Austinite var Cuprian with Calcite


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A gossan matrix hosting a dense covering of minty green cuprian austinites on which a dozen or so lustrous light amber calcites perched. The result is a dazzling sparkling display of light refraction. I would typically coat the matrix with a stabilizer (concrete hardener-works great) but have yet to do so. It darkens the matrix but the crumbles go away. Buyers option!

Locality: Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Composition: calcium carbonate and calcium zinc arsenate

Dimensions: 5.4 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm
Dimensions: 5.4 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm