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Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273a.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273b.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273c.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273d.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273e.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273f.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273g.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273h.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b273i.JPG]


No. BOL711B273 - $ 800.00

Paravauxite with Sigloite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species)

Specimen Size: 5.6 x 4.8 x 2.1 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.6 cm


These crystals are one of the most beautiful phosphates in the world. They are highly prized for their rarity and beauty. This remarkably attractive specimen features beautiful lustrous, light green color Paravauxite crystals and tan color Sigloite crystals on matrix. Sigloite forms as an alteration of Paravauxite. This specimen is from the type locality for both species ! Mark Chance Bandy described Paravauxite crystals in his book "Mineralogy of Llallagua, Bolivia". He states that Paravauxite is the most abundant of all the "Vauxites" from this mine, and with that said, you almost never see specimens, especially pieces that are larger than thumbnails available on the market. This piece is a great example of the prismatic, sheaf-like parallel growths that Mr. Bandy described. To find a piece of this size with so many great quality crystals is unheard of these days.



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Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b274a.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b274b.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b274c.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b274d.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b274e.JPG]


No. BOL711B274 - SOLD

Paravauxite with Sigloite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species)

Specimen Size: 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.1 cm


These crystals are one of the most beautiful phosphates in the world. They are highly prized for their rarity and beauty. This attractive specimen features beautiful lustrous, light green color Paravauxite crystals and tan color Sigloite crystals. Sigloite forms as an alteration of Paravauxite. This specimen is from the type locality for both species ! Mark Chance Bandy described Paravauxite crystals in his book "Mineralogy of Llallagua, Bolivia". He states that Paravauxite is the most abundant of all the "Vauxites" from this mine, and with that said, you almost never see specimens, available on the market. This piece is a great example of the prismatic, sheaf-like parallel growths that Mr. Bandy described.



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Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b275a.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b275b.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b275c.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b275d.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b275e.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b275f.JPG]


No. BOL711B275 - $ 250.00

Paravauxite with Sigloite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species)

Specimen Size: 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm


These crystals are one of the most beautiful phosphates in the world. They are highly prized for their rarity and beauty. This attractive specimen features beautiful lustrous, light green color Paravauxite crystals and tan color Sigloite crystals associated with micro crystallized iron-stained Wavellite needles on matrix. Sigloite forms as an alteration of Paravauxite. This specimen is from the type locality for both species ! Mark Chance Bandy described Paravauxite crystals in his book "Mineralogy of Llallagua, Bolivia". He states that Paravauxite is the most abundant of all the "Vauxites" from this mine, and with that said, you almost never see specimens available on the market. This piece is a great example of the prismatic, sheaf-like parallel growths that Mr. Bandy described. To find a piece with such great aesthetics is really rare these days.



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Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276a.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276b.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276c.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276d.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276e.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276f.JPG] Paravauxite with Sigloite from Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species) [./bolivia711/bol711b276g.JPG]


No. BOL711B276 - $ 175.00

Paravauxite with Sigloite

Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species)

Specimen Size: 2.1 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 7 mm


These crystals are one of the most beautiful phosphates in the world. They are highly prized for their rarity and beauty. This remarkably attractive specimen features beautiful lustrous, light green color Paravauxite crystals and tan color Sigloite crystals associated with micro crystallized iron-stained Wavellite needles on matrix. Sigloite forms as an alteration of Paravauxite. This specimen is from the type locality for both species ! Mark Chance Bandy described Paravauxite crystals in his book "Mineralogy of Llallagua, Bolivia". He states that Paravauxite is the most abundant of all the "Vauxites" from this mine, and with that said, you almost never see specimens available on the market. This piece is a great example of the prismatic, sheaf-like parallel growths that Mr. Bandy described. To find a piece with so many great quality crystals is almost unheard of these days.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b277a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b277b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b277c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b277d.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b277e.JPG]


No. BOL711B277 - $ 150.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 3.0 x 1.6 cm (miniature)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b278a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b278b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b278c.JPG]


No. BOL711B278 - $ 100.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.1 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm (small cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. There are also a few classic “bent” crystals on the piece as well, which is one of my favorite phenomena in the mineral world. Good shape overall, despite a tiny bit of roughness. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b279a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b279b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b279c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b279d.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b279e.JPG]


No. BOL711B279 - $ 125.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.1 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm (small cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. There is also a very unusual “split” or “splintered” crystal on the piece, that almost looks like it separated like a piece of string cheese. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite with Barite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b280a.JPG] Stibnite with Barite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b280b.JPG] Stibnite with Barite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b280c.JPG] Stibnite with Barite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b280d.JPG] Stibnite with Barite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b280e.JPG]


No. BOL711B280 - $ 150.00

Stibnite with Barite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 7.2 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm (small cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray” with white bladed Barite crystals. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b281a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b281b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b281c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b281d.JPG]


No. BOL711B281 - $ 125.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.5 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm (miniature)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. Good shape overall, with only a little bit of roughness here and there. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b282a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b282b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b282c.JPG]


No. BOL711B282 - $ 50.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm (miniature)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal group. Virtually no notable damage. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b283a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b283b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b283c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b283d.JPG]


No. BOL711B283 - $ 175.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 9.8 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm (cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal group. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b284a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b284b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b284c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b284d.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b284e.JPG]


No. BOL711B284 - $ 125.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.2 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm (small cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. There are also a few classic “bent” crystals on the piece as well, which is one of my favorite phenomena in the mineral world. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b285a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b285b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b285c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b285d.JPG]


No. BOL711B285 - $ 75.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm (miniature)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b286a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b286b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b286c.JPG]


No. BOL711B286 - $ 75.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.4 x 2.0 x 0.4 cm (miniature)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This is a superb, lustrous, striated, prismatic “sword”-shaped, silver-grey crystallized “spray”. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b287a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b287b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b287c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b287d.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b287e.JPG]


No. BOL711B287 - $ 100.00

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 7.1 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm (small cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen is a fine lustrous, striated, prismatic, metallic, silvery “bent” crystal, which is one of my favorite phenomena in the mineral world. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b288a.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b288b.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b288c.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b288d.JPG] Stibnite from La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b288e.JPG]


No. BOL711B288 - $ 0.00 - ON HOLD

Stibnite

Locality: La Salvadora Mine (Macario Mine), Oruro Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 8.1 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm (small cabinet)


Before China, these were some of the best Stibnites to hit the market in a long time. This specimen comprises several highly lustrous, sharp, metallic silvery sword shaped crystals of Stibnite forming a very aesthetic crystal “spray”. There are also a few classic “bent” crystals on the piece as well, which is one of my favorite phenomena in the mineral world. Virtually no notable damage that I can see with the naked eye. A great classic Bolivian Stibnite specimen. This piece came out in the early 1980’s when there was a large find of some superb Stibnites from this mine.



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Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b289a.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b289b.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b289c.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b289d.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b289e.JPG]


No. BOL711B289 - $ 550.00

Scorzalite (rare)

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

Specimen Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 3.5 mm


Recently (2009), some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but I was actually the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorzalites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts several sharp, very lustrous, good quality, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece would make a great addition to your collection.



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Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b290a.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b290b.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b290c.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b290d.JPG]


No. BOL711B290 - $ 350.00

Scorzalite (rare)

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

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 5 mm


Recently (2009), some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but I was actually the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorzalites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts a few sharp, very lustrous, good quality, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece would make a great addition to your collection.



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Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b291a.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b291b.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b291c.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b291d.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b291e.JPG]


No. BOL711B291 - $ 250.00

Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz

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

Specimen Size: 3.8 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 3 mm


Recently (2009), some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but I was actually the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorzalites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts several sharp, very lustrous, good quality, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite with Quartz on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece would make a great addition to your collection.



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Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b292a.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b292b.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b292c.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b292d.JPG]


No. BOL711B292 - $ 125.00

Scorzalite (rare)

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

Specimen Size: 4.3 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 5 mm


Recently (2009), some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but I was actually the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorzalites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts a few fairly sharp, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece would make a great addition to your collection.



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Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293a.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293b.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293c.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293d.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293e.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293f.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b293g.JPG]


No. BOL711B293 - $ 350.00

Scorzalite (rare) with Quartz

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

Specimen Size: 6.4 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 4 mm


Recently (2009), some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but I was actually the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorzalites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts several sharp, very lustrous, good quality, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite with Quartz on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece would make a great addition to your collection.



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Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b294a.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b294b.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b294c.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b294d.JPG] Scorzalite (rare) from Estano Orcko mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department [./bolivia711/bol711b294e.JPG]


No. BOL711B294 - $ 400.00

Scorzalite (rare)

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

Specimen Size: 5.6 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 4 mm


Recently (2009), some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but I was actually the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorzalites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts several very good sized, sharp, very lustrous, good quality, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite with minor Quartz on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece would make a great addition to your collection.



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Bismuthinite (superb crystal group) from Tasna Mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b295a.JPG] Bismuthinite (superb crystal group) from Tasna Mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b295b.JPG] Bismuthinite (superb crystal group) from Tasna Mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b295c.JPG]


No. BOL711B295 - SOLD

Bismuthinite (superb crystal group)

Locality: Tasna Mine, Rosario section of Cerro Tasna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 10.0 x 7.2 x 2.7 cm (cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 5.5 cm


Let me say first and foremost that the piece looks BETTER than the photos indicate. The crystals are more distinct and the piece was simply a nightmare to try to get a good photograph. The habit of the crystals is flattened, striated orthorhombic prisms with pyramidal terminations and evident striations. I showed this piece to a good friend who is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Bolivian minerals, and he said it was the finest Bismuthinite from Tasna that he had seen due to the fact that it is not a large single crystal, but an incredible crystallized GROUP! I personally have never encountered another piece with such large well-formed crystals, especially in a cabinet sized specimen as this. The crystals do have a slight luster, which does not show up in the photos, but as I said this piece is best viewed in person. For reference, Tasna may be well known for its Ferberite specimens, but it is one of the most prolific Bismuth mines in the world. A killer Bismuthinite from any locality, and would make a superb addition to not only a Bolivian collection, but a worldwide suite.



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Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296a.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296b.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296c.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296d.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296e.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296f.JPG] Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz from Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b296g.JPG]


No. BOL711B296 - SOLD

Siderite with Pyrite on Quartz

Locality: Chojnacota, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.7 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm (small cabinet)


A very rarely seen, and rather aesthetic Siderite specimen from Chojnacota. I acquired this piece during one of my first trips to Bolivia, and it was part of my personal collection for a while. This small cabinet display specimen features dozens of compressed rhombohedra of light tan colored Siderite creating beautiful “rosettes” which are sprinkled with bright, golden metallic Pyrite. Additionally, the “rosettes” stand out so well, because they are overgrowing prismatic Quartz crystals, which is common from this locality. These are famous specimens, and have been very scarce on the market for a long time. If you’re a Bolivian collector and you don’t have one of these specimens in your collection, be sure to pick this one up, as it’s the last one I have to offer.



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Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297a.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297b.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297c.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297d.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297e.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297f.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297g.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297h.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297i.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297j.JPG] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b297k.JPG]


No. BOL711B297 - SOLD

Arsenopyrite on Quartz

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

Specimen Size: 9.5 x 7.2 x 6.0 cm (cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.3 cm


About 30 years ago, there were a handful of very good quality Arsenopyrite specimens on the market from the San Jose mine, but they all seemed to have dried up. This is one of the best specimens of this material that I have handled. It is just covered with superb, sharp, bright, metallic, grey, prismatic Arsenopyrite crystals that are aesthetically overgrowing a mound of thin Quartz crystals on matrix. This piece was mined in 1981 and is a great example of this old material from one of the most famous mines in the Bolivian tin belt. The cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals at the top of the piece is about as aesthetic as it gets for this material. There’s no notable damage, only a few tiny nicks, but it’s truly great quality all the way around! If you’ve ever wanted a really good, three-dimensional display specimen of Arsenopyrite from San Jose, look no further.



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Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298a.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298b.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298c.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298d.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298e.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298f.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298g.JPG] Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b298h.JPG]


No. BOL711B298 - SOLD

Franckeite (var: “Potosiite”) on Franckeite

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

Specimen Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


From the great find of 2004. This specimen is a very attractive, incredibly rare, superb quality, crystallized specimen of Potosiite consisting of several extremely rare, heavily striated, tabular blades (some of which are twinned and/or “bent) sitting atop crystallized triclinic crystals of the lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt, Franckeite. It must be noted that Potosiite was at one point a valid species, but is now defined as a variety of Franckeite. It does not take away from the great rarity and value of the specimen whatsoever. For those of you who are unaware, the Potosiite crystals on this specimen are EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE for the material. Before these new specimens were discovered, some of the largest known crystals of Potosiite were massive, uncrystallized, granules less than 1 mm in most cases. The crystals on this specimen are NOT micros; they are distinct, and you can clearly see them with the naked eye These are undoubtedly some of the LARGEST KNOWN POTOSIITE CRYSTALS IN EXISTENCE. I have been told that the part of the mine that produced these specimens is now mined out and will most likely never produce these impressive specimens again.



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Franckeite (classic material) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b299a.JPG] Franckeite (classic material) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b299b.JPG] Franckeite (classic material) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b299c.JPG] Franckeite (classic material) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b299d.JPG] Franckeite (classic material) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b299e.JPG] Franckeite (classic material) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b299f.JPG]


No. BOL711B299 - $ 1250.00

Franckeite (classic material)

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

Specimen Size: 7.8 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm (small cabinet)


This fantastic specimen was mined in the late 1970’s / early 1980’s and stands out as one of the best pieces of this material that I have offered from this prolific discovery. I think it goes without saying that the finest specimens of Franckeite are found at this mine. This is one of my favorite species from Bolivia, as it has an interesting chemistry, unique crystals, and it belongs to the only group of minerals that form naturally “round” or “cylindrical” crystals! Keep in mind that this is one of the rarest sulfosalts in the world, and good display specimens of this material are next to impossible to find. This specimen is a rich, incredibly rare, superb quality, crystallized specimen of the triclinic lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt Franckeite consisting of somewhat "sword"-shaped crystals oriented into spherical aggregates. For an added touch, there are a few prismatic Zinkenite crystals on the piece, which is rarely seen in my experience with this material. A great small cabinet specimen for somebody looking to own a rare and highly displayable mineral specimen. This specimen is over 30 years old and was part of the best find of the material. There were only a handful of good specimens, and well crystallized display pieces like this are few and far between.



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Franckeite (rare matrix specimen) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b300a.JPG] Franckeite (rare matrix specimen) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b300b.JPG] Franckeite (rare matrix specimen) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b300c.JPG] Franckeite (rare matrix specimen) from San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia [./bolivia711/bol711b300d.JPG]


No. BOL711B300 - $ 225.00

Franckeite (rare matrix specimen)

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

Specimen Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm (miniature)


This specimen was mined in the late 1970’s / early 1980’s. I think it goes without saying that the finest specimens of Franckeite are found at this mine. This is one of my favorite species from Bolivia, as it has an interesting chemistry, unique crystals, and it belongs to the only group of minerals that form naturally “round” or “cylindrical” crystals! Keep in mind that this is one of the rarest sulfosalts in the world, and good display specimens of this material are next to impossible to find. This specimen is a fairly rich, incredibly rare, good quality, crystallized specimen of the triclinic lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt Franckeite consisting of somewhat "sword"-shaped crystals oriented into spherical aggregates which are sitting on matrix! A very small percentage of the Franckeites from San Jose are found on matrix, and this piece is a great toenail sized specimen for somebody looking to own a rare and displayable piece. This specimen is over 30 years old and was part of the best find of the material. 



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