Dims: 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.5" (6.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm)
Wt: 0.7 oz. (20 g)
Esperanza Mine, Provincia Copiapo, Region 3, Chile
Many intergrown Atacamite spikes lay against the green-brown base of this hand specimen. These spikes appear to be in good condition, though some damage is evident, and though they formed in a crevice, they appear to have good orthorhombic form. All have the classic deep forest-green color and vitreous luster of their specie, and are likely more translucent than transparent. They rest on a bed of massive chrysocolla that coats the base rock.