Hubnerite With Quartz
Pasta Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm
Aesthetically nestled in a bed of colorless, transparent quartz crystals, to 3.0 cm in length, are several parallelhubnerite crystals: dark red, with bright red, gemmy, highlights. I have never seen such thick AND gemmy hubnerites and the contrast with the stark white quartz is incredible. This is a very choice piece that came out in the 1980s and has long been in a private German collection. The luster, color, sharpness of the crystals is superb. It is nice that they have REAL terminations instead of the usual fuzzy-terminated style from the locality where the terminations just sort of taper off. Here, we have lustrous, chisel-shaped faces. The largest hubnerite crystal measures over 5.0 cm in length. The color and crystal contrast, again, is just MUCH BETTER In PERSON to the point I guarantee you won't even believe its the same piece when you hold it in good lighting, compared even to these nice pics.