Cabinet, 15.0 x 14.0 x 6.0 cm
Akchatau Mine, Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast), Kazakhstan
Ex. Marc Weill
A huge plate of purple creedite, with crystals to 3.8 cm! In fact, it is the single largest creedite of this color tha tI have seen, from all the find sat Mexico or Kazakhstan, of any high quality. There is admittedly some small, trivial damage at the edges, and to the lower part of the crystal cluster, but in context this is minimal and the piece is perhaps one of the more important examples of the species out there. It is dramatic and 3-dimensional, more so in person. It is also very much more deep purple than all but the very finest of Mexico material (and those have smaller crystals on smaller specimens, in any case). A significant rarity, from the collection of Marc Weill to me by exchange. I first saw the specimen in the late 90s and have remembered it ever since. To this day, I have not seen better