Dims: 5.5" x 3.25" x 2.75"(14.0 x 8.3 x 7.0 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 0.8 oz.(476 g)
Pachapaqui Mine, Ancash, Peru
This specimen basically consists of 4 small Stibnite clusters on a quartz matrix. The clusters do not exceed 1.5"(3.8 cm) in diameter. They do, however, rest amidst a cluster of long thin, quartz crystals on what appears to be a portion of a geode. There are no other minerals near them- they are alone on the quartz bed. The underside of the specimen also has remnants of metallic sulfide crystals on it, but there are no complete crystals. The quartz crystals that harbor the Stibnite clusters reach a maximum length of about 1"(2.5 cm), are somewhat milky and have a waxy to pearly luster; several of them are damaged and incomplete. They add the perfect contrast to the needlelike, dark gray clusters of Stibnite.