Creedite (Kazakhstan) - very rare

Akchatau MIne, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
Miniature, 5.4 x 5.0 x 2.9 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An EXCELLENT and showy, dense cluster of gemmy and lustrous, purple creedite crystals to 1.7 cm on mounded matrix from the 1980 find at famous Akchatau Mine of Kazakhstan. Creedites from this locality are rarely available and this is a GOOD one, with very few broken crystals. Creedite is a rare complex aluminium salt. The purple crystals from here are classic and rare, having been found long ago. Valued $1200

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