Cassiterite, Siderite
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm
Viloco Mine (Araca mine), Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Bolivia has probably produced more tin than any other country in the world. The great tin mines at Viloco (sometimes called Araca) have produced some of the most magnificent Cassiterite specimens extant. This particular specimen consists of several fine, sharp, highly lustrous, cyclic twinned crystals measuring up to 1.5 cm with light tan colored Siderite "discs".