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Hutchinsonite is a lead thallium arsenic sulfosalt. The name honors Arthur Hutchinson (1866-1937), former professor of mineralogy at Cambridge (Solly, 1905).

The La Libertad mine in Peru is considered the best of species occurrence for hutchinsonite. On this specimen, hutchinsonite forms divergent sprays of crystals to 8 mm. The mineral has formed on both sides of the specimen, with some crystals hinting at a red color. A good example of this material. Former Robert Chambers collection; his label dates this specimen to 1976. Choice!

Price: $350

Item code: MS1444

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