Aurichalcite, Quartz
79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property; McHur prospect), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.0 x 2.6 cm
A beautiful and aesthetic Arizona aurichalcite specimen from the famous 79 Mine in Gila County. Clusters of radiating turquoise-blue aurichalcite needles rest on sparkly, quartz on matrix. This piece may be from the famous late 60s-early 70s find by Mineralogical Record publisher Wendell Wilson, generally considered to be the finest in the world for the species. 6.8 x 5.0 x 2.6 cm