Enargite Coated With Pyrite, and Pyrite
Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

Visually scintillating combination piece from the well-known Julcani District in Peru. The blades of Enargite are significant in size - the largest being 5 cm long - almost unheard of for here. These blades are coated or partially replaced by lustrous, drusy Pyrite. Centered among the Enargites, rising like a Phoenix, is a brilliant, highly modified Pyrite pyritohedron. The luster on this crystal is superb, and the growth is so differential that one part rises well above the others, looking almost like an elongated spinel twin (but not). The Enargites are superb, and they are so enhanced by the dazzling Pyrite. For something so seemingly simple, I find the aesthetics of this small cabinet to be enthralling. In person, with the geometry and the sparkle and metallic shine, it is really just incredible and leaps out at the viewer. One of my favorites in this collection!

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