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RM945   Clinoatacamite and atacamite with Chrysocolla and quartz

Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica, Perú

In this specimen we can find two of the most interesting species of this Peruvian mine: clinoatacamite and atacamite. The first one is presented as pseudohexagonal cyclic crystals, wiyth an intense green color. Well defined faces and edges and isolated, allowing to observe them perfectly. The atacamite is presented as tabular prismatic crystals, also with faces and sharp edges, bright green. Matrix is covered by brilliant quartz crystals which transparence allow us to see blue tones of the chrysocolla and malachite.


Size: 6.8 x 6.0 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: clinoat. 2 x 1.5 mm - atac. 5 x 1.5 mm
Found in 2013.

 
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