Botryogen, Copiapite, Butlerite and Parabutlerite
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
Mina Santa Elena, Alcaparrosa, San Juan, Argentina
This is a superb specimen composed of almost soid botrygen in the form of the huge crystals which makes this find so phenomenal. The sharpest crystals atop are to almost 1 cm, but they rest on swept-back, bladed crystals to 2 cm and more. Another cluster of freestanding crystals on the back features a 1.5 cm doubly-terminated crystal. It is the best Miniature I saw, for my taste, and has both aesthetics and color as well as the significance for the species you'd want at this price range for a rarity. Truly oustanding for the find and certainly for the species compared to other locales.