Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Miniature, 4.1 x 2.6 x 2.5 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 of 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 a rich, solid mass of excellent material with lamellar clusters of bladed, lustrous, electric-green, crystals, to 2.9 cm in length.