Miniature, 5.3 x 4.6 x 4.4 cm
Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee is famous for its copper minerals, but copper specimens are relatively more rare than azurite and malachite for some reason. This is a gorgeous miniature, with complex and subtle patina and color variations. Several crystal habits, including spinel twins, are present. The colors in person are red to yellow-red, and the luster is high. Overall, a highly unusual specimen that stands up like a tree, perched on a bit of gossan matrix.