Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana, USA
Ex. Irv Brown
This very rare copper, zinc, phosphate, reaches its worldwide zenith in Montana. Or it did, anyhow, over 30 years ago! Such specimen are extremely rare and this is a HUGE crystal for the species, at the top of its size range except for a few freak outlying specimens. This cluster of extremely lustrous, rich and deep blue green veszelyite crystals, perched vertically on a small white quartz, is quite simply phenomenal and the best such I have had for sale. In person, it is much more 3-dimensional, and colorful as well. The blue is dark, true, but it IS a vivid blue color and not as dark as it looks in the photo. This is a very rare specimen of highest quality that ALSO happens to be a superbly balanced thumbnail specimen for the collector.