Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
Large Cabinet, 19.9 x 13.4 x 3.1 cm

An attractive rolling plate of botryoidal native arsenic, with big bubbly botryoidal bubbles atop. From a large but highly unusual find of pure arsenic in this historic mine, found in summer of 2013. Although we have seen many specimens from this mine, including fine orpiment, I had not previously seen pure native arsenic. Moreover, this is of the quality to rival the old German specimens of native arsenic, which have traditionally sold for far higher prices.