Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium) District, Attiki (Attica; Attika
Miniature, 4.8 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Serpierite is relatively uncommon hydrated calcium, copper, zinc sulfate and this very fine and rich specimen is from the Type Locality - the Serpieri Mine at Laurium, Greece. Beautiful, turquoise-blue, radial clusters of sparkly serpierite micro-needles richly cover the matrix, which also includes sprays of primary malachite needles. Excellent material from this ancient locale, which was old at the time of the Classical Greeks.