Aurichalcite, Smithsonite
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, 6.7 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Four bright blue-green tufts of acicular crystals of the copper-mineral aurichalcite, from the 79 Mine in Arizona. The crystals are like little starbursts of fine needles aesthetically perched on the sturdy, layered, vuggy, box-work matrix. Scintillating hemimorphite microblades festooned on the matrix are a super accent. The small vug lined with olive-green smithsonite crystals is a real bonus and is very uncommon. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.