Green Cuprian Powellite (Chile!)

Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama Region, Chile
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This is a very rare specimen of a new varietal of cuprian powellite that was identified during analysis of the szenicsite associations from this remote mine, only found in the 1990s by Terry Szenics. I bought much at the time, and to my knowledge, no more of this material has been found since then. Most of the gemmy and lustrous crystals are a beautiful apple-green, with fewer, darker green. Bright yellow fluorescence, as you would expect from powellite

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