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Large Cobaltoan Calcite (2 generations - unique style) viewBack to HOLIDAY SEASON MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS SET #1:
- ends Thursday Dec 13th, 2018

Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
  • Starting Time:12/6/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/13/2018 06:33:18 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:13.5 x 8.8 x 5.8 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:Highly unusual, colorful and large cobaltoan calcite from the Aghbar Mine at Bou Azzer. The sculptural plate is covered with pretty orchid-pink, different looking, rounded, translucent frosted scalenohedrons with satin lustre faces. The weird accessories are the second generation, lighter pink, nubby stalactites (helectites?), that connect from scalenohedron to scalenohedron. The one broken stalactite reveals the darker filled tube, where the the precipitating fluids flowed. The underlying sawed matrix is coarsely granular dolomite above massive gray-white quartz. Certainly a fascinating and strange looking large cobaltoan calcite from this locale. The piece displays well without aid. valued $1500

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