USA, Arizona, Gila County, Banner Mining District, Christmas, Christmas Mine.

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Article codeVIII.E.2110.013
Overall a very attractive tiny emerald green dioptase crystals in several clusters across the contrasting matrix.
Measures: 160x100x50 mm. Weighs: approximately 650grams.

Copper ore was first discovered at Christmas in 1880, but mining operations did not begin until August 1905.
Unstable underground workings forced the owners to shutter the mine in favor of an open pit mine method.
Copper mining at the Christmas Mine was suspended in January 1982.