Boleite (Rare Habit)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja California, Mexico
Thumbnail, 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Boleite is a very rarely crystallized lead-silver-copper chloride species that is just plain unusual. This is a sharp crystal of a very rare complex habit for this normally cubic species. Such crystals are only rarely seen, and this is a perfect, display-worthy floater. The crystals from this, the type locality, remain the best known by an order of magnitude, still today 100 and more years later. Ex. Dick Jones collection (TYPE LOCALITY)