Paratacamite, Quartz, Chrysocolla
Lily Mine (Lilly Mine), Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
Lustrous, dark green paratacamite crystals floor a glassy, quartz-lined cavernous vug in beautifully contrasting powder-blue chrysocolla in this striking and gorgeous specimen from the Lily Mine of Peru. Paratacamite is a rare copper chloride and this is a super piece.