Cuprian Powellite
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.3 x 4.5 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
This is a very rare large specimen of a new varietal of powellite that was identified during analysis of the szenicsite associations from this remote mine, only found in the 1990s by Terry Szenics. I bought much at the time, and saw no plates of this size for sale. It has some peripheral contacts, but the main display area is pristine and the display face is very large and colorful overall. To my knowledge, no more of this material has been found since the 1990s.