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, 5.6 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Vivid, azure-blue kinoite microcrystals are festooned on sparkling apophyllite-coated vuggy matrix on both sides of this fine, highly representative specimen of the species and famed locale. Kinoite is a rare copper silicate and this is very rich specimen. Older material from the 1950s to 1970s from the Dennis Mullane Collection.