Sphalerite, Pyrite
Nanitay Mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
A UNIQUE and SHOWY 2-crystal cluster of blocky, sharp, black sphalerite crystals from a very small recent Bolivian find at a NEW locality, the Nanitay Mine. The step-growth sphalerites have a magical chatoyant shimmer that the photos catch only a part of. Fascinating crystals and highly regarded. A super sharp, mirror-bright, brass-yellow, pyrite octahedron is hidden on the back and the contacted area shows the colorful and beautiful iridescence of the sphalerite.