Galena – Modified Crystals with Sphalerite – Huaron District


This specimen is from the Huaron Mining District, Huallay District of the Pasco Department in Peru

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These galena (skeletal) crystals are from the Huaron Mining District of the Huallay District, Pasco Department, Peru. This area contains 15 mines including the Alimon which is where most mineral specimens come from. The mines are large commercial operations mining for the extraction of silver and silver related minerals. Twenty-one different mineral species are found in this area including several exceptional sulfides including the sulfides galena and sphalerite. This specimen consists of a mineral mix of; galena, sphalerite, and quartz crystals. The galena have extremely modified skeletal habits with extensive recrystallized growth. The sphalerites have tetragonal habits. This piece measures approximately 4 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches or 102 x 73 x 45 mm.

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Weight 16 oz

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