Scorodite on Calcite (1968 pocket)
El Cobre Mine, Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
Scorodite from this ONE TIME pocket in Mexico, in 1969, is considered to be among the world's best of species (this pocket, and a few pieces from Tsumeb, and that is it!). This miniature sized specimen is richly covered with sparkling, lustrous and translucent blue scorodite crystals to 1.2 cm in length. As you would wish, they are perched on a color contrasting matrix of drusy, white quartz. These almost NEVER turn up on the market. Nobody who owns one really wants to part with it, and I have not had a good one for sale in nearly a decade, let alone with such quality. This is one of the rarest additions to any Mexican suite, or for that matter to a suite of the rare and desirable mineral species that are colorful and beautiful, but few people can ever own. Treasured since they were found, and seldom for sale, this is an important specimen, not just a pretty showpiece.