Dims: 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.5" (4.0 x 3.2 x 1.2 cm)
Wt: 0.4 oz. (12 g)
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, U.S.A.
This thumbnail piece consists of a pale brown host rock through which extend several veins of massive Papagoite. Two of these veins act as crusts that coat both main faces of the base. There is no crystal form visible anywhere on the piece, precluding a damage assessment. The material has a brilliant aqua-blue coloration and a waxy luster, and appears to be at least dimly translucent. A few related copper minerals may also be present. This piece has a shape that makes me think of setting it into a custom bail for a pendant.