Atacamite, Gypsum
Cabinet, 12.0 x 8.2 x 3.0 cm
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile
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.