Calcite on Aurichalcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm
An unusual piece in this lot! Intergrown, thin, disc-like crystals of glassy and gemmy, colorless calcite are aesthetically perched high on a thin drapery of teal blue aurichalcite. All of this is on a sliver of limonite matrix. They are to 1.5 cm across and really super sharp, and gemmy clear. The contrast is striking and unusual!