Rosasite from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
3.0 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
Rosasite is a secondary mineral found in the oxidation zone of copper-zinc deposits.
Crystals are acicular, that is, needle-like.
They form dense, compact layers on matrix or as nodules as shown here.
Great care must be taken when handling the mineral.
Suppress the urge to caress the velvety masses, otherwise,
you are stuck with a thumbprint on your specimen.
My camera has a devil of a time getting blue/green to display correctly, hence the difference in colouring between the first two and the third images. It is a fluke if the colour is captured correctly. It does not help, I’m sure, that I use compact fluorescent bulbs to light my studio space. Two are “cool” and the third is “warm”. I tweaked the third photo as best as I was able.
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge
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Look-alike images Inspired by comments, and my imagination.
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