Clinoatacamite on Quartz
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

A MAJOR specimen for the species with an aesthetic matrix showcasing HUGE clinoatacamites to 1.1 cm, perched on intensely glassy, sparkling quartz that is included green by copper minerals. On this matrix specimen a thin layer of malachite underlies glassy and gemmy, colorless quartz. For the species, this is simply unprecedented.