Ludlamite with Siderite

Huanuni mine, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Thumbnail, 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This is a very good specimen of this remarkably rare iron phosphate consisting of a wonderful, sharp, lustrous, gemmy, green, spherical crystal group sitting atop lustrous golden Siderite. The Ludlamite crystal group measures 12 mm across. There are truly about 5 localities in the world the produce fine crystallized Ludlamite specimens, and ALL of them, except for Huanuni and now defunct. PLEASE NOTE: There have been no more of these specimens found in the last 7 years from this locality, and it is a possibility there will never be any more, so don't miss out on a good quality piece from a classic Bolivian locality.

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