Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Epidote
Dashkesan (Dashkezan) Co-Fe deposit, Dashkesan, Daskesen (Daskasan; Dashkyasan) District, Azerbaijan
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm
A very uncommon, strikingly beautiful specimen featuring two sharp and finely formed chalcopyrite crystals (to 2 cm) coated by bornite, on a contrasting matrix of crystalline epidote. This specimen absolutely leapt out from amongst the offerings of the Cincinnati show dealer from whom I bought it earlier this year. 5.3 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm