Atacamite, Chrysocolla
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Atacamite, Chrysocolla

Specimen # 101924
Mineral: Atacamite, Chrysocolla
Location: Atacamite, Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Dept., Peru
Size: 5.0 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm


This sweet specimen has a small group of atacamite crystals nestled in a vug of sparkling quartz crystals. The dark green atacamite crystals are very sharp and highly lustrous, with sharp terminations. The quartz crystals have an aqua-blue appearance due to the presence of blue chrysocolla. The atacamite crystals in the vug are in pristine condition – one crystal is missing and one can see where it was (the base of that crystal is flush with the rest). A beautiful, aesthetic specimen of atacamite – a mineral difficult to acquire as free-standing crystals like these.

Additional information

Dimensions 23 × 50 × 40 cm