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

Specimen # 102215
Mineral: Calcite, var. Cobaltoan Calcite
Location: Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 5.9 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm


Detailed Description

The display face of this specimen is covered with pretty pink cobaltoan calcite crystals. The crystals are sharp, and are internally translucent such that one can see that there are phantoms inside them. In excellent condition, no damage, just incomplete crystals at the edges where this was removed from the surrounding rock. Stands perfectly for display as photographed. Really nice.

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.