Bolivian Vivianite on Red Sandstone Matrix # BV01

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I never get tired of looking at this particular mineral species from Bolivia! I took many pictures to give you a good look at the perfection of this fine specimen. Consists of one "whopping " main Vivianite crystal, along with a couple of smaller inter grown ones. Perfect termination, damage free, and top quality color! During a photo shoot, these Vivianite tend to reflect off the lighting, so I shot from many different angles, and without any backlighting, to make sure you can really see how naturally rich, gemmy, and translucent the main crystal is. The contrast of the altered Red Sandstone matrix, and emerald green Vivianite is so aesthetically awesome! The Sandstone matrix is free of sulphides making them stable -- thus no degeneration of color and crystal. This is the biggest piece I have to offer, and this cabinet size beauty is ready to grace your collection!

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Dimensions in cm: 7.5 x 6.0 x 3.5
Largest crystal in cm: 4.5, and 1.8 thick!

Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi District
Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen # BV01
$675

 


Bolivian Vivianite # BV02

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Interesting "V" formation of multiple well terminated Vivianite crystals, surrounded by altered red sandstone matrix. Very gemmy with great color, lustrous, and damage free. Exhibits nice transparency with interesting internal patterns under the lighting. A very fine and attractive miniature.

Dimensions in cm: 5.1 x 3.1 x 2.1
Largest crystal in cm: 3.2

Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi District
Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen # BV02
SOLD


Bolivian Vivianite # BV03

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Another nice grouping of mostly inter grown crystals, with some matrix. Terminations are very sharp, except one side terminates with some matrix, but is not damaged. Classic emerald green color, that has glassy, and gemmy qualities. Overall, a very wonderful miniature!

Dimensions in cm: 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.8
Largest crystal in cm: 4.2 (End to end)

Tomokoni adit, near Canutillos, Colavi District
Potosi, Bolivia

Specimen # BV03
SOLD


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PLEASE NOTE: All of the photographs are not to scale. Some are enlarged to give you an accurate and an in depth view of all the details for you to see. Please always refer to specimen size in all my listings for the actual size, as this is what the final price is based on. Although picture colors can vary slightly from browsers to computers, I go to great lengths in photographing all mineral specimens with complete color accuracy, without any retouching whatsoever! My photo studio lighting consists of 4800K fluorescent lighting, which simulates the wavelengths of daylight. In some cases for a different effect I have utilized regular incandescent lighting to provide a different effect. If a specimen has knowingly been repaired, I will always disclose this information to you.