Hubnerite With Quartz
Huallapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
A superb specimen of deep red hubnerite from the famous finds of the mid-1970s at the Huallapon, which remain TO THIS DAY the standard for the species in terms of luster and form as well as that deep cherry-red color (visible usually with strong backlighting, but here at least you can see hints of it even in normal lighting). This pristine specimen has metallic luster, and it is accented by gemmy quartz crystals at the base and along the backside.