Chino Sunrise from the Chino Mine, New Mexico. Through the climatic history of the earth this wonderful mineral was formed when copper ore was turned to a solution that ultimately reacted with other minerals that were present like pyrite and chalcopyrite. It frequently occurs in association with native copper, azurite, chrysocolla, malachite, tenorite and a variety of iron oxide minerals.
- size: 2.5 thick x 11 long x 7 wide
- Origin: Chino Mine, New Mexico
- touchstone offers jewelry made from this colorful mineral. Also pictured.
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