Great colour! This is a beautiful arrangement of hemimorphite crystals, featuring a hemispherical central cluster. The hemimorphite crystals are grouped in radiating aggregates, as is typical for this mineral, and the crystal surfaces have a satiny lustre, comprised of multitudes of tiny faces, visible under magnification. This specimen is a wonderful colour: a deilcate lighter blue, with the slightest sea-green tint. In excellent condition – you can find a couple of minor chips and rubs if you seek them out, particularly with magnification, but they are insignificant.
This is a super, aesthetic piece – the colour and the arrangement really stand out in the cabinet.
About these Specimens
Although Iran has long been known to be a source of spectacular mineral specimens, it has never been easy to procure them. A window opened for a while, and these specimens came out in 2012, from contemporary finds at that time. (They made their debut in Ste Marie in 2013.) Sanctions in various jurisdictions around the world since then have restricted specimen buying, but hopefully this will change so that we’ll be able to see more interesting things from Iran again.