Azurite, Malachite, Chalcocite
Mineral Point, Upper Mississippi Valley District, Iowa Co., Wisconsin, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm
An OLD-TIME, CLASSIC and showy combination piece from the site of the first United States lead mining "rush" in the 1820s of royal-blue azurite, malachite, gray chalcocite and bright, brassy chalcopyrite in a box-work matrix of chert. RARE and old material, seldom available. Ex. DuFoe and George Feist Collections.