Stibnite, Gypsum
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
An unusual and fine 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 combination piece. This is an old mine, currently being worked for specimens, but I have not seen another like this.