Chalcedony on Chrysocolla
Inspiration Mine, Inspiration, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Cabinet, 10.5 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm
Ex. Frank Valenzuela
A cute pocket of rounded chrysocolla nubs, coated by a transparent, thin layer of gem silica which acts as a protective and sparkly coating. The pocket is within the nodule in which it formed, so you can see the context. A rare, larger example in good shape, that probably dates to prior to the 1970s. Joe Budd Photos.