Chrysocolla ps Malachite ps Azurite
Miniature, 5.1 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm
Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
Ex. Wouter Van Tichelen

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A classic from this defunct locale! This is a double pseudomorph showing a change of chemistry twice over to end up with a complete Chrysocolla replacement of the original Azurite crystal habit, with Malachite as a transitional stage. Large and beautiful specimens of this caliber are very rare and hard to obtain. This piece I find particularly elegant because of the curvature of the Azurites and the sharp preservation of this form after two rounds of replacement. Often the pseudomorphs get rounded with time and change; this one, however, is super sharp! For size, overall aesthetics, color hue, and curvaceous form this is one of the best I know of from the Whim Creek copper deposit for my taste in aesthetics! I sold this once years ago, and was happy to get it back recently from the well known and extensive Dr Wouter Van Tichelen pseudomorph collection.

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