This beautiful mimetite specimen has good intense colour. The mimetite balls range from a vibrant deep orange to a lighter hue. In excellent condition, very minor chipping visible with magnification, and a couple of incomplete balls at the periphery. This is a sweet splash of colour in the display.
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.