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    Carbonate Cyanotrichite on Limestone Matrix Specimen

    SKU: HCC118

    Dimension: 5.3cm x 4cm x 2.7cm

    Weight: 51g

    Locality: Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qianxi'nan A.P., Guizhou Province, China


    This specimen has shimmering and bright royal-to-powder blue tufts of Carbonate Cyanotrichite beautifully growth on the limestone matrix.  Like ocean waves, so stunning and rare!!


    The Cyanotrichite group of minerals has a beauty all its own, with a range of intense blues that are eye-catching and alluring.  Carbonate Cyanotrichite is a rare and beautiful member of that group.  The name actually comes from the Greek for "blue" and "hair", for obvious reasons, as the blue crystals have this acicular (hair-like) form. 


    Carbonate Cyanotrichite is a secondary copper mineral found sparsely in the oxidation zones of copper-bearing ore bodies.  This is a very beautiful specimen from recent finds in China, and is very highly representative and rich for the species and locality.