This is such a cool specimen. It is a plate featuring orange balls of mimetite, in turn hosting delicate barite crystals. The barites are clear to slightly smoky in colour, with white frosted edges. In excellent condition. Super character!
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.