Atacamite, Gypsum
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Cabinet, 12.0 x 8.2 x 3.0 cm
An excellent cabinet combination specimen richly covered with lustrous atacamite crystal pinwheels and flat gypsum blades. The scintillating, gemmy, dark emerald-green radiating blades nicely compliment the lighter green needles on this specimen from the Type Locality region - the La Farola Mine in the Atacama Region of Chile. This is a very fine example of this copper chloride species in combination with gypsum and well-known locale.