Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Toenail, 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Bolivia has probably produced more tin than any other country in the world. The great tin mines at Viloco (sometimes called Araca) have produced some of the most magnificent Cassiterite specimens extant. This particular specimen hosts several superb, sharp, highly lustrous, brown/black cyclic twinned crystals, associated with GEM Quartz crystals and minor "discs" of Siderite. This is a very attractive piece and one of the better ones for quality, luster and crystal size that I've offered in months. The piece is in great shape, and would make a nice addition to any Bolivian suite or display collection.

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