Chalcopyrite (twinned) on Quartz (rare USA locale)

Ground Hog Mine, Central Mining District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An old-time, and superb, combination piece from the Groundhog Mine at Vanadium, New Mexico. Beautiful, sharp, iridescent and golden Chalcopyrites to 1.4 cm are clustered on a sparkly forest of water-clear Quartz crystals. The twinning and striations on the Chalcopyrites are outstanding, and the richness of the piece is really mind-blowing. When I first saw this, I thought it was a terrific example of the classic Peruvian combos, but I was very pleasantly mistaken. These great pieces date to the 1950's. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook.