Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
This is a specimen which takes perfection of association and structure to a new level. Never before have I seen such a combination of tetrahedrite with fluorite and quartz arranged in such a perfect and sculptural arrangement. The fluorite is a gem clear, candy-luster, modified octahedron which has the added detail of stair-step formation. The tetrahedrite is iridescent (which is rare in general and additionally so from this locale) and it has an incredible luster. Its surfaces show dramatic growth figures. The quartz are gem clear crystals that vary from large, thick crystals down to thin, needle-like points. This piece has only a couple small points of damage which is entirely negligible among the glass like luster and rarity of the piece.
Ex William Pinch (with card)
4.60 x 7.90 x 9.20 cm