Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
An exceptionally rich, solid vein of lustrous, acicular, green antlerite crystals with a bit of matrix from the worlds 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. The piece is also aesthetically shaped. Ex Marty Zinn Collectin # 7667. 3.5 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm