Atacamite, Gypsum (Var: Selenite)
Lily Mine (Lilly Mine), Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
A STRIKING and showy specimen of green atacamite crystals embedded in and on water-clear selenite crystals on matrix from the one-time find at the Lily Mine of Peru, 6 to 8 years ago. The two vertical selenites, with atacamite, are stunning, as is the large, television-like selenite, with the atacamites visible in the interior, like a garden. Very nearly pristine, with only a trivial bit of bruising, mostly on the periphery.