Hubnerite Epimorphs on Scheelite Cast, With Quartz and Muscovite
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 4.0 x 2.1 cm
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Pasto Bueno District, Ancash Department, Peru
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
An epimorph specimen of Hubnerite on Scheelite from the famed Mundo Nuevo Mine of Peru. The bladed, mm-size, blood-red Hubnerite crystals have encrusted (epimorphed) on octahedral Scheelite crystals that are found on both ends of the specimen. The Scheelites range up to 8 mm in size. The whole plate is composed of 2 mm Muscovite rosettes and gemmy Quartz crystals. It is quite intriguing that the Quartz crystals take two forms: elongated prisms up to 1.9 cm and a fascinating, complex bipyramidal, 7 mm wide crystal that looks like a little lost Herkimer. This is an outstanding combination piece with no lack of mineralogical interest and aesthetics.