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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b213a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b213b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b213c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b213d.JPG]


No. BOL711B213 - $ 275.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.7 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.4 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, but this one does have decent isolation between the crystals. The piece has fine, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra (some are twinned) associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Great quality for the species and the locality, and the faces on the Magnetite crystals are rather smooth and shiny. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable specimens as this one.



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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b214a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b214b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b214c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b214d.JPG]


No. BOL711B214 - $ 225.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, but this one has good isolation between the crystals. The piece has fine, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra (some are twinned) associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Great quality for the species and the locality, and the faces on the Magnetite crystals are rather smooth and shiny. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable specimens as this one.



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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b215a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b215b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b215c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b215d.JPG]


No. BOL711B215 - $ 300.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.7 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, but this one does have decent isolation between the crystals. The piece has fine, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra (some are twinned) associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Great quality for the species and the locality, and the faces on the Magnetite crystals are fairly smooth and shiny. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable specimens as this one.



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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b216a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b216b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b216c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b216d.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b216e.JPG]


No. BOL711B216 - $ 650.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 2.2 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, but this one does have decent isolation between the crystals. The piece has fine, large, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Certainly some of the largest individual crystals that I have seen from the locality, and despite a little bit of roughness around the edges, the main crystal in the center is in great shape. A wonderful full-sized miniature that would make a great addition to any collection. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable specimens as this one.



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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b217a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b217b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b217c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b217d.JPG]


No. BOL711B217 - $ 150.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.7 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, but this one does have decent isolation between the crystals. The piece has fine, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra (some are twinned) associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Great quality for the species and the locality, and the faces on the Magnetite crystals are rather smooth and shiny. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized specimens as this one.



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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b218a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b218b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b218c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b218d.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b218e.JPG]


No. BOL711B218 - $ 700.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 10.2 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm (cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.7 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, and this is a great example of said material. The piece has fine, good sized, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra (some are twinned) associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Great quality for the species and the locality, and the faces on the Magnetite crystals are rather smooth and shiny. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable cabinet-sized specimens as this one.



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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b219a.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b219b.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b219c.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b219d.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b219e.JPG] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b219f.JPG]


No. BOL711B219 - $ 400.00

Magnetite

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 11.3 x 7.2 x 5.6 cm (cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm


Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, but this one has good isolation between the crystals. The piece has fine, sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra (some are twinned) associated with cream colored Feldspar on matrix. Great quality for the species and the locality, and the faces on the Magnetite crystals are rather smooth and shiny. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable specimens as this one.



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Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b220a.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b220b.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b220c.JPG]


No. BOL711B220 - $ 200.00

Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality)

Locality: David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm (thumbnail)


The area around Cerro Huanaquino is best known for its excellent Magnetite specimens, but a close second behind these pieces are the attractive and very well crystallized Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite crystals. Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite is actually a variety of Hydroxylapatite, and is well known from a fair number of world localities, but not often are the crystals as large, attractive and well-formed as the Bolivian specimens. This piece is a great thumbnail sized specimen of Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite with well-defined hexagonal form, a soft peach-tan color, medium luster, and is somewhat translucent. It is one of the better crystals of this rare material that I have handled, and would make a great addition to a thumbnail suite, or a suite of Bolivian specimens. If you're a rare species collector, this is also a great opportunity to obtain a good sized single crystal of a species that is often only found in crude or microscopic crystals.



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Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b221a.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b221b.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b221c.JPG]


No. BOL711B221 - SOLD

Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality)

Locality: David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm (thumbnail)


The area around Cerro Huanaquino is best known for its excellent Magnetite specimens, but a close second behind these pieces are the attractive and very well crystallized Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite crystals. Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite is actually a variety of Hydroxylapatite, and is well known from a fair number of world localities, but not often are the crystals as large, attractive and well-formed as the Bolivian specimens. This piece is a great thumbnail sized specimen of Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite with well-defined hexagonal form, a soft peach-tan color, medium luster, and is somewhat translucent. It is one of the better crystals of this rare material that I have handled, and would make a great addition to a thumbnail suite, or a suite of Bolivian specimens. If you're a rare species collector, this is also a great opportunity to obtain a good sized single crystal of a species that is often only found in crude or microscopic crystals.



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Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b222a.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b222b.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b222c.JPG]


No. BOL711B222 - $ 150.00

Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality)

Locality: David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


The area around Cerro Huanaquino is best known for its excellent Magnetite specimens, but a close second behind these pieces are the attractive and very well crystallized Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite crystals. Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite is actually a variety of Hydroxylapatite, and is well known from a fair number of world localities, but not often are the crystals as large, attractive and well-formed as the Bolivian specimens. This piece is a great thumbnail sized specimen of Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite with well-defined hexagonal form, a soft peach-tan color, medium luster, and is somewhat translucent. It is one of the better crystals of this rare material that I have handled, and would make a great addition to a thumbnail suite, or a suite of Bolivian specimens. If you're a rare species collector, this is also a great opportunity to obtain a good sized single crystal of a species that is often only found in crude or microscopic crystals.



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Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b223a.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b223b.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b223c.JPG]


No. BOL711B223 - SOLD

Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality)

Locality: David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


The area around Cerro Huanaquino is best known for its excellent Magnetite specimens, but a close second behind these pieces are the attractive and very well crystallized Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite crystals. Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite is actually a variety of Hydroxylapatite, and is well known from a fair number of world localities, but not often are the crystals as large, attractive and well-formed as the Bolivian specimens. This piece is a great thumbnail sized specimen of Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite with well-defined hexagonal form, a soft peach-tan color, medium luster, and is somewhat translucent. It is one of the better crystals of this rare material that I have handled, and would make a great addition to a thumbnail suite, or a suite of Bolivian specimens. If you're a rare species collector, this is also a great opportunity to obtain a good sized single crystal of a species that is often only found in crude or microscopic crystals.



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Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b224a.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b224b.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b224c.JPG]


No. BOL711B224 - SOLD

Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality)

Locality: David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


The area around Cerro Huanaquino is best known for its excellent Magnetite specimens, but a close second behind these pieces are the attractive and very well crystallized Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite crystals. Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite is actually a variety of Hydroxylapatite, and is well known from a fair number of world localities, but not often are the crystals as large, attractive and well-formed as the Bolivian specimens. This piece is a great thumbnail sized specimen of Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite with well-defined hexagonal form, a soft peach-tan color, medium luster, and is somewhat translucent. It is one of the better crystals of this rare material that I have handled, and would make a great addition to a thumbnail suite, or a suite of Bolivian specimens. If you're a rare species collector, this is also a great opportunity to obtain a good sized single crystal of a species that is often only found in crude or microscopic crystals.



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Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b225a.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b225b.JPG] Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality) from David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b225c.JPG]


No. BOL711B225 - SOLD

Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite (good quality)

Locality: David Mosiah Prospect, Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


The area around Cerro Huanaquino is best known for its excellent Magnetite specimens, but a close second behind these pieces are the attractive and very well crystallized Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite crystals. Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite is actually a variety of Hydroxylapatite, and is well known from a fair number of world localities, but not often are the crystals as large, attractive and well-formed as the Bolivian specimens. This piece is a great thumbnail sized specimen of Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite with well-defined hexagonal form, a soft peach-tan color, medium luster, and is somewhat translucent. It is one of the better crystals of this rare material that I have handled, and would make a great addition to a thumbnail suite, or a suite of Bolivian specimens. If you're a rare species collector, this is also a great opportunity to obtain a good sized single crystal of a species that is often only found in crude or microscopic crystals.



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Apatite with Quartz and Siderite from Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b226a.JPG] Apatite with Quartz and Siderite from Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b226b.JPG] Apatite with Quartz and Siderite from Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b226c.JPG] Apatite with Quartz and Siderite from Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b226d.JPG] Apatite with Quartz and Siderite from Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b226e.JPG] Apatite with Quartz and Siderite from Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b226f.JPG]


No. BOL711B226 - SOLD

Apatite with Quartz and Siderite

Locality: Cerro Grande Mine, Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 14.8 x 9.4 x 7.2 cm (cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 2.3 cm


These specimens came out in the early 1980's and were recognized as being some of the most impressive and unique Apatite specimens from Bolivia. This specimen features several sharp, highly lustrous (glassy), gemmy, colorless compressed hexagonal crystals of Apatite with greenish-tan Siderite and white Quartz on matrix. The main crystal on this specimen, despite a contact, is one of the larger crystals I've seen from the locality. This area is completely shut down and hasn't produced specimens for nearly 25 years. A unique and hard to find Apatite from this lesser known Bolivian locality. There are not many localities in Bolivia that produce good quality Apatites, and this mine stands as one of the best localities in Bolivia for the material.



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Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b227a.JPG] Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b227b.JPG] Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b227c.JPG] Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b227d.JPG] Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b227e.JPG] Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b227f.JPG]


No. BOL711B227 - $ 600.00

Zinkenite

Locality: San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.8 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm (small cabinet)


From the impressive find of 2004. This boom at the San Jose mine gave us a plethora of top notch sulfides, the likes of which may never be matched from any mine in Bolivia. This find produced record setting Andorite and Potosiite specimens, but also produced some of the finest Zinkenites ever found from any world locality. This specimen is a fairly large, sharp, lustrous, acicular spray of Zinkenite crystals. This is a first-rate Zinkenite specimen, and one of the best pieces from the find that I've handled. The vast majority of the Zinkenite specimens from this find were certainly not this attractive and so richly grouped together. I can say with a fair amount of certainty that it is unlikely we will ever see these superb Zinkenite specimens from San Jose again. I will say for certain that the piece is rather fragile and crumbly, so this piece must be handled with care. Additionally, special arrangements must be made with regard to shipping the piece. I feel that we can safely pack and ship the specimen, but I am requesting that the buyer pay for Express Mail shipping with insurance in case anything happens during transit. If you are uncomfortable with the piece being shipped, we will work with you to deliver the piece in person.



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Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228a.JPG] Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228b.JPG] Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228c.JPG] Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228d.JPG] Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228e.JPG] Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228f.JPG] Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b228g.JPG]


No. BOL711B228 - SOLD

Zinkenite with Andorite on Pyrite

Locality: San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm (miniature)
Largest Zinkenite: 2.5 cm


From the impressive find of 2004. This boom at the San Jose mine gave us a plethora of top notch sulfides, the likes of which may never be matched from any mine in Bolivia. This find produced record setting Andorite and Potosiite specimens, but also produced some of the finest Zinkenites ever found from any world locality. This specimen hosts a good sized, beautiful, lustrous, silvery “spray” of Zinkenite crystals with a few fine, sharp, lustrous, striated tabular crystals of Andorite up to 1.1 cm on contrasting crystallized lustrous, metallic, golden Pyrite matrix. The Pyrites are actually highly modified (combination of cubes, octahedra and pyritohedra). The vast majority of the Zinkenite specimens from this find were found off matrix, which makes this piece that much more distinctive and valuable. I will say that the Pyrite matrix is arguably the most desirable matrix for this material, and certainly VERY hard to find from San Jose when it comes to attractive display specimens. Regardless, it is a MATRIX Zinkenite specimen from this find, with a great association of two additional sulfides. There were only a handful of these specimens, and in my opinion, a piece like this should be in the collection of anybody who likes Bolivian minerals, as this is top notch for the locality. BETTER IN PERSON!



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Zinkenite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b229a.JPG] Zinkenite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b229b.JPG] Zinkenite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b229c.JPG] Zinkenite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b229d.JPG] Zinkenite on Pyrite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b229e.JPG]


No. BOL711B229 - SOLD

Zinkenite on Pyrite

Locality: San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.6 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Zinkenite: 2.6 cm


From the impressive find of 2004. This boom at the San Jose mine gave us a plethora of top notch sulfides, the likes of which may never be matched from any mine in Bolivia. This find produced record setting Andorite and Potosiite specimens, but also produced some of the finest Zinkenites ever found from any world locality. This specimen hosts a few good sized, beautiful, lustrous, silvery “sprays” of Zinkenite crystals on contrasting crystallized lustrous, metallic, golden Pyrite matrix. The Pyrites are actually highly modified (combination of cubes, octahedra and pyritohedra). The vast majority of the Zinkenite specimens from this find were found off matrix, which makes this piece that much more distinctive and valuable. I will say that the Pyrite matrix is arguably the most desirable matrix for this material, and certainly VERY hard to find from San Jose when it comes to attractive display specimens. Regardless, it is a MATRIX Zinkenite specimen from this find, with a great association. There were only a handful of these specimens, and in my opinion, a piece like this should be in the collection of anybody who likes Bolivian minerals, as this is top notch for the locality. BETTER IN PERSON!



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Jamesonite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b230a.JPG] Jamesonite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b230b.JPG] Jamesonite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b230c.JPG] Jamesonite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b230d.JPG]


No. BOL711B230 - $ 500.00

Jamesonite

Locality: San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm (small cabinet)


Jamesonite is a relatively rare lead, iron, antimony sulfide. Most people are probably familiar with Jamesonite from Mexico or China, but some of the nicest Jamesonite specimens I've seen are from Bolivia. This piece is a great, sparkling, bright, silvery acicular "spray" of Jamesonite needles. This is one of the finest Jamesonite specimens from San Jose that I've handled, especially since it’s not a micro specimen and it’s very eye-catching. Rarely do you see specimens this size with such great crystallization as this one. Well worth the price for the great rarity and desirable form.



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Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b231a.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b231b.JPG]


No. BOL711B231 - $ 150.00

Barite on Siderite

Locality: Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


These were some of the first Barites that I personally ever acquired from Bolivia. They came out of the ground in 2002, and are some of the most distinctive and excellent quality Barites that I have seen from Bolivia. I think that their appearance, aesthetics and displayability are secondary only to the superb quality of the Barite crystals themselves. These crystals are some of the finest quality Barites I have ever seen from Bolivia and compare favorably to gem crystals from any other world locality extant. The crystals on this specimen are good quality, sharp, well-formed, lustrous, water-clear to gemmy, tabular blades. The final touch to these Barites is that they are sitting atop beautiful, tiny, crystallized, sharp, lustrous, compressed rhombohedra of chocolate brown (nearly black) Siderite on matrix. This is one of the last pieces of this material that I have left so don't pass it by.



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Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232a.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232b.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232c.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232d.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232e.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232f.JPG] Barite on Siderite from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b232g.JPG]


No. BOL711B232 - $ 350.00

Barite on Siderite

Locality: Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.4 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm


These were some of the first Barites that I personally ever acquired from Bolivia. They came out of the ground in 2002, and are some of the most distinctive and excellent quality Barites that I have seen from Bolivia. I think that their appearance, aesthetics and displayability are secondary only to the superb quality of the Barite crystals themselves. These crystals are some of the finest quality Barites I have ever seen from Bolivia and compare favorably to gem crystals from any other world locality extant. The crystals on this specimen are good quality, sharp, well-formed, lustrous, water-clear to gemmy, tabular blades. The final touch to these Barites is that they are sitting atop beautiful, tiny, crystallized, sharp, lustrous, compressed rhombohedra of chocolate brown (nearly black) Siderite on matrix. This is one of the last pieces of this material that I have left so don't pass it by.



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Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Siderite and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b233a.JPG] Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Siderite and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b233b.JPG] Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Siderite and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b233c.JPG] Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Siderite and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b233d.JPG] Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Siderite and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b233e.JPG]


No. BOL711B233 - $ 100.00

Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Siderite and Stannite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.2 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm (miniature)


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features a fairly sharp, lustrous, large Pyrite pseudomorph after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite which is associated with sharp, translucent greenish-brown colored Siderite crystals and minor grey crystals of the rare sulfide, Stannite. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b234a.JPG] Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b234b.JPG] Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b234c.JPG]


No. BOL711B234 - SOLD

Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Siderite: 6 mm


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features an excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown hexagonal crystal of Siderite sitting upon crystals of lustrous Pyrite (pseudomorphs after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite) which are associated with minor grey crystals of the rare sulfide, Stannite. For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b235a.JPG] Siderite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b235b.JPG] Siderite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b235c.JPG] Siderite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b235d.JPG] Siderite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b235e.JPG]


No. BOL711B235 - SOLD

Siderite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown hexagonal crystals to create this excellent thumbnail specimen. For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b236a.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b236b.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b236c.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b236d.JPG]


No. BOL711B236 - SOLD

Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm (miniature)
Largest Siderite: 2.0 cm


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features a few excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown modified rhombic/hexagonal crystals of Siderite which are associated with crystals of lustrous, metallic Pyrite (pseudomorphs after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite) which are associated with minor grey crystals of the rare sulfide, Stannite. For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite and Quartz on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b237a.JPG] Siderite and Quartz on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b237b.JPG] Siderite and Quartz on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b237c.JPG] Siderite and Quartz on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b237d.JPG] Siderite and Quartz on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b237e.JPG]


No. BOL711B237 - $ 125.00

Siderite and Quartz on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.0 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm (miniature)
Largest Siderite: 4 mm


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features a few small, excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown modified rhombic/hexagonal crystals of Siderite which are associated with a beautiful, sharp, gemmy, doubly-terminated crystal of Quartz measuring 1.0 cm plus crystals of lustrous, metallic Pyrite (pseudomorphs after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite) which are associated with minor grey crystals of the rare sulfide, Stannite. For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality, and very rarely have I seen Quartz crystals with these specimens. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238a.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238b.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238c.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238d.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238e.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238f.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238g.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238h.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238i.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b238j.JPG]


No. BOL711B238 - $ 200.00

Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite)

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.4 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm (miniature)
Largest Siderite: 2.3 cm


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features a few excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown modified rhombic/hexagonal crystals of Siderite which are associated with crystals of lustrous, metallic Pyrite (pseudomorphs after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite). For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239a.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239b.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239c.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239d.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239e.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239f.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b239g.JPG]


No. BOL711B239 - $ 225.00

Siderite with Pyrite (replacing Siderite) and Stannite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 3.3 cm


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features a group of excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown modified rhombic/hexagonal crystals of Siderite which are associated with crystals of lustrous, metallic Pyrite (pseudomorphs after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite) which are associated with minor grey crystals of the rare sulfide, Stannite. For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b240a.JPG] Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b240b.JPG] Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b240c.JPG] Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b240d.JPG] Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite from Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b240e.JPG]


No. BOL711B240 - $ 250.00

Siderite on Pyrite (replacing Siderite) with Stannite

Locality: Siete Suyos mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 7.1 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Siderite: 6 mm


The Siete Suyos mine (Seven Servants mine) is sometimes considered to be part of the Animas mine, and it is often difficult to know where specimens are from because several mines in the area share the same vein system. The good news is that I directly obtained this specimen from the miner who collected it, so I know for certain where it came from. I honestly have never seen any specimens from this locality before, but I was happy to purchase the pieces I obtained. This piece features a few excellent quality, sharp, gemmy, greenish-brown modified rhombic/hexagonal crystals of Siderite which are sitting atop crystals of lustrous, metallic Pyrite (pseudomorphs after compressed rhombohedra of Siderite) which are associated with minor grey crystals of the rare sulfide, Stannite. For Siderite, the quality is impressive for Bolivia, as I rarely have seen such sharp and gemmy crystals from any Bolivian locality. So far, this find was very limited, so if you're a collector of Bolivian minerals, be sure to pick this one up.



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Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241a.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241b.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241c.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241d.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241e.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241f.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241g.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b241h.JPG]


No. BOL711B241 - SOLD

Pyrargyrite

Locality: Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm (thumbnail)


The mine at Porco is THE oldest and most significant Silver mine in Bolivia, and Pyrargyrite is not common in fine quality specimens from this mine, but recently (January of 2010) some decent specimens have made their way out. This piece is a good Pyrargyrite by most Bolivian standards. The crystals are rather lustrous and sharp, and the piece shows and excellent blood-red color when backlit. Keep in mind that specimens from Porco are virtually impossible to obtain these days because miners rarely bring out anything for sale, as the mine is a large commercial production, and virtually everything goes into the crusher. Most everything that evades the crusher is usually taken out of Bolivia by a geologist who has an "in" at the mine, or sometimes a group of brave miners risk losing their jobs by sneaking out a handful of specimens to raise a little extra money to feed their families.



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Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b242a.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b242b.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b242c.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b242d.JPG] Pyrargyrite from Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b242e.JPG]


No. BOL711B242 - SOLD

Pyrargyrite

Locality: Porco Mine, Agua de Castilla, Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm (miniature)


The mine at Porco is THE oldest and most significant Silver mine in Bolivia, and Pyrargyrite is not common in fine quality specimens from this mine, but recently (January of 2010) some decent specimens have made their way out. This piece is a good Pyrargyrite by most Bolivian standards. The silvery hexagonal crystals are fairly lustrous and sharp, and the piece shows and excellent blood-red color when backlit. Keep in mind that specimens from Porco are virtually impossible to obtain these days because miners rarely bring out anything for sale, as the mine is a large commercial production, and virtually everything goes into the crusher. Most everything that evades the crusher is usually taken out of Bolivia by a geologist who has an "in" at the mine, or sometimes a group of brave miners risk losing their jobs by sneaking out a handful of specimens to raise a little extra money to feed their families.



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