Mineral Specimen #5094 Cyanotrichite, Brochanite
Sunshine no. 4 Adit, Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico
The surface of this specimen is covered with a mix of sky blue Cyanotrichite and emerald green Brochantite. The Cyanotrichite is present as elongated, very thin, needle like crystals which are often acicular in orientation. The Brochantite is present as small, elongated, needle like crystals, small elongated, blocky crystals and a velvety like coating. The blocky crystals have a high sparkly luster.
Flaws: Some of the Cyanotrichite crystals are matted down.
10.9 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Sulfates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars