Linarite with minor Caledonite
Mina Dos Adrianas, Zapaltar Mining District, Copiapo Province
9.3 x 5.6 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
Early summer 2021
A sizable, rich and vividly colored Linarite from the small, little known Dos Adrianas Mine. Several other species are present as well in the Quartz matrix including micros of what looks to be Libethenite. However the main interest here is the Linarite, a crust of deep blue crystals in a dense mat. The deeper vugs have some more isolated crystals as well, best seen and appreciated with magnification. Pretty specimen from a locality that is rarely seen on the market.