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, 8.9 x 7.0 x 6.9 cm
This is a gorgeous and unusual piece. It is a complete hollow vug, or pocket, filled with a soft carpet of rounded aurichalcite. It is just plain pretty. Such things just do not usually survive and come out intact, and this is a great way to see how such minerals form in the mines, in their pockets. Minor little red specks inside are wulfenite, as a bonus. Ex. Harold Urish Collection.