Lemanskiite with Lammerite and Olivenite
El Guanaco Mine, Guanaco Santa Catalina, Antofagasta Province
5.5 x 4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
new year 2021
A rich showing of crystal clusters of the rare copper specie Lemanskiite from the type locality. Lemanskiite is a fairly new mineral recognized as unique in 1998. This piece also has a sizable ball of crystallized Lammerite (about 9 mm across) and a few sprays of Olivenite as well. The Lemanskiite is in micro crystals up to 2 plus mm radiating clusters that can be seen as distinct crystals by naked eye, but under magnification these are super impressive. This is a choice specimen of both Lammerite and Lamanskiite.