Linarite, Brochantite, Cerussite, Galena
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.6 x 5.1 cm
Blanchard Mine (Portalas-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
A rare, rich and beautiful combination specimen from the Blanchard Mine. Scintillating, azure-blue linarite blades richly cover the sculptural quartz matrix on this fine, older specimen. The highlights of the piece, though, are the rare pseudomorphs of lustrous, gray cerussite after sharp galena cubes to 9 mm. The apple-green, brochantite needle sprays scattered about are a nice accent. Ex. Dennis Mullane Collection.