Dims: 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.8" (5.3 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 4.1 oz. (117 g)
Blanchard Claims, Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Several dozen fine Brochantite needles rest on the quartzite base of this large hand specimen. These needles do not exceed 0.2-0.3" (5-8 mm) in length and appear to be in very good condition, showing little damage. Though they are a bit too fine to effectively study with a loupe, their monoclinic form is likely very good. All have the classic green color and a pearly to vitreous luster, and are transparent and seemingly clear. The quartzite base on which they rest is partly encrusted with stubby quartz crystals and contains a few intact and well-formed fluorites!