Papagoite, Ajoite
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm
New Cornelia Mine (Ajo Mine) area, Ajo, Little Ajo Mts, Ajo District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
A superb, very rich combination specimen of the very rare copper-containing silicates papagoite and ajoite from the Type Locality for both species - the New Cornelia Mine (Ajo Mine), Arizona. All sides of the 3-dimensional matrix are richly covered with lustrous, royal-blue papagoite microcrystals. One side of this excellent piece is richly covered with aquamarine ajoite microcrystals next to the papagoite. It is very rare to see such richness of both species together in one specimen. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection and comes with a two-sided, handwritten label in French, that says that the piece was purchased in Tucson in 1959 from Ann Rudledge. Ajoite was discovered in 1958 and papgoite was discovered in 1960. A true old-time specimen of these very rare species.