Malachite, Gypsum
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 5.0 x 1.7 cm
Ray Mine, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

An old-time, rare and aesthetic pseudomorph from Ray, Arizona and the Ed Swoboda Collection. Malachite has replaced a very elegant spray of blocky, tabular gypsum crystals. The central "tower" and the two, leaning "towers" to the left are striking. Iron oxides partially coat the malachite and give a very distinctive look to this superb and rare pseudomorph. Old material. The major, upright crystals are pristine.