Clinoatacamite on Quartz
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Two, equant and isolated, lustrous, blackish green clusters of clinoatacamite crystals to 1 cm are nicely perched on a drusy quartz matrix along with minor chrysocolla and calcite. Stark contrast and huge crystal size for this species make it an important specimen.