Coquimbite (good quality)

Javier Mine (Javier Ortega Mine), Huachuas, Lucanas Province, Ayacucho Department, Peru
7.3 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm
Start Time: 11/19/2020 9:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/28/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Starting Bid: $249
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Item Description

Coquimbite is a fairly well known sulfate, but good crystallized specimens are few and far between. There are only a handful of localities that produce really nice Coquimbites, and a major discovery of this mineral was made in 2009 at the Javier Mine in Peru that produced what are the finest examples of the species extant. This piece when backlit shows a strong/vibrant purple hue, despite the fact that it has a bit of iron-staining on the surface. The crystals are notably well-formed for the material. For the size of the specimen, this is a great display piece of a mineral that few collectors have in their collections. A minor amount of attached matrix is a nice touch to this small cabinet sized specimen. The largest individual crystal measures 1.6 cm, and there is very little damage to be seen. You can't get these anymore, so if you missed out when they first hit the market, don't pass this one up for a great bargain price. Priced in our inventory at $1,400.

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