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Roselite on and in Calcite
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Early summer 2021

Outside of Morocco, Roselite is a rather rare mineral usually just micro crystals found in Cobalt deposits. In Morocco however are two prolific localities that have provided the world's best specimens. This piece is a matrix of Calcite crystals that have good clarity and have inner phantoms of and crystals of Roselite. These are hard to see by naked eye but on the outside of the Calcite are numerous sprays and clusters of brilliant gemmy red Roselite crystal that are easy to see and are striking. These are super lustrous in person and even more amazing under magnification. The Roselite is in fine condition, as is most of the Calcite but some at the edges has bruising that is not very evident on display. From Aghbar, this is an impressive display piece for the specie. The main Calcites are also gemmy, glassy and lustrous. This rather unusual association is especially well-presented here. Overall a very pretty specimen with vivid color that is eye-catching to say the least.




Roselite on and in Calcite
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Early summer 2021

Outside of Morocco, Roselite is a rather rare mineral usually just micro crystals found in Cobalt deposits. In Morocco however are two prolific localities that have provided the world's best specimens. This piece is a matrix of Calcite crystals that have good clarity and have inner phantoms of and crystals of Roselite. These are hard to see by naked eye but on the outside of the Calcite are numerous sprays and clusters of brilliant gemmy red Roselite crystal that are easy to see and are striking. These are super lustrous in person and even more amazing under magnification. The Roselite is in fine condition, as is most of the Calcite but some at the edges has bruising that is not very evident on display. From Aghbar, this is an impressive display piece for the specie. The main Calcites are also gemmy, glassy and lustrous. This rather unusual association is especially well-presented here. Overall a very pretty specimen with vivid color that is eye-catching to say the least.