Miniature, 5.0 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia

These very impressive and attractive specimens of scorzalite were found at the Estano Orcko mine in Bolivia around 2008 and represent the "best of species" for the mineral! For some time, these specimens were thought to be, and marketed as, lazulite or even azurite, but Brian Kosnar was the one who first reported (through analysis) that they are indeed Scorzalite (the iron analogue of lazulite). For the size, luster and overall quality of the crystals, they are certainly the best scorazlites to reach the market. This particular specimen hosts a cluster composed of several sharp, very lustrous, deep inky-blue, monoclinic crystals of scorzalite measuring up to 6mm on matrix. Quite large for the species!

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