Dragon Minerals - Update December 4, 2018

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09865: Gypsum, Malachite, Chalcopyrite, and Dolomite - $30
Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
Cabinet - 12.0 x 8.3 x 5.9 cm (4.7 x 3.3 x 2.3 inches)
Weight - 606 grams (1.33 pounds)
Specimen status: Available    Send email to order

This specimen began as opaque, white, somewhat curved dolomite crystals, reaching about 5 mm in size. On top of this was deposited a thin layer of chocolate-brown iron oxides, followed by patches of deep green malachite and scattered chalcopyrite crystals to a few millimeters in size. The final deposit was a thin layer of transparent gypsum, providing some glistening to the specimen. The dolomite/malachite/gypsum combination is common enough but the chalcopyrite association is unusual for the locality. Displays beautifully without needing a stand, and free of damage.

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