Bambolla Mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
Miniature, 4.1 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm
One of the surprises of 2007 for rarities was the reworking of the famous old Bambolla mine in the Moctezuma tellurium complex for specimens, by several European-led collecting teams. Many specimens were then sold at Munich 2008 and this year in Tucson. This is a very rich specimen with a HUGE Tellurite crystal measuring 1.2 CM in size! Several other crystals to several millimeters in size line the quartz vug which this crystal projects into. This is a large protected crystal that displays beautifully. This is almost unheard of from previous finds - certainly I had never seen the like for sale. Only microcrystals are readily available to the collector, and those not easily found on the market today (from workings 40-50 years ago). Colorful, displayable, and frankly very RARE in such quality! Small yellow patches of micro-poughite and paratellurite are also present, it appears (but not confirmed by analysis).