Copper (Spinel-Twinned)
Chino Mine, nr. Santa Rita, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
Miniature, 4.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
One of the most unusual and distinct miniatures, this piece proabably has the widest flanking crystallization of any around the central twin. This gives it much more lateral depth and size impression that with most specimens here, and hence the price reflects this special quality. It is one of the top miniatures in the find, I can say.