Rodalquilarite on Alunite
Wendy pit, Tambo Mine, El Indio deposit, Coquimbo Province, Chile
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
A beautiful little toenail specimen that is perhaps better said to be a large thumbnail, of intense electric green Rodalquilarite perched on crystallized alunite. The spray atop is 4mm. What is more remarkable, though, and makes for a killer example of the species if microphoto'd, is the isolated, elongate, translucent 4.5 mm crystal sitting perched on the alunite. This is an exceptional crystal for the species and super-attractive under a loupe.