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Coquimbite (good quality) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, November 1, 2018

Javier Mine (Javier Ortega Mine), Huachuas, Lucanas Province, Ayacucho Department, Peru
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$249
  • Reserve Bid:$249
  • Current Bid:n/a
  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.0 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm

Description:Coquimbite is a fairly well known sulfate, but good crystallized specimens are few and far between. There are only a handful of localities that produce really nice Coquimbites, and a serious discovery of this mineral was made in 2009 at the Javier Mine in Peru that produced what are the finest examples of the species extant. This piece when backlit shows a strong/vibrant purple hue, despite the fact that it has a bit of iron-staining on the surface. The crystals are rather well-formed for the material, and for the size of the specimen, this is a great display piece of a mineral that few collectors have in their collections. A minor amount of attached matrix is a nice touch to this miniature sized specimen. Valued at $700.

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