Cobaltoan Calcite

Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. Congo
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Shocking, lustrous, neon-pink cobaltoan calcite rhombs richly cover matrix on this showy and excellent specimen from recent finds at the well-known Mashamba West Mine of Zaire. The crystals just have this amazing saturation of color. The large crystal is 1.0 cm. The bit of bruising is noted, but is a modest detraction to this striking piece. I have NOT seen many of these around, so if you''re into color, here''s something you would love!

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