Dims: 3.8x1.5x2.1" (9.6x3.9x5.3 cm)
Wt: 14.1 oz. (401 g)
Flambeau Mine, 970 Ft. Level, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin, USA
This hand specimen is all chalcocite which has uniformly tarnished to a metallic blue color with hints of purple in some areas. A variety of crystal forms are visible, including pseudo-hexagonal prismatic, pseudo-hexagonal tabular, and some crystals that almost look like metallic garnets. The irridescent blue tarnish is very appealing and make it easy to identify the areas of damage (the bottom and a few small areas along the top of the specimen), as these areas are not tarnished, and are a metallic gray color.