- Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia
- Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
- Start Time: 11/12/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
- End Time: 11/19/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
- Auction Closed
Typically the Magnetite specimens from this locality are closely grown together, and this is a great example of said material. These are also some of the finest quality crystals I've seen from this locality in a few years. The piece has excellent quality, good size, razor sharp, lustrous, black, metallic, "Alpine-type" octahedra covering the underlying matrix. The largest Magnetite crystal measures 1.2 cm across, which is good sized for this locality. This is one of the better quality specimens of this material that I've seen from Huanaquino and most of the crystals are undamaged. Keep in mind, that there are no other localities producing Magnetites of this quality today, and there are few localities in the world that have ever produced Magnetite like this. Though this species is well known to collectors, it is remarkably difficult to obtain such well crystallized, highly displayable small cabinet-sized specimens as this one.