La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Cabinet, 11.5 x 7.0 x 3.0 cm
BRILLIANTLY lustrous, sharp, crystals of this gorgeous copper species, perched on contrasting matrix of another blueish copper mineral. There are both isolated and clustered crystals, though the isolated crystals that are upraised a bit from the matrix (to almost 1 cm) would be considered most unusual. HARD TO PHOTO because of the brilliant luster, and better in person. 11.5 x 7 x 3 cm