Scorzalite (rare) (new find)

Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 04/21/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:51:12 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Recently some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but Brian Kosnar was the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorazlites to hit the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts a few sharp, very lustrous, deep inky-blue color, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite measuring up to 2 mm with Quartz on matrix. For rarities collectors, or those who admire Bolivian minerals, this piece is fresh out of the ground, and would make a great addition to your collection. Enjoy.

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