Quartz, Chrysocolla
Live Oak pit (Keystone; Joe Bush; Ox Hide; Thornton; Red Hill; Cyprus Miami), Inspiration Mine, Miami-Inspiration deposit, Inspiration, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami Dist
Cabinet, 12.4 x 7.9 x 4.3 cm
This beauty, out of the Hauck collection, is for the cabinet collector - and boy, is it showy and magnificent! The bright robins-egg blue chrysocolla is covered by a druse of sparkly quartz, filling a shallow recess that curves 3-dimensionally around the top of the specimen. This pocket measures 8 cm in length! Even small specimens of this classic Arizona combo are prized, and big ones such as this are just so hard to get.