Dims: 3.0 x 1.6 x 0.9" (7.6 x 4.0 x 2.2 cm)
Wt: 2.6 oz. (73 g) w/ base
La Farola Mine, Cerpp Pintada, Region III, Chile
Several compact, radial Atacamite aggregates rest on the base rock of this cabinet specimen. These aggregates consist of tightly intergrown crystals that do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in length and are generally in very good condition. Though heavily intergrown, their orthorhombic form appears to be good. All have the standard dark green color and vitreous luster of the specie. A thin layer of powdery, pale blue, botryoidal chrysocolla seems to separate the aggregates from the base rock, which is hot-glued to an acrylic base.