Sperrylite, Chalcopyrite

Sperrylite, Chalcopyrite

Regular price $28,000.00
SKU:40767
Locality: Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.5 x 4.0 cm

Sperrylite is a rare Platinum arsenide mineral, one of a very small number of species containing Platinum as an essential element. The finest examples by far of this rare and desirable mineral come from the Noril'sk District in a remote region of Siberia, Russia. Usually found as small isolated crystals, it is extremely rare to find specimens of multiple of sharp, lustrous large sperrylite crystals such as this in matrix. The luster, sharpness, and size of the crystals (which are up to ~1.3 cm) on this piece make it a truly outstanding example of this rare mineral, from the preeminent locale for the species. Ex - Proctor Family Trust Collection.

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