This cabinet specimen hosts a little forest of jumbled erythrite crystals. The crystals are nicely separated and stand up off the matrix. They are associated with a lighter pink second generation of erythrite, along with small quartz crystals. The erythrite crystals are sharp with good lustre and colour. Stands perfecly for display as photographed. A nice display piece!
About these Erythrites
Erythrite crystals from Bou Azzer are generally regarded as the finest in the world. The challenge with erythrite, however, is to obtain fine-quality specimens – the mineral is so soft and delicate that most specimens are damaged in the removal process or subsequent transportation. The erythrites in this lot are superb quality specimens of this beautiful mineral.