Malachite With Hyalite Opal
Cabinet, 11.3 x 7.5 x 6.4 cm
Burra Burra Mine, Burra, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
A very unusual old piece from South Australia, with what seems to be hyalite opal (fluorescent, too!) perched atop malachite. The malachite matrix is massive, with some veins of azurite. But, the malachite on top is crystalline, and velvety crystals of malachite contrast with the rounded white hyalite atop. Very old specimen for this locality!