Franckeite (Var: Potosiite), Franckeite
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 cm
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
This specimen is a very attractive, incredibly rare, superb quality, crystallized specimen of the triclinic lead, antimony, iron, tin sulfosalt Potosiite consisting of several, extremely rare, highly lustrous, heavily striated, tabular blades (some are twinned) of Potosiite measuring up to 9 mm sitting atop crystallized and the equally rare triclinic lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt Franckeite.