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Copper ("leaf") (unique locality specimen) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 17th, 2019

Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
  • Starting Time:1/10/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/17/2019 06:46:09 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.3 x 5.2 x 2.0 cm

Description:Most people are familiar with the Copper pseudomorphs after Aragonite from this locality, but to find non-pseudomorphic, crystalline native Copper is rather rare. This aesthetic, "fan"-like "leaf" of Copper is a great aesthetic display specimen from this historic locality. I have never seen Copper specimens like this from Corocoro, and this particular specimen was mined in early 2011). It almost resembles some form of aquatic sea life, like coral. You can see a reddish coating of Cuprite with a bit of blue green Malachite on the edges. This piece is one of the more interesting and one-of-a-kind specimens from Corocoro that I have offered due to it's interesting shape. Good Bolivian Coppers are not common on the market, and I'm told that the locality was recently purchased by a Korean mining company, so collecting and obtaining specimens will become very difficult in the future, as they're melting down every piece of Copper they find. If you're a Copper collector, I'm certain that you do not have one of these in your collection.

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