Lovelock Mine, Bolivia, Cottonwood Canyon, Table Mountain District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm
Sparkly, robin's-egg blue connellite microcrystals richly cover all five sides (including the bottom) of the sculptural, 3-dimensional wedge of quartz-rich matrix on this fine specimen from the less well-known Lovelock Mine of Nevada. Connellite is a relatively uncommon copper secondary mineral and this is an extremely rich and very highly representative specimen of the species and locale.