Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm
Malipo Mine, Wenshan Co., Yunnan Prov., China

A sculptural mound of limonite matrix is overlain by a crust of botryoidal, lustrous and translucent, hemimorphite, in botryoidal curving growths to 1.5 cm across. The color of the hemimorphite is a vibrant teal blue color that far exceeds the norm. It is really spectacular actually, top 1 in 1000 for color. This is from the personal collection built by dealer Ken Roberts during his decades of travel to China. It is lustrous and translucent and just "special" compared to any other style from here, even more than the photos convey.