Connellite on Cuprite
Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Miniature, 6.0 x 3.9 x 3.2 cm
Ex. Rice Northwest Museum; Esker Mayberry
A rich specimen with three clusters of the very rare species connellite, featuring: two spherical aggregates atop the specimen measureing 5 and 8 mm across; and another group of crystals in freestanding form in a protected vug. These were very rare at Bisbee, and I have only ever seen 2 others for sale myself. The matrix is massive cuprite with attached host rock at its back. Esker Mayberry was the Bisbee barber and amassed a large and fine collection of Bisbee specimens in part by trading haircuts!