Chalcopyrite, Quartz, Sphalerite
Groundhog Mine, Vanadium, Central District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
An old-time, superb, mounded combination piece from the Groundhog Mine at Vanadium, New Mexico. Mirror-bright, striated, brassy and lightly iridescent chalcopyrite crystals are richly and aesthetically scattered on a porcupine-like forest of water-clear quartz needles. Ex. Stoudt Collection and according to label and their catalogue, this piece dates to circa 1956.