Chrysocolla with Brochantite


This piece caught my eye because of the two spherical formations of aqua-blue Chrysocolla with a partial encrusting of Chrysocolla in a shallow cavity along the front of the matrix. In addition there are some lustrous, dark-green acicular (needle-like) Brochantite crystals that along with the Chrysocolla banding throughout the brown matrix add a nice contrast. A very interesting and unique piece. In excellent condition.

Location: Los Azules Mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapo Province, Atacam Region, Chile

Size: 12 x 7 x 4 cm