2.1" Fibrous Rosasite Crystal Cluster - Mexico

This colorful specimen contains fibrous aggregations of blue-green rosasite crystals that formed in botryoidal fashion. This beautiful specimen was collected from the Ojuela Mine in Durango, Mexico. These crystals formed from a bright orange limonitic matrix.

Rosasite is a secondary mineral that forms in oxidation zones of copper-zinc deposits, generally forming a fibrous botryoidal sphere that can appear vitreous and silky. While typically featuring a blue-green color, colorless specimens are not unheard of. The chemical formula of rosasite is CuZnCO3(OH)2.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Rosasite
LOCATION
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
SIZE
2.1 x 1.3"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#119220