Chrysocolla, Tenorite
Cabinet, 11.3 x 8.6 x 6.2 cm
Czar Mine (Czar Shaft), Copper Queen Mine (Halero Mine), Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
A beautiful, partially polished cabinet specimen of strikingly banded chrysocolla on top of contrasting, brecciated, chocolate-brown tenorite. This fine piece is from the Smith (Rocksmiths) and Stoudt Collections and is from the Czar Shaft at Bisbee. The Czar Shaft closed in 1944. According to the Stoudts catalogue, they purchased this piece from the Rocksmiths collection in 1989.