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Magnetite From Bolivia

Magnetite as a species is one of the most well known oxides in the mineral world, but despite its abudance around the world, fine specimens are still highly sought after by collectors.  Places like the famous Binntal in Switzerland (the world's finest Magnetites have been found here) hardly produce specimens anymore, and top pieces are astronomically priced in today's market.  The same can be said about the famous complex Magnetite crystals from the ZCA Mine in Balmat, New York, although not often as expensive as their Swiss counterparts.  Lesser known localities in Argentina, South Africa, Brazil and Russia are sparcely represented in dealers' stocks as well.  


Bolivia on the other hand has produced arguably the best crystallized Magnetites specimens in 50 years.  The best pieces from the locality at Cerro Huanaquino exhibit amazingly bright metallic luster and razor sharp octahedral form.  Recenlty, the locality has produced nothing, and it appears that very little may be available in the future.  If you've ever wanted one of these pieces, now is the time to get one before they're all gone.  The one aspect that everybody needs to keep in mind is that you cannot buy better quality Magnetite crystals or specimens from a modern locality!  Enjoy!


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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6121a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6121b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6121c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6121d.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-1 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 6 mm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6122a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6122b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6122c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-2 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.6 x 3.0 x 1.4 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.3 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6123a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6123b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6123c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6123d.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6123e.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-3 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6124a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6124b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6124c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6124d.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-4 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.9 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6125a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6125b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6125c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-5 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.0 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm




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Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6126a.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6126b.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6126c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-6 - SOLD

Magnetite with matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.7 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.5 cm




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Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6127a.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6127b.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6127c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-7 - SOLD

Magnetite with matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.4 cm




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Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6128a.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6128b.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6128c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-8 - SOLD

Magnetite with matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.5 x 3.4 x 0.9 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 7 mm




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Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6129a.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh6129b.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-9 - $ 0.00

Magnetite with matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.8 cm




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Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61210a.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61210b.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-10 - $ 0.00

Magnetite with matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.4 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.6 cm




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Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61211a.JPG] Magnetite with matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61211b.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-11 - SOLD

Magnetite with matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.7 x 3.0 x 1.4 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.4 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61212a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61212b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61212c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61212d.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61212e.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61212f.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-12 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61213a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61213b.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-13 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61214a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61214b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61214c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61214d.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-14 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.2 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.6 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61215a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61215b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61215c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-15 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.1 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61216a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61216b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61216c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-16 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.4 x 4.2 x 1.9 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 8 mm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61217a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61217b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61217c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61217d.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-17 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.3 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm




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Magnetite with Hydroxylapatite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61218a.JPG] Magnetite with Hydroxylapatite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61218b.JPG] Magnetite with Hydroxylapatite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61218c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-18 - SOLD

Magnetite with Hydroxylapatite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.5 x 4.8 x 3.9 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Apatite Crystal: 1 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61219a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61219b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61219c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-19 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 4.2 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 5 mm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61220a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61220b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61220c.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-20 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 6.0 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.7 cm




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Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61221a.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61221b.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61221c.JPG] Magnetite on matrix from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [./wholemagbol612/magbolwh61221d.JPG]


No. MAGBOLWH612-21 - SOLD

Magnetite on matrix

Locality: Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen Size: 5.9 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 9 mm




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