Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm
An extremely rich, two-sided specimen of solid, lustrous, dark green antlerite crystals to 8 mm from the world's largest open pit copper mine, Chuquicamata, in Chile. The locality is now long gone and good, rich, colorful pieces like this are almost impossible to come by of the rare copper species once found there. This is an exceedingly rich, rare, beautiful plate of the species. Not only is it beautiful, but it is a very significant specimen of a very rare copper species. Probably circa 1900-1950. Ex. Tribbey, Sanborn and Tarnowski Collections.