Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
For the collector who has everything, perhaps this piece will be something new. The rare sulfate szenicsite has only been found in two localities in the world. One is in Arizona and are very tiny crystals on matrix and the other is in Chile. This mineral is a copper – molybdenite sulfate. After the initial 1 meter, the copper concentration in the rock significantly lessens, making this an incredibly rare macro crystalline mineral. It forms on matrix with the also rare and fluorescent cuprian powellite. The powellite can be seen as small crystals of lime green on the outer edges of the matrix. The mineral was approved as a new species in 1993 and named after the famous US collectors Terry and Marissa Szenics.
4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 cm