Rosasite With Calcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 7.4 x 2.4 cm
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An undulating, velvety carpet of richly colored, blue-green, rosasite on a matrix of solid limonite. Scattered about on the rosasite are glassy and gemmy, colorless rhombohedra of calcite, to .5 cm across. The specimen has an ethereal beauty about it and is "flowing" in person in a way the photos do not describe very well. Worldwide, rosasite is a rare species and these are rich specimens.