Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana, USA
Thumbnail, 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm
Only a few small pockets were found, over 20 years ago now, of these world's best veszelyite crystals at this small copper mine in Montana. Now shut, there is no hope of more, either. Today, choice thumbnails seldom turn up for sale, generally only as old collections are dispersed. Here is part of a small stash, hoarded away. This is an exceptional sharp crystal with deep, riveting color and high luster. Shown with a backlit shot (right)