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RM2891   Chrysocolla after tyrolite

La Profunda Mine, Cármenes, León, Castilla y León, Spain

Very interesting specimen from this old Roman mine located between Cármenes and Villamanín (León, Spain), which was later exploited for copper until the end of the 20th century. These are botryodal aggregates of chrysocolla replacing tyrolite. A rarity of this Leonese mine.

Size: 7.6 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm.
Found in ±1998.

Col. M. Marí - A. García (Castelló)
Classic locality