Szenicsite, Powellite
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Thumbnail, 6.6 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm
An unusual specimen in which the Szenicsite grew atop contrasting limey-green powellite, creating a green-on-green contrast that is very pretty! This is a pretty good Szenicsite on its own merits, with lustrous, metallic crystals to 2.2 cm. Usually the material is jumbled up and you see only the edges of lamellar growths, as the part touching the powellite here. However, the freestanding crystals atop are an inch long, and lay flat but well exposed on the underlaying thicker growth. 6.6 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm