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A splendidly covered and richly colored specimen of deep green spherical clusters grading to mamillary masses. the color has a gradient from top to bottom from a more bluish green to a forest green. The closer it is viewed the gemmier and more outrageous it is. The Lavrion Mines were initially founded by the Athinians around 483BCE and exploited for silver. The mines were abandoned in the 6th c. CE, and only reopened in 1859. The extraction of lead, manganese, and cadmium  helped finance the newly formed country of Greece in the 19th century. They closed around 1982 and are often visited by rockhounds scavenging the tailings to this day.


Locality: Lavrion, East Attica, Attica, Greece

Composition: copper zinc arsenate

Dimensions: 7.8 × 6.3 × 3.7 cm
Dimensions: 7.8 × 6.3 × 3.7 cm