Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.4 x 4.7 cm
A large, very rich specimen of sharp, modified Tetrahedrite crystals from Peru. These crystals, often intergrown or sprinkled with showy brassy Chalcopyrite, measure to .9 cm along the edge. The Tetrahedrites have superb luster and have fascinating modifications on the faces and edges. All rest on massive Sphalerite, and there are several large, intergrown Sphalerite crystals, as well. Ex. Charlie Key.