Bournonite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Quiruvilca, Peru <br /><br />From memory, this fine bournonite specimen measured around 3" across.  The world's two greatest localities for fine bournonite specimens are The Herodsfoot Mine, Cornwall, England and The Yaoganxian Mine, Hunan Province, China where it occasionally occurred with giant spinel law twinned purple fluorite crystals. <br /><br /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In more recently history, Bolivia has become an important producer of fine bournonite specimens. Other important localities for the bournonite collector include The Friedrich-Wilhelm Mine, Horhausen, Germany and The Sangvinedo Mine, Gard, France.  Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia produced fewer than ten sited bournonite specimens pre 1979.  Even Broken Hill, New South Wales produced at least one high quality bournonite miniature.  A picture of it is published in "Minerals of Broken Hill" published by Australian Mining and Smelting Limited to commemorate one hundred years of mining at Broken Hill.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">Although the author is not a specialized bournonite collector, he would certain not say "No" if given the opportunity to add this fine piece to his collection.  </span><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  </span></span></p>
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