Hemimorphite, Veszelyite
Cabinet, 13.4 x 8.4 x 3.4 cm
Laochang ore field (Laochang Mine), Eastern Sub-district, Gejiu Sn-polymetallic deposit, Gejiu Co., Honghe Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
This Wenshan hemimorphite is really special. The plate of botryoidal hemimorphite itself is a pretty shade of sky blue. But what makes it unique is that you can see on it a sprinkling of crystals of the rare hydrated copper zinc phosphate veszelyite (zinc is a component of both hemimorphite and veszelyite; veszelyite also has a copper component) .