Collector’s Piece: Goethite on Malachite from Sepon Mine, Laos
Dimension: 5.6cm x 3.3cm x 3.4cm
Locality: Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos
A wow factor first seen at the 2018’s Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, this is a new combination to the mineral collecting world, unprecedented to collectors. The association of Geothite with Malachite creates a highly contrasting visual effect in terms of color and texture. The velvety to metallic Goethite has partially coated the globular Malachite. In the area without Goethite’s coating it is chatoyant that has an incredible cat’s eye appearance on each crystal and has a a velvety, silky texture similar to those from the Shilu Mine of China. These extraordinary pieces started appearing on the Chinese mineral market in mid 2014, supplies are very limited and hard to obtain an example of nowadays! A one-of-a-kind and highly decorative winning piece with great aesthetics from this locale.
Price inclusive of a high quality acrylic display box.