Clinochlore (Var: Chromian Clinochlore)
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 5.3 x 4.0 cm
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
Lustrous, translucent, red-purple, chrome-rich kammererite crystals to 7 mm richly cover the nicely shaped contrasting black matrix from the famous Kop Krom Mine of Turkey. Kammererite is the chrome-rich variety of clinochlore and this is a fine representative specimen, even with the bit of damage. these came out in the 1970s and the locality does not now produce 7.8 x 5.3 x 4.0 cm