Hübnerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite
This specimen features a large and small cluster of jet-black, lustrous Hübnerite crystals, both perfectly centered on a plate of highly translucent to transparent Quartz crystals. At the base of both clusters are radiating clusters of miniature Quartz crystals. There’s also a well formed crystal of Chalcopyrite on the plate. The Hübnerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite crystals are all in excellent condition and perfectly terminated. I would expect to see on a plate hosting this many Quartz crystals an occasional issue with the terminations, but after thoroughly checking the piece, there are none. A beautiful piece with amazing contrast and balance and in excellent condition.
Location: Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Dept., Peru
Size: 14 x 12 x 6 cm