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Dioptase, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite, Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

 
Dioptase, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite, Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

Dioptase, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite, Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 46119
Mineral:Dioptase, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite, Calcite
Locality:Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona
Description:Showy cluster of transparent green dioptase crystals to 1.5 mm on transparent colorless calcite crystals to 3 mm with lustrous red chalcotrichite crystals, the acicular (hair-like) variety of the mineral species cuprite, to 0.2 mm. Beautiful under 20X.
Overall Size:7x6x4.5 cm
Crystals:0.1-3.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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