Dims: 2.7 x 1.8 x 0.6" (6.9 x 4.6 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 1.14 oz. (32.3 g)
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona, U.S.A.
This specimen contains some of the largest and most well-formed Brochantite crystals in our stock. Though many of the crystals are obviously damaged, at least half of them are in good to excellent condition. The longest of these measures 0.5" (1.3 cm) and though it is intergrown, has good monoclinic prismatic form. A few stubby crystals extend from the crust and possess excellent terminations. They are all generally well-defined, with sharp edges and clean faces. Their dark green coloration and pearly luster are standard for their species, and many show definite translucence and even dim transparence if viewed under magnification. The pale brown host rock appears to be made up of quartz and other minerals, and almost has a greenish caste to it.