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MD-251009
Franckeite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
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This specimen is a very rich, very rare, superb, crystallized specimen of the triclinic lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt Franckeite consisting of somewhat "sword"-shaped crystals oriented into spherical aggregates sitting on matrix. This species belongs to the only group of minerals that forms in naturally "round" or "cylindrical" shaped crystals. This specimen is over 30 years old and was part of the best find of the material. There were only a handful of good specimens, and well crystallized display pieces like this (especially on matrix) are few and far between.