• Vivianite
  • Vivianite
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Vivianite

$400.00   €356  £300.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19159
The Morococala mine in the Santa Fé mining district of Dalence Province, Bolivia, has operated as a tin mine for many decades and still produces Cassiterite.  In the early 1980s Vivianite was encountered on the 280 m level but, sadly, this area of the mine is now flooded.  This very choice miniature has a core matrix of limonitic-ochre which is completely coated with densely packed acicular Vivianite crystals, typically to 8 mm long.  At a distance the specimen appears almost black, but on close inspection the crystals are a stunning translucent electric blue.

Details

Dimensions
5.9 × 4.5 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Morococala Mine, Santa Fé mining district, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen