Zinkenite with Stannite (twins) and Andorite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
Start Time: 11/12/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/19/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An superb association specimen from the famous San Jose mine. These specimens came out in 2006, and are among some of my favorite "new finds" from Bolivia. This piece is one of the very finest miniatures of this hard to find association to come out. It features hundreds of excellent quality, rare, prismatic, silvery-grey "needles" of Zinkenite which are associated with good sized, sharp, very dark silvery "brass" colored, twinned crystals of the rare copper iron tin sulfide Stannite. The final touch to this specimen is an associated silvery color tabular crystal of Andorite. There were only a handful of these specimens, and this one comes directly from Brian Kosnar's personal Bolivian collection. To find this association in this quality is extremely difficult. This is a very choice specimen and a great quality piece for what it is. Valued at $700.

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