Spangolite, Baryte
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Spangolite is a rare and beautiful copper species, a brilliant blue in color. Although very rare worldwide, some small cavities such as this are found in the fluorite mines of Bingham, New Mexico, on occasion. Though small, these crystals in association with baryte are beautiful. This piece is rich with several vugs of microcrystalline spangolite. Ex. John White Collection.