• Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite
  • Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite
  • Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite
  • Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite
  • Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite
  • Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite
Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates

Szenicsite with Powellite and Molybdenite

$7,500.00   €6,611  £5,690.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC18495
A rare and spectacular specimen of the extremely rare mineral Szenicsite with Molybdenite and copper-bearing Powellite.  Szenicsite is a copper molybdate with almost all known specimens being attributed to a one cubic metre block from the Jardinera No. 1 Mine at Inca de Oro in the Atacama Region of Chile.  The accompanying ‘Excalibur-Cureton Company’ label gives the locality as Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province in the Atacama Region, Chile, but this is now known to be incorrect, due to erroneous information when first discovered.  The reddish-bronze-brown, hard clay-like matrix is pervaded with a high percentage of metallic and silky deep green blades of Szenicsite up to 2.5 x 1.0 cm, with many forming books of parallel crystals. Areas rich in Powellite emit a dull creamy-yellow fluorescence in both long and short wave UV and the Molybdenite occurs as bluish-silver metallic patches.  A top ranking specimen of Szenicsite.

Details

Dimensions
10.5 × 7.2 × 6.0 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Tungstates, Molybdates and Chromates
Locality
Jardinera No 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Molybdenite, Powellite, Szenicsite

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