Kinoite, Apophyllite-(Kf)
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 7.0 x 3.5 cm
An especially rich and fine specimen of light and deep blue kinoite microcrystals with super banding. Also, it's a relatively large piece for this style. This color is the best deep blue, and the kinoite is covered with gemmy, colorless apophyllite crystals. The matrix is massive wollastonite. Kinoite is a very rare calcium, copper silicate. Older material from a European collection.