Brochantite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
Blanchard Mine (Portalas-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Brilliant, beautiful needles of turquoise-blue brochantite richly and aesthetically cover the sculptural quartz matrix on this outstanding older specimen from the Blanchard Mine. Most Blanchard brochantite is a much darker green, so this is an uncommonly fine piece from Dennis Mullane Collection.