Bournonite (new find)

Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Toenail, 3.2 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 04/28/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/05/2011 6:50:08 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This specimen was collected in very recently (within the last few months). It hails from one of the most exciting Bolivian locality of the last 10 years. It hosts an attractive, sharp, tabular, metallic, silvery-grey color, crystal sitting on matrix. The crystal is complete all the way around, and only has the slightest of contacts on the back edge of the crystal. For the quality, these new specimens have created a lot of excitement, so much so that one of the best pieces was featured on the cover of the March/April 2009 Issue of the Mineralogical Record! This specimen is from the same mine and certainly could have been found very near the cover piece!

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