Beautiful, colourful crystals of roselite, clustered together on this plate, which was the wall of a crystal cavity. The crystals are well defined with good lustre. In very good condition. Nice contrast with the matrix, a pretty specimen with good colour.
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About These Roselites
Important Note about Roselite – Roselite forms a series with wendwilsonite, where the ratio of cobalt to magnesium varies, and the correct identification of a specimen depends upon where along the spectrum that individual specimen lies. These two minerals can only be distinguished from one another on the basis of an analysis that determines the levels of magnesium. As roselite is believed to be the more common of the two, I have labeled these specimens roselite – they have not been analyzed.