• Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite
  • Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite
  • Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite
  • Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite
  • Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite
Rare Minerals

Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite

$2,500.00   €2,105  £1,900.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC15598
An outstanding specimen of superbly crystallised Franckeite with Zinkenite very richly encrusting a largely hidden matrix of Stannite, probably intermixed with Franckeite and Zinkenite.  This specimen is from the Itos mine within the confines of Oruro City, Oruro Department, Bolivia.  Itos is a large silver-tin mine and is considered to produce the world’s finest specimens of Franckeite.  Franckeite, a complex lead tin antimony sulphosalt, covers the specimen as dense sprays of metallic silver spear-shaped crystals, with an overall crinkled appearance.  The Zinkenite, lead antimony sulphosalt forms rich mats and sprays of very fine acicular crystals.  The Stannite, a copper iron tin sulphide, forms a massive mid-grey matrix which is tarnished to metallic blues, blue-greens and lilac.  A magnificent specimen of these rare species.

Details

Dimensions
8.4 × 6.7 × 6.6 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Itos Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Stannite, Franckeite, Stannite, Zinkenite

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