Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad, Peru

Rock crystal of good quality is known from ore veins. Many quartz crystals contain abundant inclusions of older metallic mineral up to several millimeters across: sphalerite (black or orange, fluorescent in UV), galena (lead gray, sometimes elongated grains), chalcopyrite, covellite (strong blue tarnish) and yellow native sulfur.

Ref: J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, pp. 87, 91

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Localities in this Region

  • La Libertad
    • Sánchez Carrión Province
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