Hutchinsonite With Baryte and Orpiment
Quiruvilca Mine, La Libertad Department, Peru
Miniature, 6.0 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm
This is a fascinating specimen with doubly terminated prismatic, crystals, to .5 cm in length, of the rare lead, THALLIUM, arsenic sulfide, hutchinsisonite. They are nicely associated with bladed, lustrous, white Baryte, crystals to.5 cm across. Covering both species are rosettes of orange orpiment, to .5 cm across. Once in the Don Belsher collection. A bit aesthetic for an ugly rarity!