J11T-129
Clinoclase
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 5.0 x 2.9 cm
Mylar Mine, Majuba Hill, Pershing County, Nevada
Ex. Bob Jones
SOLD
This old time specimen is probably from the early 1900s, and is from a closed underground copper mine 50 miles north northwest of Lovelock (see MINDAT). This particular specimen is large, gorgeous, and important as a superb US classic and also as an example of the species. The botryoidal balls of clinoclase are to 7mm, and have an intense blue-green color saturation to them. The luster, though, is the best thing - it is freaky bright and intense also! The piece practically glows from a shelf, even in minimal lighting. It is a historic piece from the collections of Robert Jones and then of Phil Scalisi and James Zigras. For what this is, it is nearly iireplaceable in any collection of important US material