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-879       Manganocalcite on Quartz       Ancasht Department, Peru.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This small example of this popular material measures 5/6 c 3.5 x 2.5 cm.  There is a light pink tint to the crystals and no damage.  $40







OKP-832     Pyrite, Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz     Casapalca, Peru.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This fine grouping consists og morphed galena cubes with sharp pyrite and other accessories.  It measures 5.5 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm.  No damage.  $45







OKP-724     Pyrite     Huanzala, Peru.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This small cluster is composed of several partial crystals, as seen.  It measures 4 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm.  Minor chipping.  $30







OKP-725     Pyrite     Huanzala, Peru.  Ex. John Davis collection.  Larger octahedrons (up to 3.4 cm on edge) compose this specimen.  It displays nicely and measures 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm.  Some chipping.  $50






OKP-728      Pyrite     Huanzala, Peru.  Ex. John Davis collection.  A more typical cluster is seen here that measures 5.1 x 4 x 2.7 cm and sits nicely for display as seen in the first image.  Edge contacts and some broken crystals along right side.  Very nice condition overall.  $25







Backside showing small chip

OKP-727     Pyrite      Huanzala, Peru.  Ex. John Davis collection.  This single crystal measures 3.5 x 3.4 x 3 cm and has very interesting surface growth features.  Only on e small chip as seen in third image.  Base contact.    $35







OKO-497   Orpiment     Quiruvilca, La Libertad, Peru.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning.  This attractive orange crystal group measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 1 cm.  Back and side show cleaves but it still displays very nicely.  Mounted in a perky box.  $40







OKO-495     Orpiment    Pasto Bueno, Peru.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning.  This piece shows a fine damage free cluster on a crystallized sphalerite matrix.  It measures 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm.  Nice translucent to transparent crystals.  Mounted in a perky box.  $50








OKP-364    Tetrahedrite, Pyrite, and Quartz    Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Lima Department, Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This large plate of crystals measures 10 x 8.2 x 4.3 cm. The tetrahedrite crystals are bright and sharp.  They are up to 1 cm each with most being smaller.  The diversity of crystal forms is interesting.  One quartz pint and one tetrahedrite have damage, so, overall it is in very good shape given the large number of crystals present.  $150







OKO-535      Pyrite       Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This example measures 8.5 x 7 x 3 cm and has nicely formed high luster crystals as one would expect from this country.  The specimen is in good condition with only one rub to the edge on a crystal (near edge of piece.).  Largest crystal may appear to have a rub in the images but it is damage free and aesthetic.  $50









OKO-530      Barite on Feldspar      Peru.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This piece shows several large feldspar groups that have a nice flesh to pink color with transparent, lustrous, tabular barite crystals.  It has a domical shape and sits on edge nicely for display.  There is minor damage that does not take away from how it displays, as can be seen in the images.  These have been common in clear and blue colors but rarely seen in combination with the feldspar accessory.  11 x 10 x 7.7 cm in size.    $250








OKO-715     Bournnonite, Pyrite, Quartz       Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru.  Ex. Bill Metropolis.  This is a nice miniature sized example of this classic material.  It measures 6.2 x 3.7 x 2 cm and is coated on one side by attractive prismatic bournonites.  Slightly domical form gives it good views from all sides.  Damage-free.  Could use a good cleaning but otherwise a fantastic specimen.  $175








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-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 







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









OKM-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-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








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