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Rhodochrosite (RARE Bolivia - illustrated) W.S. Logan Coll. viewBack to PRE-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Oct 25, 2018

San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Starting Time:10/18/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:10/25/2018 06:38:35 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:6.0 x 3.9 x 3.0 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Rhodochrosite is EXTREMELY RARE from ANY Bolivian locality. MINDAT lists 11 localities for the species, but there are no Gallery photos. Prominent knobs of translucent pastel-pink frosted rhombs cover the distinctively banded rhodo matrix. Ex W.S. Logan Collection # X10-2 and illustrated in Bill's 2013 self-published book, Rhodchrosite - Crystals of Drama and Nuance, on Page 104 with an extensive paragraph. His label indicates the well-known San Jose Mine, famous for world-class sulfosalt species. MINDAT does not list rhodochrosite for the locale. A UNIQUE rhodo, if from Bolivia!

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