Andorite, Zinkenite
San Jose Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.0 x 1.0 cm
A very large, bright, metallic, lustrous crystal from the find. One of the largest found. It is associated with minor acicular zinkenite. There are a few minor contacts along the edges but nothing too distracting. For aesthetics, size, and overall completeness this was one of our best and has been therefore photographed for the "What's New from Tucson" article in the upcoming issue of the Mineralogical Record by Dr. Wendell Wilson. A very good example of the species, regardless! 6.5 x 6 x 1 cm