Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm
Sa Duchessa Mine, Oridda, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

Luxuriant, intensely colored botryoidal Hemimophite, on a limonitic matrix. The color is a saturated, deep robin's egg blue, and the Hemimorphite has excellent luster and translucence. The botryoids average about 4 mm across. Old material from a long-closed locale, now turning up only in old collections. Eye-catching aesthetics, as a whole, combined with the classic old rarity, make this an excellent small cabinet sized specimen.