David K. Joyce Minerals

Peru -Quiruvilca Mine

The Quruvilca Mine is a strongly zoned deposit with veins in copper-rich or lead-zinc rich areas. As well, some zones are very heavily laced with arsenic. Here are some examples of specimens from this great old mine!

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Pyrite, SphaleritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11747
  • Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • 4.5x2.6x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $30.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Very sharp, lustrous, pyritohedral crystals of pyrite in this specimen. Some tiny little brown sphalerite crystals, as well.
Pyrite, SphaleritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11749
  • Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • 4.9x4.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $25.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • Sharp pyritohedral of pyrite compose much of this specimen and are associated with small, sharp, brown crystals of sphalerite.
Sphalerite, Tetrahedrite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11746
  • Sphalerite, Tetrahedrite, Pyrite
  • 11.4x8.8x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $50.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A kind of botryoidal aggregate composed of many 1-3mm sphalerite crystals. The spahlerites are brown and have pyrite (I think) oriented on the edges of the faces. The matrix is massive sulphides, mostly pyrite and, it appears tetrahedrite coursing through it. Interesting high grade!
Sphalerite, GalenaPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #11756
  • Sphalerite, Galena
  • 8.0x8.0x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $40.00
  • Quiruvilca mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A couple of odd pseudomorphs of galena after "something". I collected some of these at Quiruvilca Mine and recognized the rounded aggregates as something different. Analyses showed them as galena. Some sort of pseudomorphs, perhaps after enargite? Interesting! Nice dark brown sphalerite associated with them.
EnargitePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #18115
  • Enargite
  • 18.0x10.0x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $375.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • The front-top of this specimen is covered with sharp, complete prisms of enargite. There are also white baryte crystal sections present but they are much larger than the enargite crystals and are only partial crystals. The enargite crystals have their terminations encrusted with tiny crystals of other minerals, possibly tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite and quartz. The prism faces are smooth and striated. Sits perfectly with the top-front at 45 degrees from horizontal for excellent display!
Enargite, Pyrite, OrpimentPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #15449
  • Enargite, Pyrite, Orpiment
  • 6.4x3.5x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $85.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This pyrite matrix has many extremely sharp, lustrous enargite crystals on all sides except the bottom. The enargites are speckled with tiny, yellow orpiment crystals and small clusters of quartz crystals. Excellent specimen from the classic locality!
PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #16764
  • Pyrite
  • 8.7x5.6x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 25mm
  • $45.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A very nice cluster of pyrite crystals from this classic locality. The crystals show the pyritohedral form of the isometric system. A few small sphalerite crystals attached to the front. A little bruising but in good shape. Classic!
Enargite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #17193
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 7.4x4.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $45.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This plate of sparkling tiny pyrite crystals also has some very sharp, bladed enargite crystals on it. The enargite are variously coated with pyrite either barely, to totally. Looks great!
Enargite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #17195
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 7.0x5.6x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $85.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • A plate of lustrous, sharp, nicely striated enargite crystals, partially encrusted with tiny, sparkling pyrite crystals. Looks great!
Bournonite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #17196
  • Bournonite, Pyrite
  • 6.7x4.5x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $65.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This plate of sharp pyritohedral of pyrite has a number of bournonite crystals on it, mostly part crystals except for one very sharp, textbook crystal. It is close to the classic "cogwheel" type of bournonite habit that yo use in all of the textbooks. Nice example!
Enargite, PyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #17197
  • Enargite, Pyrite
  • 6.7x3.8x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $75.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Peru
  • This plate of enargite and pyrite shows sharp, well terminated, prismatic enargite crystals partially encrusted with tiny pyrite crystals. A little bruising but lots of excellent crystals! Looks great.
Pyrite, QuartzPeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #20084
  • Pyrite, Quartz
  • 6.5x5.5x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Py 16mm, Qu 25mm
  • $25.00
  • La Libertad Mine
  • Quiruvilca
    Lima, Peru
  • A sharp, looking classic, cluster of pyrite crystals and quartz crystals from the Quiruvilca Mine!
Tetrahedrite ps Enargite, ChalcopyritePeru -Quiruvilca Mine
  • Item #20126
  • Tetrahedrite ps Enargite, Chalcopyrite
  • 14.0x13.3x4.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 35mm
  • $240.00
  • Quiruvilca Mine
  • Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad
    Mexico
  • A large plate of pyrite-coated chalcopyrite crystals that have groups of tetrahedrite pseudomorphs after enargite drapes all over them. The pseudomorphs show tetrahedra of tetrahedrite on and replacing prismatic enargite crystals. A few elongate quartz crystals here and there. Excellent example!
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