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Bournonite

Bournonite

Specimen # 102554
Mineral: Bournonite
Location: Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia
Size: 3.4 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Price: $125.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

This piece features two "cogwheel" twins of bournonite intergrown together. The bournonite crystals are sharp and lustrous, with mirror-bright striated prsim faces. In excellent condition, one tiny nick and some spots of interrupted growth at the periphery, A very fine specimen of classic twinned bournonite.

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About These Bolivian Bournonites

These bournonite crystals are from the Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia. The locality has produced excellent bournonite specimens over the years, but the finds are have been sporadic, often years apart. The nature of the bournonite has varied from one find to the next, and some of the bournonite has been of modest lustre, sometimes dull, and of varying sharpness/definition. This latest find has produced sharp, lustrous bournonite crystals of the finest quality, exhibiting the classic "cogwheel" twinning.

Detailed Description

This piece features two "cogwheel" twins of bournonite intergrown together. The bournonite crystals are sharp and lustrous, with mirror-bright striated prsim faces. In excellent condition, one tiny nick and some spots of interrupted growth at the periphery, A very fine specimen of classic twinned bournonite.

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About These Bolivian Bournonites

These bournonite crystals are from the Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia. The locality has produced excellent bournonite specimens over the years, but the finds are have been sporadic, often years apart. The nature of the bournonite has varied from one find to the next, and some of the bournonite has been of modest lustre, sometimes dull, and of varying sharpness/definition. This latest find has produced sharp, lustrous bournonite crystals of the finest quality, exhibiting the classic "cogwheel" twinning.