Cabinet, 13.0 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico

Simply put, this new pocket of January 2012, has produced what most people consider best of species material, yet again even better than last year's brochantites from this same mine. It also happens to be beautiful, with metallic, electric green color and luster. The top few pieces such as this one, are simply unprecedented in how good they are for the species. Pics say it all... Note that the piece, while fragile, can be handled easily by its solid matrix and can be transported for delivery by hand. Joe Budd Photos.