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Specimen # 102224
Mineral: Roselite
Location: Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 6.3 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm


Detailed Description

The face of this roselite specimen is covered with sharp, lustrous deeply-coloured roselite crystals. The roselites are brilliant, translucent to transparent. In excellent condition (a couple of small spots with incomplete crystals) and stands perfectly as photographed. A beautiful, colourful roselite.

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.

Additional information

Dimensions 29 × 63 × 39 cm