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HOLD Szenicsite with Cuprian Powellite
Jardinera #1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province
Atacama Region, Chile
6.9 x 5.7 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


A superb cabinet specimen of this very rare Copper Molybdenite ex John Marshall Collection. Sharp and well defined platy crystals are arranged in a radiating flower-like fan on contrasting matrix with zones of Cuprian Powellite. Good specimens of this quality are practically impossible to find now unless an older collection is being sold off. The original locality had an area less than a square meter that held a few clusters and that was it. That was more than a quarter century ago, this is now recognized as perhaps the most beautiful new mineral found in decades. Aptly named for the discoverer, Terry Szenics, pieces of this quality were limited to a few flats and were sold very quickly. This piece is far better than average and has a very well articulated crystal spray that reaches 3 CM. Excellent deep green color (some were much more pale) and bright luster. Since the original find this mineral has only been found in one other locality (Arizona) as micro crystals mostly under 1 MM and poorly defined. This is certainly the best specimen we have had.




HOLD Szenicsite with Cuprian Powellite
Jardinera #1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province
Atacama Region, Chile
6.9 x 5.7 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


A superb cabinet specimen of this very rare Copper Molybdenite ex John Marshall Collection. Sharp and well defined platy crystals are arranged in a radiating flower-like fan on contrasting matrix with zones of Cuprian Powellite. Good specimens of this quality are practically impossible to find now unless an older collection is being sold off. The original locality had an area less than a square meter that held a few clusters and that was it. That was more than a quarter century ago, this is now recognized as perhaps the most beautiful new mineral found in decades. Aptly named for the discoverer, Terry Szenics, pieces of this quality were limited to a few flats and were sold very quickly. This piece is far better than average and has a very well articulated crystal spray that reaches 3 CM. Excellent deep green color (some were much more pale) and bright luster. Since the original find this mineral has only been found in one other locality (Arizona) as micro crystals mostly under 1 MM and poorly defined. This is certainly the best specimen we have had.