Cassiterite (good quality)

Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.4 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 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 very good quality, sharp, highly lustrous, bright, black cyclic twinned crystals measuring up to 1.4 cm across. This is a very attractive piece and one of the better ones for quality, luster and crystal size that I've offered in the auctions recently. The piece is in great shape, and was valued in my inventory at $400. An attractive and highly displayable specimen from this historic locality.

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