Dragon Minerals - Update December 16, 2018

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00858: Gypsum and Malachite - $75
Bou Beker, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, Morocco
Cabinet - 10.5 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm (4.1 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches)
382 grams (0.84 pounds)
Specimen status: Available    Send an email to order

One side of the matrix hosts a cluster of gypsum, which is dominated by a translucent, satiny, 4 cm wide ramshorn curl (imagine a solar eruption...). The opposite matrix face is decorated with patches of deep green malachite; these malachite patches are coated with a glistening, utterly transparent gypsum crust. A classic Morocco specimen. No damage; surprising consider the softness of gypsum. Previous dealer tag with a price of $195. Numerous display angles, not needing a stand (because of the naturally flat base), are possible.

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