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MD-201708
Aramayoite
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
Animas Mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
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Aramayoite is a rare silver, antimony, bismuth sulfosalt and this fine piece hails from the Type Locality - the Animas Mine of Bolivia. A 2.1 cm vug in sulfide matrix is richly lined with iridescent purple and gold aramayoite crystals. The species was discovered in 1926 and this historic old-time piece was collected by Sam Gordon for the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences in 1929-1930 on a field expedition. Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Sciences.