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English: Atacamite, Boleite, Malachite
Locality: Santa Rosa Mine, Noche Buena, Municipio de Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Boleite with Atacamite and Malachite
A very rare specimen of sharp boleite crystals to 5mm on SOLID MATRIX ...this is rare in itself. What is more, the matrix is a mix of copper species that are very rare in this deposit, ESPECIALLY in association with the boleite. In fact, even on the few other matrix pieces I have seen, the atacamite is more a smear on the rock than an actual crystallized accessory species as we see here. This is therefore not just a pretty specimen, but a sigificant locality piece - and probably a very old one dating to the early finds here prior to 1900.
Deutsch: Atacamit, Boleit, Malachit
Fundort: Santa Rosa Mine, Noche Buena, Municipio de Mazapil, Zacatecas , Mexiko (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/mrz301a.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Malachite&page=62
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