D10-35
Parahopeite
$1,250.00
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.6 cm
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Central Province, Zambia (TYPE LOCALITY)

This is a superb, really top-quality miniature of this extremely rare zinc phosphate species, from the premier (and type) locality. It occurs only in half a dozen places on earth, but here the crystals are biggest and best. This particular specimen is composed of a pleasing and sculptural arrangement of elongated sheaf-like crystals. For the size, and for aesthetics, it would be hard to beat. Generally, as a side note, most of this material dates to the 1960s or prior (the mine was open from 1906 till 1989) .

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