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11.8" CASSITERITE on QUARTZ Crystals Bolivia Ex-Philadelphia Academy for sale

11.8" CASSITERITE on QUARTZ Crystals Bolivia Ex-Philadelphia Academy for sale

$804.00$1,200.00
Product Code: EB0913CASS4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Potosi, Bolivia
Size 11.8" x 10.1" x 4.7"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen

CASSITERITE (tin ore) has been sought after since the Tin Age, though collectors today appreciate it for very different reasons - mainly because it forms in such beautiful, shiny, crystals with multiple faces. This specimen came out of Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Prov., Potosi Dept., Bolivia, and used to be part of the collection of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science. I acquired at the Tucson Gem, Rock & Mineral Show form a dealer who had purchased a large portion of the Philadelphia Academy specimens when they were sold off.