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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.

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.

Roselite (well-crystallized)
stock #12.1-251
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
6.8 x 4.6 x 5 Cm (cabinet)
price: $875
Spring 2013

An especially "electric" colorful specimen with large well defined crystals and outstanding luster. The matrix is a block of pinkish dolomite/ calcite with some of the altered serpentine country rock adhering. The Roselites are in a shallow depression and contrast well with the host matrix. Very striking specimen with great impact. Bou Azzer Roselites are by far the best ever found and this is a quite fine example.