David K. Joyce Minerals

Cylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia

Cylindrite is a most peculiar mineral! The "crystals" are not like most minerals with flat faces. The crystals are actually cylindrical in shape! Very peculiar. Here are some excellent ecamples from the premier locality, showing wonderful crystals of this unusual mineral embedded in wurtzite.

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CylindriteCylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Item #11435
  • Cylindrite
  • 5.0x3.8x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $45.00
  • Santa Cruz Mine
  • Poopo, Oruro
    Bolivia
  • This specimen is composed of interlocking cylindrite crystals in wurtzite. Some very nice cylindrical crystals of this unusual mineral!
CylindriteCylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Item #11446
  • Cylindrite
  • 7.8x5.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $65.00
  • Santa Cruz Mine
  • Poopo, Oruro
    Bolivia
  • Some nice sprays of bright cylindrite on this specimen. Shows well.
CylindriteCylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Item #11436
  • Cylindrite
  • 10.1x7.5x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $150.00
  • Santa Cruz Mine
  • Poopo, Oruro
    Bolivia
  • An excellent full vein section showing contact on either side. The vein consists of cylindrite in radiating aggregates, embedded in wurtzite and quartz, with a little pyrite. Excellent!
CylindriteCylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Item #13517
  • Cylindrite
  • 6.5x3.3x3.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $40.00
  • Poopo
  • Oruro
    Bolivia
  • Radiating groups of these odd, cylindrical crystals shoot through this specimen all over. What isn't cylindrite is brownish wurtzite.
CylindriteCylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Item #11442
  • Cylindrite
  • 7.0x5.0x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $75.00
  • Santa Cruz Mine
  • Poopo, Oruro
    Bolivia
  • A piece of high-grade cylindrite/wurtzite ore from this famous locality. The piece is loaded with radiating sprays of cylindrite cylinders. Nice!
CylindriteCylindrite, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
  • Item #11438
  • Cylindrite
  • 8.2x6.4x4.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 20mm
  • $85.00
  • Santa Cruz Mine
  • Poopo, Oruro
    Bolivia
  • A rich, heavy specimen of cylindrite embedded in wurtzite. The cylindrite is present as lustrous, cylindrical crystals in divergent groups. Rich1