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Linarite with minor Caledonite
stock #8.AE-835
Mina Dos Adrianas, Zapaltar Mining District, Copiapo Province
Atacama Region, Chile
9.3 x 5.6 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
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.

Chrysocolla - drusy
stock #21.1-010
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
6.3 x 3.6 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
new year 2021

Bright blue and with a sparkling druse of Quartz over the display face. Sawn on back it seems this was being fashioned into a jewelry item but was left unfinished. Displays well and the color is an excellent blue, with some green hues seen under strong lighting. The Chrysocolla finds from Chile was a major source of fine specimens for many years. These are no longer available and they have begun to increase in price quickly for choice pieces.

Chrysocolla (drusy) with Malachite
stock #20.1-629
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
7.1 x 3.7 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
new year 2021

Sparkling blue-green masses of Chrysocolla that has replaced earlier primary Malachite crystals. The entire surface is covered with tiny Quartz crystals that gives the drusy sparkle effect. Some very small bits of Malachite are still present but mostly this is all Chrysocolla. Some of the forms are fingers or stalactites in clusters, one of which has the look of a tree from the right angle. In excellent condition the color and form on this piece is outstanding. This locality has not produced any Chrysocolla for several years now. These replacements are a modern classic and in person this one is highly esthetic, far better than typical.

Chrysocolla - druzy sprays
stock #20.1-325
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
8.3 x 7.9 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
new year 2021

Colorful, sparkling sprays of radiating Chrysocolla filling a vug in ore. The drusy Quartz covers the Crysocolla and there is a zone of light blue druzy as well. In fine condition, this deposit has been exhausted for many years these Chrysocolla are modern classics.

Quartz on Chrysocolla Pseudomorphs
stock #18.1-130
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
9.1 x 6.8 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring update

Brilliant sparkling blue Chrysocolla overgrown by gem clear druzy Quartz. The Chrysocolla has replaced earlier acicular crystals of Malachite. The individual needles reach 1.5 CM A single broken needle off to the side seems to show a core of Dioptase but we are told these are in fact Malachite, the core area is rather gemmy and very bright. No matter what the original material this is very esthetic and totally different from any other Chrysocolla. An attractive, intriguing and unique Copper specimen!