Bolivian Specimens For Sale

 

                        Vivianite

 

Bolivia is another country well known for producing choice mineral specimens.

 

 

 

OKO-387

OKO-387     Cassiterite     Huanuni, Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a beautiful little piece measuring 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm.  Fantastic from, luster, composition.  Too bad it is only a thumbnail sized grouping.  They display great from all sides.  The back has a missing crystal but it is well hidden and near the back’s base anyway.  Great piece.   $45

 

 

 

 

OKN-782

OKN-782     Vivianite      Santa Fe, Oruro, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7.2 x 3.8 x .9 cm single crystal with fantastic color and great form.  Exceptionally well terminated and nice from every direction.  No damage, no breakdown, no issues.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-768

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OKN-768      Quartz (variety Ametrine)      Santa Cruz Province, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a termination that has been polished to show the interior detail, especially the mixed purple and yellow color.  The yellow is minor in comparison to the purple which is normally the case with material from here.  8.2 x 8.2 x 5.2 cm.  Back has a couple chips but that certainly is not the side one would display.  The polish is excellent and it sits well several different ways.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-746

OKN-746     Vivianite      Santa Fe, Oruro, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A single crystal, as most are, measuring 6.4 x 2.2 x 1 cm.  Very translucent/transparent with the great green color one expects from these specimens.  Some contact area on one end of this doubly terminated crystal, but no damage.  Nice piece. $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-999

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OKN-999    Vivianite   Huanuni, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large spray of translucent crystals 7.6 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm.  Looks to be damage free... lots of overgrowth by a secondary mineral.  What displays free of coatings is well terminated, translucent and colorful.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-992

OKN-992     Vivianite     Tomokoni, Potosi, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Highly translucent material of the well known blue green color.  Not altered, not second quality... nice luster, glows when backlit (I don't normally backlight to enhance the look of specimens on this site).  This one measures 5.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm.  Double terminated divergent crystals.  No damage.  Very desirable specimen.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-993

OKN-993     Vivianite     Tomokoni, Potosi, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Highly translucent material of the well known blue green color.  Not altered, not second quality... nice luster, glows when backlit (I don't normally backlight to enhance the look of specimens on this site).  This one measures 6.4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm.  No damage.  Top terminations with base being cleaved contact.  Desirable specimen.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-994

OKN-99     Vivianite     Tomokoni, Potosi, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Highly translucent material of the well known blue green color.  Not altered, not second quality... nice luster, glows when backlit (I don't normally backlight to enhance the look of specimens on this site).  This one measures 6 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm.  Double terminated, blocky crystal with matrix isolated to back.  No damage.  Very desirable specimen.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-995

OKN-995     Vivianite     Tomokoni, Potosi, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Highly translucent material of the well known blue green color.  Not altered, not second quality... nice luster, glows when backlit (I don't normally backlight to enhance the look of specimens on this site).  This one measures 6.1 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm.  Full formed with no matrix.  No damage.  This one really glows in direct light (I use diffuse light to better show details) or when backlit.  Very desirable specimen.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-845

OKM-845    Cassiterite     Viloco District, Bolivia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Several previous collection tags beginning with Ward's of Rochester show a nice provenance for this stocky cassiterite specimen.  I t measures 10.8 x 7 x 5 cm and is sawn flat on its base.  Solid cassiterite matrix makes this a robust and heavy specimen with crystals up to 3.4 cm in diameter.  The crystals appear opaque but are TRANSLUCENT ...when backlit even the largest show light passing through them.  Minor chipping to some crystals.  A fine example from an important location which has provided us what could be considered some of the finest cassiterite on the planet.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-603

OKJ-603     Cassiterite    Huanuni, Oruro Dept., Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A small plate of very high luster crystals to 1.4 cm each.  The piece measures 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm.  A fine damage free example mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-866

OKH-866    Vivianite     Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Classic material, 2.3 cm long transparent crystal with no alteration and vibrant green color.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-115

OKJ-115     Copper pseudomorphs after Aragonite     Corocoro, Bolivia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A well formed pseudo measuring 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm overall.  Nice views from all sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-939

OKH-939    Vivianite    Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Gemmy blue, acicular crystals in parallel growth.  4 cm long, mounted in a perky box.  No damage, high luster, no breakdown, and nice terminations.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-320

OKH-320     Paravauxite     Llallagua, Bolivia.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  A nice example of this material mentioned by Dana, also its type locality.  Somewhat tabular crystals to 1.7 cm, one being double terminated.  Mint green color and good translucence.  2 x 1.4 x .7 cm. Mounted in a perky box.  Damage free and aesthetic.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-556

Terminations show twinning

OKI-556     Cassiterite      Huanuni, Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A beautiful pair of diverging, prismatic crystal which measure 1.8 x 1.8 x .9 cm together.  They are twins and of the highest luster imaginable.  Their form is great and there is no damage to the piece.  A very respectable TN specimen in any regard.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-554

OKI-554     Cassiterite      Huanuni, Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A beautiful pair of diverging, prismatic crystal which measure 1.2 x 1 x .7 cm together.  They are twins and of the highest luster imaginable.  Their form is great and there is no damage to the piece.  Mounted on a post in a perky box.  Very nice for the price  35$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-566

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OKI-566     Vivianite     Huanuni Mine, Huanuni, Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A 3.7 cm long spray of somewhat fibrous, transparent crystals.  The luster is nice and the color is a metallic blue.  Damage free.  Very unusual in today’s market.  42$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-597

OKI-597     Vivianite      Huanuni Mine, Huanuni, Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A 3 x 2.5 x .7 cm pair of interlocking sprays of somewhat fibrous, transparent crystals.  The luster is nice and the color is a metallic blue.  One crystal missing on back of specimen.  Great aesthetics.  Very unusual in today’s market.  80$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-237

OKI-237    Danburite    Chapare Prov., Bolivia.  A 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm floater of light blue color from an unusual location.  This site was recently documented in Rocks and Minerals Magazine, Mar./April 2008, Vol 83, No. 2 on pages 114 to 123.  On page 118 you will find a similar specimen from John White's collection.  Damage free.  Light striations and lots of unusual growth features on the crystal faces.  Transparent to translucent.  Unusual and displayable specimen.  28$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-469

OKF-469    Danburite    Chapare Prov., Bolivia.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm floater of light gray color from an unusual location.  This site was recently documented in Rocks and Minerals Magazine, Mar./April 2008, Vol 83, No. 2 on pages 114 to 123.  On page 118 you will find a similar specimen from John White's collection.  There looks to be a couple small chips on this specimen at first glance but these are regrown crystal surface.  Light striations and lots of unusual growth features on the crystal faces.  Transparent to translucent.  Unusual and displayable specimen.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-457

OKF-457       Bismuthinite    Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Prev. Hamilton college collection.  A 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm aggregate of interlocking crystals of this rare metallic mineral.  More suited as a reference piece than a displayable mineral specimen.  Good example.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-183

OKF-183    Vivianite    Siglo, Llallaqua, Bolivia.  Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  This is a very old specimen (not the new material from the past decade).  The crystal measures  5.1 x 1.8 x 1 cm and is transparent.  The color is a light grayish blue and a crystal form is rather complex and composed of two crystals and tight parallel growth with the larger of the two having a slight twist.  This is not damage as there is no internal stress fracturing there would be evident if it was.  The surfaces are glassy smooth and there is no damage whatsoever.  A very desirable old-timer.  $270

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-550

OKB-550   Vivianite  Near Canutillos Mine, Potosi, Savedra, Bolivia.     Bigger crystal partially imbedded in matrix.  Crystal is approx. 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  Nice form and as usual damage free.   40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-549

OKB-549   Vivianite  Near Canutillos Mine, Potosi, Savedra, Bolivia.    Fantastic, classic material.  This crystal measures 3.3 cm high by 1.3 by .8 cm.  Great color, form, luster and overall aesthetics.  70$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-559

OKB-559   Magnetite   Cerro Huanaquino Potosi, Bolivia.    Super high luster magnetites on feldspar crystal matrix.  Biggest crystal is a twin of 1.1 cm.  Crystals sit up high off matrix.  One crystal is missing but surface is rehealed. 7 x 5 cm.   45$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-560

OKB-560   Magnetite   Cerro Huanaquino Potosi, Bolivia.    More very high luster magnetites with these reaching 1.8 cm on edge.  6 x 5 cm specimen.  Great piece.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-552

OKB-552   Magnetite   Cerro Huanaquino Potosi, Bolivia.    Great looking damage free plate of magnetites to 1.5 cm on edge each.  The plate measures 13.5 x 7 cm.  Luster is better than photos indicate.  Some crystals have minor surface etchings.  Quality piece.  60$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-530

OKB-530   Sphalerite and Unknown   Machamarca, Colavi Dist., Bolivia.   Huge penetration twins of sphalerite to over 3 cm each.  Slight translucence.  White crystal is a twin of albite maybe anglesite (1.5 cm) which is broken.  Another impressive specimen which is far better than the photos indicate.   95$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-522

OKB-522   Vivianite  Bolivia.   This material was a nice find at Tucson this year.  Classic material recently recovered from a site near the classic find.  All is gemmy, metallic green and showy in all respects.  This crystal is 3.2 cm high and a cm wide.  Impressive.  55$

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-523

OKB-523   Vivianite  Bolivia.   This material was a nice find at Tucson this year.  Classic material recently recovered from a site near the classic find.  All is gemmy, metallic green and showy in all respects.  This crystal is 3.4 cm high 2.1 cm wide and a cm thick.  Not a full termination due to a matrix contact.  70$

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