Kammererite (Chrome Clinochlore)

Kop Krom Mine, Erzerum Province, Turkey
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.0 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 06/03/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/10/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Kammererite is the rare, chrome-rich variety of clinochlore. There is nothing that quite matches the vivid purple-red hue of kammererite as found in a series of remarkable pockets some 20 years ago at the top locality, the Kop Krom Mine in Turkey. This excellent specimen features beautifully gemmy crystals to 5 mm aesthetically and centrally clustered on a matrix plate COVERED with kammererite microcrystals! Valued at $700-900.

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