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Franckeite var. Potosiite & Franckeite (2004 find) viewBack to HOLIDAY SEASON MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS SET #1:
- ends Thursday Dec 13th, 2018

San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Starting Time:12/6/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/13/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.8 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Franckeite var. Potosiite and Franckeite are very rare sulfosalts with Franckeite being the Sn(II)-poor variety franckeite. It was originally thought to be a separate species. This extremely rich and showy combination is highlighted by scattered, large for the species, lustrous, tabular Potosiite crystals, to 7 mm. The blades are aesthetically nestled in a 3-dimensional hummocky solid matrix of sparkly, tiny feather-like Franckeite blades. A rich and highly representative combination small cabinet from the 2004 find at the San Jose Mine. Valued at $350.

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