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    CHRYSOCOLLA
    Inspiration Mine, San Manuel, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
    This ex-Smithsonian specimen is typical of the fine "jelly" variety of Chrysocolla that was mined many years ago at the Inspiration Mine. A translucent deep turquoise Chrysocolla "frosting" overcoats radiating, dark green chatoyant sprays of Malachite needles. Several areas where the Chrysocolla was removed offer a glimpse into the Malachite core of these epimorphs. On the back side are several areas of "gem" Chrysocolla suitable for cabochons. The specimen comes with its Smithsonian label, has a custom labeled base and measures 2 ¾ x 2 1/8 x 1 ¼ inches.
    Provenance: Smithsonian collection


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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