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Vauxite (rare) viewBack to PRE-DENVER MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end September 14th, 2017

Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality)
  • Starting Time:9/7/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:9/14/2017 06:52:09 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:8.3 x 5.7 x 1.8 cm

Description:This piece is a remarkable, very well crystallized, ridiculously rare, specimen consisting of small, bladed, beautiful blue color, radiating aggregates of Vauxite associated with micro "sugary" Quartz which can be seen at the micro level. We have photographed the crystals with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to show that they are truly terminated crystals and not just a mass. It is very difficult to obtain any specimens of this incredibly beautiful phosphate. This piece is from the type locality for Vauxite which were originally discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins in this mine and first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy. It is so unbelievably rare to find beautifully crystallized specimens of Vauxite, because they only come from one mine in the world.

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