Clinoatacamite on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru

A drusy quartz vug is heavily included by bright green malachite or atacamite upon which are many lustrous, dark green clinoatacamite crystals to 5 mm across. Some of the smaller, sharper crystals may be anatacmite, I was told. In any case, although small compared to a few other specimens here, this piece has such rich crystallization and incredible luster to all species, that it stands out.

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