Decrespignyite-(Y) (Ultra rare - Type/only Locality)

Paratoo Copper Mine, Yunta, South Australia, Australia
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.3 x 0.8 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

The Paratoo Copper Mine, an old, small copper mine is South Australia, is well-known for a highly unusual assemblage of secondary REE and Cu-REE carbonate minerals. It is the Type Locality and only locality in the world for decrespignyite-(Y). Bright, pretty, sky-blue crusts of decrespignyite-(Y) richly cover the thin, cleavage plate of matrix. Very rich and highly representative of the ultra rare species and locale, this is a large and very significant specimen. Wee debated just breaking it into fourths as each piece may be worth the same to rare species collectors. so there is extra material here! Valued $900

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