In the early 1980's, the Morococala mine produced some of the largest and most spectacular Vivianite specimens in history. An incredibly large "room" of crystals was discovered, producing giant plates of crystals and individual singles measuring up to 60 cm (!) which were just pouring out of the mine for very a brief period of time. Then the mine manager decided that the miners were too distracted collecting Vivianite and not attending to their duties underground, so he decided to blow up the entire section of the mine where the Vivianite was being collected, thus destroying a large percentage of specimens that would have made their way to the market. This piece is one of those famous specimens to come out of Morococala during the "Vivianite Boom". It hosts a few, lustrous, slightly "curved", sharp, prismatic, gemmy, deep emerald green crystals of Vivianite which are aesthetically sitting on the classic iridescent Pyrite matrix is well known from this mine. The quality is good for this locality, and the piece is not only eye-catching, but virtually irreplaceable in today's market.
Locality: Morococala Mine, Santa Fe District, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Specimen Size: 5.3 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 2.7 cm
Shipping from United States
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Estimated shipping times
- North America : 2 - 5 business days
- Europe : 7 - 14 business days
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 10 - 20 business days
- Asia Pacific : 7 - 14 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Last updated 3 July 2022.
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