Augelite on Quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, La Libertad Dept., Peru
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
A well formed, glassy and gemmy, rich green crystal of augelite measuring 2 cm in length-huge by any previous standard-is perched aesthetically on glassy and gemmy, colorless quartz crystals to 1.2 cm. There is even a small, gemmy quartz crystal growing on the termination of the augelite for added "cuteness!" This is a very dramatic and fine example from the new finds over the years 2012-2014 here, and the augelite stands starkly above contrasting matrix so that this is a very displayable "rarity" on any shelf. The color here is that of a really nice granny-apple-green, better in person than the photos indicate. A tiny hubnerite is in association.