David K. Joyce

Cassiterite, San Antonio Mine, La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia is famous for its cassiterite specimens. Here is a batch of specimens that show the wonderful crystal habits of cassiterite and are associated, mostly with quartz but some with some tourmaline and other minerals. Nice, affordable specimens from this classic cassiterite area!

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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Cassiterite, QuartzCassiterite, San Antonio Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Item #21291
  • Cassiterite, Quartz
  • 6.0x4.0x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $45.00
  • Viloco Mine
  • Loayza, La Paz
    Bolivia
  • Sharp, black crystals of cassiterite are scattered about a matrix of swirling quartz crystal matrix. There are cassiterite crystals on almost all sides of the piece. The quartz crystals are sharp, terminated and slightly iron tinted in places. Very nice!
Cassiterite, QuartzCassiterite, San Antonio Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Item #21295
  • Cassiterite, Quartz
  • 3.8x2.8x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $40.00
  • Viloco Mine
  • Loayza, La Paz
    Bolivia
  • Lots of nice, black cassiterite crystals on most sides of this quartz floater. Displays perfectly!
Cassiterite, QuartzCassiterite, San Antonio Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Item #21297
  • Cassiterite, Quartz
  • 7.5x5.0x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $65.00
  • Viloco Mine
  • Loayza, La Paz
    Bolivia
  • Lots of black, highly lustrous crystals of nicelt twinned cassiterite crystals are nestled amongst tan siderite blades and colourless quartz prisms. Much of the matrix is cassiterite, as well. Nice!
Cassiterite, QuartzCassiterite, San Antonio Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Item #21296
  • Cassiterite, Quartz
  • 4.5x3.0x2.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $35.00
  • Viloco Mine
  • Loayza, La Paz
    Bolivia
  • Several clusters of very black, twinned cassiterite crystals on this jumble of quartz crystals. Nice!
Cassiterite, Siderite, QuartzCassiterite, San Antonio Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Item #21298
  • Cassiterite, Siderite, Quartz
  • 3.9x3.4x2.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 14mm
  • $40.00
  • Viloco Mine
  • Loayza, La Paz
    Bolivia
  • Some nice, larger crystals on this piece, associated with small tan siderite crystals and colourless quartz crystals. A couple of the cassiterite crystals are abraded but a number of them re very nice!