Chrysocolla ps. Malachite ps. Azurite (double pseudomorph)

Whim Creek Copper Mine, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 07/04/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/14/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A classic, old-time specimen of very colorful chrysocolla which is a double pseudomorph, having replaced a 3-dimensional rosette of malachite that was itself pseudomorphing azurite blades, all sitting in a curved vug coated with bubbly goethite. This is an excellent old-timer from the famous Whim Creek Copper Mine of Western Australia, source of the "gem" wulfenite crystals. These replacements were always more uncommon, and came out over 20 years ago (maybe others can give me better info, but I believe it was in the early 1980s). This is one of the largest such rosettes I have seen on the market, and its both aesthetic and in good shape as well. Valued at $2500

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