Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Thumbnail, 2.9 x 1.7 x 1.3 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 bright neon green. 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 an arrow-shaped, rich, solid mass of excellent material with lamellar clusters of bladed, lustrous, neon-green, crystals. Ex. Szenics Collection.