5.03 x 4.68 x 1.72 inches (12.8 x 11.9 x 4.37 cm)
This hand-sized piece of Sonora Sunset - sometimes called Sonora Sunrise - is really a combination of the minerals Chrysocolla (blue-green) and Cuprite (red). This specimen has a rather mottled pattern with the colors in essence blending more than they do in most examples where the minerals are more delineated across the rock. Polished to bring out the colors and enhance the appeal, this piece also features a more contoured surface with a recessed crater adding to the uniqueness of this rare and uncommon material.
Estimate: $400 - up.
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