Boleite, Atacamite
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.2 x 3.0 cm
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia (El Boleo), Boleo District, Mun. de Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
A RICH, showy and uncommon combination specimen from the famous Amelia Mine of blue-green atacamite richly surrounding a well-placed cluster of lustrous, navy-blue boleite cuboctahedrons on stabilized clay matrix. This piece, from Ed Swoboda's personal stash, while not particularly great looking, is RARE and desirable, because of the uncommon cuboct boleites and the richness of the atacamite.