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    FIERY CUPRITE & CHRYSOCOLLA SCULPTURE - "SONORA SUNSET"
    Millpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico
    This spectacular "Sonoran Sunset" sculpture is a combination of bright red-orange Chalcotricite and rich red Cuprite captured in a matrix of tranquil robin's egg blue Chrysocolla and accented by an unusual seam of deep green, chatoyant Malachite. This unbelievable, completely natural, color combination came from deep within the Millpillas Mine. The rare, intensely hued, mineral zone was discovered only after going through hundreds of feet of overburden while excavating a mine shaft - a truly unique, one-of-a-kind occurrence. Because it is a fully operational copper mine, obtaining any of this material is very difficult - let alone a large boulder. Skillfully carved and handpolished mirror-bright, this sculpture is a testament to the wonders of Nature and the kaleidascope of colors that she provides. Overall measurements are 18 x 12 x 6 inches and it weighs approximately 50 pounds.


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    January, 2009
    18th Sunday
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