15PR26 Quartz, Stolzite on Scheelite
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Sanchez Carrion Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
5.7x 4.2x 4.7 cm

An excellent example of this rare material, with a stolzite-dusted scheelite octahedron nesteled in a group of quartz crystals.  The crystal is well formed and well exposed-- so much so that the piece can be displayed from the front or back.

I had seen a small group of these at Tucson 2015, and was hoping to get more on this trip.  Although the find was small,  I was able to come back with a group of pretty good pieces.  While these are never especially "sharp", those I saw in Tucson looked especially melted-- the pieces I came back with have well formed scheelites, cleaner (I think) form and a generous coating of the powdery yellow-green stolzite that makes them so eye catching.

In 5 trips to Peru, I was only able to get an example of this material once before-- I was quite happy to have been there at a time close enough to a find to be able to get more.

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