Clinochlore (Var: Chromian Clinochlore)
Cabinet, 12.0 x 11.0 x 5.2 cm
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
This species is now called Chromian Clinoclore (var: "Kammererite"). Years ago, it actually was a valid species, but most people still call it Kammererite regardless. This is one of those minerals that has one of the most unique colors in the mineral world. Maybe Roselite and Erythrite have similar color, but this amazing purplish-pink is one the most recognizable colors in the mineral world. This piece is a nice overall specimen with a few sharp, lustrous, gemmy, rich purplish-pink monoclinic crystals measuring up to 8 mm on matrix. There is a small amount of damage to a few crystals, but a great overall display specimen, and one of the larger pieces of this material that I've seen from this locality. 12.0 x 11.0 x 5.2cm