Thumbnail, 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm
Sunshine no. 1 Adit, Blanchard Mine (Portalas-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
In 1980, Brian Huntsman made the single greatest find of Linarite crystals, and this killer thumb is undoubtedly from that same find. Very good luster and a few coatings of Malachite only serve to accent the amazing deep azure blue color, which can appear like a hint of blue flame in just the right lighting. Backlit, its almost gemmy! On top of all this, the crystal is a fishtail twin! This is a world class linarite thumb. 1.1 x .8 .4 cm