Franckeite (Var: Potosiite)
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
From the new find of 2004, this specimen hosts two of the rarest sulfosalts in the world. This specimen is a very attractive, incredibly rare, superb quality, crystallized specimen of the triclinic Lead, Antimony, Iron, Tin sulfosalt Potosiite consisting of a few highly lustrous, heavily striated, tabular blades of Potosiite measuring up to 9 mm sitting atop crystallized and the equally rare triclinic Lead, Tin, Iron, Antimony sulfosalt Franckeite. For those of you who are unaware, the crystals of Potosiite on this specimen are EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE for the species. Before these new specimens were discovered, some of the largest known crystals of Potosiite were massive, uncrystallized, granules less than 1 mm. 5.5 x 4.2 x 3.8cm