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Bolivian minerals -Stannite, Andorite

Bolivia is famous for rare minerals and, particularly for rare sulphosalts. Specimens of stannite and andorite are particularly good from Bolivia. Here are some very good examples!

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AndoriteBolivian minerals -Stannite, Andorite
  • Item #18855
  • Andorite
  • 2.2x1.8x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $75.00
  • San Jose Mine
  • Oruro City, Cercado
    Oruro, Bolivia
  • A nice crystal of andorite, a rare sulphosalt of silver. The crystal is well formed and has some zinkenite crystal sections attached to it. Nice!
Andorite, ZinkeniteBolivian minerals -Stannite, Andorite
  • Item #18856
  • Andorite, Zinkenite
  • 3.8x2.4x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: As above
  • $120.00
  • San Jose Mine
  • Oruro City, Cercado
    Oruro, Bolivia
  • This cluster of zinkenite crystals also has a couple of nice andorite crystals attached to the zinkenite. Classic combination from Oruro!
Stannite, Andorite, ZinkeniteBolivian minerals -Stannite, Andorite
  • Item #17526
  • Stannite, Andorite, Zinkenite
  • 4x3x2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1cm
  • $160.00
  • San Jose Mine
  • Oruro
    Bolivia
  • Here is a nice combination of these two minerals. Three twinned stannite crystals site perfectly exposed on a much larger andorite crystal, with zinkenite crystal spears around much of the andorite crystal. The back of the andorite crystal is partially coated with an unknown oxidation mineral that reminds me of a bismuth, arsenic or antimony oxide. A special piece!
Stannite, Andorite, PyriteBolivian minerals -Stannite, Andorite
  • Item #17527
  • Stannite, Andorite, Pyrite
  • 7x5.5x3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2cm
  • $240.00
  • San Jose Mine
  • Oruro
    Bolivia
  • Here is a nice one! This specimen consists of a mound of small pyrite crystals that serve as a base for two stannite crystals and two andorite crystals. The stannite crystals are typical complexly twinned, equant crystals with imprints of zinkenite crystals. One of the andorite crystals has fairly well-formed faces while the other is fairy distorted. Shows very well!