J11-73
Diaboleite
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Ex. Al Ordway
SOLD

This specimen is a piece of significance for both species and locale. It also happens to be visually stunning. Intense azure-blue, metallic crystals to 8 mm nearly cover one long surface of the specimen. Must be seen in person to be appreciated. Although some are damaged, many are intact as well, and the sheer richness is more than I have seen on any other specimen for sale of this very rare material. Ex Al Ordway Collection (purchased from a mining engineer who collected it) - this was one of his major ten specimens, from my memories of the collection over the years. This locality has produced the best of species, and this large display quality specimen has to be among the more important survivors. Joe Budd photos