PKR04 Quartz (Scepter)
Pampa Blanca Mine, Castrovirreina Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
22.3x 5.6x 5.2 cm
$1480

A large quartz scepter from Pampa Blanca, best known for its epidote and Japan law twins.  This is without a doubt one of the larger "scepters" I have seen from Peru, and I was a bit shocked to learn its origin, (this is very uncharacteristic of Pampa Blanca) but I showed a couple dealers in Peru, and they all agreed that the locality was correct.

 

There are little bits of green malachite here and there, and on the shaft near the termination interesting growth faces can be seen (see close up image of termination).  There is a sizable chip on the back of the termination, though from the front it cannot be seen.  

 

At least in my experience, this is the best (and largest) quartz scepter that I have seen from Peru.










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