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Ludlamite

$6,000.00   €5,139  £4,700.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20413
The Huanuni mine in Dalence Province, Bolivia is one of the world’s richest tin deposits and the veins and cassiterite-rich breccias host an extensive suite of rare and interesting minerals.  Ludlamite from here is amongst the very best in the world and occurs in crystals and crystal clusters way beyond the size and quality of most other deposits.  This fantastic miniature is composed of deep leaf-green translucent Ludlamite crystals, each measuring approximately 2.5 x 2.5 cm and stacked in a parallel face-to-face, fan-like array.  The crystals are glassy with a slightly greasy lustre and the crest of the specimen displays a naturally etched and pitted surface with a dull sucrosic texture.  Ludlamite is a rare iron-manganese-magnesium phosphate, first described from Wheal Jane in Cornwall in 1877.  The base shows a few creamy-buff rhombic crystals of Dolomite up to 1 cm, nicely indicating the in-situ association.  A first-class Bolivian Ludlamite which makes a very showy display specimen.  It comes complete with a custom contour-milled, clear, acrylic display base.

Details

Dimensions
2.9 × 5.0 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Rare Minerals
Locality
Huanuni mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Ludlamite