Pyrite, Tennantite, Enargite
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm
Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
A fine, double pseudomorph from the Julcani District of Peru. The form and color of this piece are unreal. Splendent, specular, brass-yellow, botryoidal pyrite has casted tennantite, which in turn have pseudomorphed large, sharp, upright enargite crystals. The amazing 3-dimensionality of the large, isolated, bulbous pseudomorphs in the front and the couple of quartz crystals really highlight this specimen. The large pseudomorph in front is 3.5 cm high. Pieces of this quality came out in the heyday of this district, in the 1970s and 80s. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.