Siderite on Siderite
Julcani Mine, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 7.3 x 3.8 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
An aesthetic and excellent cluster of blocky, olive-greenish brown Siderite rhombs on an earlier generation of smaller Siderites. This rare, one-time pocket from the early 1990's was known for its unique, eerie, metallic shimmer that looks like iridescent scales. The largest rhomb, which stands out dramatically above the rest, is 3.1 cm. This aesthetic, and uncommon, piece is from the well-known Julcani Mine of Peru.