Lily Mine (Lilly Mine), Pisco Umay, Ica, Peru

30 km E of Pisco in Ica department.

"Drusy chrysocolla". Chrysocolla is growing on brown calcite cleavages.

Light blue, green, bluish green, greenish blue chrysocolla chalcedony. It is coloured by microscopic inclusions of chrysocolla. Apple green silica occurred at the Lily mine in 2011.

Small gypsum crystals with inclusions of small bright atacamite crystals up to several mm long. They can also contain irregular pale blue chrysocolla aggregates.

Quartz with rare inclusions of bright green malachite.

Ref: J. Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, pp. 47, 49, 86, 91

Gemstone List

Gemstones from Lily Mine (Lilly Mine), Pisco Umay, Ica, Peru by Colour

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