Calcite, var. Cobaltoan Calcite
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Calcite, var. Cobaltoan Calcite

Specimen # 102216
Mineral: Calcite, var. Cobaltoan Calcite
Location: Calcite, var. Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht , Ouarzazate, Morocco
Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm


Detailed Description

This is a beauty – these cobaltoan crystals are as sharp and as brilliantly lustrous as they get. The crystals are separate and distinct from one another, and the group overall has a slightly radiating appearance. The colour is a very nice pink. In excellent condition, incomplete crystals at the periphery and near the bottom, and s couple of tiny rubs you need to seek out to see. This is a sweet specimen.

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About These Agoudal Mine Specimens

The Agoudal Mine has been a famous source of many excellent mineral specimens for years. In particular, it has been known for beautiful cobaltoan calcite. The locality has included underground and surface workings. I understand from Tomasz Prazkier that all workings at the Agoudal Mine have now ceased. This is sad news for mineral collectors, as the Agoudal Mine has produced some of the finest cobaltoan calcites and roselites ever found anywhere.

Additional information

Dimensions 31 × 45 × 31 cm