Apatite (casts)

Apatite (casts)

Regular price $240.00
SKU:21655
Locality: Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Dimensions: 5.0 x 10.0 x 8.0 cm

The Tin veins of the Llallagua area, Rafael Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia are known for their unusual and enigmatic phosphate minerals, including these rare apatite casts, in which apatite has formed an epimorph after a now-gone mineral. These unusual epimorphs have been described in the literature and are quite rare to find on the market today. Ex-Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, from the fourth of the famous "Vaux Expeditions" to Bolivia and South America in the 1920's/30's. ex-Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.