Rosasite With Calcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm
This gorgeous, sparklin gplate hosts a rolling carpet of intense blue rosasite upon which are sparkling, glassy and gemmy, colorless, calcite crystals, to 6 or 7 mm across. Many calcites are actually included by rosasite, it seems. The color and texture contrast between the limonite and the rosasite, and to the sparkling luster of the calcite, is vivid and mesmerizing. It really is "different." This piece is also admittedly priced at a premium for the result of this color and luster combination - really a uniquely sparkly style of Ojuela rosasite specimen, overall (and just a few such were in the pocket). Additionally, there is a single, tabular, white Baryte crystal perched on the calcite measuring 5 mm across. At first glance, this LOOKS like an aurichalcite-included calcite from Bisbee!