Red Quartz

Potosi Department, Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.9 x 2.7 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 so reminiscent of England it's uncanny! This is something that I have not had the opportunity to offer on the auctions, mostly because I only have seen a few pieces of the material in my life from Bolivia. This specimen features a few nice, sharp, lustrous crystals of Quartz that are included with Hematite / iron oxide to produce some of the most intense red Quartz crystals I've seen from Bolivia. For you Quartz collectors out there, this is something that I'm sure you don't have. I'm sorry I don't have a more specific locality for this material, but unfortunately that can be the nature of the beast with Bolivian minerals. I know the piece is indeed Bolivian in origin. It was purchased by Brian Kosnar directly from the miner who collected them.

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