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MD-238640
Franckeite (Var: Potosiite), Franckeite
Cabinet, 10.3 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
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From the find of 2004, this specimen hosts two of the rarest sulfosalts in the world. This specimen is a very attractive, very 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 7 mm sitting atop crystallized and the equally rare triclinic lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt Franckeite. Before these new specimens were discovered, some of the largest known crystals of Potosiite were massive, uncrystallized granules less than 1 mm in most cases.