PAS-46
Aramayoite
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 5.0 x 2.9 cm
Animas Mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (TYPE LOCALITY)
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
SOLD
Aramayoite is a very rare silver sulfide species containing tin, and bismuth. This is material fro mthe type locality from which it was described in 1926, collected only a few years later in 1929-1930 on the fourth Vaux-family-sponsored mineralogical expedition to South America. This is a rich sample of silver and tin ore which has a vug of pocket crystals and also exposed, flay-laying embedded crystals of aramayoite to 8 mm which show mettalic, mirror-like faces on the upper-right part of the specimen.