Miniature, 4.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Chino Mine (Santa Rita Pit; Santa Rita Mine), Santa Rita, Santa Rita District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
A superb, pristine, floater, copper crystal cluster from the famous, small 2002 find at the Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico. This arborescent cluster is composed of sharp, spinel-twinned and tetrahexahedral crystals with a very nice, rich, coppery patina. There are even a couple of uncommon, skeletal/hoppered crystals. The long compound crystal looks like a human spine. Ex. Ed David Collection.