Dragon Minerals - November 22, 2022 Update

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07014: Cookeite replacing Spodumene - $70
Golconda Mine, Golconda District, Coroaci, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet - 14.0 x 12.5 x 4.8 cm
226 grams
Specimen status: Available
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This specimen began as a large spodumene crystal (or crystal group) which overgrown and replaced by silky brown, fine-grained cookeite. Eventually all of the spodumene had been dissolved and/or transformed, leaving the layered and somewhat cavernous sample you see here. Small spots of residual spodumene remain. Aesthetic and large for the locality. A few minor incomplete spots, negligible in this case. A choice example.

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