Atacamite, Chrysocolla
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Wet-looking, highly lustrous, deep green crystals of atacamite are basically draping a plate of chrysocolla-covered matrix here. It is so bright and shiny, it looks metallic! This is old material with discrete crystals rather than completely flat aggregates, and is rare today in such quality 4 x 3 x 2 cm