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Chalcocite - iridescent crystals
stock #AX-4-059
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County
Wisconsin, United States
5.3 x 3.8 x 2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $750


A cluster of bright and well-defined crystals with rich patina. Choice modern classic from the Flambeau Mine, these crystals reach to over 3 CM and are complexly intergrown. There have only been two great finds of Chalcocite crystals in the USA, the old Bristol Copper mine in the 1840-50 era and the Flambeau in the mid 1990's. Both locations are finished and will never produce again. The hexagonal disk-like habits on this are twinned crystals which are in excellent condition. Close exam finds only a very small bruise (3mm) and a contact neither of which is easy to spot or distracting. Several smaller crystals seem to be untwinned, there is no matrix. Pure Chalcocite with red, blue and purple hues showing well. This does not have any of the unstable pyrite that sometimes causes decomposition, this is far better than 99.9% of this famed find. Displays well from most any angle.