Mimetite, Contessa Mine, San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico, Mined c. late 1960's-early 1970's, Kalaskie Collection #511, Miniature 2.5 x 3.5 x 6.2 cm, $1200. Online 10/5.
Caramel orange group of botryoidal mimetite from mining circa late 1960s-early 1970s. These used to be so abundant they were sold by the pound. When the price reached $3/pound some dealers quit buying them as too expensive. A Mexican classic from Chihuahua. Choice miniature. Trivial tiny edge rub. Betty Kalaskie Collection #511.