Cabinet, 10.2 x 8.2 x 5.2 cm
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile

One side of this specimen sparkles with a rich carpet of flashy acicular crystals of the copper-mineral atacamite, from the eponymous province it is best known from. If you look closely at these through a loupe, you will see that they are actually radial bursts of gemmy, lustrous little crystals of an intense forest green. very RICH specimen!