Malachite and azurite on copper crystals from Open Pit, Mineral Hill, NSW. This is the best of a small group we were able to purchase of these specimen, this was the only with associated azurite, and the only one with easily visible copper crystals. See the last pic to view the crystals. The piece is complete all the way around, and there is really no damage! This mining area has a special place for me, as my old neighbor, Max Pritchard, was one of the original leaseholders on the first mine there, the Red Terror, he and 5 mates had just returned from the second world war, and they put their discharge pay together to by a six head stamper, for the mine. RIP Max.
OPEN PIT, MINERAL HILL, NSW
48 x 12 x 7mm.