Estano Orcko mine (Estano Orkho mine), Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Recently some very impressive and attractive specimens of Scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia. For some time these specimens were thought to be Lazulite, but Brian Kosnar was the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorazlite (the iron analogue of Lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly some of the best Scorazlites to reach the market in a very long time. This particular specimen hosts a few sharp, very lustrous, deep inky-blue, monoclinic crystals of Scorzalite measuring up to 3 mm on matrix.