Aragonite
Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:

Aragonite

Specimen # 101394
Mineral: Aragonite
Location: Aragonite, Mamsa, nr. Sidi Ayed, Boulemane Province, Fes-Meknes Region, Morocco
Size: 7.0 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm

Description

Detailed Description

This cluster is a starburst of aragonite crystals, very three dimensional. Displays well from more than one angle. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, and translucent to transparent, anchored on matrix. In excellent condition. (If I go searching in the cluster, I can find four incomplete crystals, but it’s my job to go searching for these things so I can tell you about them – they certainly don’t stand out.) This is a dramatic display specimen of aragonite.

(This specimen is mounted on an acrylic stand and will ship best this way.)

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About These Mamsa Aragonites

These aragonites are from a completely new locality – Mamsa, north of Sidi Ayed, Morocco. The best from this find rank among aragonites from top historic aragonite localities. The vast majority of Mamsa specimens found to date have been of poor quality, many were contacted across the cavities, and almost all recovered specimens are significantly damaged. Many poor-quality specimens were collected.

The specimens in this Aragonite Update were selected by Tomasz Prazkier, in Morocco – he estimated that he went through four to five hundred flats’ worth of material to bring back around twenty top quality specimens. These specimens are the top ones available from that group of specimens. They are special.

This new find at Mamsa has been written up by Tomasz in a good article with lots of photographs (including some of these specimens). It includes not only the descriptions of the locality and occurrence that you’d expect, but also a candid current assessment about quality and possibilities of future production. To read his article, click¬†here.

Additional information

Dimensions 70 × 57 × 44 cm

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