Clinochlore (Var: Chromian Clinochlore)
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
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 discrete, beautifully gemmy crystals to 7 mm aesthetically scattered on a matrix plate covered with kammererite microcrystals. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.