Chrysocolla after azurite with wulfenite #3
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Whim Well Mine, Whim Creek, Pilbara Region, Western Australia (state), Australia <br /><br />5" across <br /><br />This piece is pleasing for the following reasons: <br /><br />(a) The dominant pseudomorph on this piece is large relative to the average Whim Creek chrysocolla after azurite pseudomorph. <br /><br />(b) The pseudomorph is placed in the middle of the matrix. <br /><br />(c) The piece displays three mineral species - namely chrysocolla, wulfenite and dolomite. These are a "signature" for this locality.  Interestingly, this piece is a "double pseudomorph" - i.e. it is chrysocolla after malachite after azurite.   <br /><br />The piece could benefit from a minor trim although the crystal to matrix ratio is acceptable if the specimen is left "as is."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I bought this piece from Dehne McLaughlin at the Australian Gemboree when it was held in Murray Bridge, South Australia during the Easter long weekend in 2013.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo  by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p>
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