Chalcopyrite, Quartz
U. S. Tunnel, Empire Zinc Mine, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
Cabinet, 9.5 x 4.9 x 4.9 cm
Beautifully iridescent, brassy, sharp and lustrous chalcopyrite crystals to 1.5 cm are aesthetically scattered amongst a forest of quartz needles on the sculptural, vuggy rhyolite matrix that is shaped like a shoe. This fine piece is from the very uncommon Empire Zinc Mine of New Mexico. Undoubtedly old material, but no proof. Ex. Mullane Collection.