These crystals are one of the most beautiful phosphates in the world. They are highly prized for their rarity and beauty. This attractive specimen features beautiful lustrous, light green color Paravauxite crystals and tan color Sigloite crystals associated with micro crystallized iron-stained Wavellite needles on matrix. Sigloite forms as an alteration of Paravauxite. This specimen is from the type locality for both species ! Mark Chance Bandy described Paravauxite crystals in his book "Mineralogy of Llallagua, Bolivia". He states that Paravauxite is the most abundant of all the "Vauxites" from this mine, and with that said, you almost never see specimens available on the market. This piece is a great example of the prismatic, sheaf-like parallel growths that Mr. Bandy described. To find a piece with such great aesthetics is really rare these days.
Locality: Siglo XX Mine (Siglo Veinte Mine), Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia (Type Locality for both species)
Specimen Size: 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm
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