• Enargite with Quartz
  • Enargite with Quartz
  • Enargite with Quartz

Enargite with Quartz

$4,500.00   €3,805  £3,280.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21210
Enargite, a copper-arsenic sulphosalt, forms magnificent specimens at the Quiruvilca mine in Santiago de Chuco Province, Peru.  This Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Au mine exploits a mesothermal and epithermal ore body in an area of andesitic and basaltic volcanics.  This quite superb cabinet specimen has more than twenty excellent Enargite crystals covering an approximately 9.5 x 7 cm mixed Quartz and Pyrite matrix.  The Enargite, whose largest crystal measures 3.8 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm, is heavily dusted with micro-crystals of Pyrite as sub-mm cubes and pyritohedrons with drusy areas of microcrystalline, light grey Quartz.  The broad prismatic Enargite crystals have deeply striated prism faces and flat pinacoidal terminations, the profiles of which look like canoes or small sail boats with pointed bows and sterns.  This is a sublime specimen of wonderfully crystallised Enargite from the Quiruvilca mine in Peru.  Ex. the Dr Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.


8.0 × 10.0 × 4.3 cm
Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Enargite, Quartz

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