Atacamite (Late 1800'S/Early 1900'S)
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.5 x 2.4 cm
Wallaroo Mine, Kadina, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Turn of the 1900's era atacamites remain the best the world has ever seen, and specimens, especially matrix specimens, are extremely uncommmon on the market today as you migh timagine. Time and museum acquisitions, have thinned what was out there to begin with. This beautiful miniature has radiating crystals to 1.6 cm, in a nicely symmetric spray from the gossan matrix