- Chrysocolla pseudo. after Azurite
- Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
- Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.7 x 6.5 cm
- Ex. Dennis Mullane
A superb, aesthetic and classic pseudomorph from the Ray Mine of Arizona. A striking, upright, tight, divergent cluster of sharp, blue-green pseudomorphs of Chrysocolla after Azurite crystals are the centerpiece of this specimen. The main cluster along with a few other smaller sprays and isolated crystals are set on a brown-black breccia fragment matrix. The pseudomorph crystals reach 5.5cm which is very large and very rare for these, and and even more scarce on any kind of matrix! Most long since fell off or broke off on these old-time pieces. The matrix is blanketed in a druse of petite (<1.5mm) aggregated spheres of Chrysocolla along with the large Chrysocolla after Azurite pseudomorph crystals, some of which are broken and reveal beautiful color zoning from light blue-green to darker teal. The tips of a few of the crystal in the main spray have been compromised and reveal this same zoning but in a concentric fashion. This great pseudomorph from the Ray Mine probably originated from the 2280 Level. Old classics, now rarely seen for sale. From the noted southwest collection of Dennis Mullane, formerly of Bsbee.