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Roselite on Calcite
stock #21.1-320
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.3 x 1.8 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $90


A well crystalized thumbnail sized Roselite with fine color and gemmy crystals. In very good condition as seen, from the great finds at Aghbar Mine which produced some of the very best Cobalt minerals of all time.

Roselite - well-crystallized
stock #21.1-321
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.2 x 3.2 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $290
Late Summer 2021

Vivid deep color and highly lustrous, these crystals of Roselite contrast with the Dolomite matrix. The finds at the Aghbar Mine of Roselite, and several other fine Cobalt minerals, are considered to have been the best for these species in the world. The crystals here are translucent to transparent, densely deposited in a protected vug 4.6 CM across.

SOLD Roselite on and in Calcite
stock #SOLD 21.1-187
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
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.

Cobaltoan Calcite
stock #A-24-588
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
6.6 x 4.5 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
Pre Holiday 2017

A very bright color rounded knob that is also covered with rounded crystals of rich magenta-purple Co Calcite. The back and botton are the attachment points where this was broken from the bedrock but the display surface (front, top and sides) is in perfect condition and very impressive. The individual crystals have a bright wet-look luster and many are also two toned making a very eyecatching display. This locale has now been flooded and we do not expect to see the produced again. A future classic with the unique color that makes the best of these so desirable. Choice.

Roselite & Calcite (Cobaltoan) w. Goethite
stock #15.1-297
Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Agdz Cercle, Zagora Province
Souss-Massa-Draa region, Ouarzazate Province, Tazenakht, Morocco
6 x 3.6 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Post Tucson 2015

Large deep purple-red crystals of Roselite in a vug decorated with fine Cobaltoan Calcites as accents. Well-composed and showy, the biggest crystals are 1.4 cm which is huge for the specie. In perfect condition inside the vug, outside a thin rim of chipping is noted where this was removed. Very strong display impact for the size.