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MD-196010
Vauxite, Paravauxite, Metavauxite
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.0 x 1.7 cm
Siglo Veinte Mine (Siglo XX Mine; Llallagua Mine; Catavi), Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
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From the find of 2006. This particular piece is a remarkable, very well crystallized, rare specimen consisting of small, bladed, beautiful blue color, radiating aggregates of Vauxite associated with micro fibrous strands of colorless Metavauxite, along with micro tabular blades of Paravauxite and small whitish spheres of Wavellite plus a few scattered Quartz crystals on firm Quartz-Diorite porphyry matrix. This piece is from the type locality for Vauxite, Paravauxite and Metavauxite which was discovered along the Contacto and San Jose veins in this mine and was first described by Sam Gordon and Mark Bandy.