Bismuth Nugget
Chorolque Mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
A really neat, hefty Bismuth nugget! Large bismuth nuggets are extremely uncommon from anywhere, and they were noted historically at this important and classic locale. These were collected on the 4th Vaux-Academy expedition, 1929-1930. MASS = 162 grams (SHOCKINGLY HEAVY when this little thing is put in your hand...). This specimen comes with a color copy of the label to PAS-160.