Boracite (rare pink color)

Alto Chapare, Chapare Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Miniature, 4.3 x 4.1 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 05/05/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Here we have a rare pink Boracite specimen from a new find a few month ago in Bolivia. While these specimens are not a new find per se, they are new specimens from a well known locality. Most people are familiar with the "blue" Danburites from this locality, but the other staple species found here is Boracite. This piece features a relatively sharp, pastel orange-pink color modified cuboctahedral group of this hard to find species on matrix. The crystal measures 1.1 cm across. Most often the Boracites from this locality are some shade of blue, and to find pink is rather rare in my experience. There were only a handful of crystals from the entire find that were on matrix, so do not miss out on this great display specimen of a species that is not often found in attractive specimens.

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