Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 4.9 x 4.6 cm
It is truly amazing to discover a beautiful new mineral species in today's world, in crystals that can reach several centimeters. This is exactly what happened in the early 1990s with the discovery and naming of Szenicsite, a one-locality, very rare copper molybdate with electric green color. This was the only major find of the species, and not even a trickle of good specimens followed the first few pockets collected by Terry Szenics. All good specimens came through him. This is rich, excellent material with lamellar clusters of bladed, lustrous, electric-green, crystals, to 1.7 cm in length, in massive sulfide matrix.