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Valentinite from Bolivia

Valentinite is Antimony Oxide (Sb2O3) and was named in 1845 after the mythical monk and alchemist Basilius Valentinus. Some of these are "textbook", tabular, monoclinic examples of Valentinite crystals as illustrated in Atlas der Krystallformen by Victor Goldschmidt. The luster and gemminess of these crystals are superb. Not all the specimens have great aesthetics or crystal size, but this is a rare mineral, and with rare minerals come some good and some bad, like all minerals. The only difference is that there are a lot less of these in the world than a lot of other species.

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VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd21valena.jpg] VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd21valenb.jpg]


No. BLTD 21 VAL - $ 200.00

VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite

Locality: Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.8 x 3 x 1.8 cm (miniature)
Largest crystal: 7.5 mm. long


A fine, sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystal group on matrix.

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VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd25valena.jpg] VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd25valenb.jpg] VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd25valenc.jpg]


No. BLTD 25 VAL - $ 200.00

VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite

Locality: Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.8 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm (miniature)
Largest crystal: 8.5 mm.


Superb, sharp, highly lustrous, gem /gemmy crystals on matrix.

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VALENTINITE on Galena from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd29valena.jpg]


No. BLTD 29 VAL - SOLD

VALENTINITE on Galena

Locality: Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 7 mm. long


A fine, sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystal group on matrix. Minor damage.



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VALENTINITE on Galena from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd30valena.jpg] VALENTINITE on Galena from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd30valenb.jpg]


No. BLTD 30 VAL - $ 150.00

VALENTINITE on Galena

Locality: Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.4 x 3.9 x 2.6 (miniature)
Largest crystal: 9 mm.


Excellent, sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystals matrix.

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VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd32valena.jpg]


No. BLTD 32 VAL - $ 75.00 SOLD

VALENTINITE on Galena with Siderite

Locality: Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 2.6 x 2.3 x 2 cm (thumbnail)
Largest crystal: 8 mm.


A fine, sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystal group on matrix.

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VALENTINITE on Galena from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd34valena.jpg] VALENTINITE on Galena from Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia [./BolivianUpdatesOLD/bltd34valenb.jpg]


No. BLTD 34 VAL - $ 150.00

VALENTINITE on Galena

Locality: Colavi Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm (small cabinet)
Valentite crystal: 1 cm.


A fine, large, sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystal group on matrix.

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