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Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31h.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31i.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31j.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31k.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b31l.JPG]


No. BOL711B31 - SOLD

Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm (miniature)
Largest Monazite: 7 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) with VERY rarely seen, sharp, gemmy tetragonal prisms of Xenotime-(Y)(!!) measuring up to 2 mm on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source, as well as the Xenotime crystals, which ALSO change from an orange-pink color to an orange-yellow hue. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality, from both the perspective of Monazite and Xenotime. It was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of these two incredibly beautiful and rare phosphates, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) and Xenotime-(Y) from any locality in the world. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this. A truly worthwhile and exceptionally rare association specimen from this most classic of localities.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32h.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b32i.JPG]


No. BOL711B32 - $ 250.00

Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 4 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality and was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful and rare phosphate, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) from any locality in Bolivia or the world for that matter. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33h.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33i.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33j.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33k.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33l.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33m.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33n.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b33o.JPG]


No. BOL711B33 - $ 950.00

Monazite-(Ce) with Xenotime-(Y) (!) on Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 10.7 x 8.2 x 3.5 cm (cabinet)
Largest Monazite: 6 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) with VERY rarely seen, sharp, gemmy tetragonal prisms of Xenotime-(Y)(!!) up to 2 mm on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source, as well as the Xenotime crystals, which ALSO change from an orange-pink color to an and orange-yellow hue. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality, from both the perspective of Monazite and Xenotime. It was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of these two incredibly beautiful and rare phosphates, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) and Xenotime-(Y) from any locality in the world. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this. A truly worthwhile and exceptionally rare association specimen from this most classic of localities.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34h.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34i.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b34j.JPG]


No. BOL711B34 - $ 300.00

Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.4 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 6 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality and was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful and rare phosphate, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) from any locality in Bolivia or the world for that matter. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35h.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35i.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b35j.JPG]


No. BOL711B35 - $ 400.00

Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.4 x 3.1 x 2.0 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 5 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality and was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful and rare phosphate, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) from any locality in Bolivia or the world for that matter. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b36h.JPG]


No. BOL711B36 - $ 300.00

Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 5 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality and was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful and rare phosphate, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) from any locality in Bolivia or the world for that matter. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37d.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37e.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37f.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37g.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37h.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37i.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37j.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37k.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b37l.JPG]


No. BOL711B37 - $ 500.00

Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.0 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 7 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality and was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful and rare phosphate, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) from any locality in Bolivia or the world for that matter. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this.



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Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b38a.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b38b.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b38c.JPG] Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b38d.JPG]


No. BOL711B38 - SOLD

Monazite-(Ce) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 3 mm


Monazite gets its name from the Greek word "monazein", which means "to be alone", in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found. Monazite is usually found in granitic pegmatites, but these crystals are found in hydrothermal tin veins where there is an absolute absence of Thorium (usually a trace element in Monazite). This is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, translucent, orange-pink, “butterfly”-twinned crystals of Monazite-(Ce) on Quartz crystals on matrix. The Monazites are some of the most distinct and impressive twinned crystals I have seen from Bolivia. The Monazites actually perform a color change in different lighting ranging from orange-pink to a white/yellow depending upon the light source. This specimen has some very good sized crystals for the locality and was found in early 2010. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful and rare phosphate, especially with crystals like this from Bolivia. This piece is from the same mine for which this material was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find matrix specimens of Monazite-(Ce) from any locality in Bolivia or the world for that matter. Monazite is often dark and opaque from most localities and rarely bright like this.



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Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b39a.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b39b.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b39c.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b39d.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b39e.JPG]


No. BOL711B39 - $ 350.00

Hubnerite (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 7.2 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm (small cabinet)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features a group of sharp, lustrous, well-crystallized terminated, prismatic crystals. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this classic Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b40a.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b40b.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b40c.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b40d.JPG]


No. BOL711B40 - $ 200.00

Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.9 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm (miniature)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features a sharp, lustrous, well-crystallized terminated, prismatic crystal of Hubnerite with a few GEM quality Quartz crystals (one of which is doubly-terminated). This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market, ESPECIALLY with any associated minerals. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this classic Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b41a.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b41b.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b41c.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b41d.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b41e.JPG]


No. BOL711B41 - SOLD

Hubnerite (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.2 x 2.5 x 0.9 cm (small cabinet)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features a group of sharp, lustrous, well-crystallized terminated, prismatic crystals. The piece is contacted on one side, but still very good quality for the locality. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this classic Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b42a.JPG] Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b42b.JPG] Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b42c.JPG] Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b42d.JPG] Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b42e.JPG] Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b42f.JPG]


No. BOL711B42 - $ 325.00

Hubnerite with Fluorite (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm (small cabinet)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features a group of sharp, lustrous, well-crystallized terminated, prismatic crystals of Hubnerite with rarely seen gemmy, light green Fluorite. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market, ESPECIALLY with any associated minerals. The piece is contacted on the back, but in great shape on the display side. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this classic Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43a.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43b.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43c.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43d.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43e.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43f.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43g.JPG] Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b43h.JPG]


No. BOL711B43 - SOLD

Hubnerite on Pyrite (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.3 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm (small cabinet)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features several, sharp, lustrous, terminated, prismatic crystals aesthetically intergrown and sitting atop lustrous, crystallized, metallic pyritohedral Pyrite. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market, ESPECIALLY on matrix. The Hubnerite is a little rough in areas, but still good quality overall. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this great Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite on Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b44a.JPG] Hubnerite on Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b44b.JPG] Hubnerite on Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b44c.JPG] Hubnerite on Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b44d.JPG] Hubnerite on Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b44e.JPG]


No. BOL711B44 - SOLD

Hubnerite on Quartz (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.0 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 2.1 cm


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features several, sharp, lustrous, terminated, prismatic crystals aesthetically intergrown and sitting atop lustrous, crystallized, gemmy, prismatic Quartz crystals. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market, ESPECIALLY on matrix. One of the Hubnerite crystals is contacted, but still in good shape overall. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this great Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45a.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45b.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45c.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45d.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45e.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45f.JPG] Hubnerite (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b45g.JPG]


No. BOL711B45 - SOLD

Hubnerite (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 8.0 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features a group of sharp, lustrous, well-crystallized terminated, prismatic crystals. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market. The piece is contacted on the back/side of the specimen, but still good quality overall, especially on the front/display side. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this classic Bolivian locality.



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Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b46a.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b46b.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b46c.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b46d.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b46e.JPG] Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen) from Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b46f.JPG]


No. BOL711B46 - $ 500.00

Hubnerite with Quartz (rare locality specimen)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mt Illimani, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 7.2 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm (small cabinet)


The Himalaya mine in Bolivia lies on the great mountain peak of Cerro Illimani (pronounced ee-yee-MAHN-ee) just outside of the capital city of La Paz. This great mountain is over 16,000 feet tall, and gets its name from an Aimara word mean "golden eagle". The fact that there are mines on this mountain is incredible considering the elevation and treacherous conditions. In July of 2009 there was a new find of Hubnerite from this famous mine. This is confirmed Hubnerite, and not Ferberite. On the side of the specimen, if one were to shine a very bright light, they will see small red reflections which are proof to the presence of manganese in the crystals. This specimen features a group of sharp, lustrous, well-crystallized terminated, prismatic crystals with minor associated Quartz. This is one of the few specimens of this material that I have to offer, and it is certainly very rare to see on the market. In good shape overall, despite a little bit of roughness here and there. Don't miss out on this lovely display specimen from this classic Bolivian locality.



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Wavellite (large complete sphere) from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b47a.JPG] Wavellite (large complete sphere) from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b47b.JPG] Wavellite (large complete sphere) from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b47c.JPG] Wavellite (large complete sphere) from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b47d.JPG] Wavellite (large complete sphere) from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b47e.JPG] Wavellite (large complete sphere) from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b47f.JPG]


No. BOL711B47 - $ 600.00

Wavellite (large complete sphere)

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm (miniature)


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Rarely does one see such a large “ball” of Wavellite like this one, especially considering that it’s not busted on one side. The famous green Wavellites from Arkansas are almost never found with complete spheres like this one! In addition to the amazing condition of the specimen, it has the most interesting coloration which grades from an alluring silvery shade to a pinkish orange hue. If that wasn’t enough, the piece is overgrown by many small, cream colored spheres of Wavellite and a few accenting Quartz crystals. The luster is superior to most from Siglo XX, and the sheer size makes for an amazing Wavellite specimen. It’s difficult to convey that Wavellites of this size and caliber are virtually impossible to obtain from this world-famous locality, and I encourage collectors to not overlook this piece as its one of the most interesting and important single Wavellites that I’ve seen from Bolivia.



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Wavellite with Quartz and Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b48a.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz and Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b48b.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz and Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b48c.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz and Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b48d.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz and Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b48e.JPG]


No. BOL711B48 - SOLD

Wavellite with Quartz and Pyrrhotite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm (small cabinet)
Largest “Sphere”: 1.0 cm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. This piece is a fine Wavellite featuring whitish yellow colored radiating “balls” with gemmy, prismatic Quartz crystals and rarely seen golden bladed Pyrrhotite. Certainly a good association specimen from this famous locality, and great quality for Wavellite in general.



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Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49a.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49b.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49c.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49d.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49e.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49f.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b49g.JPG]


No. BOL711B49 - $ 350.00

Wavellite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 9.0 x 7.5 x 2.7 cm (small cabinet)
Largest “Sphere”: 8 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. This specimen features wonderful, radiating, satiny, whitish yellow “balls” with minor associated Quartz. Interestingly enough, a slight pinkish color can be seen in some of the Wavellites, which is rather rare in my experience with the material. Great quality all around, and a worthwhile “hand”-sized display specimen of this classic material. 



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Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b50a.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b50b.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b50c.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b50d.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b50e.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b50f.JPG]


No. BOL711B50 - $ 225.00

Wavellite with Pyrrhotite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm (miniature)
Largest “Sphere”: 9 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. This piece is a fine Wavellite featuring satiny, whitish yellow colored radiating “balls” with rarely seen golden bladed Pyrrhotite. Certainly a good association specimen from this famous locality, and great quality for Wavellite in general. 



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Wavellite on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b51a.JPG] Wavellite on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b51b.JPG]


No. BOL711B51 - $ 150.00

Wavellite on Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm (miniature)
Wavellite “Sphere”: 8 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. A good quality, predominant, radiating, light yellow “ball” of Wavellite is associated with small Wavellite “balls” on greyish-white Quartz on matrix. No damage to the main Wavellite, and a good overall specimen of this well-known material.



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Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b52a.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b52b.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b52c.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b52d.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b52e.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b52f.JPG]


No. BOL711B52 - $ 250.00

Wavellite with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 7.2 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest “Sphere”: 9 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Several excellent, somewhat lustrous to satiny, translucent to opaque radiating yellow to light yellow-cream colored “balls” of Wavellite are associated with GEM to gemmy, prismatic colorless Quartz crystals on matrix. Good quality all the way around, and certainly aesthetic compared to most Wavellites from this mine.



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Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b53a.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b53b.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b53c.JPG] Wavellite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b53d.JPG]


No. BOL711B53 - $ 300.00

Wavellite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (miniature)
Largest “Sphere”: 1.5 cm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. A good sized, and very well-crystallized, radiating light yellow “ball” of Wavellite with a few associated Wavellite “balls” are perched atop Quartz crystals and host rock matrix. A fairly impressive Wavellite for the locality.



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Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b54a.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b54b.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b54c.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b54d.JPG]


No. BOL711B54 - $ 200.00

Wavellite with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest “Sphere”: 4 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Despite their smaller size, there are some very good quality Wavellites on this specimen. The good luster combined with the translucence of the “balls” makes for an attractive little piece. The Wavellites are associated with gemmy, prismatic Quartz crystals on matrix. A worthwhile Wavellite, that is comparably better than most I have seen from Siglo XX.



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Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55a.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55b.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55c.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55d.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55e.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55f.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55g.JPG] Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b55h.JPG]


No. BOL711B55 - $ 200.00

Wavellite (gemmy and well-crystallized) with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 9.7 x 6.8 x 5.8 cm (small cabinet)
Largest “Sphere”: 4 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Some amazingly well-crystallized and GEMMY light yellow color Wavellite “balls” are intermixed with gemmy, prismatic, colorless Quartz crystals on matrix. The quality is excellent for the species, and under magnification, the Wavellites are certainly impressive.



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Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56a.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56b.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56c.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56d.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56e.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56f.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56g.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56h.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56i.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b56j.JPG]


No. BOL711B56 - $ 400.00

Wavellite with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.3 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm (miniature)
Largest “Sphere”: 7 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Several classic, lustrous, translucent, radiating silvery “balls” of Wavellite are aesthetically sitting on attractive white to colorless Quartz crystals. A very eye-catching display specimen, that shows well from several angles.



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Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b57a.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b57b.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b57c.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b57d.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b57e.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b57f.JPG]


No. BOL711B57 - $ 400.00

Wavellite with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 17.2 x 7.6 x 4.8 cm (large cabinet)
Largest “Sphere”: 5 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Some fairly well-crystallized and translucent light yellow color Wavellite “balls” are intermixed with gemmy, prismatic, colorless Quartz crystals on matrix. The quality is good for the species, and under magnification, the Wavellites are certainly impressive from a crystallization standpoint.



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Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58a.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58b.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58c.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58d.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58e.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58f.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58g.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58h.JPG] Wavellite with Pyrrhotite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b58i.JPG]


No. BOL711B58 - $ 275.00

Wavellite with Pyrrhotite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm (miniature)
Largest “Sphere”: 7 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. This piece is a fine Wavellite featuring satiny, whitish-silvery colored radiating “balls” with rarely seen golden bladed Pyrrhotite. Certainly a good association specimen from this famous locality, and great quality for Wavellite in general.



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Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59a.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59b.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59c.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59d.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59e.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59f.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59g.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59h.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59i.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59j.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59k.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59l.JPG] Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b59m.JPG]


No. BOL711B59 - $ 550.00

Wavellite (large crystals !) with Stannite and Augelite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 9.2 x 6.4 x 2.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest “Sphere”: 1.1 cm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. This is a very impressive specimen of this often overlooked and sometimes underappreciated phosphate. This piece has some of the largest individual crystals of Wavellite that I have seen from Bolivia ! Please keep in mind that this mineral typically forms in very thin needles that create radiating aggregates, but the orthorhombic crystals on this specimen are so distinct and thick for the species that you can clearly see them with the naked eye ! Despite the larger size, I still photographed the crystals under the microscope to better illustrate their quality. This specimen consists of pale yellow, lustrous, sharp crystals in spherical form associated with rarely seen brass colored Stannite crystals and very unusual, small, white "spheres" of Augelite (I had them analyzed), which is extremely rare in my experience. I must stress that the Wavellite crystals are also very gemmy, which is not common for the species. I have never seen the association of these three species from any other mine in Bolivia or the world for that matter. You will have a very hard time finding individual crystals of Wavellite this size from any locality. The quality of the Wavellite crystals on this specimen are as fine as any I have seen from anywhere. This piece is from a one pocket find from 2003, and I have not seen any more like it since that time. I held this one back when the find was made, in the hopes that there would be more. Now I'm fairly certain that there will not be any more of these amazing Wavellite specimens again, so do not miss out on this unique and displayable association specimen.



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Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b60a.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b60b.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b60c.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b60d.JPG] Wavellite with Quartz from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b60e.JPG]


No. BOL711B60 - $ 175.00

Wavellite with Quartz

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm (miniature)
Largest “Sphere”: 5 mm


Although Wavellite is a fairly well-known phosphate species, it is truly only known from a handful of localities in well-crystallized display specimens. The majority of the Wavellites from world localities feature either micro crystals, or incomplete (broken) spheres on matrix. The Bolivian Wavellites, particularly those from the famous Siglo XX mine are among the best in the world due to the fact that they occur with eye-visible spheres that are often very well crystallized and not broken in half. In addition to the good quality of the Wavellites, the Siglo XX specimens are also found with interesting associations and pleasing matrixes. Despite their smaller size, there are some very good quality Wavellites on this specimen. The good luster combined with the translucence of the “balls” makes for an attractive little piece. The Wavellites are associated with gemmy, prismatic Quartz crystals on matrix. A worthwhile Wavellite, that is comparably better than most I have seen from Siglo XX.



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