Peru Mineral Specimens For Sale


                                      Pyrite                                                                                           Gypsum                                                                        Pyrite, Sphalerite                                            Rhodochrosite


Peru offers collectors many specimens, both rare and common, often at very reasonable prices.  It has in the past and continues to supply fine specimens for collectors.





OKP-213     Pyrite     Peru.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This attractive cluster measures 5.7 x 5.4 x 3 cm overall.  Only damage is a small broken area seen to the left on the edge of the first image.  The piece is actually very good in-hand viewing well from any direction.  $40







Backside not polished

OKN-720       Rhodochrosite       Peru.    Ex Harold L. Dibble collection.  Here we have a 8.1 x 4.3 x .6 cm slab that is nicely polished on one side.  $50









OKN-866     Fluorite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz      Huanzala, Peru.  An attractive, lustrous specimen measuring 7 x 5 x 3.9 cm.  Minor damage and contacts amongst this specimenís complex  crystals.  It is mineralized on all sides so is attractive from more than one angle.  Good representative piece with complex fluorites.  $40







OKN-786      Hubnerite and Quartz     Pasto Bueno, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An aesthetic miniature that measures 3.8 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm.  Base is flat so it stands on its own.  No damage, edge contact on what I would call the back is even minor.  Fine little example with high luster, nice translucence and excellent balance between the diverging sprats of hubnerite and overgrowing quartz.  Small but really attractive.   $100







OKN-775     Chalcopyrite with Quartz     Caspalca, Huarochiri, Lima Province, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive example with large crystals of good luster and interesting form.  9 x 6.7 x 4.8 cm.  No damage.  Edge contacts some of which are healed with pyrite crystals growing on them.  $250







OKN-761     Barite and Pyrite     Quirvilca, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine miniature with large transparent crystals.  Views nicely from any direction because it is damage-free and almost a floater with only a tiny bit of base contact.  5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm overall with crystals to 3 cm on edge.  Everything is bright clean and lustrous.  $150








OKN-755     Gypsum      Salinasde Otuma, Ica Department, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine miniature with no damage and outstanding aesthetics.  6.5 x 5 x 5 cm.  Five nice swallow-tail twinned crystals stand up nicely on this small section of matrix.  $95








OKN-751       Barite       Quirvilca, Peru.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A 12.2 x 8.1 x 6.7 cm piece with large transparent crystals on limestone matrix.  The crystals are to 2.5 cm each and very attractive.  Good luster, excellent form, and attractive crystal dispersal.  Very three-dimensional.  Excellent condition, as well, with only contact from matrix along a back edge.  Could be displayed nicely several ways.  $300







OKN-934      Tetrahedrite     Caudalesa, Huancavelica, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine example in good condition that measures 4.6 x 3.1 x 2.5 with large crystals.  Accessories include dolomite, pyrite, and some gemmy yellow sphalerite crystals.  Very minor chipping.   $75 








OKL-822      Barite     Huamalias, Huanuco, Peru.  2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm cluster of clear tabs to 1.2 cm on edge.  Mounted in a perky box.  Perfect condition, aesthetic and cheap!  $30








OKN-941    Orpiment        Quiruvilca, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An 8 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm cluster of crystals.  One crystal has been crushed/ broke as can be seen.  $100








OKL-820      Barite     Huamalias, Huanuco, Peru.  3.3 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm cluster of clear tabs to 1.3 cm on edge.  Mounted in a perky box.  One crystal on back of specimen is broken.  Aesthetic and cheap!  $30









OKM-834      Hubnerite and Quartz     Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A beautiful, large complex piece with zero damage and fine aesthetics from any direction.  This is a rare floater with no points of attachment, no contacts or blemished of any type.  8.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.  The quartz is well placed and really adds to an already fantastic mineral specimen.  Nice luster.... great piece!  $800









OKM-835      Hubnerite and Quartz     Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This example is a single crystal with crude terminations and shows a moderate amount of red color and translucence.  6.2 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm.  Damage to some of the quartz and a cleave along one edge of the hubnerite.  Still an attractive example of the material.  $220










KM-753    Barite with Galena, Quartz and Pyrite     Huanzala, Peru.  NO DAMAGE... floater with fine crystals of all the species.  Almost unimaginable that a specimen of this level of fragility doesn't even have a chip in a barite!  9.4 x 7 x 5 cm.  Would benefit from a mild cleaning with soap water and toothbrush.  Everything is of excellent luster and form.  Nice.   $200









OKM-839     Manganocalcite, Quartz, Pyrite    Huanzal, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Not uncommon material but uncommon in this quality.  Nice pink low luster rhombs to 3.4 cm on edge.  I think the largest pair is actually a twin but could just be two intergrown crystals.  Pyrite crystal on base.  No damage to body of specimen (two tiny quartz are broken right on one edge of specimen as would be expected from specimen removal).  Nice form with the largest crystals sitting up high in a prominent position.  Displays well and measures 8.5 x 8.1 x 6 cm overall.  Very fine quality.  $500









OKM-195     Tennantite     RESERVED    Jalcani Mine, Huancavalica, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7 x 5 x 3 cm thick plate with a coating of white quartz druse.  On this are bright silver colored tennantites and cream colored rhombs of calcite.  Four or five tennantites have damage but the majority are really nice.  $145











OKM-193      Pyrargyrite     San Genaro, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine example of this uncommon material measuring 4.5 x 3 x 1.9 cm.  Large crude crystals that show better form along their edges.  On close inspections the crystals are nice, even showing the striations on faces.  No damage.  Tough to find in decent specimens like this one.   $450










OKM-152    Rhodochrosite    Huaran, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  9 x 8.5 x 6 cm ball of rhodochroste and pyrite.  Undulating botryoidal mounds of pink rhodochrosite.  No damage.  $300











OKM-170    Manganocalcite    Casapalea, Lima, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Approximately 17 x 10 x 10 cm piece with endless clusters of beautifully terminated crystals.  Back is very nice also with sphalerite, pyrite and quartz.  With a lope some very minor damage can be found but this specimen is in outstanding shape for its size and displays as damage free unless very carefully scrutinized.  This is one of the nicest examples of this material that I have seen.  I won't ship this specimen, arrangements for deliver will need to be arranged.  It will likely need to be picked up at one of the shows I attend.  Great piece.  $2,000










OKM-782     Barite    Huanzala, Huanuco Department, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A very aesthetic example of this material.  Nice phantoms in this 6 x 5 x 5.1 cm grouping with only chips to crystals on very edge.  The grouping sprays out in a wonderful 3-dimentional effect.  This is a great price...$100










OKK-208    Pyrite    La Libertad Mine, Quiruvilca, Peru.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine small cluster measuring 5.2 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm.  Fine large crystals with only moderate backside contact.  Very nice form, luster, and aesthetics.  No damage.  $65










Top down view.

OKK-925     Fluorite     Pasto Bueno, Peru.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine "Aztec Pyramid" form to this large light green single crystal.  Base contact and only one minor scuff on one side.  Most views are fine and show wonderfully complex crystallography.  Gemmy interior, minor white quartz on base, and minor sulfides on surface.  6.2 x 5.8 x 5 cm overall.  A steal at this price.  $125










OKK-610    Pyrite    Quirvilca, Peru.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection. An attractive grouping of octahedrons measuring 2.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  Only on contact which appears to be healed, no damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  Well priced.  $20