Dragon Minerals - April 25, 2022 Update

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19572: Erythrite and Cobaltoan Calcite - $28
Bou Azzer District, DrĂ¢a-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Cabinet - 9.7 x 5.3 x 5.0 cm
262 grams
Specimen status: Available
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Along the edge of one matrix face is an open pocket lined with light magenta, chalcedony-looking cobaltoan calcite. Around the edges of this carpet are numerous deep magenta, lustrous and opaque to gemmy erythrite blades, with individual erythrites reaching about 5 mm. The majority are complete and terminated. At the other end of the specimen is a nearly solid, crystalline magenta vein; presumably more cobaltoan calcite and crystalline erythrite are present within. The specimen could be trimmed to a miniature, featuring the aforementioned open pocket, at the expense of the vein material.





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