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SOLD Cobaltoan Calcite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.9 x 4.1 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

Choice, vivid magenta-pink Calcite crystals free standing on a bedrock matrix. The display faces on this piece are perfect and undamaged, highly lustrous and sparkling. The individual Calcites are transparent hexagons with three equal termination faces, some are also slightly zoned. The Bou Azzer Mine had two important finds of fine Cobaltoan Calcite about 16 years apart, this is from the second find in 2015. While that was a large find, a high percentage were damaged, good clean pieces like this were never plentiful. Cobaltoan Calcite is surprisingly rare worldwide, there are really only two localities that have ever had fine pieces, and neither Bou Azzer or the Congo are current producers.




SOLD Cobaltoan Calcite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.9 x 4.1 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

Choice, vivid magenta-pink Calcite crystals free standing on a bedrock matrix. The display faces on this piece are perfect and undamaged, highly lustrous and sparkling. The individual Calcites are transparent hexagons with three equal termination faces, some are also slightly zoned. The Bou Azzer Mine had two important finds of fine Cobaltoan Calcite about 16 years apart, this is from the second find in 2015. While that was a large find, a high percentage were damaged, good clean pieces like this were never plentiful. Cobaltoan Calcite is surprisingly rare worldwide, there are really only two localities that have ever had fine pieces, and neither Bou Azzer or the Congo are current producers.