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Cassiterite
San Antonio Mine
Loayza Province, La Paz department, Bolivia
5 x 3.4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $140
pre Tucson 2015 update

One of the oldest and best localities for fine Cassiterites in the Americas is the La Paz area of Bolivia. This specimen has well formed and lustrous crystals that under strong lighting show some translucence. The "naked eye" color is shiny black but the "under strong lighting" color is a deep honey orange hue. Some tiny edge chipping exists but most crystals are pristine and the quality for the price is a very good value.




Cassiterite
San Antonio Mine
Loayza Province, La Paz department, Bolivia
5 x 3.4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $140
pre Tucson 2015 update

One of the oldest and best localities for fine Cassiterites in the Americas is the La Paz area of Bolivia. This specimen has well formed and lustrous crystals that under strong lighting show some translucence. The "naked eye" color is shiny black but the "under strong lighting" color is a deep honey orange hue. Some tiny edge chipping exists but most crystals are pristine and the quality for the price is a very good value.