Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Toenail, 2.9 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:54:07 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 consists of a good sized, fine, sharp, lustrous, black cyclic twinned crystal group, forming a nice large thumbnail sized specimen. This is a very attractive piece and one of the better ones for quality, luster and crystal size that I've seen in recent months. The piece is in great shape overall, with just a few small nicks here and there, and would make a nice addition to any Bolivian suite or thumbnail collection. The piece was priced in the inventory at $400.

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