Chuquicamata Mine, Calama, Antofagasta Region, Chile (TYPE LOCALITY)
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
This little specimen is actually a very fine specimen, of importance because this locality produced best of species and this is as good a specimen as you can reasonably expect to see for sale. It is extraordinarily rich - there is more material on this piece than on the others I have seen over the years, combined. It was obtained by Al in 2000 from Jim Bratt, a former mining engineer at this mine before its closing, known for having saved numerous good rarities from the crushers.