2.4" Vivid Green, Atacamite Crystal Cluster - South Australia

This is a beautiful, vivid green atacamite crystal cluster that was collected from the House West Mine Pit in Mt. Gunson, located in South Australia. The crystals formed as small slender crystal aggregations that give the specimen a botryoidal appearance across the "exterior", with sharp prismatic crystals lining the interior.

This specific cluster was mined and collected in 1981.

Atacamite is a secondary copper mineral that's formed from the oxidation of copper minerals. It has the chemical formula Cu₂Cl(OH)₃ and forms as slender prismatic crystals, fibrous crystals and as granular to compact aggregations. Atacamite was first described by D. de Fallizen after specimens found in the Atacama Desert of Chile in 1801.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Atacamite
LOCATION
House West Mine Pit, Mt Gunson, South Australia
SIZE
2.4" long, 2.2" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#96316