Dims: 1.5 x 1.2 x 0.7" (3.9 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 9 g
79 Mine, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mountain, Gila County, Arizona, U.S.A.
One crust and two clusters of radiating Aurichalcite blades rest on the goethite/limonite base of this thumbnail specimen. The blades are generally in very good condition and do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in length. Though they are rather tightly arranged, their orthorhombic bladed form appears to be quite good. They have the standard deep aqua-blue coloration and pearly luster of their specie, and are translucent. Portions of the Aurichalcite crust are coated with small amounts of the goethite/limonite base material.