Image: Copper-Gypsum-203925

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Description: Copper, Gypsum (Var.: Gypsum)

Locality: Mission Mine (Mission underground mine), Mission complex, San Xavier, Pima District (Olive District; Mineral Hill District; Twin Buttes District), Sierrita Mts, Pima County, Arizona, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 12.6 x 8.2 x 0.9 cm.
This is a large slice through a large specimen of selenite that has inclusions of copper inside it. You can clearly see, inside the very transparent selenite, penny-bright crystals of acicular copper in dendritic clusters. Ex. Consie Prince Collection.


Author: Rob Lavinsky / iRocks.com
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