Dims: 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.7 (7.4 x 6.2 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 11.9 oz. (338 g)
Douglas Hill, Lyon County, Nevada, U.S.A.
Three clusters of intergrown Brochantite sprays rest on the base of this cabinet piece. These sprays are in fair to good condition, as several are damaged, and are each made up of scores of fine, acicular Brochantite needles that do not exceed 0.3" (8mm) in length. Though too fine and intergrown to effectively study, they likely have reasonably good monoclinic form. Their green coloration is a bit paler than much of the Brochantite I have seen, but this may be due to some weathering. The needles have a pearly luster and are likely transparent as individuals. These clusters rest on a thin chrysocolla crust that coats the base rock- this crust is massive and has a waxy luster and a color that ranges from deep blue to deep blue-green.