Crocoite, Vauquelinite, Embreyite
Berezovskoe Au Deposit (Berezovsk Mines), Berezovskii (Berezovskii Zavod), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm
A very important specimen with several identified patches of microcrystallized but eye-visible EMBREYITE present. This is an extremely rare mineral and I am told it was identified on old specimens from this locality in museum collections, and is very rarely seen for sale. This specimen is extremely rich. Aside from the two small vugs there are isolated spots of embreyite elsewhere as well. MOREOEVER, the Vauquelinite on this specimen, in the form of spherical green balls atop the crocoite vug, is also quite exceptional and is the richest example of this mineral I have yet seen from the location (it is usually just greenish splotches on broken crocoite!). So, we have TWO significant rarities on what is, overall, a fairly attractive specimen of crocoite from the TYPE LOCALITY for ALL THREE SPECIES 6.5 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm