Dims: 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6" (6.6 x 6.0 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 8.9 oz. (251 g)
Gold Hill Mine, 150 level, Tooele County, Utah, U.S.A.
A small crust of crushed or powdery Connellite rests on the copper-laden base of this cabinet piece. The crust appears to be made up of countless tiny, crushed fibers and has a pale blue color and a generally dull luster. These fibers are too fine to easily study, but likely have good hexagonal, acicular form and are at least translucent. The base holds several other copper minerals, including chalcopyrite, cuprite and likely a small amount of malachite.