Willemite with Chalcophanite (rare locale) and Hemimorphite (Stoudt Coll.)

Potosi Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Large Cabinet, 15.8 x 10.0 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:03:44 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A DRAMATIC and RARE, LARGE CABINET combination specimen from Santa Eulalia and the Dave Stoudt Collection. Both sides of the vuggy, 3-dimensional, very sturdy, sintered gossan matrix are richly covered with lustrous, translucent, gray willemite botryoids. The scattering of glassy hemimorphite blades to 1.5 cm is an elegant accent to the botryoidal willemite. Chalcophanite is an uncommon zinc, iron, manganese oxide, but is EXTREMELY RARE at Santa Eulalia. The large "V" of sparkly, grape-like clusters of botryoidal chalcophanite on the front of the piece is very noteworthy. This EXCEPTIONAL Santa Eulalia specimen comes with a label with concise mine locality information, indicating that this is, indeed, a SIGNIFICANT, large and rare specimen. Valued $1200

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