La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Cabinet, 14.0 x 10.0 x 8.5 cm
A stunning, sculptural cabinet specimen richly covered with lustrous atacamite crystal pinwheels. The scintillating, gemmy, dark emerald-green radiating blades nicely compliment the lighter green needles on this fine piece from the Type Locality region - the La Farola Mine in the Atacama Region of Chile. This is an excellent example of this copper chloride species and well-known locale. Ex. Tarnowski Collection.