Farola Mine, Atacama Region, Copiapo Province, Chile
Miniature, 4.7 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Ex. Martin Lewadny
Striking and vivid plate of deep green Atacamite crystals with superb luster. These are much bigger and more 3-dimensioanl crystals than you normally see from the deposit todya, and indicative of a very old piece and style. The crystals can be in radial groups or individual blades. Mixed in with the Atacamite are small balls of darker-green Pseudomalachite and grass-green Olivenite, which provide a beautiful background contrast for the Atacamite crystals. Outstanding miniature of what is too often today just "wholesale color."