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RM1117   Clinoatacamite with atacamite, Malachite and quartz

Lily mine, Pisco Umay, Ica, Peru

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 pseudorhombohedral good sixed crystals, with an intense green color and translucent. Well defined faces and edges and isolated, allowing to observe them perfectly. The atacamite is presented as a tabular prismatic crystal, also with faces and sharp edges and bright green color. Matrix is covered by brilliant quartz crystals which transparence allow us to see green tones of the malachite.

Size: 6.7 x 5.8 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 3.5 x 3 mm.
Found in 2014.