Senegalite, Turquoise
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm
Mount Kourou Diakouma (Kouroudiako), Saraya, Faleme River basin, Tambacounda Region, Senegal
Senegalite is a rare aluminum phosphate found in only two localities worldwide and this piece is from the Type Locality in Senegal. This super-rich and showy specimen is from a very recent rediscovery of this rare species and features a well-placed, 4.0 cm vug richly covered with glassy and gemmy, pastel-green senegalite microcrystals on a superbly complimentary turquoise microcrystal-lined limonite gossan matrix.