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Hemimorphite & Veszelyite

A unique and beautiful new find from China of vivid, powder-blue hemimorphite botryoids highlighted or outlined by preferential bands of blue veszelyite. The hemimorphite is translucent. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate. This find was recovered in 2008 and appeared at the 2008 Munich Show.

Locality:  Laochang ore field (Laochang Mine), Eastern Sub-district, Gejiu Sn-polymetallic deposit, Gejiu Co., Honghe Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

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Edition Merveilleux. by Alex Penfold
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Veyron Supersport.