is fantastic on the brass-yellow crystals. Sharp chalcopyrites on quartz, contrasting like this, are actually very hard to come by. This specimen is from the Alimon Mine at Huaron, Peru, from its heyday in the 1970s-1980s. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.