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MD-244483
Franckeite (Var: Potosiite)
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 4.3 x 4.2 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, incredibly rare, superb quality, crystallized specimen of the triclinic lead, antimony, iron, tin sulfosalt Potosiite consisting of several, extremely rare, From the find of 2004, these 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. For those of you who are unaware, the crystals of Potosiite on this specimen are exceptionally large. Before these new specimens were discovered, some of the largest known crystals of Potosiite were massive, un-crystallized, granules less than 1 mm. in most cases.