Calcite and Aurichalcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mexico
Cabinet, 12.5 x 8.9 x 5.9 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
Nestled aesthetically in a vug of ocherous limonite, are calcite crystals heavily included by aurichalcite which gives them a superb, light teal-blue color. These are covered by a second generation of lustrous and translucent, colorless calcite, in crystals to 1.5 cm in length. In places on the limonite, are drusy clusters of lustrous and translucent, apple green conichalcite. Overall just a gorgeous piece with lots of subtle colors and color mixes. It has a small bit of damage, to a few peripheral crystals, but is otherwise in excellent condition. Unusual!