David K. Joyce Minerals

Bolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi

Bolivia is famous for rare minerals and unusual assemblages. Here is one! These specimnens are all excellent specimens of native bismuth cleavages. Interestingly there are crystals of joseite embedded into the bismuth, often beside quartz crystals or in cleavage planes. THe joseite has been analysed by both x-ray and EDS analytical techniques and confirmed to be joseite. Some are absolutely excellent specimens of joseite. All are excellent native bismuth specimens!

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Bismuth, Joseite, BismuthiniteBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17798
  • Bismuth, Joseite, Bismuthinite
  • 4.3x2.4x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • A mix of native bismuth with a number of minerals in it including joseite, bismuthinite, and quartz.
BismuthBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17797
  • Bismuth
  • 3.2x2.5x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • A sharp cleavage of native bismuth with quartz crystals and arsenopyrite embedded in it.
Bismuth, Joseite, Ferberite, BismuthiniteBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17795
  • Bismuth, Joseite, Ferberite, Bismuthinite
  • 2.8x2.5x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $65.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • This is an odd one showing a film of joseite that is on the side of a cast of a ferberite crystal in the bismuth. There are a number of other complete ferberite crystals in the bismuth.
BismuthBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17794
  • Bismuth
  • 3.8x3.1x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • A sharp, thick cleavage fragment of native bismuth with casts of quartz crystals in it, along with some arsenopyrite. Sharp!
17793Bolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17793
  • 17793
  • 4.9x3.9x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: joseite-5mm
  • $120.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • A couple of very sharp joseite crystals on this specimen embedded in the bismuth, both nicely exposed. Some bismuthinite present, as well.
BismuthBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17792
  • Bismuth
  • 4.1x1.5x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $55.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • A handsome, elongated cleavage of native bismuth with no matrix or associated minerals. Looks great!
Joseite, BismuthBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17802
  • Joseite, Bismuth
  • 4.5x3.3x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: joseite-2mm
  • $75.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • At least one joseite crystal is exposed beside a quartz crystal in this matrix of very coarsely cleaved bismuth, associated with quartz crystals and bismuthinite.
Joseite, BismuthBolivian Minerals, Bismuth, Joseite, Tazna Mine, Potosi
  • Item #17800
  • Joseite, Bismuth
  • 6.9x4.1x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: joseite-3mm
  • $160.00
  • Tazna Mine
  • Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechista, Potosi
    Bolivia
  • A killer joseite crystal is exposed in one end of this really nice cleavage plate of native bismuth. Exceptional joseite crystal!